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Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

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5 blogs
twitter
7 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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135 Dimensions

Readers on

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255 Mendeley
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Title
Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008359.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ingrid MHA Wilms, Dominique ENM de Hoog, Dianne C de Visser, Heinrich MJ Janzing

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain. Present day treatment of choice for acute appendicitis is appendectomy, however complications are inherent to operative treatment. Though surgical appendectomy remains the standard treatment, several investigators have investigated conservative antibiotic treatment of acute appendicitis and reported good results.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 1%
Chile 2 <1%
Serbia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Iceland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 240 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 53 21%
Student > Master 48 19%
Student > Postgraduate 34 13%
Researcher 29 11%
Other 23 9%
Other 68 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 197 77%
Unspecified 27 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 3%
Psychology 3 1%
Other 12 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2018.
All research outputs
#403,825
of 13,278,410 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,221
of 10,546 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,010
of 204,789 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#57
of 494 outputs
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