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Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection

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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
21 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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233 Dimensions

Readers on

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241 Mendeley
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Title
Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004122.pub4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Judith Tanner, Peter Norrie, Kate Melen

Abstract

Although preparation of people for surgery has traditionally included removal of hair from the incision site, some studies claim that preoperative hair removal is harmful, causes surgical site infections (SSIs), and should be avoided.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 240 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 17%
Researcher 29 12%
Student > Bachelor 29 12%
Student > Postgraduate 28 12%
Other 22 9%
Other 43 18%
Unknown 50 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 117 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 2%
Neuroscience 4 2%
Engineering 4 2%
Other 22 9%
Unknown 54 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. 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 18 June 2021.
All research outputs
#616,841
of 18,897,820 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,434
of 11,887 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,606
of 229,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#55
of 446 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,897,820 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,887 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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