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The Alvarado score for predicting acute appendicitis: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, December 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 (92nd percentile)

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6 blogs
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10 tweeters
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Title
The Alvarado score for predicting acute appendicitis: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Medicine, December 2011
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-9-139
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert Ohle, Fran O'Reilly, Kirsty K O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Borislav D Dimitrov

Abstract

The Alvarado score can be used to stratify patients with symptoms of suspected appendicitis; the validity of the score in certain patient groups and at different cut points is still unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the discrimination (diagnostic accuracy) and calibration performance of the Alvarado score.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 434 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 85 19%
Student > Postgraduate 68 15%
Student > Master 65 15%
Researcher 41 9%
Other 37 8%
Other 92 21%
Unknown 57 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 314 71%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 4%
Psychology 6 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 1%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 1%
Other 28 6%
Unknown 70 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. 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 21 July 2020.
All research outputs
#489,538
of 16,047,868 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#385
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Outputs of similar age
#4,117
of 222,103 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#9
of 119 outputs
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