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Oral rehydration salt solution for treating cholera: ≤ 270 mOsm/L solutions vs ≥ 310 mOsm/L solutions

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (54th percentile)

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Title
Oral rehydration salt solution for treating cholera: ≤ 270 mOsm/L solutions vs ≥ 310 mOsm/L solutions
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003754.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alfred Musekiwa, Jimmy Volmink

Abstract

Oral rehydration solution (ORS) is used to treat the dehydration caused by diarrhoeal diseases, including cholera. ORS formulations with an osmolarity (a measure of solute concentration) of ≤ 270 mOsm/L (ORS ≤ 270) are safe and more effective than ORS formulations with an osmolarity of ≥ 310 mOsm/L (ORS ≥ 310) for treating non-cholera diarrhoea. As cholera causes rapid electrolyte loss, it is important to know if these benefits are similar for people suffering from cholera.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
India 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Unknown 87 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 13 14%
Other 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 20 22%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 10%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 16 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 20 October 2012.
All research outputs
#2,090,425
of 13,190,464 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,871
of 10,519 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,826
of 209,362 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#243
of 538 outputs
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