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Oral misoprostol for induction of labour

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 1996
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
Oral misoprostol for induction of labour
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 1996
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001338.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zarko Alfirevic, Andrew Weeks, Alfirevic Z, Weeks A, Alfirevic, Zarko, Weeks, Andrew

Abstract

Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin that can be given orally or vaginally. In most countries misoprostol has not been licensed for use in pregnancy, but its unlicensed use is common because misoprostol is cheap, stable at room temperature and effective in causing uterine contractions. Oral use of misoprostol may be convenient, but high doses could cause uterine hyperstimulation and uterine rupture which may be life-threatening for both mother and fetus.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 67%
Student > Postgraduate 2 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 83%
Mathematics 1 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 2014.
All research outputs
#1,857,767
of 8,163,518 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,223
of 8,757 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,771
of 94,568 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#64
of 130 outputs
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