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Infantile colic, facts and fiction

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, January 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 546)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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1 blog
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11 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Infantile colic, facts and fiction
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1824-7288-38-34
Pubmed ID
Authors

Abdelmoneim E M Kheir

Abstract

Infantile colic is one of the major challenges of parenthood. It is one of the common reasons parents seek medical advice during their child's first 3 months of life. It is defined as paroxysms of crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, occurring more than 3 days in any week for 3 weeks in a healthy baby aged 2 weeks to 4 months. Colic is a poorly understood phenomenon affecting up to 30% of babies, underlying organic causes of excessive crying account for less than 5%. Laboratory tests and radiological examinations are unnecessary if the infant is gaining weight normally and has a normal physical examination. Treatment is limited and drug treatment has no role in management. Probiotics are now emerging as promising agents in the treatment of infantile colic. Alternative medicine (Herbal tea, fennel, glucose and massage therapy) have not proved to be consistently helpful and some might even be dangerous. In conclusion infantile colic is a common cause of maternal distress and family disturbance, the cornerstone of management remains reassurance of parents regarding the benign and self-limiting nature of the illness. There is a critical need for more evidence based treatment protocols.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 97 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 19%
Student > Master 18 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 13%
Student > Postgraduate 9 9%
Researcher 9 9%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 12 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 7%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 16 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. 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 04 October 2019.
All research outputs
#677,187
of 14,546,774 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#10
of 546 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,978
of 124,047 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#1
of 10 outputs
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