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Preoperative fasting for preventing perioperative complications in children

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2009
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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 (79th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

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Title
Preoperative fasting for preventing perioperative complications in children
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005285.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marian C Brady, Sue Kinn, Valerie Ness, Keith O'Rourke, Navdeep Randhawa, Pauline Stuart

Abstract

Children, like adults, are required to fast before general anaesthesia with the aim of reducing the volume and acidity of their stomach contents. It is thought that fasting reduces the risk of regurgitation and aspiration of gastric contents during surgery. Recent developments have encouraged a shift from the standard 'nil-by-mouth-from-midnight' fasting policy to more relaxed regimens. Practice has been slow to change due to questions relating to the duration of a total fast, the type and amount of intake permitted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 5%
United Kingdom 2 5%
Turkey 1 3%
Ghana 1 3%
Ireland 1 3%
Denmark 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 31 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 30 75%
Other 25 63%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 60%
Student > Master 24 60%
Student > Postgraduate 18 45%
Other 57 143%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 109 273%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 65%
Psychology 6 15%
Social Sciences 6 15%
Computer Science 5 13%
Other 16 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 24 July 2018.
All research outputs
#2,960,217
of 13,272,830 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,535
of 10,546 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,749
of 129,358 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#37
of 91 outputs
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