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Interventions for treating constipation in pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2001
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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 (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (74th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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2 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Interventions for treating constipation in pregnancy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2001
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001142
Pubmed ID
Authors

David Jewell, Gavin Young

Abstract

Constipation is a common problem in late pregnancy. Circulating progesterone may be the cause of slower gastrointestinal movement in mid and late pregnancy. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of different methods for treating constipation in pregnancy. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group trials register, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and MEDLINE. Date of last search: January 2001. Randomised trials of any treatment for constipation in pregnancy. Trial quality assessments and data extraction were done independently by two reviewers. Two suitable trials were identified. Fibre supplements increased the frequency of defecation (odds ratio 0.18, 95% confidence interval 0.05 to 0.67), and lead to softer stools. Stimulant laxatives are more effective than bulk-forming laxatives (odds ratio 0.30, 95% confidence interval 0.14 to 0.61), but may cause more side effects. Dietary supplements of fibre in the form of bran or wheat fibre are likely to help women experiencing constipation in pregnancy. If the problem fails to resolve, stimulant laxatives are likely to prove more effective.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Ireland 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 43 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 24%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 11%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 8 17%

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 19 March 2020.
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#852,388
of 17,353,889 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,225
of 11,661 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,868
of 276,867 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#50
of 194 outputs
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