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Membrane sweeping for induction of labour

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2005
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Title
Membrane sweeping for induction of labour
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2005
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000451.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michel Boulvain, Catalin M Stan, Olivier Irion

Abstract

Sweeping of the membranes, also named stripping of the membranes, is a relatively simple technique usually performed without admission to hospital. During vaginal examination, the clinician's finger is introduced into the cervical os. Then, the inferior pole of the membranes is detached from the lower uterine segment by a circular movement of the examining finger. This intervention has the potential to initiate labour by increasing local production of prostaglandins and, thus, reduce pregnancy duration or pre-empt formal induction of labour with either oxytocin, prostaglandins or amniotomy. This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction using standardised methodology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 130 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 21%
Student > Master 21 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 10%
Researcher 9 7%
Student > Postgraduate 9 7%
Other 28 21%
Unknown 25 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 14%
Engineering 5 4%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Other 7 5%
Unknown 26 20%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 30 July 2021.
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#1,892,085
of 25,373,627 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,057
of 11,484 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,401
of 158,246 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8
of 40 outputs
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