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Virtual reality training for surgical trainees in laparoscopic surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2013
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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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

Mentioned by

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8 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
3 tweeters

Citations

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242 Dimensions

Readers on

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423 Mendeley
Title
Virtual reality training for surgical trainees in laparoscopic surgery
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006575.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Myura Nagendran, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Rajesh Aggarwal, Marilena Loizidou, Brian R Davidson

Abstract

Standard surgical training has traditionally been one of apprenticeship, where the surgical trainee learns to perform surgery under the supervision of a trained surgeon. This is time-consuming, costly, and of variable effectiveness. Training using a virtual reality simulator is an option to supplement standard training. Virtual reality training improves the technical skills of surgical trainees such as decreased time for suturing and improved accuracy. The clinical impact of virtual reality training is not known.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Unknown 414 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 72 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 58 14%
Student > Bachelor 50 12%
Researcher 49 12%
Student > Postgraduate 33 8%
Other 97 23%
Unknown 64 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 188 44%
Computer Science 29 7%
Engineering 29 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 4%
Psychology 17 4%
Other 57 13%
Unknown 86 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. 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 31 May 2018.
All research outputs
#261,800
of 14,361,469 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#647
of 10,945 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,276
of 161,916 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#10
of 124 outputs
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