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Chinese herbal medicines for treating skin and soft-tissue infections

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2014
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Title
Chinese herbal medicines for treating skin and soft-tissue infections
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010619.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Yun Fei Wang, Hua Fa Que, Yong-Jun Wang, Xue Jun Cui

Abstract

Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are common infections of the epidermis, dermis or subcutaneous tissue. SSTIs range in severity from minor, self-limiting, superficial infections to deep, aggressive, gangrenous, life-threatening infections. Some classifications divide SSTIs into 'complicated' and 'uncomplicated' infections based on clinical severity. Treatments of SSTIs involves antibiotic therapy, surgical debridement or drainage, and resuscitation if required. Sometimes these treatments are limited by high treatment costs, bacterial resistance to antibiotics and side effects, therefore, many people with SSTIs are turning to Chinese herbal medicines to treat this problem.Chinese herbal medicines are natural substances that have been used for centuries in China where they are generally considered to be effective for SSTIs. Some Chinese herbal medicines have been shown to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, although a few herbal medicines have been reported to have side effects. Therefore there is a need to review the current clinical evidence systematically to inform current practice and guide future studies on Chinese herbal medicines for SSTIs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 112 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 20%
Researcher 15 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Student > Postgraduate 12 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 21 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 12%
Psychology 6 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 27 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 20 June 2020.
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#4,293,273
of 16,414,462 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,782
of 11,507 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,020
of 196,049 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#139
of 221 outputs
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