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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2004
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Mentioned by

blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
17 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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289 Mendeley
Title
Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2004
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003764.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard A Gosselin, Ian Roberts, William J Gillespie

Abstract

Wound and bone infections are frequently associated with open fractures of the extremities and may add significantly to the resulting morbidity. The administration of antibiotics is routinely used in developed countries as an adjunct to a comprehensive management protocol that also includes irrigation, surgical debridement and stabilisation when indicated, and is thought to reduce the frequency of infections.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 277 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 17%
Student > Bachelor 40 14%
Student > Postgraduate 34 12%
Other 32 11%
Researcher 26 9%
Other 58 20%
Unknown 50 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 177 61%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 1%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 1%
Other 23 8%
Unknown 61 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. 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 15 March 2021.
All research outputs
#1,013,996
of 21,752,314 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,331
of 12,100 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,663
of 348,434 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#53
of 238 outputs
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