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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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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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1 policy source
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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.

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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 313 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 15%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Student > Postgraduate 35 11%
Other 34 10%
Researcher 26 8%
Other 64 20%
Unknown 76 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 186 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 1%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 1%
Other 24 7%
Unknown 87 27%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. 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 14 February 2023.
All research outputs
#1,242,550
of 25,457,858 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,602
of 11,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,119
of 147,690 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8
of 52 outputs
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