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Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2011
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
21 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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253 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
262 Mendeley
Title
Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004122.pub4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Judith Tanner, Peter Norrie, Kate Melen

Abstract

Although preparation of people for surgery has traditionally included removal of hair from the incision site, some studies claim that preoperative hair removal is harmful, causes surgical site infections (SSIs), and should be avoided.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 261 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 15%
Researcher 33 13%
Student > Bachelor 31 12%
Student > Postgraduate 29 11%
Other 25 10%
Other 45 17%
Unknown 59 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 123 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 2%
Neuroscience 5 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 25 10%
Unknown 63 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 46. 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 18 June 2021.
All research outputs
#701,387
of 21,373,758 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,525
of 12,040 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,877
of 246,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#50
of 428 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 12,040 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 29.1. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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