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Preoperative fasting for adults to prevent perioperative complications

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 news outlet
policy
1 policy source
twitter
13 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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472 Mendeley
Title
Preoperative fasting for adults to prevent perioperative complications
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2003
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004423
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marian C Brady, Sue Kinn, Pauline Stuart, Valerie Ness

Abstract

Fasting before general anaesthesia aims to reduce the volume and acidity of stomach contents during surgery, thus reducing the risk of regurgitation/aspiration. Recent guidelines have recommended a shift in fasting policy from the standard 'nil by mouth from midnight' approach to more relaxed policies which permit a period of restricted fluid intake up to a few hours before surgery. The evidence underpinning these guidelines however, was scattered across a range of journals, in a variety of languages, used a variety of outcome measures and methodologies to evaluate fasting regimens that differed in duration and the type and volume of intake permitted during a restricted fasting period. Practice has been slow to change.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 467 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 71 15%
Student > Master 61 13%
Researcher 47 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 8%
Other 39 8%
Other 95 20%
Unknown 119 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 210 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 13%
Psychology 11 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 2%
Social Sciences 9 2%
Other 41 9%
Unknown 132 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 16 November 2021.
All research outputs
#1,409,992
of 22,496,028 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,253
of 12,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,572
of 52,045 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 19 outputs
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