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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 (90th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (73rd percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 policy source
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12 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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523 Dimensions

Readers on

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367 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 362 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 60 16%
Student > Master 54 15%
Researcher 43 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 11%
Other 32 9%
Other 74 20%
Unknown 64 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 179 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 48 13%
Psychology 10 3%
Social Sciences 9 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 2%
Other 32 9%
Unknown 81 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 17 August 2020.
All research outputs
#1,807,122
of 16,968,502 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,365
of 11,600 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,925
of 140,458 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#23
of 84 outputs
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