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Effect of emergency major abdominal surgery on CD4 cell count among HIV positive patients in a sub Saharan Africa tertiary hospital - a prospective study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Surgery, February 2013
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Title
Effect of emergency major abdominal surgery on CD4 cell count among HIV positive patients in a sub Saharan Africa tertiary hospital - a prospective study
Published in
BMC Surgery, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2482-13-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gabriel Okumu, Patson Makobore, Sam Kaggwa, Andrew Kambugu, Moses Galukande

Abstract

Surgery plays a key role in HIV palliative care, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV related and non-related conditions. Yet major surgery depresses the immune system. Whereas the surgical consequences of HIV infection are well described, there is a paucity of published data, in resource-limited settings, on the effects of major surgery on the immune system. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of major abdominal surgery on CD4 count in HIV positive and HIV negative patients after emergency major surgery.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 3%
Unknown 36 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 27%
Student > Postgraduate 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 8 22%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Psychology 2 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Philosophy 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 07 December 2014.
All research outputs
#2,919,754
of 11,340,557 outputs
Outputs from BMC Surgery
#61
of 377 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,241
of 128,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Surgery
#2
of 4 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 11,340,557 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 74th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 377 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its peers.
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