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A re-evaluation of the scratch test for locating the liver edge

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Gastroenterology, February 2013
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Title
A re-evaluation of the scratch test for locating the liver edge
Published in
BMC Gastroenterology, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-230x-13-35
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Authors

Krishan Gupta, Akash Dhawan, Christian Abel, Nicholas Talley, John Attia

Abstract

A reliable and accurate estimation of liver size by physical examination is an important aspect of the clinical assessment of a patient. The scratch test uses auscultation to detect the lower liver edge by using the difference in sound transmission through the abdominal cavity over solid and hollow organs. The test is thought to be particularly useful if the abdomen is tense, distended, obese, or very tender. Although the sign is often taught to medical students and residents, the value of the technique for detecting the liver edge has become controversial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 5%
United States 1 5%
Unknown 19 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 19%
Student > Master 3 14%
Other 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 6 29%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 62%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 30 April 2020.
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#3,149,879
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Outputs from BMC Gastroenterology
#160
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#37,970
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Gastroenterology
#17
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