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Frostbite: a practical approach to hospital management

Overview of attention for article published in Extreme Physiology & Medicine, April 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 105)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
Frostbite: a practical approach to hospital management
Published in
Extreme Physiology & Medicine, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/2046-7648-3-7
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Authors

Charles Handford, Pauline Buxton, Katie Russell, Caitlin EA Imray, Scott E McIntosh, Luanne Freer, Amalia Cochran, Christopher HE Imray

Abstract

Frostbite presentation to hospital is relatively infrequent, and the optimal management of the more severely injured patient requires a multidisciplinary integration of specialist care. Clinicians with an interest in wilderness medicine/freezing cold injury have the awareness of specific potential interventions but may lack the skill or experience to implement the knowledge. The on-call specialist clinician (vascular, general surgery, orthopaedic, plastic surgeon or interventional radiologist), who is likely to receive these patients, may have the skill and knowledge to administer potentially limb-saving intervention but may be unaware of the available treatment options for frostbite. Over the last 10 years, frostbite management has improved with clear guidelines and management protocols available for both the medically trained and winter sports enthusiasts. Many specialist surgeons are unaware that patients with severe frostbite injuries presenting within 24 h of the injury may be good candidates for treatment with either TPA or iloprost. In this review, we aim to give a brief overview of field frostbite care and a practical guide to the hospital management of frostbite with a stepwise approach to thrombolysis and prostacyclin administration for clinicians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 123 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 19 15%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Master 18 15%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Student > Postgraduate 12 10%
Other 25 20%
Unknown 17 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 63%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Other 9 7%
Unknown 19 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. 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 February 2021.
All research outputs
#640,436
of 19,315,866 outputs
Outputs from Extreme Physiology & Medicine
#10
of 105 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,391
of 200,650 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Extreme Physiology & Medicine
#1
of 1 outputs
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