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Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, January 2006
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (73rd percentile)

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8 Wikipedia pages


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Published in
Critical Care, January 2006
DOI 10.1186/cc3995
Pubmed ID

MatthewE Falagas, SofiaK Kasiakou


The increasing problem of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria causing severe infections and the shortage of new antibiotics to combat them has led to the re-evaluation of polymyxins. These antibiotics were discovered from different species of Bacillus polymyxa in 1947; only two of them, polymyxin B and E (colistin), have been used in clinical practice. Their effectiveness in the treatment of infections due to susceptible gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii, has not been generally questioned. However, their use was abandoned, except in patients with cystic fibrosis, because of concerns related to toxicity.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 1%
Brazil 4 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 476 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 84 17%
Researcher 67 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 67 13%
Student > Bachelor 65 13%
Other 39 8%
Other 96 19%
Unknown 81 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 129 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 74 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 58 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 48 10%
Chemistry 31 6%
Other 63 13%
Unknown 96 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 26 August 2021.
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Altmetric has tracked 22,100,013 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 5,926 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.9. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 325,262 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 49 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its contemporaries.