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Recognizing and managing sepsis: what needs to be done?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2015
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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 (87th percentile)

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Recognizing and managing sepsis: what needs to be done?
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0335-2
Pubmed ID

Donald M Yealy, David T Huang, Anthony Delaney, Marian Knight, Adrienne G Randolph, Ron Daniels, Tim Nutbeam


Sepsis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not promptly recognized and treated. Since the development of early goal-directed therapy, mortality rates have decreased, but sepsis remains a major cause of death in patients arriving at the emergency department or staying in hospital. In this forum article, we asked clinicians and researchers with expertise in sepsis care to discuss the importance of rapid detection and treatment of the condition, as well as special considerations in different patient groups.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Turkey 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Unknown 129 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 17%
Student > Bachelor 20 15%
Student > Postgraduate 17 13%
Other 15 11%
Researcher 14 11%
Other 23 18%
Unknown 20 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Engineering 3 2%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 19 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 13 September 2018.
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