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Aerial Dissemination of Clostridium difficilespores

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#36 of 6,748)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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Title
Aerial Dissemination of Clostridium difficilespores
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-8-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Katherine Roberts, Caroline F Smith, Anna M Snelling, Kevin G Kerr, Kathleen R Banfield, P Andrew Sleigh, Clive B Beggs

Abstract

Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) is a frequently occurring healthcare-associated infection, which is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality amongst elderly patients in healthcare facilities. Environmental contamination is known to play an important contributory role in the spread of CDAD and it is suspected that contamination might be occurring as a result of aerial dissemination of C. difficile spores. However previous studies have failed to isolate C. difficile from air in hospitals. In an attempt to clarify this issue we undertook a short controlled pilot study in an elderly care ward with the aim of culturing C. difficile from the air.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 118 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 16%
Researcher 16 13%
Student > Bachelor 14 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 11%
Other 11 9%
Other 26 22%
Unknown 20 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 14%
Engineering 10 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 23 19%
Unknown 24 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 156. 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 20 May 2021.
All research outputs
#167,908
of 19,417,097 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#36
of 6,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#884
of 148,496 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1
of 2 outputs
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