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Protecting newborns from pertussis – the challenge of complete cocooning

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2014
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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 (81st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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9 tweeters
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1 peer review site
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1 Redditor

Citations

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Title
Protecting newborns from pertussis – the challenge of complete cocooning
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-14-397
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pascal Urwyler, Ulrich Heininger

Abstract

An increase of pertussis cases, especially in young infants and adolescents, has been noted in various countries. Whooping cough is most serious in neonates and young infants in whom it may cause serious complications such as cyanosis, apnoea, pneumonia, encephalopathy and death. To protect newborns and infants too young to be fully immunized, immunization of close contact persons has been proposed ("cocoon strategy") and implemented in several countries, including Switzerland in 2011. The goal of this study was to assess knowledge about pertussis among parents of newborns and acceptance, practicability and implementation of the recently recommended pertussis cocoon strategy in Switzerland.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 59 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 16%
Student > Master 10 16%
Unspecified 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 11%
Other 16 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 40%
Unspecified 14 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 16%
Psychology 5 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Other 4 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 23 October 2014.
All research outputs
#2,296,305
of 11,320,109 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#639
of 4,209 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,949
of 177,277 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#24
of 157 outputs
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