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Sudden death in eating disorders

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, February 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 731)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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5 news outlets
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17 tweeters
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3 Wikipedia pages
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1 video uploader

Citations

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111 Mendeley
Title
Sudden death in eating disorders
Published in
Vascular Health and Risk Management, February 2012
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s28652
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera, Jáuregui-Garrido

Abstract

Eating disorders are usually associated with an increased risk of premature death with a wide range of rates and causes of mortality. "Sudden death" has been defined as the abrupt and unexpected occurrence of fatality for which no satisfactory explanation of the cause can be ascertained. In many cases of sudden death, autopsies do not clarify the main cause. Cardiovascular complications are usually involved in these deaths. The purpose of this review was to report an update of the existing literature data on the main findings with respect to sudden death in eating disorders by means of a search conducted in PubMed. The most relevant conclusion of this review seems to be that the main causes of sudden death in eating disorders are those related to cardiovascular complications. The predictive value of the increased QT interval dispersion as a marker of sudden acute ventricular arrhythmia and death has been demonstrated. Eating disorder patients with severe cardiovascular symptoms should be hospitalized. In general, with respect to sudden death in eating disorders, some findings (eg, long-term eating disorders, chronic hypokalemia, chronically low plasma albumin, and QT intervals >600 milliseconds) must be taken into account, and it must be highlighted that during refeeding, the adverse effects of hypophosphatemia include cardiac failure. Monitoring vital signs and performing electrocardiograms and serial measurements of plasma potassium are relevant during the treatment of eating disorder patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Czechia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Unknown 109 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 19%
Student > Master 18 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 22 20%
Unknown 18 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 34%
Psychology 13 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 27 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. 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 June 2022.
All research outputs
#631,473
of 21,753,060 outputs
Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#15
of 731 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,152
of 144,462 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#1
of 15 outputs
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