↓ Skip to main content

Dove Medical Press

Article Metrics

Amniotic membrane can be a valid source for wound healing

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Women's Health, June 2016
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#41 of 441)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
twitter
5 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

dimensions_citation
11 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
45 Mendeley
Title
Amniotic membrane can be a valid source for wound healing
Published in
International Journal of Women's Health, June 2016
DOI 10.2147/ijwh.s96636
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eman Omran, Hossam Hieneedy, Ahmed Halwagy, Hesham Al-Inany, Mirvat Al-Ansary, Amr Gad, ElHeneidy, Hossam, Omran, Eman, Halwagy, Ahmed, Al-Inany, Hesham, Al-Ansary, Mirvat, Gad, Amr, Hossam ElHieneedy, Hossam ElHeneidy

Abstract

Amniotic membrane (AM) can promote proper epithelialization with suppression of excessive fibrosis by creating a supportive milieu for regeneration of chronic ulcer bed. The objective of this study is to investigate whether AM scaffold can modulate the healing of a wound by promoting tissue reconstruction rather than promoting scar tissue formation. AM was obtained and prepared and then applied to patients with chronic leg ulcers who were randomly divided into two different groups. Group I (control group) included eleven patients in whom ulcers were treated with conventional wound dressings that were changed daily for 8 weeks. Group II (study group) included 14 patients in whom the AM was placed in contact with the ulcer and held in place with a secondary dressing, which was changed daily. Follow-up was done to detect healing rate and detection of ulcer size, assessment of pain, and to take ulcer images (days 0, 7, 14, 21, 30, 45, and 60). In group I, all ulcers showed no reduction in their size, and ulcer floor remained the same. Healthy granulations were present in two ulcers (18.2%) and absent in nine ulcers (81.8%). There was no improvement of pain level in the eleven ulcers. In group II, complete healing of 14 ulcers occurred in 14-60 days with a mean of 33.3±14.7; healing rate range was 0.064-2.22 and the mean 0.896±0.646 cm(2)/day. Healthy granulations were present in 13 ulcers (92.9%) and absent in one ulcer (7.1%). Three ulcers (21.4%) were of mild severity (grade 1 ulcers) while eleven ulcers (78.6%) were of moderate severity (grade 2 ulcers). The healing rate was faster in ulcers of mild severity (1.7±0.438 cm(2)/day) in comparison to ulcers of moderate severity (0.673±0.498 cm(2)/day). Eleven cases (78.6%) showed improvement in their pain level on a scale from 0 to 10. AM graft can be of value in wound healing. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 5 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 45 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 24%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 18%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 10 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 02 May 2017.
All research outputs
#742,877
of 9,756,998 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Women's Health
#41
of 441 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,158
of 268,125 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Women's Health
#1
of 14 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 9,756,998 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 441 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its peers.
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 268,125 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 89% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 14 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its contemporaries.