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Should you stop wearing neckties?—wearing a tight necktie reduces cerebral blood flow

Overview of attention for article published in Neuroradiology, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 704)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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505 tweeters
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7 Facebook pages
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Title
Should you stop wearing neckties?—wearing a tight necktie reduces cerebral blood flow
Published in
Neuroradiology, June 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00234-018-2048-7
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Authors

Robin Lüddecke, Thomas Lindner, Julia Forstenpointner, Ralf Baron, Olav Jansen, Janne Gierthmühlen

Abstract

Negative cerebrovascular effects can be expected by compressing jugular veins and carotids by a necktie. It was already demonstrated that a necktie increases intraocular pressure. In many professions, a special dress code including a necktie and a collared shirt is mandatory although little is known about the effect of this "socially desirable strangulation." In this study, the effect of wearing a necktie concerning cerebral blood flow and jugular venous flow by magnetic resonance imaging. Thirty volunteers were divided in two groups. One underwent MRI with necktie, the other without. The examination resulted in a statistically significant decrease of CBF after tightening the necktie (p < 0.001) while the venous flow did not show any significant changes. It appears that wearing a necktie leads to a reduction in CBF.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 19%
Other 3 19%
Lecturer 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Professor 2 13%
Other 4 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 44%
Unspecified 3 19%
Physics and Astronomy 1 6%
Computer Science 1 6%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Other 3 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 954. 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 04 November 2019.
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#4,622
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