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Gentamicin, genetic variation and deafness in preterm children

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, March 2014
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Title
Gentamicin, genetic variation and deafness in preterm children
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-14-66
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Authors

Maria Bitner-Glindzicz, Shamima Rahman, Kathy Chant, Neil Marlow

Abstract

Hearing loss in children born before 32 weeks of gestation is more prevalent than in full term infants. Aminoglycoside antibiotics are routinely used to treat bacterial infections in babies on neonatal intensive care units. However, this type of medication can have harmful effects on the auditory system. In order to avoid this blood levels should be maintained in the therapeutic range. However in individuals with a mitochondrial genetic variant (m.1555A > G), permanent hearing loss can occur even when drug levels are within normal limits. The aim of the study is to investigate the burden that the m.1555A > G mutation represents to deafness in very preterm infants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 45 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Researcher 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 9 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Engineering 2 4%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 10 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 06 August 2014.
All research outputs
#1,988,399
of 4,507,509 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pediatrics
#388
of 778 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,924
of 107,151 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#29
of 53 outputs
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