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The etiologies of non-CF bronchiectasis in childhood: a systematic review of 989 subjects

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, December 2014
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Title
The etiologies of non-CF bronchiectasis in childhood: a systematic review of 989 subjects
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12887-014-0299-y
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Authors

Kelly S Brower, Michael T Del Vecchio, Stephen C Aronoff

Abstract

BackgroundWhile cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common cause of bronchiectasis in childhood, non-CF bronchiectasis is associated with a wide variety of disorders. The objective of this study was to determine the relative prevalence and specific etiologies on non-CF bronchiectasis in childhood.MethodsEMBASE, Medline, OVID Cochrane Reviews, Directory of Open Access Journals, Open Science Directory, EPSCO information services, and OAlster were searched electronically and the bibliographies of selected studies were searched manually. The search was conducted independently by 2 authors. Study Selection: (1) any clinical trial, observational study or cross-sectional case series of 10 or more patients with a description of the conditions associated with bronchiectasis; (2) subjects aged 21 years or younger; (3) cystic fibrosis was excluded and; (4) the diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography of the chest. Data Extraction: Patient number, age range, inclusion criteria, diagnostic criteria, patient source, and categorical and specific etiology.ResultsFrom 491 studies identified, 12 studies encompassing 989 children with non-CF bronchiectasis were selected. Sixty-three percent of the subjects had an underlying disorder. Infectious (17%), primary immunodeficiency (16%), aspiration (10%), ciliary dyskinesia (9%), congenital malformation (3%), and secondary immunodeficiency (3%) were the most common disease categories; 999 etiologies were identified. Severe pneumonia of bacterial or viral etiology and B cell defects were the most common disorders identified.ConclusionsThe majority of children with non-CF bronchiectasis have an underlying disorder. A focused history and laboratory investigated is recommended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 107 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 19 17%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Master 11 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Other 28 26%
Unknown 21 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 62%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 7 6%
Unknown 25 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 April 2020.
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#5,163,228
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#941
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#83,237
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#64
of 213 outputs
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