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Risk of mortality associated with respiratory syncytial virus and influenza infection in adults

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2017
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Title
Risk of mortality associated with respiratory syncytial virus and influenza infection in adults
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2897-4
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Authors

Yong Shik Kwon, Sun Hyo Park, Mi-Ae Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Jae Seok Park, Mi Young Lee, Choong Won Lee, Sonila Dauti, Won-Il Choi

Abstract

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection constitutes a substantial disease burden in the general population. However, the risk of death for RSV infection has been rarely evaluated with confounders or comorbidities adjusted. We aimed to evaluate whether RSV infection is associated with higher mortality than seasonal influenza after adjusting for confounders and comorbidities and the effect of oseltamivir on the mortality in patients with influenza infection. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on adult (≥18 years) patients admitted to the emergency department and ward of a university teaching hospital for suspected viral infection during 2013-2015 (N = 3743). RSV infection was diagnosed by multiplex PCR (N = 87). Adults hospitalized for seasonal influenza during the study period were enrolled as a comparison group (n = 312). The main outcome was 20-day all-cause mortality.We used Cox proportional hazard regression analyses to calculate the relative risk of death. Adult patients were less likely to be diagnosed with RSV than with influenza (2.3 vs 8.3%, respectively), were older and more likely to be diagnosed with pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypoxemia, and bacterial co-infection. In patients with RSV infection, the 20-day all-cause mortality was higher than that for influenza, (18.4 vs 6.7%, respectively). RSV infection showed significantly higher risk of death compared to the seasonal influenza group, with hazard ratio, 2.32 (95% CI, 1.17-4.58). Oseltamivir had no significant effect on mortality in patients with influenza. RSV infection was significantly associated with a higher risk of death than seasonal influenza, adjusted for potential confounders and comorbidities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 18%
Student > Master 11 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Other 4 6%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 18 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 8%
Computer Science 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Engineering 3 5%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 18 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 03 December 2021.
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#1,457,785
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#347
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#42,164
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#35
of 659 outputs
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