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Diagnosis and management of primary ciliary dyskinesia

Overview of attention for article published in Cilia, January 2015
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Diagnosis and management of primary ciliary dyskinesia
Published in
Cilia, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13630-014-0011-8
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Claudius Werner, Jörg Große Onnebrink, Heymut Omran


Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with defective structure and/or function of motile cilia/flagella, causing chronic upper and lower respiratory tract infections, fertility problems, and disorders of organ laterality. Diagnosing PCD requires a combined approach utilizing characteristic phenotypes and complementary methods for detection of defects of ciliary function and ultrastructure, measurement of nasal nitric oxide and genetic testing. Currently, biallelic mutations in 31 different genes have been linked to PCD allowing a genetic diagnosis in approximately ~ 60% of cases. Management includes surveillance of pulmonary function, imaging, and microbiology of upper and lower airways in addition to daily airway clearance and prompt antibiotic treatment of infections. Early referral to specialized centers that use a multidisciplinary approach is likely to improve outcomes. Currently, evidence-based knowledge on PCD care is missing let alone management guidelines. Research and clinical investigators, supported by European and North American patient support groups, have joined forces under the name of BESTCILIA, a European Commission funded consortium dedicated to improve PCD care and knowledge. Core programs of this network include the establishment of an international PCD registry, the generation of disease specific PCD quality of life questionnaires, and the first randomized controlled trial in PCD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 159 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 35 21%
Student > Master 23 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 13%
Researcher 21 13%
Other 11 7%
Other 29 18%
Unknown 22 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 70 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 2%
Other 10 6%
Unknown 27 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 11 December 2015.
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