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Antibiotic use on paediatric inpatients in a teaching hospital in the Gambia, a retrospective study

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, July 2018
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Title
Antibiotic use on paediatric inpatients in a teaching hospital in the Gambia, a retrospective study
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13756-018-0380-7
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Authors

Pa Saidou Chaw, Kristin Maria Schlinkmann, Heike Raupach-Rosin, André Karch, Mathias W. Pletz, Johannes Huebner, Ousman Nyan, Rafael Mikolajczyk

Abstract

Antibiotics are useful but increasing resistance is a major problem. Our objectives were to assess antibiotic use and microbiology testing in hospitalized children in the Gambia. We conducted a retrospective analysis of paediatric inpatient data at The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, The Gambia. We extracted relevant data from the admission folders of all patients (aged > 28 days to 15 years) admitted in 2015 (January-December), who received at least one antibiotic for 24 h. We also reviewed the microbiology laboratory record book to obtain separate data for the bacterial isolates and resistance test results of all the paediatric inpatients during the study period. Over half of the admitted patients received at least one antibiotic during admission (496/917) with a total consumption of 670.7 Days of Antibiotic Therapy/1000 Patient-Days. The clinical diagnoses included an infectious disease for 398/496, 80.2% of the patients on antibiotics, pneumonia being the most common (184/496, 37.1%). There were 51 clinically relevant bacterial isolates, Klebsiella species being the most common (12/51, 23.5%), mainly from urine (11/12, 91.7%). Antibiotic resistance was mainly to ampicillin (38/51, 74.5%), mainly reported as Coliform species 11/51, 21.6%. More than half of the admitted patients received antibiotics. The reported antibiotic resistance was highest to the most commonly used antibiotics such as ampicillin. Efforts to maximize definitive antibiotic indication such as microbiological testing prior to start of antibiotics should be encouraged where possible for a more rational antibiotic use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 96 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 18%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Lecturer 5 5%
Other 20 21%
Unknown 28 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 16%
Chemistry 5 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 3%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 33 34%

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 July 2018.
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#4,202,518
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Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#448
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#101,487
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