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Burden of respiratory tract infections at post mortem in Zambian children

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2016
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Title
Burden of respiratory tract infections at post mortem in Zambian children
Published in
BMC Medicine, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12916-016-0645-z
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Matthew Bates, Aaron Shibemba, Victor Mudenda, Charles Chimoga, John Tembo, Mwila Kabwe, Moses Chilufya, Michael Hoelscher, Markus Maeurer, Sylvester Sinyangwe, Peter Mwaba, Nathan Kapata, Alimuddin Zumla

Abstract

Autopsy studies are the gold standard for determining cause-of-death and can inform on improved diagnostic strategies and algorithms to improve patient care. We conducted a cross-sectional observational autopsy study to describe the burden of respiratory tract infections in inpatient children who died at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Gross pathology was recorded and lung tissue was analysed by histopathology and molecular diagnostics. Recruitment bias was estimated by comparing recruited and non-recruited cases. Of 121 children autopsied, 64 % were male, median age was 19 months (IQR, 12-45 months). HIV status was available for 97 children, of whom 34 % were HIV infected. Lung pathology was observed in 92 % of cases. Bacterial bronchopneumonia was the most common pathology (50 %) undiagnosed ante-mortem in 69 % of cases. Other pathologies included interstitial pneumonitis (17 %), tuberculosis (TB; 8 %), cytomegalovirus pneumonia (7 %) and pneumocystis Jirovecii pneumonia (5 %). Comorbidity between lung pathology and other communicable and non-communicable diseases was observed in 80 % of cases. Lung tissue from 70 % of TB cases was positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis by molecular diagnostic tests. A total of 80 % of TB cases were comorbid with malnutrition and only 10 % of TB cases were on anti-TB therapy when they died. More proactive testing for bacterial pneumonia and TB in paediatric inpatient settings is needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 133 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 20%
Researcher 18 14%
Student > Postgraduate 12 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 5%
Other 31 23%
Unknown 31 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 43%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 34 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 13 April 2020.
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#9,395,619
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#2,218
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#109,223
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#1
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