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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in cystic fibrosis patients: do we need to care? A cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in Sao Paulo Medical Journal, August 2017
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Title
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in cystic fibrosis patients: do we need to care? A cohort study
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Sao Paulo Medical Journal, August 2017
DOI 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0350240317
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Folescu Cohen, Renata Wrobel, Wrobel Folescu, Tânia, Daltro, Pedro, Bastos Boechat, Marcia Cristina, Ferreira Lima, Danielle, Andrade Marques, Elizabeth, Souza Leão, Robson, Renata Wrobel Folescu Cohen, Tânia Wrobel Folescu, Pedro Daltro, Marcia Cristina Bastos Boechat, Danielle Ferreira Lima, Elizabeth Andrade Marques, Robson Souza Leão

Abstract

The prevalence of a variety of potentially pathogenic microorganisms in cystic fibrosis patients, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), has increased over the past decade. Given the increasing prevalence of MRSA and the few data available in the literature, better understanding of the clinical repercussions of colonization by this bacterium in cystic fibrosis patients becomes essential. This study aimed to evaluate the repercussions of chronic colonization by MRSA in cystic fibrosis patients. Retrospective cohort study from January 2004 to December 2013 in a cystic fibrosis reference center. Each patient with cystic fibrosis was evaluated for nutritional status (body mass index, BMI, and BMI percentile), pulmonary function and tomographic abnormalities (modified Bhalla scores) at the time of chronic colonization by MRSA or methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and throughout the study period. Twenty pairs of patients were included. There were no significant differences between the groups regarding nutritional characteristics. Spirometric data showed a trend towards greater obstruction of the airways in patients with MRSA. Patients with MRSA presented greater structural damage to their lungs, demonstrated not only by the total Bhalla score but also by its parameters individually. Patients colonized by MRSA presented greater functional and structural respiratory impairment at the time of chronic colonization. Disease progression was also faster in patients chronically colonized by MRSA than in those with MSSA. This was shown through comparisons that avoided possible confounding variables.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 23%
Researcher 4 18%
Professor 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Student > Master 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 18%
Sports and Recreations 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 4 18%
Unknown 7 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 25 August 2017.
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#7,934,379
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#107
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#127,238
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Outputs of similar age from Sao Paulo Medical Journal
#1
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