↓ Skip to main content

Microbiology of the middle meatus compared to sputum in young patients with cystic fibrosis from Bahia – Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 2014
Altmetric Badge

Mentioned by

twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

dimensions_citation
1 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
35 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Microbiology of the middle meatus compared to sputum in young patients with cystic fibrosis from Bahia – Brazil
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.bjid.2013.07.006
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alessandro Tunes, Joice Neves Reis, Regina Terse, Maria Angélica Santana, Ana Lúcia Diniz, Tânia Fraga Barros, Ana Karina Souza Leal, Vilma Paixão, Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi

Abstract

Lower airway infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis. It is currently unknown if the infection of the upper airway can cause exacerbation of lower respiratory tract infection. This study aimed to determine the microbiological profile of the anterior paranasal sinuses outflow tract (middle meatus) of cystic fibrosis outpatients. The microbiological profile was defined using endoscopically directed middle meatal cultures. Paired middle meatal and sputum specimens were collected from 56 outpatients for aerobic cultures. A semi-quantitative leukocyte count of the middle meatal samples was performed. The median age of patients was nine years (3-20 years). Staphylococcus aureus (37%), Staphylococcus coagulase-negative (25%), Neisseriac (14%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (11%), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (7%) were the most prevalent microorganisms in the middle meatal cultures. Using the middle meatal leukocyte count, 16 out of 54 patients (29.6%) presented sinus infection. The most frequently identified pathogens in patients with sinus infections were Staphylococcus aureus (10 patients), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (4 patients), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (3 patients). Agreement of paired middle meatal and sputum cultures was significantly higher among patients with infection in middle meatal (69%). The most common middle meatal pathogens were the typical cystic fibrosis spectrum. This suggests the potential for participating in post-nasal lower airway seeding.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profile of 1 tweeter who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 35 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 9%
Unknown 32 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 23%
Student > Master 7 20%
Unspecified 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 2 6%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 37%
Unspecified 6 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 06 June 2014.
All research outputs
#20,231,392
of 22,757,090 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
#567
of 725 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#190,583
of 222,159 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
#9
of 10 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,757,090 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 725 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.4. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 222,159 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 10 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one.