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Emergent severe acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by adenovirus type 55 in immunocompetent adults in 2013: a prospective observational study

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, August 2014
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Title
Emergent severe acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by adenovirus type 55 in immunocompetent adults in 2013: a prospective observational study
Published in
Critical Care, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13054-014-0456-6
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Bing Sun, Hangyong He, Zheng Wang, Jiuxin Qu, Xuyan Li, Chengjun Ban, Jun Wan, Bin Cao, Zhaohui Tong, Chen Wang

Abstract

IntroductionSince 2008, severe cases of emerging human adenovirus type 55 (HAdV-55) in immunocompetent adults have been reported sporadically in China. The clinical features and outcome of the most critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by HAdV-55 requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and/or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are lacking.MethodsA prospective single-center observational study for pneumonia with ARDS in immunocompetent adults admitted to our respiratory intensive care unit (ICU) was conducted. Clinical, laboratory, radiological characteristics, sequential tests of viral load in respiratory tract and blood, treatment, and outcome were prospectively collected and analyzed.ResultsA total of five consecutive patients with severe ADRS confirmed with HAdV-55 infection were included. All five patients were immunocompetent young men, with a median age of 32. Mean time from onset to dyspnea was 5 days. Arterial blood gas analysis at ICU admission revealed profound hypoxia with a mean partial oxygen pressure/fraction of inspired oxygen (PaO2/FiO2) of 58.1. Mean length from onset to a single-lobe consolidation showed on chest x-ray (CXR) and, from the first positive CXR to bilateral multilobar lung infiltrates, was 2 days and 4.8 days, respectively. The viral load was higher than 1¿×¿108 copies in three patients, and was 1¿×¿104 in one patient. It was negative in the only patient who survived. The mean length for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) failure and IMV failure were 30.8 hours and 6.2 days, respectively. Four patients received venovenous ECMO. Four out of five (80%) of the patients died despite appropriate respiratory support.ConclusionsHAdV-55 may cause severe ARDS in immunocompetent young men. Persistent high fever, dyspnea, and rapid progression to respiratory failure within 2 weeks, together with bilateral consolidations and infiltrates, are the most frequent clinical manifestations of HAdV-55-induced severe ARDS. Viral load monitoring may help predict patients¿ severity and outcome. NPPV and IMV failure rate were very high, and ECMO may be the choice of respiratory support.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.gov NCT01585922. Registered 20 April 2012.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 70 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Master 10 14%
Student > Postgraduate 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 6 8%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 55%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 12 16%

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 19 January 2017.
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#3,453,619
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#2,250
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#57,080
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Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#69
of 116 outputs
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