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Antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens among hospitalized children with community acquired lower respiratory tract infections in Dongguan, China (2011–2016)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2017
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Title
Antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens among hospitalized children with community acquired lower respiratory tract infections in Dongguan, China (2011–2016)
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BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2710-4
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Xiaoguang He, Mingyu Xie, Siping Li, Junqin Ye, Qi Peng, Qiang Ma, Xiaomei Lu, Baimao Zhong

Abstract

Bacterial pathogens are a major cause of childhood community acquired lower respiratory tract infections (CA-LRTIs), and few data described the impact of antimicrobial resistance on children with CA-LRTIs. This study aims to investigate the antimicrobial resistance in common bacterial agents among hospitalized children with CA-LRTIs between 2011 and 2016 in Dongguan, China. Sputum samples were collected from hospitalized children (0-5 years old) with CA-LRTIs in Dongguan Children's Hospital. Bacterial pathogens were detected using traditional culture methods, and disc diffusion tests were used to determine antibiotic resistance. Among the 2360 samples analyzed, 342 (14.5%) were positive for bacterial infection. The most prevalent pathogen was MSSA (2.3%), followed by MRSA (1.5%), E. coli (1.7%), E. coli ESBLs (1.2%), K. pneumonia ESBLs (1.5%), K. pneumonia (1.4%) and S. pneumonia (1.3%). Of the hospitalized patients with bacteria causing of CA-LRTIs, 90.1% were less than 1-year-old. MSSA and MRSA were more commonly isolated in infants less than 3 months. E. coli, K. pneumonia and K. pneumonia ESBLs were more common bacteria causing CA-LRTIs in infants less than 1 month. Resistance levels to penicillins, fluoroquinolones, macrolides, cephalosporins, carbapenems and vancomycin varied in different bacteria. S. aureus, E coli and K. pneumonia were the common bacterial isolates recovered from chidren with CA-LTRIs during 2011-2015. Age group of under 1 year old was at a high risk of bacterial infections. Many isolates showed antibiotic resistance level was associated with antibiotic usage in clinic. Increasing surveillance of antibiotic resistance is urgently needed and develops better strategies to cure the antibiotic abuse in China.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 24%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 12 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 17 31%

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 01 July 2019.
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#4,637,718
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,512
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Outputs of similar age
#96,009
of 276,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#8
of 17 outputs
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