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Prevalence and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of urinary tract infection among children with cerebral palsy, Moshi, Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, May 2018
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Title
Prevalence and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of urinary tract infection among children with cerebral palsy, Moshi, Tanzania
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Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/phmt.s159766
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Amon Ryakitimbo, Rune Philemon, Festo Mazuguni, Levina Msuya

Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) is a challenging yet common clinical condition. Children with CP bare the greatest risk of contracting UTI because of their difficulties in neuromotor control which lead to delay of bladder control, causing incomplete bladder emptying and urine retention. This was an analytical cross-sectional study that was conducted from September 2016 to March 2017 at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania - Moshi and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Neurological Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic. All children who met the inclusion criteria were studied. Urine samples were collected at one point by catheterization, and urine dipstick and urine culture were done. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. A total of 99 children were enrolled in the study. The median age was 4 years (3-8 years); 53.5% were aged between 2 and 4 years. More than half were male. UTI was detected in 13.1% (n=13) of the children. Five causative agents of UTI were isolated, namely Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, and Enterococcus faecalis. The two most common organisms, E. coli and P. mirabilis, both had low sensitivity to ampicillin and co-trimoxazole while they were sensitive to ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone. UTI is a common finding among children with CP. E. coli and P. mirabilis are the commonest causative agents and are sensitive to ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone but have low sensitivity to ampicillin and co-trimoxazole.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Master 5 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Researcher 3 5%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 29 47%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 21%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 33 53%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 11 June 2018.
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#6,575,860
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#4
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