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Bacterial infections in Lilongwe, Malawi: aetiology and antibiotic resistance

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2012
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Title
Bacterial infections in Lilongwe, Malawi: aetiology and antibiotic resistance
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-67
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Authors

Mwai H Makoka, William C Miller, Irving F Hoffman, Rushina Cholera, Peter H Gilligan, Debbie Kamwendo, Gabriel Malunga, George Joaki, Francis Martinson, Mina C Hosseinipour

Abstract

Life-threatening infections present major challenges for health systems in Malawi and the developing world because routine microbiologic culture and sensitivity testing are not performed due to lack of capacity. Use of empirical antimicrobial therapy without regular microbiologic surveillance is unable to provide adequate treatment in the face of emerging antimicrobial resistance. This study was conducted to determine antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in order to inform treatment choices and generate hospital-wide baseline data.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Malawi 1 <1%
Gambia 1 <1%
Unknown 107 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 24%
Unspecified 16 14%
Researcher 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Other 32 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 43%
Unspecified 19 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 10%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Other 16 14%

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 January 2014.
All research outputs
#3,456,126
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,168
of 4,592 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#31,675
of 117,483 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#10
of 32 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,373,180 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 71st percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 4,592 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.8. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its peers.
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