↓ Skip to main content

Nosocomial candidiasis in Rio de Janeiro State: Distribution and fluconazole susceptibility profile

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, June 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

twitter
2 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
9 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
21 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
Nosocomial candidiasis in Rio de Janeiro State: Distribution and fluconazole susceptibility profile
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1517-838246220120023
Pubmed ID
Authors

Paulo Murillo Neufeld, Marcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem, Maria Walderez Szeszs, Marcos Dornelas Ribeiro, Efigênia de Lourdes Teixeira Amorim, Manuela da Silva, Marcia dos Santos Lazéra

Abstract

One hundred and forty-one Candida species isolated from clinical specimens of hospitalized patients in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 2002 to 2007, were analized in order to evaluate the distribution and susceptibility of these species to fluconazole. Candida albicans was the most frequent species (45.4%), followed by C. parapsilosis sensu lato (28.4%), C. tropicalis (14.2%), C. guilliermondii (6.4%), C. famata (2.8%), C. glabrata (1.4%), C. krusei (0.7%) and C. lambica (0.7%). The sources of fungal isolates were blood (47.5%), respiratory tract (17.7%), urinary tract (16.3%), skin and mucous membrane (7.1%), catheter (5.6%), feces (2.1%) and mitral valve tissue (0.7%). The susceptibility test was performed using the methodology of disk-diffusion in agar as recommended in the M44-A2 Document of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). The majority of the clinical isolates (97.2%) was susceptible (S) to fluconazole, although three isolates (2.1%) were susceptible-dose dependent (S-DD) and one of them (0.7%) was resistant (R). The S-DD isolates were C. albicans, C. parapsilosis sensu lato and C. tropicalis. One isolate of C. krusei was resistant to fluconazole. This work documents the high susceptibility to fluconazole by Candida species isolated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 2 tweeters 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 21 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 4 19%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 19%

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 05 May 2016.
All research outputs
#17,314,471
of 21,431,229 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
#546
of 546 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#201,659
of 279,049 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
#10
of 20 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,431,229 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 11th percentile – i.e., 11% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 546 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.7. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 52% of its peers.
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 279,049 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 15th percentile – i.e., 15% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 20 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 35th percentile – i.e., 35% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.