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Pediatric sepsis in the developing world: challenges in defining sepsis and issues in post-discharge mortality

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Epidemiology, November 2012
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Title
Pediatric sepsis in the developing world: challenges in defining sepsis and issues in post-discharge mortality
Published in
Clinical Epidemiology, November 2012
DOI 10.2147/clep.s35693
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Authors

Matthew Wiens, Kissoon, Kumbakumba, Ansermino, Ndamira, Charles Larson

Abstract

Sepsis represents the progressive underlying inflammatory pathway secondary to any infectious illness, and ultimately is responsible for most infectious disease-related deaths. Addressing issues related to sepsis has been recognized as an important step towards reducing morbidity and mortality in developing countries, where the majority of the 7.5 million annual deaths in children under 5 years of age are considered to be secondary to sepsis. However, despite its prevalence, sepsis is largely neglected. Application of sepsis definitions created for use in resource-rich countries are neither practical nor feasible in most developing country settings, and alternative definitions designed for use in these settings need to be established. It has also been recognized that the inflammatory state created by sepsis increases the risk of post-discharge morbidity and mortality in developed countries, but exploration of this issue in developing countries is lacking. Research is urgently required to characterize better this potentially important issue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 2%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 123 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 17%
Researcher 16 13%
Student > Postgraduate 15 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 12%
Other 9 7%
Other 25 20%
Unknown 26 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 46%
Engineering 11 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 11 9%
Unknown 31 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 02 May 2013.
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#13,330,597
of 21,339,655 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Epidemiology
#393
of 663 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#169,024
of 290,267 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Epidemiology
#5
of 7 outputs
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