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Risk factors for pneumonia among patients with Parkinson's disease: a Taiwan nationwide population-based study

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 2016
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Title
Risk factors for pneumonia among patients with Parkinson's disease: a Taiwan nationwide population-based study
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s99365
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Yang-Pei Chang, Chih-Jen Yang, Kai-Fang Hu, A-Ching Chao, Yu-Han Chang, Kun-Pin Hsieh, Jui-Hsiu Tsai, Pei-Shan Ho, Shen-Yang Lim

Abstract

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, few studies have been performed to explore the risk factors for pneumonia development in patients with PD. We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study of patients with PD to identify the risk factors for these patients developing pneumonia. Participants with newly diagnosed PD between 2000 and 2009 were enrolled from the 2000-2010 National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We compared patients with PD with an incidence of hospitalization with pneumonia vs those without, and Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate the risk of pneumonia. Of the 2,001 enrolled patients (mean follow-up duration 5.8 years, range: 2.7-14.7 years), 381 (19.0%) had an incidence of hospitalization with pneumonia during the study period. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis identified older age group (≥80 years of age, hazard ratio [HR] =3.15 [95% confidence interval 2.32-4.28]), male sex (HR =1.59 [1.29-1.96]), certain geographic regions (northern, HR =1.36 [1.04-1.78], southern and eastern, HR =1.40 [1.05-1.88]), rural areas (HR =1.34 [1.05-1.72]), chronic heart failure (HR =1.53 [1.02-2.29]), and chronic kidney disease (HR =1.39 [1.03-1.90]) as risk factors for hospitalization with pneumonia in patients with PD. However, treatment for dental caries was a protective factor (HR =0.80 [0.64-0.99]). The results of this study highlight risk factors that are associated with hospitalization with pneumonia, and, for the first time, suggest a link between treated dental caries and a diminished risk of hospitalization with pneumonia in patients with PD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 28%
Researcher 7 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Master 2 6%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 6%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 11 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 14 January 2021.
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