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The impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations in children with comorbidity

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Pediatrics, January 2017
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Title
The impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations in children with comorbidity
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European Journal of Pediatrics, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00431-016-2843-2
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Ellinor Sterky, Rutger Bennet, Ann Lindstrand, Margareta Eriksson, Anna Nilsson

Abstract

The burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in high-income countries is still significant. The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) has reduced the overall need for hospitalization for CAP. However, it is not clear whether children with underlying disease also have benefitted from the PCV immunization programme. Children 0 to <5 years of age hospitalized with CAP and discharged with an ICD-10 code of J13-J18.9 between November 1, 2005, and April 30, 2007 (pre-vaccination period), and November 1, 2010, and April 30, 2012 (post-vaccination period), were eligible for this study. Data on hospitalization and discharge diagnoses were retrieved from the Hospital Registry. In addition, chart review was performed in 50% of the patients. Our result confirmed a decrease in hospitalization rate for CAP in the PCV13 period. Chart review revealed that half of the patients had underlying comorbidity and these children had more severe symptoms and required longer hospital stay. Intensive care was provided to less than 10% of the children and mostly for children with an underlying neurological disease. We show that all children have benefitted from the reduction of CAP hospitalization after introduction of PCV. Our finding emphasizes the importance of children with chronic diseases receiving adequate vaccinations that may protect from lower respiratory diseases. What is known? • Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading infectious cause of hospitalizations and death among children <5 years of age globally • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces the hospitalizations of all-cause pneumonia What is new? • We show that also children with underlying comorbidities have benefitted from PCV immunization with a reduction of CAP hospitalization • We show that approximately half of all children hospitalized with CAP also have underlying comorbidities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 21%
Researcher 5 21%
Student > Master 3 13%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Other 7 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 46%
Unspecified 5 21%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 8%
Other 2 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 23 February 2017.
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#6,325,823
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Outputs from European Journal of Pediatrics
#1,149
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#128,322
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Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Pediatrics
#23
of 75 outputs
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