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Article: Population-based incidence of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalization in Hong Kong children younger than 5 years before universal conjugate pneumococcal immunization

TitlePopulation-based incidence of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalization in Hong Kong children younger than 5 years before universal conjugate pneumococcal immunization
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/722895/description#description
Citation
Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 2014 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: We sought to document the incidence of pediatric hospitalization for bacterial pneumonia before universal childhood conjugate pneumococcal vaccination using two different methods of diagnosis. Methods: By following the World Health Organization (WHO) chest radiography (CXR) protocol, two radiologists independently read the CXRs of a cohort of systematically recruited children younger than 5 years. The children had acute respiratory infections and were admitted to one of two hospitals that care for 72.5% of all pediatric admissions on Hong Kong Island. Medical records were reviewed for clinical manifestation and to identify bacterial pneumonia diagnosed by pediatricians. Results: In children younger than 5 years, the incidences of bacterial pneumonia, as diagnosed by pediatricians and by the WHO CXR standard, were 775.7 per 100,000 population [95% confidence interval (CI, 591.8-998.3)] and 439.5 per 100,000 population (95% CI, 304.6-614.5), respectively. The study period was from 2002 to 2004. Conclusion: This study provided a reliable baseline estimate of the hospitalization burden of pneumococcal pneumonia in Hong Kong children before the advent of universal conjugate pneumococcal vaccination. © 2014.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200545
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.955
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.789

 

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dc.contributor.authorChiu, SSS-
dc.contributor.authorHo, PL-
dc.contributor.authorKhong, PL-
dc.contributor.authorOoi, CGC-
dc.contributor.authorSo, LY-
dc.contributor.authorWong, WHS-
dc.contributor.authorChan, LY-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T06:51:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T06:51:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 2014-
dc.identifier.issn1684-1182-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200545-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: We sought to document the incidence of pediatric hospitalization for bacterial pneumonia before universal childhood conjugate pneumococcal vaccination using two different methods of diagnosis. Methods: By following the World Health Organization (WHO) chest radiography (CXR) protocol, two radiologists independently read the CXRs of a cohort of systematically recruited children younger than 5 years. The children had acute respiratory infections and were admitted to one of two hospitals that care for 72.5% of all pediatric admissions on Hong Kong Island. Medical records were reviewed for clinical manifestation and to identify bacterial pneumonia diagnosed by pediatricians. Results: In children younger than 5 years, the incidences of bacterial pneumonia, as diagnosed by pediatricians and by the WHO CXR standard, were 775.7 per 100,000 population [95% confidence interval (CI, 591.8-998.3)] and 439.5 per 100,000 population (95% CI, 304.6-614.5), respectively. The study period was from 2002 to 2004. Conclusion: This study provided a reliable baseline estimate of the hospitalization burden of pneumococcal pneumonia in Hong Kong children before the advent of universal conjugate pneumococcal vaccination. © 2014.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/722895/description#description-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection-
dc.titlePopulation-based incidence of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalization in Hong Kong children younger than 5 years before universal conjugate pneumococcal immunization-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, SSS: ssschiu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHo, PL: plho@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailKhong, PL: plkhong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailOoi, CGC: cgcooi@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, WHS: whswong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, LY: laiyin@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChiu, SSS=rp00421-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, PL=rp00406-
dc.identifier.authorityKhong, PL=rp00467-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jmii.2014.05.007-
dc.identifier.pmid25070281-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84904520739-
dc.identifier.hkuros234896-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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