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An integrated model of care for neurological infections: the first six years of referrals to a specialist service at a university teaching hospital in Northwest England

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2015
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Title
An integrated model of care for neurological infections: the first six years of referrals to a specialist service at a university teaching hospital in Northwest England
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1109-3
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Authors

Lance Turtle, Agam Jung, Nick J Beeching, Derek Cocker, Gerry R Davies, Andy Nicolson, Michael BJ Beadsworth, Alastair RO Miller, Tom Solomon

Abstract

A specialist neurological infectious disease service has been run jointly by the departments of infectious disease and neurology at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital since 2005. We sought to describe the referral case mix and outcomes of the first six years of referrals to the service. Retrospective service review. Of 242 adults referred to the service, 231 (95 %) were inpatients. Neurological infections were confirmed in 155 (64 %), indicating a high degree of selection before referral. Viral meningitis (35 cases), bacterial meningitis (33) and encephalitis (22) accounted for 38 % of referrals and 61 % of confirmed neurological infections. Although an infrequent diagnosis (n = 19), neurological TB caused the longest admission (median 23, range 5 - 119 days). A proven or probable microbiological diagnosis was found in 100/155 cases (64.5 %). For the whole cohort, altered sensorium, older age and longer hospital stay were associated with poor outcome (death or neurological disability); viral meningitis was associated with good outcome. In multivariate analysis altered sensorium remained significantly associated with poor outcome, adjusted odds ratio 3.04 (95 % confidence interval 1.28 - 7.22, p = 0.01). A service of this type provides important specialist care and a focus for training and clinical research on complex neurological infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 24 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 24%
Researcher 5 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Librarian 2 8%
Other 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 48%
Unspecified 5 20%
Social Sciences 4 16%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Decision Sciences 1 4%
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 24 September 2015.
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#4,029,145
of 9,183,188 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,520
of 4,034 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#90,160
of 240,887 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#72
of 170 outputs
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