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Mortality after inpatient treatment for severe pneumonia in children: a cohort study

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Background

Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood mortality. Deaths may occur after discharge from hospital, but prior studies have been small, in selected groups or not fully evaluated potential risk factors, including malnutrition and HIV. We aimed to determine one year post-discharge mortality and its risk factors amongst children consecutively admitted to a rural Kenyan hospital with severe pneumonia.

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A cohort study of children aged 1-59 months a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/ppe.12348

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Funding agency for:
Berkley, J
Grant:
OPP1131320
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
233–242
Publication date:
2017-03-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-19
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EISSN:
1365-3016
ISSN:
0269-5022
Source identifiers:
672202
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pubs:672202
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uuid:0c5be40e-b8c9-4225-bf3d-4c7eab4ba1c4
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pubs:672202
Deposit date:
2017-01-20

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