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Samy A Azer, Sarah Azer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite increasing number of publications in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), no bibliometric analysis has been conducted to evaluate the significance of highly cited articles. Our objectives were to identify the top-cited articles in IBD, assessing their characteristics and determining the quality of evidence provided by these articles. DESIGN AND OUTCOME MEASURES: IBD and related terms were used in searching the Web of Science to identify English language articles...
July 12, 2018: BMJ Open
Yu-Yun Zhang, Ling-Ling Zhu, Yu Sheng, Xiu-Hua Li, Xiao-Hua Xu, Qing-Yan Wang
PURPOSE: China is a country with frequent disasters, and nurses play indispensable roles in the disaster process. The Chinese disaster nursing specialty developed with several deficiencies. This study aimed to identify the limitations in the development of disaster nursing in China and to provide a reference for the future by comparing relevant studies between China and other countries. DESIGN: A systematic literature review was conducted in English and Chinese databases to identify disaster nursing articles published from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2016...
July 11, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Bach Xuan Tran, Thang Van Pham, Giang Hai Ha, Anh Toan Ngo, Long Hoang Nguyen, Thuc Thi Minh Vu, Ha Ngoc Do, Vu Nguyen, Anh Tuan Le Nguyen, Tung Thanh Tran, Nu Thi Truong, Vuong Quan Hoang, Tung Manh Ho, Nhue Van Dam, Thu Trang Vuong, Hung Quang Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Hoa Thi Do, Mackenzie Moir, Yoko Shimpuku, Meghnath Dhimal, Shalini Subash Arya, Tu Huu Nguyen, Suraj Bhattarai, Carl A Latkin, Cyrus S H Ho, Roger C M Ho
Child maltreatment remains a major health threat globally that requires the understanding of socioeconomic and cultural contexts to craft effective interventions. However, little is known about research agendas globally and the development of knowledge-producing networks in this field of study. This study aims to explore the bibliometric overview on child maltreatment publications to understand their growth from 1916 to 2018. Data from the Web of Science Core Collection were collected in May 2018. Only research articles and reviews written in the English language were included, with no restrictions by publication date...
July 10, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Jiao Li, Yuan Wang, Beibei Yan
The purpose of this paper is to provide an up-to-date bibliometric view about the current life cycle assessment (LCA) for bioenergy. The social network analysis (SNA) method was applied to study total 2367 publications in this field. The results showed the high frequency keywords related with the "LCA" for bioenergy included three categories: (1) Bioenergy production, such as "Biodiesel", "Bioethanol", "Biogas" and "Biorefinery"; (2) Environmental problems, such as "Greenhouse gas" (GHG), "Environmental impact", "Climate change"; (3) Environmental target: "Sustainability"...
June 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Sibele Lima da Costa Dantas, Glória Yanne Martins de Oliveira, Kalídia Felipe de Lima Costa, Ariane Alves Barros, Edna Maria Camelo Chaves, Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima de Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Describing the current panorama on the production of experimental studies related to the gestational period. METHOD: A bibliometric descriptive study using a quantitative approach. The data collection was performed in the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform in the month of October 2016. A descriptive statistical analysis was conducted after reading the abstracts and summarizing the material. RESULTS: The sample consisted of 33 studies registered in the period from 2007 to 2016...
July 10, 2018: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Engin Şenel
Bibliometrics is a high-demand and fast-growing statistical area for the analysis of scientific literature in a certain field. Although religion and health (R&H) field has been a developing study area in recent years, only a few bibliometric studies have been published on the literature in R&H. In this study, we aimed to perform bibliometric analysis of the health literature related to the most populous Abrahamic religions during the period of 1975-2017 by using Web of Science database including WoS Collection Core Collection, Korean Journal Database, Russian Science Citation Index and SciELO Citation Index...
July 11, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Xiao Zhai, Jian Zhao, Yiran Wang, Xianzhao Wei, Gengwu Li, Yilin Yang, Ziqiang Chen, Yushu Bai, Qijin Wang, Xiao Chen, Ming Li
To investigate trends in long-noncoding (lnc) RNA research systematically, we compared the contribution of publications among different regions, institutions, and authors. Publications on lncRNA were retrieved from Web of Science (WoS) from 1975 to 2017. A total of 3879 papers were identified, and together they were cited 62967 times. The literature on lncRNA had been continuously growing since 2006, and the expansion might continue at a rapid pace until around 2021. China contributed the greatest proportion (63...
2018: BioMed Research International
Sophie Goyet, Priscille Sauvegrain, Clémence Schantz, Christine Morin
OBJECTIVE: We describe French midwives' experience and perception of research and publication as well as their publications in scientific and professional journals. DESIGN: We conducted an online cross sectional survey of midwives from June to November 2016; complemented by a bibliometric analysis of their publications in any language. SETTING: This study was conducted in France, where it is necessary to question some midwifery and obstetrical practices...
June 26, 2018: Midwifery
Trevor Fenner, Martyn Harris, Mark Levene, Judit Bar-Ilan
We propose the χ-index as a bibliometric indicator that generalises the h-index. While the h-index is determined by the maximum square that fits under the citation curve of an author when plotting the number of citations in decreasing order, the χ-index is determined by the maximum area rectangle that fits under the curve. The height of the maximum rectangle is the number of citations ck to the kth most-cited publication, where k is the width of the rectangle. The χ-index is then defined as [Formula: see text], for convenience of comparison with the h-index and other similar indices...
2018: PloS One
Martín C M Blettler, Elie Abrial, Farhan R Khan, Nuket Sivri, Luis A Espinola
The overwhelming majority of research conducted to date on plastic pollution (all size fractions) has focused on marine ecosystems. In comparison, only a few studies provide evidence for the presence of plastic debris in freshwater environments. However, owing to the numerous differences between freshwater studies (including studied species and habitats, geographical locations, social and economic contexts, the type of data obtained and also the broad range of purposes), they show only fragments of the overall picture of freshwater plastic pollution...
June 28, 2018: Water Research
Waleed M Sweileh
Stigma and discrimination are major barriers in the global fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The aim of this study was to create an analytical inventory of worldwide research output in AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. SciVerse Scopus was used for the study period from 1980 to 2017 to retrieve literature in AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. Results were presented as bibliometric tables and maps. In total, 2,509 documents were retrieved...
July 4, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Nicole L Stout, Catherine M Alfano, Christopher W Belter, Ralph Nitkin, Alison Cernich, Karen Lohmann Siegel, Leighton Chan
Cancer rehabilitation research has accelerated as great attention has focused on improving survivorship care. Recent expert consensus has attempted to prioritize research needs and suggests greater focus on studying physical functioning of survivors. However, no analysis of the publication landscape has substantiated these proposed needs. This manuscript provides an analysis of PubMed indexed articles related to cancer rehabilitation published between 1992 and 2017. A total of 22 171 publications were analyzed using machine learning and text analysis to assess publication metrics, topic areas of emphasis, and their interrelationships through topic similarity networks...
June 29, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Bilgehan Çatal, Yunus Emre Akman, Erhan Şükür, İbrahim Azboy
PURPOSE: Bibliometrics is increasingly used to assess the quantity and quality of scientific research output in many research fields worldwide. However, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have documented the main characteristics of arthroplasty publications from different countries. This study aimed to evaluate the worldwide research productivity and status of Turkey in the field of arthroplasty using bibliometric methods and to provide an insight into the arthroplasty research for surgeons and researchers...
July 4, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Patricia Balthazar, Courtney C Moreno, Aryan Jalilvand, Brianna L Vey, Thomas R Mulvey, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to study the presence and extent of gender bias and reporting in radiology human subjects research. METHODS: For this bibliometric analysis, the authors reviewed all articles published between January 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016, in seven of the most cited general radiology journals. From each original research article studying human subjects, the number and gender of participants and whether gender-based results were reported were manually extracted...
July 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Ajay Aggarwal, Grant Lewison, Danielle Rodin, Anthony Zietman, Richard Sullivan, Yolande Lievens
Radiation therapy is a core modality of cancer treatment; however, concerns have been expressed regarding its underutilization and its lack of prioritization as a research domain relative to other cancer treatment modalities, despite its rapid technical evolution. It is therefore important to understand, from a public policy perspective, the evolution of global radiation therapy research, to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. This study used a bibliometric approach to undertake a quantitative analysis of global radiation therapy research published between 2001 and 2015 and available in the Web of Science (Wos) database, with particular focus on the 25 leading research-active countries...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Justin S Merkow, Janine M Hoerauf, Angela F Moss, Jason Brainard, Lena M Mayes, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Susan K Mikulich-Gilbertson, Karsten Bartels
BACKGROUND: Limited translational success in critical care medicine is thought to be in part due to inadequate methodology, study design, and reporting in preclinical studies. The purpose of this study was to compare reporting of core features of experimental rigor: blinding, randomization, and power calculations in critical care medicine animal experimental research. We hypothesized that these study design characteristics were more frequently reported in 2015 versus 2005. METHODS: We performed an observational bibliometric study to grade manuscripts on blinding, randomization, and power calculations...
July 5, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
Laura Tydecks, Jonathan M Jeschke, Max Wolf, Gabriel Singer, Klement Tockner
The rapid erosion of biodiversity is among the biggest challenges human society is facing. Concurrently, major efforts are in place to quantify changes in biodiversity, to understand the consequences for ecosystem functioning and human wellbeing, and to develop sustainable management strategies. Based on comprehensive bibliometric analyses covering 134,321 publications, we report systematic spatial biases in biodiversity-related research. Research is dominated by wealthy countries, while major research deficits occur in regions with disproportionately high biodiversity as well as a high share of threatened species...
2018: PloS One
Han Yang, Juan Li, Liaojun Luo, Jing Ye, Qiwei Xiao, Xu Wang, Ya Zhang, Yuxi Li, Yulan Ren, Fanrong Liang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the acupoint electrosensitivity and regularity for assisting the clinical diagnosis and treatment so as to improve the clinical therapeutic effects. METHODS: By means of the computer retrieval (CBMdisc, CNKI, VIP, WanFang, PubMed and EMBASE) and manual retrieval, the relevant literature on acupoint electrosensitivity was reviewed and the modern literature database of acupoint electrosensitivity was established. Using bibliometric, the relations were analyzed among the detected indexes, acupoints, meridians and disorders in the conditions of acupoint electrosensitivity, and the potential regularity was explored...
June 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Dan Xing, Yu Zhao, Shengjie Dong, Jianhao Lin
AIM: There have been increased interests in the use of stems cells in the research of osteoarthritis (OA). The present study aimed to investigate the global status and trends in this field. METHOD: Publications related to stem cells search in OA from 1994 to 2017 were retrieved from the Science Citation Index-Expanded Web of Science. The source data were studied and indexed using a bibliometric methodology. For visualized study, VOS viewer software was used to conduct bibliographic coupling, co-authorship, co-citation and co-occurrence analysis and to analyze the publication trends in stem cells for OA research...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Haiqiang Yao, Jin-Yi Wan, Chong-Zhi Wang, Lingru Li, Ji Wang, Yingshuai Li, Wei-Hua Huang, Jinxiang Zeng, Qi Wang, Chun-Su Yuan
Background: Obesity is a key public health problem. The advancement of gut microbiota research sheds new light on this field. This article aims to present the research trends in global intestinal microbiota studies within the domain of obesity research. Methods: Bibliographic information of the publications on intestinal microbiota and obesity was retrieved from the Scopus database, and then analyzed by using bibliometric approaches. Results: A total of 3,446 references were retrieved; the data indicated a steady growth and an exponential increase in publication numbers...
2018: PeerJ
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