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ejmi. 2020; 4(1): 14-20 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.61112

The Most Cited Articles on ECMO: A Life-Saving Bibliometric Analysis

Suna Koc1, Canan Gunduz2, Mehmet Dokur3, Emine Petekkaya4
1Department of Anesthiology, Biruni University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Biruni University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Biruni University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 4Department of Anatomy, Beykent University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Objectives: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or ECMO, currently is a life-saving intervention in patients with severe respiratory and cardiac failures. The aim of the present bibliometric study was to evaluate the characteristics of the most influential articles on ECMO. Methods: In the retrospective clinical study, the search term “ECMO” was queried into Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science database between years 1975-2019 to list all the articles on this term. The top 100 cited articles were analyzed by topic, journal, author, year, institution, level of evidence, Adjusted Citation Index. Results: Out of screened 46.606 articles on ECMO, an analysis of the most cited articles among these results was performed. The analyzed articles had a median (IQR) 109 (82-1273) citation. Out of Top 100 cited articles, 58 of them had more than 100 citations. There was an increasing trend in number of publications on ECMO between years 2009-2014. In the Top 100cited articles list, 94 were clinical research studies, 5 were reviews and 1 article was an expert commitee report. The majority of the clinical research articles were retrospective comparative clinical studies (n=37). The majority of the articles were published in the Intensive Care Medicine (n=15) and was followed by Annals of Thoracic Surgery (n=11) and Circulation (n=7). Conclusion: Although ECMO currently is defined as an effective life supporting tool for patients with reversible cardiac and pulmonary failure; there has been tremendous differences since the first use of ECMO in means of technology and indicated diseases as well as patient groups over time. Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation


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Koc S, Gunduz C, Dokur M, Petekkaya E. The Most Cited Articles on ECMO: A Life-Saving Bibliometric Analysis. ejmi. 2020; 4(1): 14-20

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