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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-140

Pediatric hyperthyroidism research: A scientometric assessment of global publications during 1990–2019

1 Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, India

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Prof. Devi Dayal
Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/trp.trp_67_20

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Background: A systematic mapping of research in pediatric hyperthyroidism (PHT) is unavailable. Aims and Objectives: To provide a comprehensive assessment of PHT research over the past three decades. Materials and Methods: The data on publications in PHT were retrieved from the Scopus database using a defined search strategy, and analyzed using select bibliometric indicators. Results: During 1990-2019, global research in PHT registered 8.8% and 150.7% average annual and 15-year cumulative growth respectively, and averaged 30.6 citations per paper. Of the 111 participating countries, the USA leads the ranking with 28.9% share, followed by Italy, UK and Germany with 7.8%, 7.6% and 7.5% share, respectively. The number of participating organizations and authors was 555 and 1117 respectively. National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA, INSERM, France and John Hopkins University, USA were the three most productive organizations. The most productive authors were F. Vargas, S. A. Rivkees, and F. De Luca, and the most productive journals were the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Thyroid. Conclusions: The PHT research is largely conducted in developed countries of the North-American and European regions. The disparity in research needs to be addressed by fostering collaboration, and strengthening of institutional research capacities. This is the first sketch of global research architecture in PHT.

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