Research Output from the Irish Paediatric Hospitals in the Field of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Over 10 Years: A Bibliometric Analysis [Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim]
Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. Ahead of Print: TARD-06787 | DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2019.06787  

Research Output from the Irish Paediatric Hospitals in the Field of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Over 10 Years: A Bibliometric Analysis

Ahmed Abdelaal Ahmed Mahmoud M. Alkhatip1, Mohamed Younis2, Chris Holmes3, Amr Sallam4
1Department of Anaesthesiology, Beni-Suef University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt; Department of Anaesthesia, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK
2Department of Anaesthesia, Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge, UK
3Department of Anaesthesia, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
4Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

No bibliometric studies have characterized the pediatric anesthesia research in Ireland.

In this study we aim to analyze the research output from two Anesthetic Departments in Irish Pediatric Hospitals.

A Scopus database search was used to identify the publications from 2007 to 2018 of the departments of anesthesia and intensive care medicine in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street (CUH), and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC).

The Irish publications in pediatric anesthesia and intensive care included 108 publications. CUH and OLCHC published 37 (34.9%) and 73 (68.8%) documents respectively with 6 (5.6%) documents affiliated to both hospitals. Original research articles were 28 (75.7%) for CUH versus 46 (63%) for OLCHC. Published reviews were 5 (13.5%) for CUH versus 11 (15.1%) for OLCHC. Over the last two years (2016, 2017), OLCHC publications were almost double (13 & 14 publications) that of CUH (4 & 6 publications). For CUH, only two publications are in specialized journals. For OLCHC, 18 publications were in specialized journals, in addition to 4 publications in high ranked journals. The mean impact factor for CUH publications was 3.78 (SD 7.19) versus 4.52 (SD 10.56) for OLCHC. From OLCHC, 20 authors published with a median h-index of 2.00 (Interquartile range 0 - 4.25), versus 14 authors form CUH with a median h-index of 1.50 (1.00 - 4.50).

Anesthetic publications from the two Irish pediatric hospitals are unexceptional and with limited cooperation between the two hospitals. Research plans should be implemented.

Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, Ireland, Irish paediatric hospitals, paediatric anaesthesia, paediatric intensive care

Corresponding Author: Ahmed Abdelaal Ahmed Mahmoud M. Alkhatip, Ireland

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