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100 top-cited scientific papers in limb prosthetics.

Eshraghi A, Osman NA, Gholizadeh H, Ali S, Shadgan B - Biomed Eng Online (2013)

Bottom Line: Among the various fields, rehabilitation (47%), orthopedics (29%), and sport sciences (28%) were the most common fields of study.Top cited articles primarily dealt with lower limb prosthetics, specifically, on transtibial and transradial prosthetic limbs.Majority of the articles were experimental studies.

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Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. arezooeshraghi@yahoo.ca.

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Research has tremendously contributed to the developments in both practical and fundamental aspects of limb prosthetics. These advancements are reflected in scientific articles, particularly in the most cited papers. This article aimed to identify the 100 top-cited articles in the field of limb prosthetics and to investigate their main characteristics. Articles related to the field of limb prosthetics and published in the Web of Knowledge database of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) from the period of 1980 to 2012. The 100 most cited articles in limb prosthetics were selected based on the citation index report. All types of articles except for proceedings and letters were included in the study. The study design and level of evidence were determined using Sackett's initial rules of evidence. The level of evidence was categorized either as a systematic review or meta-analysis, randomized controlled trial, cohort study, case-control study, case series, expert opinion, or design and development. The top cited articles in prosthetics were published from 1980 to 2012 with a citation range of 11 to 90 times since publication. The mean citation rate was 24.43 (SD 16.7) times. Eighty-four percent of the articles were original publications and were most commonly prospective (76%) and case series studies (67%) that used human subjects (96%) providing level 4 evidence. Among the various fields, rehabilitation (47%), orthopedics (29%), and sport sciences (28%) were the most common fields of study. The study established that studies conducted in North America and were written in English had the highest citations. Top cited articles primarily dealt with lower limb prosthetics, specifically, on transtibial and transradial prosthetic limbs. Majority of the articles were experimental studies.

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The percentage of top cited articles in different countries.
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Figure 5: The percentage of top cited articles in different countries.

Mentions: The origins of the articles were the United States (n = 36), United Kingdom (n = 18), Canada (n = 12), Sweden (n = 7), the Netherlands (n = 6), and Italy (n = 4). The rest of the countries had less than three publications. Figure 5 shows the distribution of top cited articles over the countries of origin. The articles from the United States obtained total of 901 citations, whereas those from the United Kingdom and Canada had 527 and 279 citations, respectively.


100 top-cited scientific papers in limb prosthetics.

Eshraghi A, Osman NA, Gholizadeh H, Ali S, Shadgan B - Biomed Eng Online (2013)

The percentage of top cited articles in different countries.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3842667&req=5

Figure 5: The percentage of top cited articles in different countries.
Mentions: The origins of the articles were the United States (n = 36), United Kingdom (n = 18), Canada (n = 12), Sweden (n = 7), the Netherlands (n = 6), and Italy (n = 4). The rest of the countries had less than three publications. Figure 5 shows the distribution of top cited articles over the countries of origin. The articles from the United States obtained total of 901 citations, whereas those from the United Kingdom and Canada had 527 and 279 citations, respectively.

Bottom Line: Among the various fields, rehabilitation (47%), orthopedics (29%), and sport sciences (28%) were the most common fields of study.Top cited articles primarily dealt with lower limb prosthetics, specifically, on transtibial and transradial prosthetic limbs.Majority of the articles were experimental studies.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. arezooeshraghi@yahoo.ca.

ABSTRACT
Research has tremendously contributed to the developments in both practical and fundamental aspects of limb prosthetics. These advancements are reflected in scientific articles, particularly in the most cited papers. This article aimed to identify the 100 top-cited articles in the field of limb prosthetics and to investigate their main characteristics. Articles related to the field of limb prosthetics and published in the Web of Knowledge database of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) from the period of 1980 to 2012. The 100 most cited articles in limb prosthetics were selected based on the citation index report. All types of articles except for proceedings and letters were included in the study. The study design and level of evidence were determined using Sackett's initial rules of evidence. The level of evidence was categorized either as a systematic review or meta-analysis, randomized controlled trial, cohort study, case-control study, case series, expert opinion, or design and development. The top cited articles in prosthetics were published from 1980 to 2012 with a citation range of 11 to 90 times since publication. The mean citation rate was 24.43 (SD 16.7) times. Eighty-four percent of the articles were original publications and were most commonly prospective (76%) and case series studies (67%) that used human subjects (96%) providing level 4 evidence. Among the various fields, rehabilitation (47%), orthopedics (29%), and sport sciences (28%) were the most common fields of study. The study established that studies conducted in North America and were written in English had the highest citations. Top cited articles primarily dealt with lower limb prosthetics, specifically, on transtibial and transradial prosthetic limbs. Majority of the articles were experimental studies.

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