Fusaroli P, Vallar R, Togliani T, Khodadadian E, Caletti G "Scientific publications in endoscopic ultrasonography: A 20-year global survey of the literature" Endoscopy 34 (6): 451-456 JUN 2002

Eugene Garfield garfield at CODEX.CIS.UPENN.EDU
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G. Caletti : caletti at med.unibo.it

TITLE   Scientific publications in endoscopic ultrasonography:
        A 20-year global survey of the literature

AUTHOR  Fusaroli P, Vallar R, Togliani T, Khodadadian E, Caletti G

JOURNAL ENDOSCOPY 34 (6): 451-456 JUN 2002

 Document type: Article  Language: English
 Cited References: 12    Times Cited: 2

Background and Study Aims: Endoscopic ultrasound imaging of mediastinum,
gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided
fine-needle aspiration of suspicious lesions, have now been available for
several years. Although many papers have been published on endoscopic
ultrasonography, a comprehensive overview of the subject matter presented
has not yet been carried out. An extensive survey of the literature on
endoscopic ultrasonography since its inception in the 1980 s was conducted
in this study; key points are summarized.

Methods: A computer-based PubMed search system was used to retrieve all
available abstracts pertaining to endoscopic ultrasound from 1980 to the
present. Data were collected concerning the impact factor, the various EUS
instruments and fine-needle aspiration biopsy techniques used, and the
subject matter, as well as the journals publishing the abstracts.

Results: A total of 1259 articles were published in 65 journals: 440 (35%)
Western European studies, 404 (32%) American studies, and 321 (26%) Japanese
studies were retrieved. The total and average impact factor per paper was
highest for American papers, followed by European papers and Japanese
Forty-seven percent of the papers were published in Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy and Endoscopy. The most frequently discussed topics concerned the
staging of various malignancies, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic,
and colorectal cancer. The average sample size per paper was in the range
25-50. The various types of study included retrospective inquiries (25%),
reviews (24%), prospective studies (17%), and case reports (15%).

Conclusions: Over the course of the past 20 years, there has been a
progressive increase in the number of publications pertaining to endoscopic
Large-scale prospective studies are now needed to validate earlier reports.
In addition, the diagnostic and therapeutic role of endoscopic ultrasound
needs to be more widely publicized among physicians in all health-care
fields, so that appropriate patients may be referred.

KeyWords Plus:

Caletti G, Policlin S Orsola, Dipartimento Med Interna & Gastroenterol, Via
Massarenti 9, I-40138 Bologna, Italy
Univ Bologna, Dept Internal Med & Gastroenterol, Bologna, Italy


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