Rosenberg, AL; Tripathi, RS; Blum, J. 2010. The most influential articles in critical care medicine. JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE 25 (1): 157-170
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Rosenberg, AL; Tripathi, RS; Blum, J. 2010. The most influential articles in
critical care medicine. JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE 25 (1): 157-170.
Author Full Name(s): Rosenberg, Andrew L.; Tripathi, Ravi S.; Blum, James
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: Critical care; ICU; Citation classics; Landmark articles
KeyWords Plus: JOURNAL IMPACT FACTORS; 100 CITATION-CLASSICS; RATES;
Abstract: Purpose: The study aimed to examine query strategies that would
provide an exhaustive search method to retrieve the most referenced articles
within specific categories of critical care.
Material and Methods: A comprehensive list of the most cited critical care
medicine articles was generated by searching the Science Citation Index
Expanded data set using general critical care terms keywords such as "critical
care," critical care journal titles, and keywords for subsubjects of critical care.
Results: The final database included 1187 articles published between 1905 and
2006. The most cited article was referenced 4909 times. The most productive
search term was intensive care. However, this term only retrieved 25% of the
top 100 articles. Furthermore, 662 of the top 1000 articles could not be found
using any of the basic critical care search terms. Sepsis, acute lung injury, and
mechanical ventilation were the most common areas of focus for the articles
Conclusion: Retrieving frequently cited, influential articles in critical care
requires using multiple search terms and manuscript sources. Periodic
compilations of most cited articles may be useful for critical care practitioners
and researches to keep abreast of important information. (C) 2010 Published by
Addresses: [Rosenberg, Andrew L.; Tripathi, Ravi S.; Blum, James] Univ
Michigan, Sch Med, Dept Anesthesiol, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
Reprint Address: Rosenberg, AL, Univ Michigan, Sch Med, Dept Anesthesiol, Ann
Arbor, MI 48109 USA.
E-mail Address: arosen at med.umich.edu
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