Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a hereditary connective tissue disorder. Its manifestations are fragile bones. multiple bone fractures, bone deformities with a history of minimal or no trauma. This clinical picture may be observed in Child Physical Abuse (CPA). CPA is a relevant differential diagnosis when a child presents unexplained fractures. Aim is to quantify the weight and the trends of the wrold wide literature on OI and CPA, in order to measure if and how the 2 topics overlap and are studied together. A retrospective bibliometric analysis was carried out. Through PubMed, literature was explored and 2 quoted phrases Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), Child Physical Abuse (CPA) (CPA) were searched in all available manuscripts. Starting from retrieved papers, a descriptive analysis and a text mining search were performed (SAS software). Search retrieved 7,140 manuscripts, distributed per interval period (1950-2006) per each DB as follows: OI 48% (1950-2006), CPA 52% (1950-2006). English is the leading language of publication: OI 70% and CPA 93%. For both the DBs the top Countries of publication are USA and UK. An overlapping area exists between OI & CPA: 70 manuscripts representing the 1% of the whole (1969-2006), written in English (84%) and published in the US and UK (45% and 29%). Further results on text mining search will follow. Results obtained show that English-written papers predominate and understanding English results fundamental to update oneself. The overlapping area is nearly absent despite the strong correlation of the two issues, it means that bibliographic search on CPA/differential diagnosis could be easily biased retrieving incomplete results, with the continuous risk of falling in a bibliographic cul-de-sac.

The overlapping area between Osteogenesis Imperfecta and child physical abuse: a bilbiometric analysis.

ROSA RIZZOTTO, MELISSA;FACCHIN, PAOLA
2007

Abstract

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a hereditary connective tissue disorder. Its manifestations are fragile bones. multiple bone fractures, bone deformities with a history of minimal or no trauma. This clinical picture may be observed in Child Physical Abuse (CPA). CPA is a relevant differential diagnosis when a child presents unexplained fractures. Aim is to quantify the weight and the trends of the wrold wide literature on OI and CPA, in order to measure if and how the 2 topics overlap and are studied together. A retrospective bibliometric analysis was carried out. Through PubMed, literature was explored and 2 quoted phrases Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), Child Physical Abuse (CPA) (CPA) were searched in all available manuscripts. Starting from retrieved papers, a descriptive analysis and a text mining search were performed (SAS software). Search retrieved 7,140 manuscripts, distributed per interval period (1950-2006) per each DB as follows: OI 48% (1950-2006), CPA 52% (1950-2006). English is the leading language of publication: OI 70% and CPA 93%. For both the DBs the top Countries of publication are USA and UK. An overlapping area exists between OI & CPA: 70 manuscripts representing the 1% of the whole (1969-2006), written in English (84%) and published in the US and UK (45% and 29%). Further results on text mining search will follow. Results obtained show that English-written papers predominate and understanding English results fundamental to update oneself. The overlapping area is nearly absent despite the strong correlation of the two issues, it means that bibliographic search on CPA/differential diagnosis could be easily biased retrieving incomplete results, with the continuous risk of falling in a bibliographic cul-de-sac.
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