Tomasz Stefura1, Katarzyna Chlopas1, Jakub Dros1, Artur Kacprzyk1, Michal Wysocki, MD2, Magdalena Pisarska, MD2, Michal Pedziwiatr, MD, PhD2, Andrzej Budzynski, MD, PhD2, Piotr Major, MD, PhD2. 1Students’ Scientific Group at 2nd Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland, 22nd Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Introduction: Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is currently one of the most popular bariatric operations and one of the most frequently and thoroughly studied areas in bariatric surgery. Multiple previous publications have focused on the 100 most frequently cited papers investigating various topics in surgery to underline which authors, centers, countries, or journals have most strongly influenced particular area. The aim of this study was to analyze and summarize the characteristics of the most frequently cited studies focusing on SG.
Materials and Methods: We used the Web of Science database (Thomson Reuters, Philadelphia, PA, USA) to identify all studies focused on SG published from 1945 to 2018. The term “sleeve gastrectomy” was used to reveal 100 most cited records.
Results: The most frequently cited publication had 471 citations. The highest mean number of citations per year was 65.2. Studies were frequently published in the year 2010 and 2013. Overall, 61 among included publications were observational studies. Articles were most commonly published in bariatric surgery oriented journals. The most frequent country of origin was United States of America. Usually articles were written by authors from academic departments, working in a surgical institution. Most of the studies focused on the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of SG.
Conclusion: Our study indicates an increase in medical researchers’ interest in the subject of SG and underlines the need to perform studies with a higher level of evidence, preferably randomized clinical trials, to further analyze the outcomes and basic science behind SG.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 94175
Program Number: P140
Presentation Session: Poster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster