Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2020 , Vol 23, Issue 3
Sibel BÜYÜKÇOBAN1, Özlem ÖNER2, Volkan HANCI2
1Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine,, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, izmir, Turkey
2Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine,, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation,Subdivision of Critical Care Medicine , İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.31086/tjgeri.2020.177 Introduction: The objective of this study is to evaluate the 100 most cited publications in the literature related to geriatric anesthesia in terms of bibliometric properties.

Material and Methods: After obtaining the approval of the ethical committee for this descriptive cross-sectional study, the first 100 most cited relevant publications were determined using appropriate keywords in the "advanced mode" feature of the "Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science" search engine. The data were then entered into SPSS 20.0 software program. The Kruskal Wallis test and Mann Whitney U test were used for the comparison of the groups.

Findings: The literature analysis conducted in this study revealed a total of 24,340 publications in the field of geriatric anesthesia over the 1975 through 2020 period.

58% of the 100 most cited articles were published between 2000 and 2009, with a total citation average rate of 195.23 ± 126.26 and an annual citation average rate of 10.53 ± 6.66. 33% of these studies were pain- related while 28% were related to cognitive functions.

77% of journals originated from the United States and 23% from the United Kingdom.

There was a significant relationship between the publication year of the article and the total number of citations per year (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The present article is the first study in the literature to evaluate the top 100 most cited studies related to geriatric anesthesia. Owing to their unique physiology that must be considered, geriatric anesthesia is also rapidly gaining ground on the path once covered by pediatric anesthesia. Keywords : Geriatrics; Bibliometrics; Anesthesia