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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Musculoskeletal ultrasound publications in rehabilitation journals: A EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM update


1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Türkmenbasi Medical Center, Adana, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. AytenBozkaya Spastic Children Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Bursa, Turkey
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Gaziler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Bei-Hu Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
6 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
7 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Leiria Hospital Center, Leiria, Portugal
8 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Patras University Hospital, Rio, Greece
9 Deparment of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Center, University of Verona, Italy
10 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic
11 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
12 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University Medical School, Denizli, Turkey
13 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
14 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
15 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Yildirim Beyazit University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
16 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Health Rehabilitation Research Group, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
17 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS, Lissone (Monza and Brianza) Institute, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Timur Ekiz
Türkmenbasi Bulvari Botanik Evleri Osmanbey Apt. C Blok NO: 3/B, 01130 Seyhan, Adana
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jisprm.jisprm_1_20

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Background: The utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US), both in the clinical settings and scientific arena, has significantly increased in recent years. Aims: The aim of this study was to report and analyze the publications on musculoskeletal US in top rehabilitation journals (indexed by the 'Rehabilitation' category of Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Clarivate Analytics). Methods: The search was carried out up to July 2018 through Web of Science (Science Citation Index-Expanded). The literature search comprised all 65 journals listed in the 2017 category “Rehabilitation” according to the JCR. Results: A total of 971 papers published in 39 different journals from 1989 to 2018 were analyzed. The top three publishing countries (in decreasing order) appeared as the United States of America (USA), Turkey and Taiwan. The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PM&R and the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation were the top three journals (in decreasing order) publishing about topics on musculoskeletal US. The most commonly studied diseases in humans were musculoskeletal conditions, followed by neurological disorders. Physiatrists and PRM departments (46.9%) prevail as far as publishing specialties were concerned. Although the use of interventional US seems to have increased after 2000, diagnostic US is still ranked the first, when the purpose of the conducted study is taken into consideration. Conclusion: Accordingly, we believe that this scientific output might help to raise awareness as regards the potential role of US in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.


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