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Exploring the profile of articles on traumatic dental injuries in pediatric dental journals.
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PMID:  23374880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: To explore the profile of articles on traumatic dental injuries (TDI) published in leading pediatric dental journals between 2000 and 2010 via bibliometric analysis. METHODS: A search was conducted on the PubMed database to find the six pediatric dental journals with the highest numbers of articles on TDI published between January 2000 and December 2010. All titles and abstracts of full-length articles were reviewed by two examiners. Studies focusing on TDI were independently categorized according to the following aspects: (i) year of publication; (ii) country where the study was carried out; (iii) study design; (iv) topic addressed; (v) type of TDI; and (vi) type of dentition. Data were analyzed in terms of frequency distribution. RESULTS: Of a total of 3720 articles published in the six selected journals, only 119 (3.2%) focused on TDI, with no significant variations across the journals or years. The countries with the greatest number of publications on TDI were India (19.3%), followed by the USA (15.1%), Brazil (13.4%), and Italy (11.8%). Case report and case series were the dominant study design (53%). Most studies addressed treatment of TDI (63%) and described injuries to permanent teeth (68%), especially avulsion and crown fractures. CONCLUSIONS: There is an urgent need for expanding the number and quality of research on TDI in pediatric dental journals, especially with better quality study designs. Cohort studies and investigations focusing on the assessment of health services and technologies are important targets for future research.
Carlos Alberto Feldens; Paulo Floriani Kramer; Eliane Gerson Feldens
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-4
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Title:  Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-9657     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent Traumatol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101091305     Medline TA:  Dent Traumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas, Brazil.
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