Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) is a rare cause of intracranial bleeding across all age groups, with a dismal sequela in the majority of the affected population. The published literature on IVH is numerous, with multiple levels of evidence degrees. We aim to perform a citation-based analysis to identify the most-cited articles on IVH.
A thorough search of the Scopus database was conducted using “Intraventricular Hemorrhage” as a search keyword. The 100 most cited articles were stratified in descending order. Articles were reviewed in-depth and categorized accordingly. Bibliometric parameters of interest were obtained for analysis.
The most-cited articles were published between 1927 and 2017. Most articles (60) were published between 1980 and 2000. The highest-cited articles received a total of 16512 citations and 174 average citations per paper. Studies on pathogenesis were the most-prolific, with 23 articles on the list. Thirteen Randomised Control Trials (RCT) were identified. The topmost contributing country was the US, having produced 67 articles. The leading institution was the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, with 11 articles of contribution. Pediatrics was the most active journal by producing 20 articles in the list.
The current collection of highly cited works aids in the understanding of chronological trends and serves as an efficient guide to delineate the articles involved in the evidence-based practice in the management of IVH.
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