A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Cited Articles on Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation

Authors

  • Preeti P. Padhy
  • Madhura Pawar
  • Aatif Nabi Shah
  • Vivek Pawar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17362

Keywords:

Anxiolysis, Conscious sedation, Inhalational sedation, Nitrous oxide.

Abstract

Background: A bibliometric analysis helps to analyze the affluence of research articles in a specific
field. Citation analysis determines the popularity and impact of research articles, authors, and
publications within a field. The aim of this study is to employ bibliometrics to purvey statistical analysis
of publications on nitrous oxide conscious sedation published from 1972 to 2021.
Method: The titles and abstracts of the articles were taken from Elsevier’s Scopus database. The
articles were independently scrutinized by two authors and selected based on their citation and study
characteristics. VOSviewer software was used to create a collaboration network amongst keywords,
authors, affiliations, and countries.
Conclusion: A total of 729 articles were published on nitrous oxide conscious sedation, out of which
100 most cited articles were extracted and analyzed. Amid the papers with high levels of evidence, 2
were meta-analyses and 6 were randomized clinical trials. The topic most addressed was the systematic
approach for safe sedation of children for procedures and comparison of different drugs used in sedation
procedures.
The findings of this paper will help clinicians and students to refer appropriate articles for evidencebased clinical decision-making as well as to follow a methodical approach for sedation procedure

Author Biographies

Preeti P. Padhy

MDS Part 1 Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune India

Madhura Pawar

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune

Aatif Nabi Shah

Medical Officer (Specialist Anesthetist), Department of Health and Medical Education, Kashmir

Vivek Pawar

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial  Surgery, SMBT Institutes of Dental sciences and Research, Dhamangaon, Nasik

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Preeti P. Padhy, Madhura Pawar, Aatif Nabi Shah, & Vivek Pawar. (2021). A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Cited Articles on Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 257–270. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17362