Global panorama of ankyloglossia in newborns: a bibliometric analysis
Keywords:ankyloglossia, Infant, newborn, bibliometric
This study aims to understand the global panorama of ankyloglossia in newborns by means of a bibliometric analysis of scientific productions up to January 2023. A search was conducted with the terms "Newborn", "Ankyloglossia" and their synonyms in the Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane, Virtual Health Library, Web of Science and Scopus platforms. After removing duplicates and applying the eligibility criteria, 431 studies were included and imported into the VOSviwer software. The most cited keywords were "Surgery" (198) and "Breastfeeding" (151). Among the 49 countries surveyed, the United States published the most on the subject (107). The most relevant study in the studied portfolio was "Ankyloglossia: assessment, incidence, and effect of frenuloplasty on the breastfeeding dyad" by Ballard and collaborators. The journal "Pediatrics" obtained the highest number of citations (608) and year 2019 recorded the most articles about ankyloglossia in newborns (44). The findings of this study show that the topic linked to oral brakes has sparked a growing interest in the scientific community, and show the concern in unveiling the real impact of ankyloglossia on the infant's breastfeeding, as well as the need to seek a consensus in diagnosis regarding surgical indication.
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Copyright (c) 2023 Luiz Maurício Nogueira Nunes, Juliana Miranda Bonelli, Leonardo dos Santos Antunes, Lívia Azeredo Alves Antunes
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