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      In Reply: Research Trends of Acupuncture Therapy on Knee Osteoarthritis from 2010 to 2019: A Bibliometric Analysis (Letter from Luo et al) [Response To Letter]

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          Dear editor First of all, we appreciate the Editor-in-Chief for giving us the opportunity to respond to comments from Luo et al. Meanwhile, we also express our gratitude to Luo et al for their attention on our study entitled “Research Trends of Acupuncture Therapy on Knee Osteoarthritis from 2010 to 2019: A Bibliometric Analysis”.1 Regarding the comments raised by Luo et al, hereby we provide a point-by-point response from the following aspects. First, prior to the performance of a bibliometric analysis, it is strongly recommended to determine the search terms. To our knowledge, the topic term is a standardized retrieval language, which strictly controls and regulates the synonyms, polysemous words, and different writing forms of the same concept that appear in the studies. Therefore, each topic term has a clear meaning for accurate retrieval. Meanwhile, it also prevents false extraction and omission. Therefore, topic terms search should be selected to achieve high precision and recall rate instead of keywords. Besides, there are a great number of similar bibliometric analysis articles by searching topic terms for publication extraction.2–4 Thus, the topic terms related to “knee osteoarthritis” and “acupuncture” were selected in our study. Second, we repeated our initial search method in the WoS database on October 9, 2020. “TS=((Osteoarthritis, Knee) OR (Knee Osteoarthritis) OR (Knees Osteoarthritis) OR (Osteoarthritis, Knees) OR (Osteoarthritis of knee) OR (Osteoarthritis Of Knees) OR (Knee, Osteoarthritis Of) OR (Knees, Osteoarthritis Of)) AND ((Acupuncture Therapy) OR (Acupuncture Treatments) OR (Acupuncture Treatment) OR (Acupuncture) OR (body acupuncture) OR (Needle Acupuncture) OR (Manual Acupuncture) OR (Acupuncture Points) OR (Electroacupuncture) OR (Warm Acupuncture) OR electro-acupuncture)” were inputted. Information about scientific output was extracted from databases in the Web of Science Core Collection, including Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED, 2008–present), Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-EXPANDED, 1985-present), and Index Chemicus (IC, 1993–present). As expected, a total of 346 publications has been acquired. Compared with the 343 publications included in our previous study, in which the retrieval data was in March 2020, the additional three articles are new publications included in the WoS database in the past half year. Actually, the heterogeneity in the number of articles retrieved by Luo et al is mainly caused by the differences in the number of database resources purchased by different research institutions and the different retrieval time. Besides, the heterogeneity in retrieval strategies can also give rise to the difference in the number of retrieved literature, but the rationality for our retrieval strategy has been elaborated above. In addition, it was found that the vast majority of included articles for analysis were extracted from the Sci-expanded database by further searching. And the other databases listed by Luo et al are mostly non-medical databases, especially Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), so inclusion of these databases is unlikely to generate new publications for analysis in a medical research article that aimed to analyze research trends of acupuncture therapy on knee osteoarthritis. Nevertheless, we have tried to cover all these databases in our new search using our proposed retrieval strategy, and as expected, no new eligible publications can be added for bibliometric analysis. Therefore, our results and findings in the published study were robust. Lastly, the purpose of our research was to explore the current status and trends of the global use of acupuncture on KOA in the last 10 years, which is a very productive period for acupuncture research. Thus, only literature published in this period were included for analysis. Similarly, in some published studies to explore research trends in a specific field, the inclusion of literature in the range of the past 10 year is not uncommon.5,6 Nevertheless, in light of advice from Luo et al, we may conduct a bibliometric analysis covering a longer period to investigate a new theme in the future. In summary, our study provides potential collaborators and institutions, and hot topics, thereby providing a perspective to the developing trend of acupuncture therapy on KOA, which may help researchers explore new directions for future research in this field.

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          Study of acupuncture for low back pain in recent 20 years: a bibliometric analysis via CiteSpace

          Background Acupuncture has been applied to relieve low back pain (LBP) in many countries. However, a bibliometric analysis of the global use of acupuncture for LBP is rare. Objective The aim of this study was to demonstrate the state of the art and trends concerning the global use of acupuncture for LBP in recent 20 years. Methods Literature relating to acupuncture for LBP from 1997 to 2016 was retrieved from Web of Science. CiteSpace was used to analyze country/institution, cited journals, authors/cited authors, cited references, and keywords. An analysis of counts and centrality was used to reveal publication outputs, countries/institutions, core journals, active authors, foundation references, hot topics, and frontiers. Results A total of 958 references were obtained, and the total number of publications continually increased over the investigated period. Journal articles (662) were the most frequently occurring document type. The most productive country and institution in this field was the USA (342) and Harvard University (47), respectively. The J Altern Complem Med (69) was the most productive journal, and Pain (636) was the most cocited journal, which reflected the nature of the research. The Haake’s (2007) article (cocitation counts: 130) and the Cherkin’s (2001) article (centrality: 0.59) were the most representative and symbolic references, with the highest cocitation number and centrality, respectively. Cherkin was the most influential author, with the highest number of publications of 25 and a cocitation number of 226. The four hot topics in acupuncture for LBP were research method, evaluation, economy, and comprehensive therapy. The three frontier topics were intervention, test reliability, and prevalence. Conclusion This study provides an insight into acupuncture for LBP and valuable information for acupuncture researchers to identify new perspectives on potential collaborators and cooperative institutions, hot topics, and research frontiers.
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            Ten-years trend of dengue research in Indonesia and South-east Asian countries: a bibliometric analysis

            ABSTRACT Background: Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease with high incidence in over 128 countries. WHO estimates 500,000 people with severe dengue are hospitalized annually and 2.5% of those affected die. Indonesia is a hyperendemic country for dengue with an increasing number of cases in the last decade. Unfortunately, the trends of Indonesian dengue research are relatively unknown. Objective: This research aimed to depict bibliographic trends and knowledge structure of dengue publications in Indonesia relative to that of South-east Asia (SEA) from 2007 to 2016. Methods: Bibliographic data were collected from PubMed filtered by Indonesia country affiliation. The annual growth rate of publication was measured and compared with neighborhood countries in the SEA region. Network analysis was used to visualize emerging research issues. Results: About 1,625 dengue-related documents originated from SEA region, of which Indonesia contributed 5.90%. The publication growth rate in Indonesia, however, is the highest in ASEAN region (28.87%). Total citations for documents published from Indonesia was 980, with an average of 14 citations per publication and h-index of 16. Within the first five years, the main research topics were related to insect vector and diagnostic method. While insect vector remained dominant in the last five years, other topics such as disease outbreak, dengue virus, and dengue vaccine started emerging. Conclusion: In the last 10 years, dengue publications’ growth from Indonesia in international journals improved significantly, despite less number of publications compared to other SEA countries. Efforts should be made to improve the quantity and quality of publications from Indonesia. The research topics related to dengue in Indonesia are in line with studies in SEA. Stakeholders and policy makers are encouraged to develop a roadmap for dengue research in the future.
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              Research trends of acupuncture therapy on insomnia in two decades (from 1999 to 2018):a bibliometric analysis

               Wenya Pei,  Rui Peng,  Yuan Gu (2019)
              Objectives We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of research of acupuncture on insomnia and explore the hotspots and frontiers from 1999 to 2018, by using bibliometric methods. Methods Articles about acupuncture therapy on insomnia were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC). We used Citespace V to analyze publication years, journals, countries, institutions, authors and cited authors. We plotted the reference co-citation network and key words to analyze the research hotspots and trends. Results Until August 31, 2018 31, 2018, a total of 292 records in acupuncture therapy on insomnia research were identified from 1999 to 2018. The number and rate of the annual publication gradually increased. Respectively, SLEEP and J NEUROPSYCH CLIN N (journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences) ranked the first in the frequency and centality of cited joural. Among countries, China ranked highest in the number of publications and the top 3 institutes were in Hong Kong. Chung KF and Yeung WF were the most productive authors and YEUNG WF ranked the first in the cited authors. In the ranking of frequency and in cited reference, the first was the article published in by CAO HJ and KALAVAPALLI R. ‘Randomized controlled trial’ had a high frequncy and centrality in keyword. Conclusions A higher degree of acceptance acupuncture was obtained in the Asian. Recently, systematic reviews and clinic trials most focused on electrocacupuncture and acupressure among the acupuncture therapy.
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                Journal
                J Pain Res
                J Pain Res
                jpr
                jpainres
                Journal of Pain Research
                Dove
                1178-7090
                15 January 2021
                2021
                : 14
                : 73-74
                Affiliations
                [1 ]The Third Clinical Medical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University , Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China
                [2 ]The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University , Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China
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                Correspondence: Jianqiao Fang Zhejiang Chinese Medical University , 548 Binwen Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang310053, People’s Republic of China Tel/Fax +86 571-87238254 Email fangjianqiao7532@163.com
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                These authors contributed equally to this work

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                300924
                10.2147/JPR.S300924
                7814992
                © 2021 Li et al.

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