Frontier hot trends in ischemic stroke and vascular regeneration based on bibliometric analysis
Xia Tianqing1, Rong Mengwei1, Dan Cunyan1, Yang Ting2, Ding Zhibin2, Song Lijuan1, 3, Ma Cungen1
1The Key Research Laboratory of Benefiting Qi for Acting Blood Circulation Method to Treat Multiple Sclerosis of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Research Center of Neurobiology, Shanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Jinzhong 030619, Shandong Province, China; 2Department of Neurology, Third Hospital of Shanxi Medical University (Shanxi Bethune Hospital, Shanxi Academy of Medical Sciences, Tongji Shanxi Hospital), Taiyuan 030032, Shanxi Province, China; 3Department of Neurosurgery, Sinopharm Tongmei General Hospital, Datong 037003, Shanxi Province, China
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Vascular regeneration, as one of the crucial repair processes after its onset, necessitates visual analysis between the two.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the literature on ischemic stroke and vascular regeneration in the past decade using bibliometrics and sort out the current status, hotspots, and future research trends in this field.
METHODS: We used a bibliometric approach to search the Web of Science database for literature on ischemic stroke and vascular regeneration published between January 2011 and May 2023. The obtained data were systematically analyzed using the VOSviewer visualization software to identify the number of articles, countries, keywords, institutions, authors, citations, and trends.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: We searched and selected 1 484 articles and found that the relationship between ischemic stroke and vascular regeneration has emerged as a research hotspot in the cerebrovascular field, with the number of published articles continuing to rise. Most of these articles were authored by institutions from China and the United States. Shanghai Jiao Tong University was the most cited institution. The most influential author was Hermann DM, whose article had been cited 1 003 times. The current hot research topics in the field include extracellular vesicles, microRNAs and mesenchymal stem cells, which are being studied for their correlations with relevant diseases. To conclude, the bibliometric analysis provides a visual analysis of ischemic stroke and vascular regeneration, which is found to be an emerging focus as well as a valuable reference for future trends and highlights in ischemic stroke and vascular regeneration.
Key words: ischemic stroke, vascular regeneration, bibliometric analysis, VOSviewer, cerebrovascular disease