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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:1017-1020. doi: 10.3233/SHTI190378.

Network Analysis of Citation in Hypertension Clinical Guidelines.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ajou University Graduate School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Institute of Kidney Disease Research, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA.
Medical Informatics Services, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY USA.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Neuromuscular Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine & Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.


Recently the two most influential clinical guideline were published for diagnosing and treating hypertension in US and Europe: 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) and 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension (ESC/ESH) Guideline. Though both of them have most in common, the differences in details between guidelines have confused many clinicians in the world. Because guidelines were evidence- based literature, through the analysis of articles cited in guidelines, these similarities and differences could be explained. Bibliometric analysis is a method of quantifying the contents of literature to analyze literature. So using the bibliometric analysis including co-citation network analysis, articles cited in guideline were analyzed. As a result, we figured out that bibliometrics can analyze the influence of the countries, authors and studies on the guidelines, which might affect on the similarities and the differences between both guidelines.


Bibliometrics; Guideline; Hypertension

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