Sevil Alkan Çeviker1, Murat Emre Tokur2, Alper Tahmaz3, Mustafa Yılmaz4, Cemile Uyar4

1Department of Infectious Disease, Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Türkiye
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kütahya University of Health Sciences, Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Türkiye
3Department of Infectious Disease, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Türkiye
4Department of Infectious Disease, Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Türkiye

Keywords: Acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID-19, global network analysis.


Objectives: This study aims to examine the studies on COVID-related ARDS globally.

Materials and methods: The Web of Science (WoS) database was scanned to search for publications until December 31, 2020. Results were analyzed to present various bibliometric indicators, the maps were visualized using the VOSviewer program (VOSviewer). The Hirsch (h-index) index and impact factor (IF) of the publishing journals were used as indicators of the impact of the publications. The publications containing the keywords “COVID-19” or “SARS-CoV-2” and “acute respiratory distress syndrome” or “ARDS” were examined.

Results: A total 113 articles were evaluated. The average number of citations was found to be 26.97. The majority of the publications were from the USA (29.20%). Most cited articles were published in the European Respiratory Journal and Frontiers in Medicine journals, but most of the publications were from Critical Care and Cureus journals.

Conclusion: With the spread of the pandemic, bibliometric analysis should be used more widely in order to evaluate the quality of the increasing academic paper and to guide the missing study issues.

Cite this article as: Alkan Çeviker S, Tokur ME, Tahmaz A, Yılmaz M, Uyar C. Global network analysis on COVID-19 related acute respiratory distress syndrome. D J Med Sci 2022;8(2):41-48.

Data Sharing Statement:
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the article.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.