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Research on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Malaysia: a bibliometric analysis

Zin, Che Suraya and Che Nozid, Norzaini Ros and Hashim, Siti Nuraisyah and Mazlan, Nur Aimi and Daud, Norhayati and Razak, Amalia Athirah and Shaikh Rahman Bux, Siti Halimah Bux (2019) Research on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Malaysia: a bibliometric analysis. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019), 19-20th October 2019, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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INTRODUCTION Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common analgesics used for pain relief. Adverse effects of NSAIDs range from gastrointestinal tract disturbances to increased risk of bleeding, renal injury and myocardial infarction. In Malaysia, the research productivity of NSAIDs is not well explored. OBJECTIVES This study examined research productivity of NSAIDs in Malaysia. METHOD This bibliometric study included all published research articles on NSAIDs from 1979 to 2018 that were conducted in Malaysia. The search databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, ScienceDirect and Scopus were used. Search terms included NSAIDs and specific drug names such as ibuprofen, celecoxib and naproxen. Growth of publication, authorship pattern, citation analysis, journal index, type of studies and geographical distribution of institutions publishing articles on NSAIDs were measured. RESULTS Overall, 111 articles were retrieved from 1979 to 2018. The annual productivity of articles throughout the study fluctuated in which the highest productivity was in 2018, 12.61% (n=14). Majority of articles were multiple authored, 99.10% (n=109) and University of Science Malaysia (USM) produced the highest number of articles (30 articles). Most of the articles were ISI-indexed, 52.25% (n=58) and the main issue studied in most of the articles was the drug formulation of NSAIDs. CONCLUSION The growth of NSAID research in Malaysia was slow and the majority of research involved laboratory studies. Clinical studies evaluating the clinical outcomes of NSAIDs in patients particularly using large healthcare databases are still lacking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4127/75873
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Prof Dr Che Suraya Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 14:48
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 14:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75873

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