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A bibliometric analysis of opioid in Malaysia

Zin, Che Suraya and Abdullah, Nor Asma Diyana and Ramli, Noorul Atiqah and Khadir, Noorsyahiruh and Zain, Nor Shahfiza and Rosley, Nor Fatin and Shaikh Rahman Bux, Siti Halimah Bux (2020) A bibliometric analysis of opioid in Malaysia. Journal of Pharmacy and bioallied Sciences, 12 (6). pp. 667-670. ISSN 0976-4879 E-ISSN 0975-7406

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Opioid analgesics have been widely used for the treatment of pain. In USA, it was reported an increase in opioid prescribing is parallel with the increase of opioid use disorders such as misuse, abuse, and opioids overdose-related death. Little is known about the opioid situation and its related research in Malaysia.Therefore, this bibliometric study provided an overview on the productivity of opioid research in Malaysia. All published articles on opioid research in Malaysia from 2006 to 2018 were included, where they were retrieved from online databases. Then, the data were analysed, presented and discussed using standard bibliometric indicators, such as growth of publications, number of citation journals, geographical distribution, and issues addressed in the publications. Total of 78 research articles on opioids published between 2006 and 2018 were identified. The relative growth rate (RGR) of publications during the study period was 12.24%. The most common issue studied was the methadone maintenance therapy. Most articles were published in the indexed journals (98.72%) and the predominant journal was the Drug and Alcohol Dependence (11.54%). The article on buprenorphine and naltrexone reported the highest citations of 85. It can be concluded that research evaluating opioids in pain management particularly in patients with non-cancer pain in Malaysia is limited and requires further exploration.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4127/81694
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric, Malaysia, methadone, morphine, opioid research
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Prof Dr Che Suraya Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 11:02
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2020 10:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81694

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