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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 292-295

Research on orofacial pain in India: A bibliometric study


1 Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AECS Maruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharavathi Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mudit Gupta
Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1316

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Introduction: Orofacial pain is a common complaint affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. It is a public health problem and it is important to judge the extent of research undertaken in the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain and its underlying mechanisms. The aim of this study is to provide a quantitative overview of research on orofacial pain in Indian scenario by using bibliometric techniques on recent scientific publications on orofacial pain indexed in PubMed, IndMed and PakMediNet. Materials and methods: Data was collected from online databases viz- PubMed, IndMed and PakMediNet The data set included papers published during 2006 to 2010. Results: A total of 122 articles which were based on Indian scenario were published from 2006 to 2010 in PubMed, IndMed and PakMed Net. A total of 78.7% were published in Pubmed, out of which 54.2% were research based articles. Conclusion: Descriptive study of research done in India on orofacial pain from 2006 to 2010 based on PubMed, IndMed and PakMediNet database is presented. Taking into account the manpower available. research productivity in India in the field of orofacial pain is in its zygotic stages. The reason for this may be attributed due to the lack of standardization. The result of this study could be used by various professional societies, individual scientists, scholarly institutions and funding organizations to frame essential policies regarding the improvement of the research on orofacial pain in India and further studies could be done for assessment of quality of research.


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