Trends and focal points in pelvic floor reconstruction for pelvic organ prolapse: A bibliometric analysis.

This study aims to investigate the current research trends and focal points in the field of pelvic floor reconstruction for the management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

To achieve this objective, a bibliometric analysis was conducted on relevant literature using the Citespace database. The analysis led to the creation of a knowledge map, offering a comprehensive overview of scientific advancements in this research area.

The study included a total of 607 publications, revealing a consistent increase in articles addressing pelvic floor reconstruction for POP treatment. Most articles originated from the United States (317 articles), followed by Chinese scholars (40 articles). However, it is important to note that the overall number of articles remains relatively low. The organization with the highest publication frequency was the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where Matthew D. Barber leads the academic group. Barber himself has the highest number of published articles (18 articles), followed by Zhu Lan, a Chinese scholar (10 articles). Key topics with high frequency and mediated centrality include stress urinary incontinence, quality of life, impact, and age. The journal with the largest number of papers from both domestic and international researchers is INT UROGYNECOL J. The study's hotspots mainly focus on the impact of pelvic floor reconstruction on the treatment and quality of life of POP patients. The United States leads in this field, but there is a lack of cooperation between countries, institutions, and authors. Moving forward, cross-institutional, cross-national, and cross-disciplinary exchanges and cooperation should be strengthened to further advance the field of pelvic floor reconstructive surgery for POP research.

Medicine. 2024 May 10 [Epub]

Min Kong, Yueyue Shi, Zhuo Wang, Yao Hao, Ngenzi Richard Djurist, Yan Li

Ningxia Medical University General Hospital, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 750004, China., Key Laboratory of Fertility Maintenance, Ministry of Education, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 750004, China.