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Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 1
First page : ( 44) Last page : ( 57)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00004.5

Covid-19 and kidney disease: A bibiometric assessment of global literature

Gupta B.M.1, Chakraborty Kanu2, Upadhyay Navin3, Chakraborty Manashree3

1Formerly with CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, India

2Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India

3Apex College of Nursing, Varanasi, India

Online published on 24 May, 2022.


The study presents an assessment of worldwide research trends on the ‘Covid-19 and Kidney Disease’ based on publications indexed in Scopus database till 1st December 2021. The publications and citations data were statistically analysed on various bibliometric indicators such as document type, subject area, keywords, authors collaboration, author impact, country production, citations and co-citations patterns, collaboration patterns, etc. through bibliometrix tool and R package (Biblioshiny), and spreadsheet. The study identified and analysed 1673 documents (with 22.12% share externally funded) on this topic which received 17407 citations with the participation of 571 organisations and 1366 authors from 93 countries and published in 291 journals. Adults, middle aged and the aged constituted the largest share (42.02%, 30.42% and 26.60%) of publications studied on this topic. Treatment, clinical studies, complications and risk factor constitute the largest share (42.02%, 41.48%, 25.1% and 18.35%) of publications on this topic. The USA and China lead in global publication output (with 471 and 162 papers) and China (28.36 and 2.73) and Italy (21.22 and 2.04) lead in global citation impact. The INSERM, France and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA lead in publications productivity (with 46 and 45 papers) and Tongji Medical College, China (70.1 and 7.14) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (70.10 and 6.74) lead in citation impact. S. Mohan and S.Caillard lead in publication productivity (with 20 and 18 papers), and C.Ronoco (48.19 and 4.61) and P.Cravedi (34.27 and 3.30) lead in citation impact. American Journal of Transplantation and Kidney International lead in global publication output (with 67 and 59 papers) and Kidney International (65.78) and Journal of American Society of Nephrology (52.56) lead in citation impact. The most significant keywords found on this theme are Coronivirus 19, Covid 19, SARS-CoV-2, Acute Kidney Failure, Acute Kidney Injuries, Kidney Transplantation, etc. The research sheds light on global research on the Covid-19 and Kidney disease research complications.



Kidney, Renal, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus, Bibliometric, Scientometrics.


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