KBB-Forum 2024 , Cilt 23, Sayı 1


Dr. Alaz 1, ARABACI Dr. Cüneyt Orhan 1, KARA Dr. Bülent 1, TOPUZ
1Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi KBB Anabilim Dalı, KBB, Denizli, Türkiye Objective: Evaluating the 45-years distribution of specialty theses on allergic rhinitis and comparing them with data from four relevant main clinics.

Material and Methods: Theses were assessed using the National Thesis Center database, with each thesis categorized under "Otolaryngology," "Pediatrics," "Adult Allergy and Immunology," "Chest Diseases," or "Others," based on their respective clinics. Clinical studies were further classified as either "Retrospective" or "Prospective. The publication status of the theses was determined by cross-referencing the national database "TR Dizin" and the international database "PubMed."

Results: Upon reviewing the 45-year results, a total of 154 theses on allergic rhinitis were included in the study. These theses were predominantly affiliated with the otolaryngology clinic (n = 64), followed closely by Pediatrics (n = 49).

In terms of research methodology, the majority of these theses comprised prospective clinical research. When examining the number of published theses, it was evident that the highest number of published theses came from otolaryngology clinics (n = 23), surpassing other clinic categories.

Conclusion: When assessing the theses related to allergic rhinitis, it became apparent that their numbers have increased. Particularly, otolaryngology clinics have consistently been at the forefront in publishing theses on allergic rhinitis. Despite the challenges that may have posed obstacles to practical applications over time, it is worth noting that these hindrances have not significantly impacted the production of theses within otolaryngology specialty training. Keywords : Specialization theses, allergic rhinitis, bibliometry