Systematic Reviews
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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2014; 5(3): 392-397
Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.392
Table 1 Top 20 cited papers in the spine journal, 1990-2009
RankRef. TitleNumber of citations
1Ware et al[23]SF-36 health survey update491
2Bigos et al[24]A prospective study of work perceptions and psychological factors affecting the report of back injury460
3Deyo et al[25]Outcome measures for low back pain research - A proposal for standardized use432
4Hodges et al[28]Inefficient muscular stabilization of the lumbar spine associated with low back pain - A motor control evaluation of transversus abdominis388
5Banwart et al[29]Iliac crest bone-graft harvest donor site morbidity- A statistical evaluation384
6Zdeblick et al[30]A prospective, randomized study of lumbar fusion – preliminary results376
7Beaton et al[31]Guidelines for the process of cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures364
8Buckwalter et al[32]Spine update- Aging and degeneration of the human intervertebral disc358
9Spitzer et al[33]Scientific monograph of the Quebec task-force on whiplash-associated disorders-Redefining whiplash and its management348
10Garfin et al[34]New technologies in spine - Kyphoplasty and vertebrosplasty for the treatment of painful osteoporotic compression fractures335
11Lieberman et al[35]Initial outcome and efficacy of “kyphoplasty” in the treatment of painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures330
12Barr et al[36]Percutaneous vertebroplasty for pain relief and spinal stabilization328
13Patrick et al[37]Assessing health-related quality-of-life in patients with sciatica311
14O'Sullivan et al[38]Evaluation of specific stabilizing exercise in the treatment of chronic low back pain with radiologic diagnosis of spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis299
15Marras et al[39]The role of dynamic 3-dimensial trunk motion in occupationally-related low back disorders- The effects of workplace factors, trunk position, and trunk motion characteristics on risk of injury289
16Klenerman et al[27]The prediction of chronicity in patients with an acute attack of low-back pain in a general-practice setting287
17Olmarker et al[40]Autologous nucleus pulposus induces neurophysiologic and histologic changes in porcine cauda-equina nerve roots282
18Fritzell et al[41]2001 Volvo Award winner in clinical studies: Lumbar fusion versus nonsurgical treatment for chronic low back pain - A multicenter randomized controlled trial from the Swedish Lumbar Spine Study Group268
18Thompson et al[42]Preliminary evaluation of a scheme for grading the gross morphology of the human intervertebral disk268
20Bovim et al[43]Neck pain in the general population267
Table 2 Study characteristics of the top 20 cited papers in the spine journal, 1990-2009
RankRef.TypeSubtype/level of evidenceSubject
1Ware et al[23]ClinicalReview/level 4General health
2Bigos et al[24]ClinicalProspective cohort/level 1Back injury
3Deyo et al[25]ClinicalReview/level 3Low back pain
4Hodges et al[28]ClinicalProspective cohort/level 3Low back pain
5Banwart et al[29]ClinicalCase series/level 4Iliac crest bone graft harvest
6Zdeblick et al[30]ClinicalRandomized control trial/level 2Lumbar/lumbosacral fusion
7Beaton et al[31]ClinicalReview/level 4General health
8Buckwalter et al[32]Basic ScienceReviewIntervertebral disk
9Spitzer et al[33]ClinicalReview/level 4Whiplash disorders
10Garfin et al[34]ClinicalReview/level 2Osteoporotic compression fractures
11Lieberman et al[35]ClinicalCase series/level 4Osteoporotic compression fractures
12Barr et al[36]ClinicalCase series/level 4Osteoporotic compression fractures/spinal tumor
13Patrick et al[37]ClinicalProspective cohort/level 1Low back pain
14O'Sullivan et al[38]ClinicalRandomized control trial/level 1Spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis.
15Marras et al[39]ClinicalCross-sectionalOccupationally-related low back pain
16Klenerman et al[27]ClinicalCross-sectionalChronicity of low back pain
17Olmarker et al[40]Basic ScienceAnimal studyNucleus pulposus induced histological/morphological changes
18Fritzell et al[41]ClinicalRandomized control trial/level 1Lumbar fusion
18Thompson et al[42]Basic ScienceBiomechanicsIntervertebral disk morphology
20Bovim et al[43]ClinicalCross-sectionalNeck pain
Table 3 The top-cited 20 authors in the spine journal, 1990-2009
RankAuthorCurrent institutionArticlespublishedTotalcitationsLeadauthorshipsLead author citationsRatio
1Lenke LGWashington University; United States13528338205354.1
2Bridwell KHWashington University; United States117255313371196.4
3Vaccaro ARThomas Jefferson University; United States8817012051785.1
4Takahashi KChiba University; Japan7210219132113.4
5An HSRush University; United States6715069252167.3
6Panjabi MMYale University; United States64303422989137.9
7Weinstein JNDartmouth University; United States6423156142385.8
8Deyo RAUniversity of Washington; United States63415281047519
9Albert TJThomas Jefferson University; United States6113076191217.8
10Ebraheim NAUniversity of Toledo; United States5710532753939
11Kikuchi SFukushima Medical University; Japan561212464303
12Moriya HChiba University; Japan5290700n/a
13McAfee PCSt. Joseph Medical Center; United States48176210377176.2
14Newton PORady Children's Hospital; United States454681325136
15Andersson GBJRush University; United States451448242724
16Luk KDKUniversity of Hong Kong; China445681013756.8
17Boden SDEmory University; United States432215141349158.2
18Olmarker KUniversity of Gothenburg; Sweden43151212767126
19Kim YJColumbia University; United States417511746644.2
20Garfin SRUniversity of California, San Diego; United States4112395448247.8
21Bradford DSUniversity of California, San Francisco; United States4112883102429.3