Mesothelioma Due to Workplace Exposure: A Comprehensive Bibliometric Analysis of Current Situation and Future Trends

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2023 February 6 [Link]

Hanpeng Lai, Chenglei Hu, Man Qu, Xing Liu, Yu Xue, Ping Xu, Dongdong Hao


Background: This article provides an overview of the current status and research progress of mesothelioma. Methods: A total of 2638 documents published from 1 January 2004 to 30 November 2022 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection and analyzed via Microsoft Office Excel 2019, VOSviewer 1.6.18, and Tableau 2022.2. Results: There was an obvious increase in the number of publications regarding mesothelioma in the last 18 years, with the United States dominating the research field with 715 publications and 23,882 citations, while the University of Turin contributed the most (118). Occupational & Environmental Medicine was the most popular journal (80), with Corrado Magnani being the most prolific author (52) and Michele Carbone obtaining the most citations (4472). “Oncology” and “Health Science of Environment & Occupation” were the two main subjects, while the keywords “asbestos”, “lung cancer”, “gene expression”, “apoptosis”, “survival”, and “cisplatin” were the most popular. Conclusions: The containment of mesothelioma calls for more participation from low- and middle-income countries, and further attention needs to be paid to clinical research.