1 Background

PubMed collection from National Library of Medicine, has the most comprehensive information about peer reviewed articles in medicine.

MeSH Terms is a controlled vocabulary that is used to label PubMed articles according to their content. It is done by experts in National Library of Medicine. Keywords are lables that are given by authors of the article. Both are included in a PubMed record of an article.

EDirect is a valuable tool to identify various features of published articles that are indexed in PubMed.

2 Aim

In this analysis we aimed to identify the most common topics investigated in Turkey and published in pathology journals. This may reveal the common research topics Turkish pathologists are interested. We extracted most common MeSH terms and keywords from PubMed articles using EDirect: MeSH Terms Pathology Articles From Turkey

3 Materials and Methods

Methods:

Packages used for analysis are given. Tidyverse is used for data manipulation, and rstudioapi to run e-utilities commands from RStudio.

Pathology Journal ISSN List was retrieved from In Cites Clarivate, and Journal Data Filtered as follows:

JCR Year: 2016 Selected Editions: SCIE,SSCI Selected Categories: 'PATHOLOGY' Selected Category Scheme: WoS

Data is retrieved from PubMed via e-Utilities.

The search formula for PubMed is generated as “ISSN List AND Country[Affiliation]” as described in advanced search of PubMed.

Articles are downloaded as xml.

MeSH terms are extracted from xml. Common terms are excluded and major topics are selected.

Keywords are extracted from xml.

The retrieved information was compiled in a table.

4 Results

Most common 20 author supplied keywords are given below.

Most common 20 auhor supplied keywords
author key word frequency
Immunohistochemistry 31
Prognosis 16
Apoptosis 14
Breast 12
Histopathology 12
Oxidative 12
Cytology 9
Papillary 8
Thyroid 8
Kidney 6
Metastasis 6
Mutation 6
Ovary 6
p53 6
Prostate 6
Ultrasonography 6
BCL-2 5
fine 5
Rat 5
Squamous 5

Most common 20 MeSH terms are given below

Most common 20 MeSH terms
frequency MeSH term
119 Biomarkers,
86 Adenocarcinoma
74 Breast
65 Thyroid
55 Carcinoma
41 Skin
39 Liver
38 Antioxidants
38 Tumor
35 Carcinoma,
35 Kidney
35 Lung
33 Urinary
31 Carcinoma,
31 Stomach
30 Apoptosis
26 Biopsy,
26 Brain
26 Endometrial
25 Ovarian

5 Comments

Comment: We may conclude that adenocarcinomas, breast and thyroid tumors, and immunohistochemistry are the most common research topics. Lung, kidney and ovary are also common research topics.

Future Work: * The changes in frequencies of topics throughout time * The distribution of topics among institutions


6 Feedback

Serdar Balcı, MD, Pathologist would like to hear your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/YjGZ5DHgtPlR1RnB3

This document will be continiously updated and the last update was on 2018-06-08.


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# Background

PubMed collection from [National Library of Medicine](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/), has the most comprehensive information about peer reviewed articles in medicine.

[MeSH Terms](https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/mesh.html) is a controlled vocabulary that is used to label PubMed articles according to their content. It is done by experts in National Library of Medicine. Keywords are lables that are given by authors of the article. Both are included in a PubMed record of an article.

[EDirect](https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/edirect/install.html) is a valuable tool to identify various features of published articles that are indexed in PubMed.

# Aim

In this analysis we aimed to identify the most common topics investigated in Turkey and published in pathology journals. This may reveal the common research topics Turkish pathologists are interested. We extracted most common MeSH terms and keywords from PubMed articles using [EDirect](https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/edirect/overview.html):
[MeSH Terms Pathology Articles From Turkey](https://sbalci.github.io/pubmed/MeSH_Terms_Pathology_Articles_From_Turkey.html)


# Materials and Methods

**Methods:**

Packages used for analysis are given. `Tidyverse` is used for data manipulation, and [rstudioapi](https://github.com/rstudio/rstudio/issues/2193) to run e-utilities commands from RStudio.


```{r load -if not present install- required packages, message=FALSE, warning = FALSE}
usePackage <- function(p)
{
if (!is.element(p, installed.packages()[, 1]))
install.packages(p, dep = TRUE)
require(p, character.only = TRUE)
}

usePackage("tidyverse")
usePackage("rstudioapi")
usePackage("pander")
```


Pathology Journal ISSN List was retrieved from [In Cites Clarivate](https://jcr.incites.thomsonreuters.com/), and Journal Data Filtered as follows: 

`JCR Year: 2016 Selected Editions: SCIE,SSCI Selected Categories: 'PATHOLOGY' Selected Category Scheme: WoS`


```{r Get ISSN List from data downloaded from WoS}
# Get ISSN List from data downloaded from WoS
ISSNList <- JournalHomeGrid <- read_csv("data/JournalHomeGrid.csv",
skip = 1) %>%
select(ISSN) %>%
filter(!is.na(ISSN)) %>%
t() %>%
paste("OR ", collapse = "") # add OR between ISSN List

ISSNList <- gsub(" OR $", "" , ISSNList) # to remove last OR
```


Data is retrieved from PubMed via [e-Utilities](https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/).

The search formula for PubMed is generated as "ISSN List AND Country[Affiliation]" as described in [advanced search of PubMed](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/advanced).

```{r Generate Search Formula For Pathology Journals AND Countries}
# Generate Search Formula For Pathology Journals AND Countries
searchformula <-
paste("'", ISSNList, "'", " AND ", "Turkey[Affiliation]")
write(searchformula, "data/searchformula.txt")
```

Articles are downloaded as `xml`.

```{r Search PubMed, write data as xml}
myTerm <- rstudioapi::terminalCreate(show = FALSE)
rstudioapi::terminalSend(
    myTerm,
    "esearch -db pubmed -query \"$(cat data/searchformula.txt)\" -datetype PDAT -mindate 1900 -maxdate 3000 | efetch -format xml > data/PathologyTurkey.xml \n"
)
Sys.sleep(1)
repeat {
    Sys.sleep(0.1)
    if (rstudioapi::terminalBusy(myTerm) == FALSE) {
        print("Code Executed")
        break
    }
}
```


MeSH terms are extracted from xml. [Common terms](https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/indexing/training/CHK_010.html) are excluded and [major topics](https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/meshtutorial/principlesofmedlinesubjectindexing/majortopics/) are selected.

```{r extract major MeSH topics -excluding common tags- from xml, message=FALSE, warning=FALSE}
myTerm <- rstudioapi::terminalCreate(show = FALSE)
rstudioapi::terminalSend(
myTerm,
"xtract -input data/PathologyTurkey.xml -pattern MeshHeading -if DescriptorName@MajorTopicYN -equals Y -or QualifierName@MajorTopicYN -equals Y -element DescriptorName| grep -vxf data/checktags.txt | sort-uniq-count-rank > data/PathologyTurkeyMeSH.csv \n"
)
Sys.sleep(1)
repeat {
Sys.sleep(0.1)
if (rstudioapi::terminalBusy(myTerm) == FALSE) {
print("Code Executed")
break
}
}
```

Keywords are extracted from `xml`.

```{r extract author keywords from xml, message=FALSE, warning=FALSE, results='asis'}
myTerm <- rstudioapi::terminalCreate(show = FALSE)
rstudioapi::terminalSend(
myTerm,
"xtract -input data/PathologyTurkey.xml -pattern Keyword -element Keyword | sort-uniq-count-rank > data/authorkeywords.csv \n"
)
Sys.sleep(1)
repeat {
Sys.sleep(0.1)
if (rstudioapi::terminalBusy(myTerm) == FALSE) {
print("Code Executed")
break
}
}
```


The retrieved information was compiled in a table.

```{r message=FALSE, warning=FALSE}
library(readr)

authorkeywords <- read_table2("data/authorkeywords.csv",
col_names = c("frequency", "author key word")) %>%
select('author key word', 'frequency') %>%
head(n = 20)

PathologyTurkeyMeSH <- read_table2("data/PathologyTurkeyMeSH.csv",
col_names = c("frequency", "MeSH term")) %>%
select('MeSH term', 'frequency') %>%
head(n = 20)
```

# Results

_**Most common 20 author supplied keywords are given below.**_

```{r results = 'asis'}
pander::pander(authorkeywords, justify = "left", caption = "Most common 20 author supplied keywords")
```

_**Most common 20 MeSH terms are given below**_

```{r results = 'asis'}

pander::pander(PathologyTurkeyMeSH, justify = "left", caption = "Most common 20 MeSH terms")

```



# Comments

**Comment:**
We may conclude that adenocarcinomas, breast and thyroid tumors, and immunohistochemistry are the most common research topics. Lung, kidney and ovary are also common research topics.


**Future Work:**
* The changes in frequencies of topics throughout time
* The distribution of topics among institutions




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# Feedback

[Serdar Balcı, MD, Pathologist](https://github.com/sbalci) would like to hear your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/YjGZ5DHgtPlR1RnB3

This document will be continiously updated and the last update was on `r Sys.Date()`.

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