Publication characteristics

The database includes a total of 444 RCTs from 42 different countries. These RCTs were published in 155 different journals in 8 languages between 1986 and 2020.


Pediatric critical care RCTs published per year


Journals publishing pediatric critical care RCTs

These RCTs were published in 155 different journals in 8 languages. 21% of RCTs were published in a journals that published a single RCT.


These 21 journals published 5 or more RCTs each

Journal title RCTs Percentage
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 58 (13.1%)
Critical Care Medicine 36 (8.1%)
Intensive Care Medicine 30 (6.8%)
New England Journal of Medicine 12 (2.7%)
Journal of Pediatrics 11 (2.5%)
Pediatric Anesthesia 9 (2.0%)
Lancet 9 (2.0%)
Pediatrics 8 (1.8%)
Jornal de Pediatria 7 (1.6%)
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 7 (1.6%)
Journal of Critical Care 7 (1.6%)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 6 (1.4%)
JAMA 6 (1.4%)
Critical Care 6 (1.4%)
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 6 (1.4%)
American Journal of Critical Care 6 (1.4%)
Chest 5 (1.1%)
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 5 (1.1%)
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 5 (1.1%)
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 5 (1.1%)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia 5 (1.1%)

Country of origin

RCTs were from 42 different countries, 281 (63%) of trials were from high-income countries.

Pediatric critical care RCTs published per country

Country RCTs Percentage
United States 130 (29.3%)
India 39 (8.8%)
Brazil 28 (6.3%)
China 26 (5.9%)
Canada 19 (4.3%)
Egypt 17 (3.8%)
The Netherlands 16 (3.6%)
Turkey 16 (3.6%)
United Kingdom 16 (3.6%)
Australia 15 (3.4%)
Germany 12 (2.7%)
Italy 12 (2.7%)
Spain 10 (2.3%)
Thailand 10 (2.3%)
Japan 7 (1.6%)
France 6 (1.4%)
Iran 6 (1.4%)
Argentina 5 (1.1%)
Greece 5 (1.1%)
Belgium 4 (0.9%)
Chile 4 (0.9%)
Switzerland 4 (0.9%)
Austria 3 (0.7%)
Israel 3 (0.7%)
Saudi Arabia 3 (0.7%)
South Africa 3 (0.7%)
Vietnam 3 (0.7%)
Croatia 2 (0.5%)
Cuba 2 (0.5%)
Finland 2 (0.5%)
Indonesia 2 (0.5%)
Pakistan 2 (0.5%)
Russia 2 (0.5%)
South Korea 2 (0.5%)
Bangladesh 1 (0.2%)
Colombia 1 (0.2%)
Malaysia 1 (0.2%)
New Zealand 1 (0.2%)
Philippines 1 (0.2%)
Portugal 1 (0.2%)
Sweden 1 (0.2%)
Taiwan 1 (0.2%)

Report generated: 04-Feb-20 at 11:17h
Database version: 2019Q4
Date of last searches: 03-Jan-20