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Publication characteristics

The database includes a total of 432 RCTs from 42 different countries. These RCTs were published in 153 different journals in 8 languages between 1986 and 2019.


Pediatric critical care RCTs published per year


Journals publishing pediatric critical care RCTs

These RCTs were published in 153 different journals in 8 languages. 21% of RCTs were published in a journals that published a single RCT.


These 20 journals published 5 or more RCTs each

Journal title RCTs Percentage
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 56 (13.0%)
Critical Care Medicine 35 (8.1%)
Intensive Care Medicine 30 (6.9%)
New England Journal of Medicine 12 (2.8%)
Journal of Pediatrics 11 (2.5%)
Pediatric Anesthesia 9 (2.1%)
Lancet 9 (2.1%)
Pediatrics 8 (1.9%)
Jornal de Pediatria 7 (1.6%)
Journal of Critical Care 7 (1.6%)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 6 (1.4%)
Critical Care 6 (1.4%)
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 6 (1.4%)
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 6 (1.4%)
American Journal of Critical Care 6 (1.4%)
Chest 5 (1.2%)
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 5 (1.2%)
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 5 (1.2%)
JAMA 5 (1.2%)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia 5 (1.2%)

Country of origin

RCTs were from 42 different countries, 273 (63%) of trials were from high-income countries.

Pediatric critical care RCTs published per country

Country RCTs Percentage
United States 126 (29.2%)
India 38 (8.8%)
Brazil 28 (6.5%)
China 24 (5.6%)
Canada 18 (4.2%)
Egypt 17 (3.9%)
The Netherlands 16 (3.7%)
United Kingdom 16 (3.7%)
Australia 15 (3.5%)
Turkey 15 (3.5%)
Germany 12 (2.8%)
Italy 12 (2.8%)
Thailand 10 (2.3%)
Spain 9 (2.1%)
France 6 (1.4%)
Iran 6 (1.4%)
Argentina 5 (1.2%)
Greece 5 (1.2%)
Japan 5 (1.2%)
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: 13-Sep-19 at 12:38h
Database version: 2019Q2
Date of last searches: 02-Jul-19

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