Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 261--262

Posterior urethral valves consensus

Shilpa Sharma 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Shilpa Sharma
Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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Sharma S. Posterior urethral valves consensus.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:261-262

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Sharma S. Posterior urethral valves consensus. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 17 ];25:261-262
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Iam grateful to the editors and the readers of the Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (JIAPS) for the overwhelming response to the article “Consensus on the Management of Posterior Urethral Valves from Antenatal Period to Puberty” published in JIAPS in January–March issue, 2019.[1]

The article has been marked popular ever since its online publication on December 19, 2018. It has been viewed by 2351, printed by 126, and PDF downloaded by 187 readers till September 10, 2019, from the JIAPS website. Besides, it is readily available in full text on the PubMed and PubMed Central.[2],[3]

It is a matter of prestige for JIAPS that the article has been recommended by the urology faculty of F1000Prime as a good article, being of special significance in its field and recommended for teaching.[4] F1000Prime was conceived in 2002 as a collaboration of 1000 international faculty members, though the remit of the service continues to grow and the faculty now numbers more than 8000 leading experts. Their recommendations form a fully searchable database containing more than 100,000 records and identifying the best research available. The F1000Prime score is a new data source for research evaluation and a potential indicator of the scientific impact of individual papers.[5]

The article has been described as an extremely thorough, step-by-step approach to the management of a boy with posterior urethral valves from the time of initial fetal diagnosis to the time of potential renal transplant preparation in the case of end-stage renal disease. It is rare to have this sort of broad yet detailed summary of care so can be a valuable go-to guide in settings where there has not been a vast experience with handling these patients.

The article has also been appreciated by the World Federation of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons, and we have received several congratulatory messages from the members of the Executive Board who belong to countries such as Doha, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, USA, Egypt, and China.

I have received several congratulatory emails from the readers in appreciation and thanking us for the article. They have described the article as exemplary, detailed, and a complete review article. Readers have acknowledged that it was the first time they could understand many concepts which were unclear earlier. The article has been read in several journal clubs across medical colleges in India.

The article has been appreciated on ResearchGate also with more than 277 reads, 168 by ResearchGate members, and 3 recommendations.[6] Currently, it has a research interest score of 10.1 that is higher than 81% of all the items on ResearchGate and higher than 98% of the items published in 2019. According the research area interest, it is higher than 79% of the items in urology and higher than 80% of the items in pediatrics.

On behalf of the authors, I would like to thank F1000 Faculty Member Dana Weiss, Dr. Vishrut Narang, Sonipat, Dr Jad A Degheili, Beirut, Dr Mahmoud M Marei, Cairo and Satish Kumar Kolar Venkatesh, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, for their appreciation and recommendation.

I have contributed to more than 100 scientific papers since 1997. I think this article has been the most exciting to compile with inputs from across the country and most appreciated by the readers till now. I thank the JIAPS readers on behalf of all the authors.

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1Sharma S, Joshi M, Gupta DK, Abraham M, Mathur P, Mahajan JK, et al. Consensus on the management of posterior urethral valves from antenatal period to puberty. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2019;24:4-14.
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5Costas R, Waltman L. F1000 Recommendations as a Potential New Data Source for Research Evaluation: A Comparison With Citations. J Assoc Inf Sci Tech 2014;65:433-45.
6Available from: 330065370_Consensus_on_the_Management_of_Posterior_Urethral_Valves_from_Antenatal_Period_to_Puberty/comments. [Last accessed 2019 Sep 10].