A world panorama of bruxism in children and adolescents with emphasis on associated sleep features: A bibliometric analysis (full-text)

Background and Objectives
To present a world panorama of the published papers on bruxism in children and adolescents, emphasising the characteristics of studies related to the sleep features of these patients.

Methods
Literature searches were conducted in six databases without language or date restrictions. Data on the titles, types of study, main subjects, countries of origin, keywords, years of publication, authors and their network collaborations, journals and sleep studies were extracted and analysed using VantagePoint™ software.

Results
A total of 725 studies met the eligibility criteria. Most included only children (75.31%), with observational design (66.34%), and risk or aetiology (53.93%) as the main subject. Brazil (18.06%) and Brazilian authors (54.84%) had the largest number of studies, with a low amount of network collaboration. The Journal of Oral Rehabilitation published most of the studies (6.2%); publications in this field have grown considerably from 2000 to 2020. Of the studies, 123 (16.96%) included sleep studies; night sweating, restless sleep, sleep talking, mouth breathing, snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, sleep-disordered breathing, nightmares, poor sleep quality and duration, and daytime naps were significantly associated with bruxism in most.

Conclusion
Studies on bruxism in children and adolescents have increased in the past 20 years, with most being observational, and risk or aetiology as the main subject. Brazil and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation have published most in the field. Sleep studies have shown some features associated with bruxism, such as night sweating, restless sleep, somniloquy, snoring, breathing problems, nightmares, daytime naps, and poor sleep quality and duration.

For FULL-TEXT https://doi.org/10.1111/joor.13249

Author(s): Mariana Batista Ribeiro-Lages, Lucas Alves Jural, Marcela Baraúna Magno, José Vicente-Gomila, Daniele Masterson Ferreira, Andréa Fonseca-Gonçalves, Lucianne Cople Maia
Organization(s): Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universitat Politècnica de València
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Year: 2021

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