terça-feira, 17 de julho de 2012

Boa situação do Brasil nas publicações em doenças tropicais negligenciadas

Um relatório sobre a produção científica na área de doenças tropicais negligenciadas, publicado em junho pela Thomson Reuters, revela alguns dados interessantes:
  • Aumento global da produção científica na área;
  • O Brasil é o segundo país produtor de conhecimento neste campo (gráfico acima e dados no relatório);
  • A produção científica na área das leishmanioses cresce, mas foi amp,amente superada pela literatura em dengue, sendo este o tema de maior crescimento;
  • Interessantes correlações entre prevalencia e produção científica (gráfico abaixo).
“A new report has just been released by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters. The new study reports evidence of growing interest in research and control of neglected tropical diseases across countries and fields. It provides important insights for policymakers and others concerned with public health.
Neglected Tropical Diseases analyzes research output from 1992 to 2011 for a group of diseases identified by the World Health Organization as underserved by public health services. These diseases infect more than one billion people around the globe and are responsible for over half a million deaths annually. While the study finds a two-fold increase in published literature since 1992, the totals still pale in comparison to those for diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and coronary artery disease.
In addition to bibliographic analysis, the report also reviews research by region and individual disease, yielding clues to strategies for fostering more research:
  • Of the four nations represented in the most neglected tropical disease research, Brazil and India have the steepest growth in new research.
  • Of the specific diseases cited most frequently in published research over the last 20 years, Dengue research has shown the sharpest recent growth, nearly tripling in output between 2002 and 2011.
  • Research into neglected tropical diseases appears to be evolving towards solutions that move from studying the disease toward creating remedies, as evidenced by a spread across journal categories from core biomedical areas to fields relating to the ecology of the disease and the social and health environment in which these diseases are prevalent.
You can automatically download the report here.
To view all reports in this series, please visit the Global Research Reports gallery.”

Nenhum comentário:

Postar um comentário