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Early Mobility

Trends in Early Mobility Publishing 2020

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in PubMed

The following graph represents networks MeSH terms in early mobility literature through June 2020, based on a highly-specific, targeted literature search in PubMed. The search is documented below. The visualization was created with the open source tool VOSviewer.

visual representation of mesh terms in pubmed

Image: A network map representing the MeSH terms most frequently applied to PubMed records, and how they are connected, in a PubMed literature search of early mobility literature.

PubMed Search

The following PubMed search can be copied and pasted in its entirety into PubMed.

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("acute lung injury"[majr] OR "burn units"[majr] OR "critical care nursing"[majr] OR "critical care"[majr] OR "critical illness"[majr] OR "delirium"[majr] OR "emergence delirium"[majr] OR "intensive care units"[majr] OR "intensive care units, neonatal"[majr] OR "intensive care units, pediatric"[majr] OR "intubation"[majr] OR "respiratory distress syndrome, adult"[majr] OR "sepsis"[majr] OR "ventilators, mechanical"[majr] OR "acute care"[ti] OR "acute lung injuries"[ti] OR "acute lung injury"[ti] OR "ards"[ti] OR "burn unit"[ti] OR "burn units"[ti] OR "critical care"[ti] OR "critical illness"[ti] OR "critical illnesses"[ti] OR "critically ill"[ti] OR "HDU"[ti] OR "high dependency unit"[ti] OR "i c u "[ti] OR "icu"[ti] OR "intensive care"[ti] OR "intensive therapy unit"[ti] OR "ITU"[ti] OR "neurointensive care"[ti] OR "nicu"[ti] OR "p i c u "[ti] OR "picu"[ti] OR "respiratory distress syndrome"[ti] OR "sepsis"[ti] OR "septic"[ti] OR intubat*[ti] OR "mechanical ventilat*"[ti] OR "mechanically ventilat*"[ti])

AND

("bicycling"[majr] OR "critical care outcomes"[majr] OR "dependent ambulation"[majr] OR "early ambulation"[majr] OR "early goal-directed therapy"[majr] OR "exercise therapy"[majr] OR "exercise"[majr] OR "locomotion"[majr] OR "motor activity"[majr] OR "occupational therapy department, hospital"[majr] OR "occupational therapy"[majr] OR "physical and rehabilitation medicine"[majr] OR "physical therapy department, hospital"[majr] OR "rehabilitation nursing"[majr] OR "rehabilitation of speech and language disorders"[majr] OR "rehabilitation"[mesh:noexp] OR "rehabilitation"[sh] OR "speech-language pathology"[majr] OR "stair climbing"[majr] OR "walking"[majr] OR "activities of daily living"[ti] OR "accelerated ambulation"[ti] OR "ADL"[ti] OR "ADLs"[ti] OR "ambulation"[ti] OR "ambulate"[ti] OR "bike"[ti] OR "biking"[ti] OR "cycling"[ti] OR "cycle"[ti] OR "bicycling"[ti] OR "early goal directed therapies"[tiab] OR "early goal directed therapy"[tiab] OR "ergometer"[ti] OR "ergometers"[ti] OR "ergometry"[ti] OR "ergometries"[ti] OR "exercise"[ti] OR "exercising"[ti] OR "mobilisation"[ti] OR "mobility"[ti] OR "mobilization"[ti] OR "mobilize"[ti] OR "mobilise"[ti] OR "motor activity"[ti] OR "physical activity"[ti] OR "occupational therapies"[ti] OR "occupational therapy"[ti] OR "occupational therapist"[ti] OR "occupational therapists"[ti] OR "physical therapies"[ti] OR "physical therapy"[ti] OR "physical therapist"[ti] OR "physical therapists"[ti] OR "PICS"[tw] OR "post intensive care syndrome"[tw] OR "rehab"[ti] OR "rehabilitation"[tw] OR "rehabilitative"[tw] OR "speech language"[ti] OR "speech therapy"[ti] OR "speech pathology"[ti] OR "speech pathologist"[ti] OR "speech pathologists"[ti] OR "stair climbing"[ti] OR "strength"[ti] OR "treadmill"[ti] OR "treadmills"[ti] OR "walking"[ti] OR bicycl*[ti] OR physiotherap*[ti] OR "augmentative communication"[ti] OR "alternative communication"[ti] OR "communication aid"[ti] OR "communication aids"[ti] OR "AAC"[ti] OR "diary"[ti] OR "diaries"[ti] OR "communication board"[ti] OR "communication boards"[ti] OR "functional status"[ti] OR "functional recovery"[ti])


Or, view my search documentation on GitHub.

Author Networks as of June, 2020

The following graph represents networks of authors in early mobility literature through June 2020, based on a highly-specific, targeted literature search in PubMed. The search is documented below.

The visualization was created with the open source tool VOSviewer.

The mapping below represents connected authors with seven or more publications appearing in the PubMed search.

display of author connections of authors with 7 or more publications

Image: A network map displaying the authors most frequently represented, and how they are connected, in a PubMed literature search of early mobility literature.

PubMed Search

The following PubMed search can be copied and pasted in its entirety into PubMed.

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("acute lung injury"[majr] OR "burn units"[majr] OR "critical care nursing"[majr] OR "critical care"[majr] OR "critical illness"[majr] OR "delirium"[majr] OR "emergence delirium"[majr] OR "intensive care units"[majr] OR "intensive care units, neonatal"[majr] OR "intensive care units, pediatric"[majr] OR "intubation"[majr] OR "respiratory distress syndrome, adult"[majr] OR "sepsis"[majr] OR "ventilators, mechanical"[majr] OR "acute care"[ti] OR "acute lung injuries"[ti] OR "acute lung injury"[ti] OR "ards"[ti] OR "burn unit"[ti] OR "burn units"[ti] OR "critical care"[ti] OR "critical illness"[ti] OR "critical illnesses"[ti] OR "critically ill"[ti] OR "HDU"[ti] OR "high dependency unit"[ti] OR "i c u "[ti] OR "icu"[ti] OR "intensive care"[ti] OR "intensive therapy unit"[ti] OR "ITU"[ti] OR "neurointensive care"[ti] OR "nicu"[ti] OR "p i c u "[ti] OR "picu"[ti] OR "respiratory distress syndrome"[ti] OR "sepsis"[ti] OR "septic"[ti] OR intubat*[ti] OR "mechanical ventilat*"[ti] OR "mechanically ventilat*"[ti])

AND

("bicycling"[majr] OR "critical care outcomes"[majr] OR "dependent ambulation"[majr] OR "early ambulation"[majr] OR "early goal-directed therapy"[majr] OR "exercise therapy"[majr] OR "exercise"[majr] OR "locomotion"[majr] OR "motor activity"[majr] OR "occupational therapy department, hospital"[majr] OR "occupational therapy"[majr] OR "physical and rehabilitation medicine"[majr] OR "physical therapy department, hospital"[majr] OR "rehabilitation nursing"[majr] OR "rehabilitation of speech and language disorders"[majr] OR "rehabilitation"[mesh:noexp] OR "rehabilitation"[sh] OR "speech-language pathology"[majr] OR "stair climbing"[majr] OR "walking"[majr] OR "activities of daily living"[ti] OR "accelerated ambulation"[ti] OR "ADL"[ti] OR "ADLs"[ti] OR "ambulation"[ti] OR "ambulate"[ti] OR "bike"[ti] OR "biking"[ti] OR "cycling"[ti] OR "cycle"[ti] OR "bicycling"[ti] OR "early goal directed therapies"[tiab] OR "early goal directed therapy"[tiab] OR "ergometer"[ti] OR "ergometers"[ti] OR "ergometry"[ti] OR "ergometries"[ti] OR "exercise"[ti] OR "exercising"[ti] OR "mobilisation"[ti] OR "mobility"[ti] OR "mobilization"[ti] OR "mobilize"[ti] OR "mobilise"[ti] OR "motor activity"[ti] OR "physical activity"[ti] OR "occupational therapies"[ti] OR "occupational therapy"[ti] OR "occupational therapist"[ti] OR "occupational therapists"[ti] OR "physical therapies"[ti] OR "physical therapy"[ti] OR "physical therapist"[ti] OR "physical therapists"[ti] OR "PICS"[tw] OR "post intensive care syndrome"[tw] OR "rehab"[ti] OR "rehabilitation"[tw] OR "rehabilitative"[tw] OR "speech language"[ti] OR "speech therapy"[ti] OR "speech pathology"[ti] OR "speech pathologist"[ti] OR "speech pathologists"[ti] OR "stair climbing"[ti] OR "strength"[ti] OR "treadmill"[ti] OR "treadmills"[ti] OR "walking"[ti] OR bicycl*[ti] OR physiotherap*[ti] OR "augmentative communication"[ti] OR "alternative communication"[ti] OR "communication aid"[ti] OR "communication aids"[ti] OR "AAC"[ti] OR "diary"[ti] OR "diaries"[ti] OR "communication board"[ti] OR "communication boards"[ti] OR "functional status"[ti] OR "functional recovery"[ti])


Or, view my search documentation on GitHub.

Top Journals as of June, 2020

The following graph represents journals publishing early mobility literature through June 2020, based on a highly-specific, targeted literature search in Web of Science. The search is documented below.

Of a total of 2,592 results in a Web of Science search on June 10, 2020, these journals were the ones that were most widely represented in the results. Below the journal name is the 2018 Journal Impact Factor as reported in InCites Journal Citation Reports. However, please keep in mind that there are other metrics outside of the JIF for evaluating a journal's impact and quality. See our Journal Metrics page on the Research Metrics guide for more information.

The visualization was created with the open source tool Tableau Public.

representation of most published top 10 journals and their impact factors

Image: A graphic representing the journals most frequently represented in a Web of Science literature search, listed with their InCites Journal Impact Factors, where applicable.

Links to Journals


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Web of Science Search

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TI=("acute care" OR "acute lung injuries" OR "acute lung injury" OR "ards" OR "burn unit" OR "burn units" OR "critical care" OR "critical illness" OR "critical illnesses" OR "critically ill" OR "HDU" OR "high dependency unit" OR "i c u " OR "icu" OR "intensive care" OR "intensive therapy unit" OR "ITU" OR "neurointensive care" OR "nicu" OR "p i c u " OR "picu" OR "respiratory distress syndrome" OR "sepsis" OR "septic" OR intubat* OR "mechanical ventilation" OR "mechanical ventilator" OR "mechanical ventilators" OR "mechanically ventilated")

AND

TI=("activities of daily living" OR "accelerated ambulation" OR "ADL" OR "ADLs" OR "ambulation" OR "ambulate" OR "bike" OR "biking" OR "cycling" OR "cycle" OR "bicycling" OR "early goal directed therapies" OR "early goal directed therapy" OR "ergometer" OR "ergometers" OR "ergometry" OR "ergometries" OR "exercise" OR "exercising" OR "mobilisation" OR "mobility" OR "mobilization" OR "mobilize" OR "mobilise" OR "motor activity" OR "physical activity" OR "occupational therapies" OR "occupational therapy" OR "occupational therapist" OR "occupational therapists" OR "physical therapies" OR "physical therapy" OR "physical therapist" OR "physical therapists" OR "PICS" OR "post intensive care syndrome" OR "rehab" OR "rehabilitation" OR "rehabilitative"OR "speech language" OR "speech therapy" OR "speech pathology" OR "speech pathologist" OR "speech pathologists" OR "stair climbing" OR "strength" OR "treadmill" OR "treadmills" OR "walking" OR bicycl* OR physiotherap* OR "augmentative communication" OR "alternative communication" OR "communication aid" OR "communication aids" OR "diary" OR "diaries" OR "communicative board" OR "communication boards" OR "functional status" OR "functional recovery")

 

Or, view my search documentation on GitHub.

 

Top Ten Most Highly Cited Articles as of June, 2020

The following ten articles on early mobility are the most highly-cited, based on a targeted literature search in Scopus.The citation numbers reflect the total number of citations as of June, 2020. The literature search is documented below.

  1. Schweickert, W. D., Pohlman, M. C., Pohlman, A. S., Nigos, C., Pawlik, A. J., Esbrook, C. L., Spears, L., Miller, M., Franczyk, M., Deprizio, D., Schmidt, G. A., Bowman, A., Barr, R., McCallister, K. E., Hall, J. B., & Kress, J. P. (2009). Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 373(9678), 1874–1882. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60658-9
    1,587 citations
  2. Morris, P. E., Goad, A., Thompson, C., Taylor, K., Harry, B., Passmore, L., Ross, A., Anderson, L., Baker, S., Sanchez, M., Penley, L., Howard, A., Dixon, L., Leach, S., Small, R., Hite, R. D., & Haponik, E. (2008). Early intensive care unit mobility therapy in the treatment of acute respiratory failure. Critical Care Medicine, 36(8), 2238–2243. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0b013e318180b90e
    677 citations
  3. Burtin, C., Clerckx, B., Robbeets, C., Ferdinande, P., Langer, D., Troosters, T., Hermans, G., Decramer, M., & Gosselink, R. (2009). Early exercise in critically ill patients enhances short-term functional recovery. Critical Care Medicine, 37(9), 2499–2505. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181a38937
    498 citations
  4. Gosselink, R., Bott, J., Johnson, M., Dean, E., Nava, S., Norrenberg, M., Schönhofer, B., Stiller, K., Van De Leur, H., & Vincent, J. L. (2008). Physiotherapy for adult patients with critical illness: Recommendations of the European Respiratory Society and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Task Force on Physiotherapy for Critically Ill Patients. Intensive Care Medicine, 34(7), 1188–1199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-008-1026-7
    351 citations
  5. Jones, C., Skirrow, P., Griffiths, R. D., Humphris, G. H., Ingleby, S., Eddleston, J., Waldmann, C., & Gager, M. (2003). Rehabilitation after critical illness: A randomized, controlled trial. Critical Care Medicine, 31(10), 2456–2461. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.CCM.0000089938.56725.33
    306 citations
  6. Jones, C., Bäckman, C., Capuzzo, M., Egerod, I., Flaatten, H., Granja, C., Rylander, C., & Griffiths, R. D. (2010). Intensive care diaries reduce new onset post traumatic stress disorder following critical illness: A randomised, controlled trial. Critical Care , 14(5). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc9260
    269 citations
  7. Devlin, J. W., Boleski, G., Mlynarek, M., Nerenz, D. R., Peterson, E., Jankowski, M., Horst, H. M., & Zarowitz, B. J. (1999). Motor Activity Assessment Scale: A valid and reliable sedation scale for use with mechanically ventilated patients in an adult surgical intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine, 27(7), 1271–1275. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003246-199907000-00008
    266 citations
  8. Scott, V., Votova, K., Scanlan, A., & Close, J. (2007). Multifactorial and functional mobility assessment tools for fall risk among older adults in community, home-support, long-term and acute care settings. Age and Ageing, 36(2), 130–139. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afl165
    231 citations
  9. Zanotti, E., Felicetti, G., Maini, M., & Fracchia, C. (2003). Peripheral muscle strength training in bed-bound patients with COPD receiving mechanical ventilation: Effect of electrical stimulation. Chest, 124(1), 292–296. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.124.1.292
    215 citations
  10. Kayambu, G., Boots, R., & Paratz, J. (2013). Physical therapy for the critically ill in the ICU: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care Medicine, 41(6), 1543–1554. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827ca637
    213 citations

Scopus Search

This search can be copied and pasted in its entirety into Scopus. Note that the search is extremely targeted and not to be used for systematic or comprehensive searching.

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TITLE({acute care} OR {acute lung injuries} OR {acute lung injury} OR {ards} OR {burn unit} OR {burn units} OR {critical care} OR {critical illness} OR {critical illnesses} OR {critically ill} OR {HDU} OR {high dependency unit} OR {i c u } OR {icu} OR {intensive care} OR {intensive therapy unit} OR {ITU} OR {neurointensive care} OR {nicu} OR {p i c u } OR {picu} OR {respiratory distress syndrome} OR {sepsis} OR {septic} OR intubat* OR {mechanical ventilation} OR {mechanical ventilator} OR {mechanical ventilators} OR {mechanically ventilated})

AND

TITLE({activities of daily living} OR {accelerated ambulation} OR {ADL} OR {ADLs} OR {ambulation} OR {ambulate} OR {bike} OR {biking} OR {cycling} OR {cycle} OR {bicycling} OR {early goal directed therapies} OR {early goal directed therapy} OR {ergometer} OR {ergometers} OR {ergometry} OR {ergometries} OR {exercise} OR {exercising} OR {mobilisation} OR {mobility} OR {mobilization} OR {mobilize} OR {mobilise} OR {motor activity} OR {physical activity} OR {occupational therapies} OR {occupational therapy} OR {occupational therapist} OR {occupational therapists} OR {physical therapies} OR {physical therapy} OR {physical therapist} OR {physical therapists} OR {PICS} OR {post intensive care syndrome} OR {rehab} OR {rehabilitation} OR {rehabilitative}OR {speech language} OR {speech therapy} OR {speech pathology} OR {speech pathologist} OR {speech pathologists} OR {stair climbing} OR {strength} OR {treadmill} OR {treadmills} OR {walking} OR bicycl* OR physiotherap* OR {augmentative communication} OR {alternative communication} OR {communication aid} OR {communication aids} OR {diary} OR {diaries} OR {communicative board} OR {communication boards} OR {functional status} OR {functional recovery})


Or, view my search documentation on GitHub.

Publications Over Time as of June, 2020

The following graph represents the growth of early mobility literature over time, based on a targeted literature search in PubMed. The search is documented below.

graph of early mobility publications over time (shows dramatic increase)

Image: A graph displaying the growth of early mobility literature over time through June, 2020.


PubMed Search

The following PubMed search can be copied and pasted in its entirety into PubMed.

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("acute lung injury"[majr] OR "burn units"[majr] OR "critical care nursing"[majr] OR "critical care"[majr] OR "critical illness"[majr] OR "delirium"[majr] OR "emergence delirium"[majr] OR "intensive care units"[majr] OR "intensive care units, neonatal"[majr] OR "intensive care units, pediatric"[majr] OR "intubation"[majr] OR "respiratory distress syndrome, adult"[majr] OR "sepsis"[majr] OR "ventilators, mechanical"[majr] OR "acute care"[ti] OR "acute lung injuries"[ti] OR "acute lung injury"[ti] OR "ards"[ti] OR "burn unit"[ti] OR "burn units"[ti] OR "critical care"[ti] OR "critical illness"[ti] OR "critical illnesses"[ti] OR "critically ill"[ti] OR "HDU"[ti] OR "high dependency unit"[ti] OR "i c u "[ti] OR "icu"[ti] OR "intensive care"[ti] OR "intensive therapy unit"[ti] OR "ITU"[ti] OR "neurointensive care"[ti] OR "nicu"[ti] OR "p i c u "[ti] OR "picu"[ti] OR "respiratory distress syndrome"[ti] OR "sepsis"[ti] OR "septic"[ti] OR intubat*[ti] OR "mechanical ventilat*"[ti] OR "mechanically ventilat*"[ti])

AND

("bicycling"[majr] OR "critical care outcomes"[majr] OR "dependent ambulation"[majr] OR "early ambulation"[majr] OR "early goal-directed therapy"[majr] OR "exercise therapy"[majr] OR "exercise"[majr] OR "locomotion"[majr] OR "motor activity"[majr] OR "occupational therapy department, hospital"[majr] OR "occupational therapy"[majr] OR "physical and rehabilitation medicine"[majr] OR "physical therapy department, hospital"[majr] OR "rehabilitation nursing"[majr] OR "rehabilitation of speech and language disorders"[majr] OR "rehabilitation"[mesh:noexp] OR "rehabilitation"[sh] OR "speech-language pathology"[majr] OR "stair climbing"[majr] OR "walking"[majr] OR "activities of daily living"[ti] OR "accelerated ambulation"[ti] OR "ADL"[ti] OR "ADLs"[ti] OR "ambulation"[ti] OR "ambulate"[ti] OR "bike"[ti] OR "biking"[ti] OR "cycling"[ti] OR "cycle"[ti] OR "bicycling"[ti] OR "early goal directed therapies"[tiab] OR "early goal directed therapy"[tiab] OR "ergometer"[ti] OR "ergometers"[ti] OR "ergometry"[ti] OR "ergometries"[ti] OR "exercise"[ti] OR "exercising"[ti] OR "mobilisation"[ti] OR "mobility"[ti] OR "mobilization"[ti] OR "mobilize"[ti] OR "mobilise"[ti] OR "motor activity"[ti] OR "physical activity"[ti] OR "occupational therapies"[ti] OR "occupational therapy"[ti] OR "occupational therapist"[ti] OR "occupational therapists"[ti] OR "physical therapies"[ti] OR "physical therapy"[ti] OR "physical therapist"[ti] OR "physical therapists"[ti] OR "PICS"[tw] OR "post intensive care syndrome"[tw] OR "rehab"[ti] OR "rehabilitation"[tw] OR "rehabilitative"[tw] OR "speech language"[ti] OR "speech therapy"[ti] OR "speech pathology"[ti] OR "speech pathologist"[ti] OR "speech pathologists"[ti] OR "stair climbing"[ti] OR "strength"[ti] OR "treadmill"[ti] OR "treadmills"[ti] OR "walking"[ti] OR bicycl*[ti] OR physiotherap*[ti] OR "augmentative communication"[ti] OR "alternative communication"[ti] OR "communication aid"[ti] OR "communication aids"[ti] OR "AAC"[ti] OR "diary"[ti] OR "diaries"[ti] OR "communication board"[ti] OR "communication boards"[ti] OR "functional status"[ti] OR "functional recovery"[ti])

 

Or, view my search documentation on GitHub.

 

Data Visualizations

Overview

The visualizations and representations found here were created to provide researchers, staff, students, and faculty with a snapshot of early mobility in critical care literature in multiple databases through June, 2020. The literature visualized comes from a search strategy created by Welch Medical Library Informationist Carrie Price. The searches were run on June 10, 2020.

The visualizations and representations include:

  • MeSH Terms
  • Author Networks
  • Highly-Cited Articles
  • Publications Over Time
  • Documentation

Visualization and Data Cleaning Methods

These visuals were created using several different software programs, including Excel to prepare the data, and Tableau and VOSviewer to visualize the data. PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science results were pulled in RIS, XML, and CSV formats.

To learn more about how to create these and other types of visuals, see our Research Metrics Guide.


Limitations

Results were only pulled from PubMed, Scopus, and the Web of Science. The datasets used to create these visuals are not a fully comprehensive representation of the existing published literature due to variations in database coverage. In addition, the results only reflect the literature up until June 10, 2020, so the number of publications and citations will continue to grow. Links may pull search results which are higher in number than what is indicated within the visualizations.

Carrie Price, the informationist responsible for these visualizations, works at Johns Hopkins but did not make any effort to represent Johns Hopkins or Johns Hopkins authors over other institutions or authors.

The searches are documented on this page as well as on GitHub.

Deciding Where to Publish

Journal Lists

Manuscript - Journal Matching Tools

Journal Metrics

Additional content on this guide was visualized with Tableau or VOSviewer and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License attributable to Johns Hopkins University