The trend of publication about Lumbricus rubellus for periodontitis treatment in the Scopus database: A bibliometric analysis

Lelly Andayasari Sagung Agung Putri Dwiastuti I Gusti Agung Ayu Dharmawati I Putu Suiraoka Heri Setiyo Bekti I Gusti Agung Ayu Putu Swastini Nurhayati Novia Susianti Iin Nurlinawati Made Ayu Lely Suratri Harimat Hendarwan Putu Sanna Yustiantara Eka Indra Setyawan   

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Published:  May 24, 2024

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2024.179572

Periodontitis presents as a sustained deterioration of the periodontium, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Lumbricus rubellus, a taxonomically recognized species commonly called the earthworm, is a significant component of natural constituents. This extraordinary organism exhibits intrinsic characteristics that confer antibacterial and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Nevertheless, it is essential to acknowledge that only a restricted subset of these pharmaceutical compounds has undergone meticulous scrutiny through clinical trials despite the potential effectiveness of L. rubellus in the treatment of periodontitis. The present investigation utilizes the Scopus database to conduct a bibliometric examination of the antioxidant characteristics of diverse strains of L. rubellus. This evaluation is performed through the utilization of the RStudio and VOSviewer applications. Consequently, 55 papers were encompassed within the ultimate bibliometric dataset. Moscow State University is widely acknowledged as a highly productive academic institution with significant global contributions. Mihara H is extensively acknowledged as the author with the highest level of productivity. The scholarly publication by Mihara et al. in 1991 significantly impacted the respective scientific discipline. These results provide insights to stimulate pharmaceutical research collaborations and reveal open issues about L. rubellus in the context of periodontitis therapy.

Keyword:     Antibacterial anti-inflammatory bibliometric Lumbricus rubellus periodontitis Scopus


Andayasari L, Dwiastuti SAP, Dharmawati IGAA, Suiraoka IP, Bekti HS, Swastini IGAAP, Nurhayati, Susianti N, Nurlinawati I, Suratri MAL, Hendarwan H, Yustiantara PS, Setyawan EI. The trend of publication about Lumbricus rubellus for periodontitis treatment in the Scopus database: A bibliometric analysis. J Appl Pharm Sci. 2024. Online First.

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