Publication outcomes of neonatology abstracts presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine publication outcomes of neonatology abstracts presented at Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting, and to analyze variables affecting publication.

STUDY DESIGN:

All neonatology studies accepted for presentation (oral or poster) at 2008 PAS meeting were identified. A biphasic manual PubMed search of published articles was performed using a pre-designed algorithm.

RESULTS:

A total of 1078 neonatology abstracts were presented at the meeting, among them 481 (44.62%) published by 2016. Abstracts presented orally versus posters (56.11 versus 42.32%; P < 0.001) and basic science versus clinical abstracts (53.08 versus 40.2%; P < 0.001) were more likely to be published. Positive or negative results of a study or its sample size did not predict rates of publication.

CONCLUSIONS:

Less than half of the abstracts presented at the PAS meeting were published within 8 years. Oral presentations were more likely to be published than posters.

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