Scientific Contributions of the Mexican Association of Spine Surgeons (Asociación Mexicana de Cirujanos de Columna–AMCICO) to the Global Medical Literature: A 21-Year Systematic Review

Scientific Contributions of the Mexican Association of Spine Surgeons (Asociación Mexicana de Cirujanos de Columna–AMCICO) to the Global Medical Literature: A 21-Year Systematic Review

Background

Contributions from Latin America to the global literature are scarce; until 2011, spine surgeons had published 320 articles in indexed journals.

Methods

This systematic review evaluates the scientific production of the Mexican Association of Spine Surgeons (Asociación Mexicana de Cirujanos de Columna–AMCICO) from its inception in 1998 to 2018 with the PRISMA statement using PubMed and Google Scholar search engines. The inclusion criteria were spine-related articles in indexed journals providing any (or no) level of evidence with ≥1 AMCICO member as an author. Journal metrics, article metrics, and author variables were analyzed using SPSS version 25.

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