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Presentation given at St. Joseph's Hospital on May 26th, 2010.

Presentation given at St. Joseph's Hospital on May 26th, 2010.

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    • PubMed for Anaesthesia May 26 th , 2010 Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address] Slides: www.slideshare.net/featherr Website: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/anesthesiaandperioperativemedicine/
    • Refresher: What’s in PubMed?
      • PubMed ‑ as supplied by publisher
      • PubMed ‑ in process
      • PubMed ‑ indexed for MEDLINE
      • PubMed
      • PubMed – OLDMEDLINE (1947 – 1965)
    • Which citations would you find with a MeSH search?
    • MeSH 101
    • Why is MeSH important?
    • Agenda: 4 Scenarios & 4 Tools
      • The Review
            • Advanced Search
      • The Clinical Question
            • Clinical Queries
      • The Regular Update
            • E-mail updates in MyNCBI
      • The Bibliographic Analysis
            • GoPubMed
    • 1. The Review
      • You have to find EVERY article on a particular topic
      • You are assisting a research team or writing an article for publication
    • Scenario
      • You are hired by a faculty researcher who is conducting research on magnesium following brain injury. They ask you to find every RCT published on the subject in the last five years.
    • Quick search
    • Comprehensive search
    • Comprehensive search query
    • Search strategy for a review
      • State the topic
      • Identify individual concepts
      • Search each concept separately
        • Make sure you are using MeSH terms
        • Consider synonyms, related terms, variant endings and spellings
      • Combine search sets
      • Evaluate results and modify the search strategy as needed
      • Apply limits
    • 2. The Clinical Question
      • You need to answer a question at the point of care to:
        • Support a clinical decision
        • Answer a patient’s question
    • Scenario
      • A colleagues asks which has fewer postoperative risks: tranexamic acid or aprotinin?
    • Quick search
    • Clinical query search
    • Clinical Question Strategy
      • Use Clinical Queries in PubMed to find the best studies to answer your question
      Enter your keywords and select the type of question that you want to answer
    • 3. The Regular Update
      • You want to stay up to date on the latest publications, but don’t have time to run regular searches
    • Scenario
      • Your area of research interest is postoperative pain in laparoscopic surgery and you want to stay up to date on the very latest publications.
    • Quick search
    • Regular Update Strategy
      • Start an account with PubMed (MyNCBI)
        • Set up your search to run automatically and have the results sent to your email
    • Setting up an alert
      • Select MyNCBI or “Sign In” to your account
      • Run your search
      • Select “Save Search”
      • Name your search
      • Set up your e-mail update preferences
    • 4. The Bibliographic Analysis
      • You need an overview of scholarly activity within your field
    • Quick search
    • GoPubMed : www.gopubmed.org/
    • Recap
      • Do all PubMed citations have MeSH headings?
      • How can you limit your search to find only therapeutic studies?
      • Which website will analyze PubMed results?
      • What tool will show you how PubMed interpreted your search terms?
      • How do you get PubMed to send email alerts of the latest publications in your field?
    • Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address] Slides: www.slideshare.net/featherr Website: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/anesthesiaandperioperativemedicine/