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Cies 2010 literature searching embase

  1. 1. Tips to search the literature Example with Embase Patrice CHALON, Msc Knowledge manager, Centre fédéral d'expertise des soins de santé (KCE) 2010-09-10 1Patrice X. Chalon
  2. 2. Approach 1. Identify your problem 2. Define a structured question 3. Find the best evidence 4. How valid is the study? 5. What are the results? 6. How should I apply the results to patient care? Source: Guyatt G, Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group. Users' guides to the medical literature : a manual for evidence-based clinical practice. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2008. 2010-09-10 2Patrice X. Chalon
  3. 3. 1. IDENTIFY YOUR PROBLEM Image source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914729343/ 2010-09-10 3Patrice X. Chalon
  4. 4. Example 2010-09-10 4Patrice X. Chalon
  5. 5. 2. DEFINE A STRUCTURED QUESTION Image source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915514014 2010-09-10 5Patrice X. Chalon
  6. 6. Example Source : Horsmans Y, Thiry N, le Polain M, Adler M, Colle I, Delwaide J, Michielsen P, Orlent H, Van Damme P, Hulstaert F. Rapport coût-efficacité du traitement antiviral de l’hépatite B chronique en Belgique. Partie 1: Examen de la littérature et résultats d’une étude nationale. Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Bruxelles: Centre fédéral d’expertise des soins de santé (KCE). 2010. KCE Reports 127B. D/2010/10.2738/23. 2010-09-10 6Patrice X. Chalon
  7. 7. Example (cont.) (CHB OR (Hepatitis B ADJ2 Chronic*)) AND (NA OR (Nuclo?ide ADJ2 analogue) OR (Interferon ADJ3 therap*)) 2010-09-10 7Patrice X. Chalon
  8. 8. 3. FIND THE BEST EVIDENCE Image source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915514724 2010-09-10 8Patrice X. Chalon
  9. 9. Databases for economic evaluations Image source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomofo/4494714180/ 2010-09-10 9Patrice X. Chalon
  10. 10. EMBASE (EMBASE.COM) http://www.embase.com 2010-09-10 10Patrice X. Chalon
  11. 11. Embase fact sheet Producer Elsevier (NL) Time coverage 1974 (Embase classic : 1947 – 1973) Source 7000 peer reviewed journals from over 80 countries Topics Drug research, pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutics and Toxicology ; Human medicine (clinical and experimental) ; Basic biological research ; Health policy and management ; Public, occupational and environmental health ; Substance dependence and abuse ; Psychiatry ; Forensic science ; Biomedical engineering and instrumentation Content Journal articles Indexation Emtree, updated annually Manual indexation based on full text reading Abstracts Author-written English abstracts (80% of records) Source : Embase Indexing Explained : An explanatory guide to the indexing policy for Embase. Version 2.4, 2009. Available from : http://embase.com/info/UserFiles/Files/Embase%20Classic%20Indexing%20Guide.pdf 2010-09-10 11Patrice X. Chalon
  12. 12. Example Source : Horsmans Y, Thiry N, le Polain M, Adler M, Colle I, Delwaide J, Michielsen P, Orlent H, Van Damme P, Hulstaert F. Rapport coût-efficacité du traitement antiviral de l’hépatite B chronique en Belgique. Partie 1: Examen de la littérature et résultats d’une étude nationale. Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Bruxelles: Centre fédéral d’expertise des soins de santé (KCE). 2010. KCE Reports 127B. D/2010/10.2738/23. 2010-09-10 12Patrice X. Chalon
  13. 13. Search 1st concept (patient / pathology) 2010-09-10 13Patrice X. Chalon
  14. 14. Map term 2010-09-10 14Patrice X. Chalon
  15. 15. Check term 2010-09-10 15Patrice X. Chalon
  16. 16. Check term (cont.) 2010-09-10 16Patrice X. Chalon
  17. 17. Major focus? Explosion? Major/Minor descriptors  Descriptors can be given more weight by assigning them as major terms when they are the particular focus of the article or as minor when the concept is merely mentioned. Obviously concepts that occur in the title or the abstract are a good indicator of the main focus of an article. Explosion  Explosion retains all narrower terms  Embase.com explodes by default Source : Embase Indexing Explained : An explanatory guide to the indexing policy for Embase. Version 2.4, 2009. Available from : http://embase.com/info/UserFiles/Files/Embase%20Classic%20Indexing %20Guide.pdf 2010-09-10 17Patrice X. Chalon
  18. 18. Disease search 2010-09-10 18Patrice X. Chalon
  19. 19. Disease search (cont.) 2010-09-10 19Patrice X. Chalon
  20. 20. Results 2010-09-10 20Patrice X. Chalon
  21. 21. Search : 2nd concept (therapy) 2010-09-10 21Patrice X. Chalon
  22. 22. Search : 2nd concept (therapy) (cont.) 2010-09-10 22Patrice X. Chalon
  23. 23. Drug search 2010-09-10 23Patrice X. Chalon
  24. 24. Combine searches 2010-09-10 24Patrice X. Chalon
  25. 25. 2010-09-10 25Patrice X. Chalon
  26. 26. Search 3rd concept (design) Source : Horsmans Y, Thiry N, le Polain M, Adler M, Colle I, Delwaide J, Michielsen P, Orlent H, Van Damme P, Hulstaert F. Rapport coût-efficacité du traitement antiviral de l’hépatite B chronique en Belgique. Partie 1: Examen de la littérature et résultats d’une étude nationale. Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Bruxelles: Centre fédéral d’expertise des soins de santé (KCE). 2010. KCE Reports 127B. D/2010/10.2738/23. 2010-09-10 26Patrice X. Chalon
  27. 27. Alternatives 2010-09-10 27Patrice X. Chalon
  28. 28. Thank you! Copyrights: This work is released under Creative Commons License 2010-09-10 Patrice X. Chalon 28

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