PubMed for Anaesthesiologists


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PubMed for Anaesthesiologists

  1. 1. PubMed for Anaesthesia May 26 th , 2010 Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address] Slides: Website:
  2. 2. Refresher: What’s in PubMed? <ul><li>PubMed ‑ as supplied by publisher </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed ‑ in process </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed ‑ indexed for MEDLINE </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed – OLDMEDLINE (1947 – 1965) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Which citations would you find with a MeSH search?
  4. 4. MeSH 101
  5. 5. Why is MeSH important?
  6. 6. Agenda: 4 Scenarios & 4 Tools <ul><li>The Review </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Clinical Question </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Queries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Regular Update </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail updates in MyNCBI </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Bibliographic Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GoPubMed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 1. The Review <ul><li>You have to find EVERY article on a particular topic </li></ul><ul><li>You are assisting a research team or writing an article for publication </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scenario <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quick search
  10. 10. Comprehensive search
  11. 11. Comprehensive search query
  12. 12. Search strategy for a review <ul><li>State the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Identify individual concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Search each concept separately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you are using MeSH terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider synonyms, related terms, variant endings and spellings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine search sets </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate results and modify the search strategy as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Apply limits </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2. The Clinical Question <ul><li>You need to answer a question at the point of care to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support a clinical decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer a patient’s question </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Scenario <ul><li>A colleagues asks which has fewer postoperative risks: tranexamic acid or aprotinin? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Quick search
  16. 16. Clinical query search
  17. 17. Clinical Question Strategy <ul><li>Use Clinical Queries in PubMed to find the best studies to answer your question </li></ul>Enter your keywords and select the type of question that you want to answer
  18. 18. 3. The Regular Update <ul><li>You want to stay up to date on the latest publications, but don’t have time to run regular searches </li></ul>
  19. 19. Scenario <ul><li>Your area of research interest is postoperative pain in laparoscopic surgery and you want to stay up to date on the very latest publications. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Quick search
  21. 21. Regular Update Strategy <ul><li>Start an account with PubMed (MyNCBI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up your search to run automatically and have the results sent to your email </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Setting up an alert <ul><li>Select MyNCBI or “Sign In” to your account </li></ul><ul><li>Run your search </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Save Search” </li></ul><ul><li>Name your search </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your e-mail update preferences </li></ul>
  23. 23. 4. The Bibliographic Analysis <ul><li>You need an overview of scholarly activity within your field </li></ul>
  24. 24. Quick search
  25. 25. GoPubMed :
  26. 26. Recap <ul><li>Do all PubMed citations have MeSH headings? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you limit your search to find only therapeutic studies? </li></ul><ul><li>Which website will analyze PubMed results? </li></ul><ul><li>What tool will show you how PubMed interpreted your search terms? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you get PubMed to send email alerts of the latest publications in your field? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address] Slides: Website: