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Discuss the importance of search in the systematic review methodology
Select where to search for studies for a systematic review
Determine the availability and overlap of published studies
Construct a MEDLINE Search that will be sensitive to pick up all available and published studies
Download and manage results

Discuss the importance of search in the systematic review methodology
Select where to search for studies for a systematic review
Determine the availability and overlap of published studies
Construct a MEDLINE Search that will be sensitive to pick up all available and published studies
Download and manage results

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Systematic reviews searching part 1 2019

  1. 1. SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS PRESENTED BY: Clara Fowler Manager of Research Services & Assessment Part 1: Best Practice & MEDLINE Search
  2. 2. Daniel Parks. “The Bridges of UC Berkeley.” March 12, 2012. https://www.flickr.com/photos/parksdh/6879107592/ AGENDA 1. Discuss the importance of search in the systematic review methodology 2. Select where to search for studies for a systematic review 3. Determine the availability and overlap of published studies 4. Construct a MEDLINE Search that will be sensitive to pick up all available and published studies 5. Download and manage results
  3. 3. Search Strategy Which databases did they search to find evidence? What dates did they search? What terms did the authors include in their search? What other strategies did they use to find studies? Who created the search strategy? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305737218301312
  4. 4. Search Strategy Which databases did they search to find evidence? What dates did they search? What terms did the authors include in their search? What other strategies did they use to find studies? Who created the search strategy? https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007566.pub2/epdf/full
  5. 5. Hornbeam Arts. “Fountain.” February 18, 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hornbeam/16571932022/ MEDLINE EMBASE CINAHL Cochrane Library (including CENTRAL) PsycInfo Web of Science SCOPUS PubMed COMMON DATABASES USED IN SYSTEMATIC REVIEW SEARCHING
  6. 6. SCOPING SEARCH Is this a new question? Is there enough data available to complete a systematic review? How much time will it take to complete?
  7. 7. PRACTICE SCOPING SEARCH Does moderate-intensity physical activity reduce fatigue in cancer survivors? Search for this topic in PubMed Clinical Queries https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/clinical
  8. 8. Conducted in the last 5 years Not in the last 5 years Done well? Change your question. Not done well? Conduct better review. Update review. Reviews exactly the same topic? Scoping search results are going to be useful for the Introduction Section as well as important for checking their reference lists. SCOPING Search Results
  9. 9. PRACTICE SCOPING SEARCH Does moderate-intensity physical activity reduce fatigue in thyroid cancer survivors? Search for this topic in PubMed Clinical Queries https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/clinical Search for this topic in Cochrane Library https://www.cochranelibrary.com/search Search for this topic in PROSPERO https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/
  10. 10. Green Light Go by Victory of the People https://www.flickr.com/photos/victory/5101918/ Are there enough studies to do a systematic review on this topic? Do you see a gap in the literature regarding published systematic reviews on this topic? If yes to both questions, then it is time to do your search!
  11. 11. MD ANDERSON RESEARCH MEDICAL LIBRARY DATABASES http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/databases/index.html
  12. 12. Each database has unique features including different fields that can be searched and options for combining terms. Most records in the OVID interface are searchable fields and it has robust searching options.
  13. 13. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppss.00516/ QUESTION: Does physical activity reduce fatigue in thyroid cancer survivors? MEDLINE (OVID) Database Search – thyroid cancer 1 Thyroid Neoplasms/ 2 (thyroid* and (cancer or tumor* or tumour* or neoplasm* or carcinoma*)).mp. 3 1 OR 2 Search – physical activity Search - fatigue Search – clinical trials
  14. 14. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppss.00516/ MEDLINE (OVID) Database Search – physical activity 1 exp Exercise/ 2 exp Exercise Therapy/ 3 exp "Physical Education and Training"/ 4 Physical Fitness/ 5 Physical Exertion/ 6 exp Walking/ 7 Running/ or Jogging/ 8 Swimming/ 9 (cycling or bicycling).ti,ab. 10 (exercise$ or exercising).ti,ab. 11 (physical adj3 (education or training or activit*)).ti,ab. Search – fatigue Search – clinical trials
  15. 15. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppss.00516/ MEDLINE (OVID) Database Search – fatigue 1. fatigue.mp. 2. exp fatigue/ 3. exp chronic fatigue syndrome/ 4. sleep.mp. 5. exp sleep/ 6. exp sleep disorders/ 7. tiredness.mp. 8. exhaustion.mp. 9. lassitude.mp. 10. (FSMC OR Fatigue Scale).ab 11. (FSS OR Fatigue Severity Scale).ab 12. (MFI‐20 OR Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory).ab 13. (MFIS OR Modified Fatigue Impact Scale).ab Search – clinical trials
  16. 16. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppss.00516/ MEDLINE (OVID) Database Search – clinical trials (from Cochrane Handbook) 1. randomized controlled trial.pt. 2. controlled clinical trial.pt. 3. randomized.ab. 4. placebo.ab. 5. drug therapy.fs. 6. randomly.ab. 7. trial.ab. 8. groups.ab. 9. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 10. exp animals/ not humans.sh. 11. 9 not 10 From Cochrane Handbook
  17. 17. arbyreed. “Rain Ripples.” June 29, 2011. https://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/5906032944/ Create a comprehensive list of keywords with alternate spellings Use truncation exercis* OR bicycle* OR run* Use adjacency cancer adj3 survivor* Post-qualify your results by using NOT operator
  18. 18. Waterfall at Yosemite National Park, California http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/highsm/25200/25259v.jpg Systematic Reviews Searching Class: Part 2 1. Translate MEDLINE search strategy into the EMBASE database 2. Searching GreyLit and clinical trials 3. Download and manage results 4. Find Full Text
  19. 19. Clara Fowler Manager of Research Services & Assessment cfowler@mdanderson.org Questions

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