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Searching PubMed with Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Tools: PubMed Preformulated Searches

PubMed searches often yield a high volume of results. PubMed subject headings (MeSH) often yield fewer more reelvant results. These MeSH tools streamline PubMed subject searches

Clinical Study Queries - Preformulated Searches

This PubMed ClinicalStudy Query displays citations filtered to a specific clinical study category and scope.






Systematic Reviews and Medical Queries -Preforumulated Searches

PubMed also includes Systematic Reviews*** and Medical Genetics preformulated searches. They operate much as the PubMed Clinical Study Query to the left.


***Included in the PubMed Systematic Reviews are
         *Systematic Reviews -"A systematic review attempts to collate all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research question." More at

        * Meta-anlysies - "Meta-analysis is the use of statistical methods to summarize the results of independent studies.  More at

        * Reviews of clinical trials - reviews are not done as rigorously as systematic reviews

        * Evidence-based medicine - "Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertis and patient values". More at

       * Consensus Development Conferences - Consensus development conferences are a way to bring together citizens, decision-makers and experts to address issues of public importance. The best way to describe it is - it's a "jury trial" on health policy or scientific issues. More at