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"Gluck, Jeannine" <[log in to unmask]>
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The article Julia shares describes indexing on postoperative complications
to be "notoriously inconsistent." Actually, it's just that the MEDLINE
indexing rules are complex. See
http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1122&&blogaid=876 for a column I wrote in
MLA News in 2016 on this issue. Click on the link within it to see the
Indexing Manual entry. This applies only to MEDLINE, not to EMBASE.

--Jeannine

*Solving your problems. Saving your time.*

Jeannine Cyr Gluck, MLS AHIP
Director, Library & Knowledge Services
Middlesex Hospital
28 Crescent St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 358-6286




On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 9:17 AM, Esparza, Julia M. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello all - sorry for cross posting!
>
>
>
> This was originally released on 3/31/18 but I don't think I saw it
> posted.  It is open access so free to get to.  Any article on searching for
> adverse effects of surgical interventions is probably good to tuck away for
> possible future reference.
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>
>
> The development of search filters for adverse effects of surgical
> interventions in medline and Embase
>
> https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hir.12213
>
> Su Golder, Kath Wright, Yoon Kong Loke
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>
> Background
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> Search filter development for adverse effects has tended to focus on
> retrieving studies of drug interventions. However, a different approach is
> required for surgical interventions.
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>
>
> Objective
>
> To develop and validate search filters for medline and Embase for the
> adverse effects of surgical interventions.
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>
> Methods
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> Systematic reviews of surgical interventions where the primary focus was
> to evaluate adverse effect(s) were sought. The included studies within
> these reviews were divided randomly into a development set, evaluation set
> and validation set. Using word frequency analysis we constructed a
> sensitivity maximising search strategy and this was tested in the
> evaluation and validation set.
>
>
>
> Results
>
> Three hundred and fifty eight papers were included from 19 surgical
> intervention reviews. Three hundred and fifty two papers were available on
> medline and 348 were available on Embase. Generic adverse effects search
> strategies in medline and Embase could achieve approximately 90% relative
> recall. Recall could be further improved with the addition of specific
> adverse effects terms to the search strategies.
>
>
>
> Conclusion
>
> We have derived and validated a novel search filter that has reasonable
> performance for identifying adverse effects of surgical interventions in
> medline and Embase. However, we appreciate the limitations of our methods,
> and recommend further research on larger sample sizes and prospective
> systematic reviews.
>
>
>
> Julie
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> Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP
>
> Head, User Education and Outreach Services
>
> Stafford and Marianne Comegys Endowed Professor in Medical Library Science
>
> Associate Professor, Department of Medical Library Science/Health Sciences
> Library
>
> LSU Health - Shreveport
>
> [log in to unmask]
>
> 318.675.4179 office
>

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