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"Vasumathi Sriganesh (QMed)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vasumathi Sriganesh (QMed)
Sat, 2 Jun 2018 09:33:27 +0530
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This is an amazing example! Brain CT. Never thought of this :) Thank you
Jean. May I have permission to share this in classes I teach, telling them
that I have got this from you via the medlib list?

One example that I use while teaching is if someone searches the single
word CIRRHOSIS, it maps to fibrosis as a mesh term. In case they expect it
to map tp liver cirrhosis, then they are mistaken. Of course, this is a
good example while teaching mesh, but not as direct as Brain CT :)

Another example I give is that if you search for Asthma and COPD, while you
may get relevant results you also get some like this:

Small airways diseases, *excluding* asthma and COPD: an overview.

PMID: 23728867

If either of the above two is good for you, do use them Jean

Vasumathi Sriganesh
QMed Knowledge Foundation
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On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 1:10 AM, Jenkins, Jean <[log in to unmask]>

> I'll be orienting new residents to our hospital library and teaching them
> to search PubMed in a few weeks. I'd like to make the instruction fun.
> Could you share your humorous or unexpected PubMed searches with me? For
> example, Brain CT maps to the author's name. Please share other surprising
> search results. I'll summarize for the group.
> Thanks,
> Jean
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