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Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Bibliographic databases are the primary resource for identifying systematic reviews of health care interventions. Reliable retrieval of systematic reviews depends on the scope of indexing used by database providers. Therefore, searching one database may be insufficient, but it is unclear how many need to be searched. We sought to evaluate the performance of seven major bibliographic databases for the identification of systematic reviews for hypertension.

Author(s): 
Rathbone, John
Carter, Matt
Hoffmann, Tammy
Glasziou, Paul
Publication Title: 
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi

PURPOSE: This study was done to describe the research trend of Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM) in Korea and internationally. METHOD: A Systematic review of CAM related literature published from 2000 to 2005 was done. A comprehensive search by using 34 CAM modalities as search terms to identify all articles dealing with CAM was undertaken from 4 databases: PubMed, RICHIS, KoreaMed, and Riss4U. A Total of 588 abstracts and 223 original articles were reviewed by two independent reviewers using systematic analysis guidelines.

Author(s): 
Oh, Kasil
Kim, Keum Soon
Kwon, So-Hi
Park, Jee Won
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research

BACKGROUND: PubMed is the largest bibliographic index in the life sciences. It is freely available online and is used by professionals and the public to learn more about medical research. While primarily intended to serve researchers, PubMed provides an array of tools and services that can help a wider readership in the location, comprehension, evaluation, and utilization of medical research. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to establish the potential contributions made by a range of PubMed tools and services to the use of the database by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners.

Author(s): 
Willinsky, John
Quint-Rapoport, Mia
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rheumatology

Homoeopathy is often advocated for fibromyalgia (FM) and many FM patients use it. To critically evaluate all randomised clinical trials (RCTs) of homoeopathy as a treatment for FM, six electronic databases were searched to identify all relevant studies. Data extraction and the assessment of the methodological quality of all included studies were done by two independent reviewers. Four RCTs were found, including two feasibility studies. Three studies were placebo-controlled. None of the trials was without serious flaws.

Author(s): 
Perry, Rachel
Terry, Rohini
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture analgesia has been evaluated by a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs); however, a systematic summary of reporting quality of RCTs in this specific field is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reporting characteristics and risk of bias of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia indexed in the PubMed database. METHODS: A PubMed search of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia was conducted through November 2015. The Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool was used to assess the risk of bias of each trial.

Author(s): 
Li, Xiuxia
Wang, Rong
Shi, Xiue
Chen, Zehao
Pan, Yuanqing
Li, Xusheng
Yang, Kehu
Publication Title: 
PloS One

OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture has become popular and widely practiced in many countries around the world. Despite the large amount of acupuncture-related literature that has been published, broader trends in the prevalence and scope of acupuncture research remain underexplored. The current study quantitatively analyzes trends in acupuncture research publications in the past 20 years. METHODS: A bibliometric approach was used to search PubMed for all acupuncture-related research articles including clinical and animal studies.

Author(s): 
Ma, Yan
Dong, Ming
Zhou, Kehua
Mita, Carol
Liu, Jianping
Wayne, Peter M.
Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Bibliographic databases are the primary resource for identifying systematic reviews of health care interventions. Reliable retrieval of systematic reviews depends on the scope of indexing used by database providers. Therefore, searching one database may be insufficient, but it is unclear how many need to be searched. We sought to evaluate the performance of seven major bibliographic databases for the identification of systematic reviews for hypertension.

Author(s): 
Rathbone, John
Carter, Matt
Hoffmann, Tammy
Glasziou, Paul
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Literature searches for articles on Ayurveda provide special challenges, since many of the Indian journals in which such articles appear are not indexed by current medical databases such as PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive search strategy on Ayurveda topics and to map the existing databases containing Ayurveda journal publications. METHODS: We have developed a literature search procedure that can recover the great majority of articles on any given topic associated with Ayurveda.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Aggithaya, Madhur Guruprasad
Suraj, Kumbla R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Literature searches for articles on Ayurveda provide special challenges, since many of the Indian journals in which such articles appear are not indexed by current medical databases such as PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive search strategy on Ayurveda topics and to map the existing databases containing Ayurveda journal publications. METHODS: We have developed a literature search procedure that can recover the great majority of articles on any given topic associated with Ayurveda.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Aggithaya, Madhur Guruprasad
Suraj, Kumbla R.
Publication Title: 
Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Lactate levels are commonly evaluated in acutely ill patients. Although most often used in the context of evaluating shock, lactate levels can be elevated for many reasons. While tissue hypoperfusion may be the most common cause of elevation, many other etiologies or contributing factors exist. Clinicians need to be aware of the many potential causes of lactate level elevation as the clinical and prognostic importance of an elevated lactate level varies widely by disease state. Moreover, specific therapy may need to be tailored to the underlying cause of elevation.

Author(s): 
Andersen, Lars W.
Mackenhauer, Julie
Roberts, Jonathan C.
Berg, Katherine M.
Cocchi, Michael N.
Donnino, Michael W.

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