Monday, June 25, 2012

Urine drug screen

 (urine OR urines OR urinary OR urinalysis OR OR urinalyses OR urinalys*) AND ("drug screen" OR "drug screens" OR "drug screening" OR drug-screen* OR "drug test" OR "drug tests" OR "drug testing" OR drug-test* OR "Substance Abuse Detection/methods"[mesh] OR "substance-related disorders/urine"[mesh] OR "Street Drugs/urine"[mesh])

You may wonder about my reasons for including several terms that would be retrieved by an included truncated term.  My institution recently licensed EMBASE.  Truncation is sometimes rejected in complex EMBASE searches.  I tend to create my basic search with both PubMed and EMBASE in mind.