Monday, February 27, 2017

Pancreas Surgery -- Keywords and MeSH

This search was composed by myself and my colleagues as a strategy that could be used for relatively focused, non-exhaustive searches.   

( "Pancreas Transplantation"[Mesh] OR "Pancreatectomy"[Mesh] OR "Pancreaticoduodenectomy"[Mesh] OR "Pancreaticojejunostomy"[Mesh] OR "Biliopancreatic Diversion"[Mesh] OR "Pancreas/surgery"[Mesh] OR ("Pancreatic Diseases/surgery"[Mesh] NOT "cystic fibrosis") OR ((pancrea*[ti] OR bilio-pancreatic[ti] OR biliopancreatic[ti] OR "islet cell"[ti] OR Nesidioblast* OR "Pancreas"[Majr] OR "Pancreatic Diseases"[Majr] ) AND (diversion*[ti] OR bypass*[ti] OR surg*[ti] OR resect*[ti] OR operat*[ti] OR remov*[ti] OR excis*[ti] OR transplant*[ti] OR graft*[ti] OR allograft*[ti] OR "Surgical Procedures, Operative"[Majr] OR "surgery"[sh]) ) OR Pancreaticoduodenectom* OR Duodenopancreatectom* OR whipple[tiab] OR "Kausch-Whipple"[tiab] OR pancreatect* OR Pancreaticojejunostom* OR "pancreatic surgery" OR "pancreatic surgeries" OR “biliopancreatic surgery” OR "pancreatitis surgery" OR "pancreas transplantation" OR "pancreas transplantations" OR "pancreas surgery"[tiab] OR "pancreas resection" OR "pancreatic resection" OR "pancreatic resections" OR hemipancreatectom* OR pancreaticogastrostom* OR “endoscopic papillotomy” OR “endoscopic papillotomies” )

The following phrases were removed because they are not, at present, recognized by PubMed and caused retrieval of irrelevant results:
"pancreas surgeries" OR "biliopancreatic surgeries" OR   "pancreatitis surgeries"  OR "pancreatitis surgeries" 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

United States -- new version!

I had posted a "United States" filter earlier this week.  Carolyn Holmes from Lister Hill Library sent me a much more complete filter and has given me permission to post it here.  Thanks, Carolyn!



United States [mh] OR “united states” OR usa OR u.s.a. OR Appalachia* OR “great lakes” OR mid-atlantic-state* OR mid-atlantic-region* OR middle-atlantic-state* OR middle-atlantic-region* OR midwestern-us* OR midwestern-u.s* OR Midwestern-state* OR Midwest-state* OR Midwest-us* OR Midwest-u.s* OR “great plains” OR heartland OR “new england” OR northeastern-us* OR northeastern-u.s* OR northeastern-state* OR northeast-state* OR northeast-us* OR northeast-u.s* OR “pacific northwest” OR northwestern-us* OR northwestern-u.s* OR northwest-u.s* OR northwest-us* OR northwestern-state* OR northwest-state* OR pacific-state* OR southeast-state* OR southeastern-state* OR southeast-region OR southeastern-region OR southeast-us* OR southeastern-us* OR southeast-u.s* OR southeastern-u.s* OR southern-state* OR southern-us* OR southern-u.s* OR southwest-state* OR southwestern-state* OR southwest-us* OR southwestern-us* OR southwest-u.s* OR southwestern-u.s* OR “deep south” OR “black belt” OR “rust belt” OR “district of Columbia” OR “Washington dc” OR Washington-d.c. OR Alabama OR (Birmingham [ad] AND al [ad]) OR Huntsville [ad] OR (Montgomery [ad] AND al [ad])OR Alaska OR anchorage [ad] OR fairbanks [ad] OR Arizona OR Phoenix [ad] OR Tuscon [ad] OR Flagstaff [ad] OR Arkansas OR “little rock” OR California OR “los angeles” OR “san diego” OR “san Francisco” OR Berkeley [ad] OR Stanford [ad] OR Colorado OR Vail [ad] OR Denver [ad] OR Connecticut OR Farmington [ad] OR “new haven” [ad] OR Hartford [ad] OR Delaware OR Wilmington [ad] OR Newark [ad] OR Florida OR Miami [ad] OR Gainesville OR Jacksonville OR Tampa OR Tallahassee OR Georgia OR Atlanta OR (Athens [ad] AND ga [ad]) OR (Augusta [ad] AND ga [ad]) OR Hawaii OR Hawai'i OR Honolulu OR Idaho OR Boise [ad] OR Illinois OR Chicago OR Urbana [ad] OR Evanston [ad] OR Indiana OR Indianapolis OR "West Lafayette" OR Iowa OR Kansas OR Wichita OR Kentucky OR Lexington [ad] OR Louisville [ad] OR Bardstown [ad] OR Louisiana OR “new Orleans” OR “baton rouge” OR Shreveport OR Maine OR Orono OR (Scarborough [ad] AND me [ad]) OR Maryland OR Bethesda [ad] OR Baltimore [ad] OR Rockville [ad] OR “johns Hopkins” OR Massachusetts OR Boston OR Harvard OR (worcester [ad] AND ma [ad]) OR Burlington [ad] OR Michigan OR Detroit OR “ann arbor” OR “east lansing” OR Minnesota OR Minneapolis OR Rochester OR “st paul” [ad] OR “saint paul” [ad] OR Mississippi OR (Jackson [ad] AND ms [ad]) OR Missouri OR (Columbia [ad] AND mo [ad]) OR Montana OR Bozeman [ad] OR Missoula OR Nebraska OR Omaha [ad] OR Lincoln [ad] OR Nevada OR “Las Vegas” OR “New Hampshire” OR “New Jersey” OR “New Mexico” OR “New York” OR “North Carolina” OR “North Dakota” OR Ohio OR Columbus [ad] OR Cleveland [ad] OR Cincinnati OR Oklahoma OR Oregon OR Portland [ad] OR Pennsylvania OR Philadelphia OR Hershey [ad] OR “Rhode Island” OR providence [ad] OR “South Carolina” OR “South Dakota” OR Tennessee OR Nashville OR Memphis OR Texas OR Houston OR Utah OR Vermont OR Virginia OR Richmond [ad] OR Washington [tiab] OR Washington [ad] OR Seattle OR “West Virginia” OR Wisconsin OR Wyoming

Update 3/20/17:
Carolyn just sent me an EMBASE version of the "United States" filter, see below:

'United States'/exp OR “united states” OR usa OR u.s.a. OR Appalachia* OR “great lakes” OR mid-atlantic-state* OR mid-atlantic-region* OR middle-atlantic-state* OR middle-atlantic-region* OR midwestern-us* OR ‘Midwestern u.s.’ OR Midwestern-state* OR Midwest-state* OR Midwest-us* OR ‘Midwest u.s.’ OR 'midwest u.s.a.' OR “great plains” OR heartland OR “new england” OR northeastern-us* OR ‘northeastern u.s.’ OR 'northeastern u.s.a.' OR northeastern-state* OR northeast-state* OR northeast-us* OR ‘northeast u.s.’ OR 'northeast u.s.a.' OR “pacific northwest” OR northwestern-us* OR ‘northwestern u.s.’ OR ‘northwestern u.s.a.’ OR ‘northwest u.s.’ OR ‘northwest u.s.a.’ OR northwest-us* OR northwestern-state* OR northwest-state* OR pacific-state* OR southeast-state* OR southeastern-state* OR southeast-region OR southeastern-region OR southeast-us* OR southeastern-us* OR ‘southeast u.s.’ OR ‘southeast u.s.a.’ OR ‘southeastern u.s.’ OR ‘southeastern u.s.a.’ OR southern-state* OR southern-us* OR ‘southern u.s.’ OR ‘southern u.s.a.’ OR southwest-state* OR southwestern-state* OR southwest-us* OR southwestern-us* OR ‘southwest u.s.’ OR ‘southwest u.s.a.’ OR ‘southwestern u.s.’ OR ‘southwestern u.s.a.’ OR “deep south” OR “black belt” OR “rust belt” OR “district of Columbia” OR “Washington dc” OR Washington-d.c. OR Alabama OR (Birmingham:ad AND al:ad) OR Huntsville:ad OR (Montgomery:ad AND al:ad) OR Alaska OR anchorage:ad OR fairbanks:ad OR Arizona OR Phoenix:ad OR Tuscon:ad OR Flagstaff:ad OR Arkansas OR “little rock” OR California OR “los angeles” OR “san diego” OR “san Francisco” OR Berkeley:ad OR Stanford:ad OR Colorado OR Vail:ad OR Denver:ad OR Connecticut OR Farmington:ad OR “new haven”:ad OR Hartford:ad OR Delaware OR Wilmington:ad OR Newark:ad OR Florida OR Miami:ad OR Gainesville OR Jacksonville OR Tampa OR Tallahassee OR Georgia OR Atlanta OR (Athens:ad AND ga:ad) OR (Augusta:ad AND ga:ad) OR Hawaii OR 'hawai i' OR Honolulu OR Idaho OR Boise:ad OR Illinois OR Chicago OR Urbana:ad OR Evanston:ad OR Indiana:ad,ti,ab OR Indianapolis OR "West Lafayette" OR Iowa OR Kansas OR Wichita OR Kentucky OR Lexington:ad OR Louisville:ad OR Bardstown:ad OR Louisiana OR “new Orleans” OR “baton rouge” OR Shreveport OR Maine OR Orono OR (Scarborough:ad AND me:ad) OR Maryland OR Bethesda:ad OR Baltimore:ad OR Rockville:ad OR “johns Hopkins” OR Massachusetts OR Boston OR Harvard OR (worcester:ad AND ma:ad) OR Burlington:ad OR Michigan OR Detroit OR “ann arbor” OR “east lansing” OR Minnesota OR Minneapolis OR Rochester OR “st paul”:ad OR “saint paul”:ad OR Mississippi OR (Jackson:ad AND ms:ad) OR Missouri OR (Columbia:ad AND mo:ad) OR Montana OR Bozeman:ad OR Missoula OR Nebraska OR Omaha:ad OR Lincoln:ad OR Nevada OR “Las Vegas” OR “New Hampshire” OR “New Jersey” OR “New Mexico” OR “New York” OR “North Carolina” OR “North Dakota” OR Ohio OR Columbus:ad OR Cleveland:ad OR Cincinnati OR Oklahoma OR Oregon OR Portland:ad OR Pennsylvania OR Philadelphia OR Hershey:ad OR “Rhode Island” OR providence:ad OR “South Carolina” OR “South Dakota” OR Tennessee OR Nashville OR Memphis OR Texas OR Houston:ad,ab,ti OR Utah OR Vermont OR Virginia:ad,ab,ti OR Richmond:ad OR Washington:ad,ab,ti OR Seattle OR “West Virginia” OR Wisconsin OR Wyoming

Saturday, February 11, 2017

United States

I'm often asked to find studies concerning U.S-based populations.  I was asked for such research again this week.  This time, the results did not need to concern nation-level statistics/estimates or nation-wide populations.  Since it is unusual for non-U.S.-based authors to focus on the U.S., a lot of irrelevant results were removed by restricting to a US subject heading and/or a US author address.  It's obviously not a  perfect approach ( U.S.-based authors do research conditions in other nations and non-U.S. authors compare the U.S. to other nations).

Pubmed:
"united states"[mesh] OR USA[ad] OR usa[ad] OR al[ad] OR ak[ad] OR as[ad] OR az[ad] OR ar[ad] OR ca[ad] OR co[ad] OR ct[ad] OR de[ad] OR dc[ad] OR fl[ad] OR ga[ad] OR gu[ad] OR hi[ad] OR id[ad] OR il[ad] OR in[ad] OR ia[ad] OR ks[ad] OR ky[ad] OR la[ad] OR me[ad] OR md[ad] OR mh[ad] OR ma[ad] OR mi[ad] OR fm[ad] OR mn[ad] OR ms[ad] OR mo[ad] OR mt[ad] OR ne[ad] OR nv[ad] OR nh[ad] OR nj[ad] OR nm[ad] OR ny[ad] OR nc[ad] OR nd[ad] OR mp[ad] OR oh[ad] OR ok[ad] OR pw[ad] OR pa[ad] OR pr[ad] OR ri[ad] OR sc[ad] OR sd[ad] OR tn[ad] OR tx[ad] OR ut[ad] OR vt[ad] OR va[ad] OR vi[ad] OR wa[ad] OR wv[ad] OR wi[ad] OR wy[ad] OR portland[ad] OR eugene[ad] OR corvallis[ad] OR salem[ad] OR Alabama[ad] OR Alaska[ad] OR Arizona[ad] OR Arkansas[ad] OR California[ad] OR Colorado[ad] OR Connecticut[ad] OR Delaware[ad] OR Florida[ad] OR Georgia[ad] OR Hawaii[ad] OR Idaho[ad] OR Illinois[ad] OR Indiana[ad] OR Iowa[ad] OR Kansas[ad] OR Kentucky[ad] OR Louisiana[ad] OR Maine[ad] OR Maryland[ad] OR Massachusetts[ad] OR Michigan[ad] OR Minnesota[ad] OR Mississippi[ad] OR Missouri[ad] OR Montana[ad] OR Nebraska[ad] OR Nevada[ad] OR New Hampshire[ad] OR New Jersey[ad] OR New Mexico[ad] OR New York[ad] OR North Carolina[ad] OR North Dakota[ad] OR Ohio[ad] OR Oklahoma[ad] OR Oregon[ad] OR Pennsylvania[ad] OR Rhode Island[ad] OR South Carolina[ad] OR South Dakota[ad] OR Tennessee[ad] OR Texas[ad] OR Utah[ad] OR Vermont[ad] OR Virginia[ad] OR Washington[ad] OR West Virginia[ad] OR Wisconsin[ad] OR Wyoming[ad] 

EMBASE:
'united states'/exp OR usa:ad OR al:ad OR ak:ad OR as:ad OR az:ad OR ar:ad OR ca:ad OR co:ad OR ct:ad OR de:ad OR dc:ad OR fl:ad OR ga:ad OR gu:ad OR hi:ad OR id:ad OR il:ad OR in:ad OR ia:ad OR ks:ad OR ky:ad OR la:ad OR me:ad OR md:ad OR mh:ad OR ma:ad OR mi:ad OR fm:ad OR mn:ad OR ms:ad OR mo:ad OR mt:ad OR ne:ad OR nv:ad OR nh:ad OR nj:ad OR nm:ad OR ny:ad OR nc:ad OR nd:ad OR mp:ad OR oh:ad OR ok:ad OR pw:ad OR pa:ad OR pr:ad OR ri:ad OR sc:ad OR sd:ad OR tn:ad OR tx:ad OR ut:ad OR vt:ad OR va:ad OR vi:ad OR wa:ad OR wv:ad OR wi:ad OR wy:ad OR portland:ad OR eugene:ad OR corvallis:ad OR salem:ad OR Alabama:ad OR Alaska:ad OR Arizona:ad OR Arkansas:ad OR California:ad OR Colorado:ad OR Connecticut:ad OR Delaware:ad OR Florida:ad OR Georgia:ad OR Hawaii:ad OR Idaho:ad OR Illinois:ad OR Indiana:ad OR Iowa:ad OR Kansas:ad OR Kentucky:ad OR Louisiana:ad OR Maine:ad OR Maryland:ad OR Massachusetts:ad OR Michigan:ad OR Minnesota:ad OR Mississippi:ad OR Missouri:ad OR Montana:ad OR Nebraska:ad OR Nevada:ad OR New Hampshire:ad OR New Jersey:ad OR New Mexico:ad OR New York:ad OR North Carolina:ad OR North Dakota:ad OR Ohio:ad OR Oklahoma:ad OR Oregon:ad OR Pennsylvania:ad OR Rhode Island:ad OR South Carolina:ad OR South Dakota:ad OR Tennessee:ad OR Texas:ad OR Utah:ad OR Vermont:ad OR Virginia:ad OR Washington:ad OR West Virginia:ad OR Wisconsin:ad OR Wyoming:ad

Saturday, January 21, 2017

CNS location -- keywords formatted for EMBASE

Central nervous system location search formatted for EMBASE:

(cerebr* OR cerebrum OR cerebell* OR neocerebell* OR paleocerebell* OR brainstem* OR (temporal OR frontal OR prefrontal OR posterior OR ophthalmic AND lob*) OR pons OR pontine OR medulla* OR glia* OR microglia* OR oligodendro* OR astrocyt* OR purkinje OR cortex OR cortical OR 'white matter' OR 'gray matter' OR 'grey matter' OR myelin* OR neuropath* OR neurohist* OR pyramidal OR bundle* OR corticobulbar OR corticospinal OR spinocerebellar OR spinothalamic OR extrapyramidal OR 'internal capsule' OR forebrain* OR hindbrain* OR midbrain* OR hypothalam* OR thalam* OR limbic OR limbus OR amygdala* OR epithalam* OR subthalam* OR metathalam* OR hippocamp* OR parahippocamp* OR entorhinal OR pituitary OR hypophys* OR adenohypophys* OR neurohypophys* OR callosum* OR periventricul* OR paraventricul* OR 'third ventricle' OR 'fourth ventricle' OR supratentorial OR infratentorial OR striatal OR auditory OR cranial OR hypogloss* OR trigeminal OR 'facial nerve' OR vagal OR vagus OR trochlear OR vetibulocochlear OR glossopharyngeal OR 'accessory nerve' OR 'septum pellucidem' OR 'septum pellucidum' OR mesencephalon* OR myelencephalon OR metencephalon* OR diencephalon* OR prosencephalon* OR peduncle* OR 'substantia nigra' OR 'pars compacta' OR 'pars reticulata' OR tegment* OR aqueduct* OR 'reticular formation' OR oculomotor OR 'edinger-westphal' OR periaqueductal OR 'raphe nucleus' OR 'raphe nuclei' OR interpeduncular OR 'red nucleus' OR 'locus coeruleus' OR 'locus ceruleus' OR tectal OR collicul* OR commisur* OR pretectal OR subcommisur* OR peduncul* OR 'respiratory center' OR rhombencephalon* OR 'cerebral ventricle*' OR 'choroid plexus' OR 'lateral ventricle*' OR prosencephalon OR diencephalon OR telencephalon OR rhinencephalon OR rhombencephalon OR abducens OR accumbens OR 'ala cinerea' OR allocortex OR paleocortex OR archicortex OR alveus OR amacrine OR ambiguus OR ammonis OR ammon OR amygdal* OR archicerebellum OR archeocerebellum OR 'area postrema' OR brachium OR 'calamus scriptorius' OR 'cauda equina' OR 'caudate nucleus' OR choroid OR cinereum OR cingulum OR circumventricular OR commissure* OR decussat* OR cornu OR corona OR crus OR cuneus OR dentate OR gyrus OR gyri OR ependym* OR falx OR fastigial OR fenestr* OR fimbria* OR fornix OR mamillary OR fovea OR fundus OR fundal OR funiculus OR fasciculi OR ganglion* OR gemmule* OR genu OR geniculate OR glia OR neuroglia* OR glioblast* OR gliosis OR gliosome OR globus OR pallidus OR pallidum OR pallium OR gracilis OR granum OR granulum OR habenula OR infundibulum OR insula OR neocortex OR isocortex OR koniocortex OR labyrinth OR lemniscus OR lentiform OR limen OR reil*:ab,ti OR macroglia* OR macula OR 'massa intermedia' OR neostriat* OR neuroblast* OR neurofibril* OR neurolemm* OR schwann*:ab,ti OR neuropil* OR obex OR olive OR olivary OR operculum OR hemispher* OR pachymenin* OR paleostriatum OR pathway* OR perikaryon OR pineal OR pineus OR plexus OR psalterium OR pulvinar OR putamen OR pyriform* OR uncus OR 'limen insulae' OR olfactory OR ramus OR rami OR raphe OR rostrum OR rubrospinal OR corticorubral OR septum OR pellucidum OR stria OR striatum OR subiculum OR subex OR substantia OR terminalis OR gelatinosa OR nigra OR tanycyt* OR tapetum OR tectum OR 'tela choroidea' OR telodendri* OR tentorium OR tonofibril OR torcular OR tract* OR transducer OR 'trapezoid body' OR vallecul* OR velate* OR vermis OR vestibular OR vestibulum OR incerta)

consider

synap* OR neuron* OR interneuron* OR axon* OR axolemm* OR axoplasm* OR afferent* OR efferent* OR dendrit* OR neurite*

Friday, January 20, 2017

Etiology -- keywords

A first stab at a keyword search intended to find articles investigating etiology/cause:

(epidemiol* OR caus* OR etiolog* OR risk* OR determinant* OR factor* OR predict* OR correlat* OR correspond* OR association* OR link* OR statistic* OR significant* OR hazard* OR odds OR probab* OR “side effect*” OR adverse)