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Designing search formulas
In literature monitoring, the ideal search will find all ADRs without turning up too many irrelevant results. How do you design a search formula that maintains this balance?
An exhaustive search
Marialaura Martinico, a scientific documentalist who works at various institutes, uses Embase to review all the scientific literature in an efficient, single and exhaustive search.
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Developing pharmaceuticals and performing pharmacovigilance requires a wide array of comprehensive, evidence-based medicine, drug and medical device efficacy studies.
Embase is a highly versatile, multipurpose and up-to-date biomedical database. It covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day and all articles are indexed in depth using Elsevier's Life Science thesaurus Embase Indexing and Emtree®. The entire database is also conveniently available on multiple platforms.
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With Embase, you can search and access:
- Journal coverage from 1947 to the present
- Over 32 million records, including MEDLINE titles
- Over 8,500 journals from over 95 countries, including MEDLINE titles
- Over 2,900 indexed journals unique to Embase
- Over 1.5 million records added yearly, with an average of over 6,000 each day
- Over 2.3 million conference abstracts indexed from more than 7,000 conferences dating from 2009
- Full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data
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Embase is recommended by the following regulatory bodies and authorities for maintaining awareness of safety profiles, and clinical and economic evidence:
- European Medicines Agency (EMA) - Guideline on good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) Module VI
- European Commission - Guidance on the clinical evaluation of medical devices – MEDDEV 2.7.1 (rev. 4)
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0
- European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee - Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP)
- WHO Handbook for guideline development (2nd Edition)
- Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers’ manual 2016 edition
- European network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) - Process of information retrieval for systematic reviews and health technology assessments on clinical effectiveness (Version 1.2, December 2017)
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For users looking for adverse drug events, drug efficacy studies, medical device and disease-related biomedical research information, Embase delivers immediate access to a range of intuitive search tools that help them find exact answers to their research questions quickly and easily.
- Uncover drug-disease relationships and drug-drug interactions – Discover more biomedical evidence by searching comprehensive, relevant and up-to-date biomedical research
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