These search strategies help find citations that correspond to a specific clinical study category
See Part 2, Section 6.4.11: Search Filters
The ISSG has developed a quality checklist to assess published filters designed to retrieve records by specific study design.
This blog has been created to share PubMed search strategies
Runs a search in PubMed for articles about search filters.
Cochrane Filter for Humans Only:
NOT (animals [mh] NOT humans [mh])
Duke Modified Cochrane Strategy for Randomized Trials in PubMed:
(randomized controlled trial[pt] OR controlled clinical trial[pt] OR randomized[tiab] OR randomised[tiab] OR randomization[tiab] OR randomisation[tiab] OR placebo[tiab] OR drug therapy[sh] OR randomly[tiab] OR trial[tiab] OR groups[tiab] NOT (animals[mh] NOT humans[mh]) NOT (Editorial[pt] OR Letter[pt] OR Case Reports[pt] OR Comment[pt]
See Part 2, Chapter 6.6: Documenting and reporting the search process
Yoshii, A. (2009). Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(1): 21-29. PMID: 19158999
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