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Evidence Based Medicine

This guide is designed to assist health care professionals and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature.

EBM Guide Survey

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Diagnosis Question

Are there any evidence based articles on the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease?

Search Example - Video version

Search Example - Illustrated version

Step 1. Alzheimer Disease is a MeSH term.  Use the Advanced Search Screen to search for Alzheimer Disease as a Major Topic.


Step 2. Search for the MeSH Term Sensitivity and Specificity.

Screen shot of PubMed Advanced Search Builder with Sensitivity and Specificity in the search box and showing search history


Step 3. Search for the MeSH Term Diagnosis, Differential.

Screen shot of PubMed Advanced Search Builder with Diagnosis Differential in the search box and showing search history


Step 4. Combine the concepts with AND.

Screen shot of PubMed Advanced Search Builder showing searches being combined with AND


Step 5. Use the Clinical Trial Article Type filter.

Screen shot of PubMed search results with filter applied.


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