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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.

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Prognosis Question

What is the prognosis for a successful pregnancy in a young woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Search Example - Video version

Search Example - Illustrated version

Step 1. Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic is a MeSH term.  Use the Advanced Search Screen to search for Lupus Erythematosus Systemic as a Major Topic.

Screen shot of PubMed Advanced Search Builder with lupus erythematosus systemic in the search box and MeSH Major Topic being selected

 

Step 2. Search for the MeSH Term Pregnancy. Again, search for this term as a MeSH Major Topic.

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

 

Step 3. Search for prognosis OR outcome.

Screen shot of PubMed Advanced Search Builder with outcome in the search box and showing it being added to prognosis in the query box with OR

 

Step 4. Combine the concepts with AND.

Screen shot of PubMed Advanced Search Builder showing concepts being combined in the query box with ANDs and ORs

 

Step 5. Use the Publication Date in the Last 5 Years filter.

Screen shot of PubMed search results with filters applied

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