MEDICAL SEARCH ENGINES & WEB SITES - FOR ANY TOPIC
NOTE ABOUT PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC STUDIES: THERE CAN BE BIAS IN STUDIES BASED ON ISSUES NOT CLEARLY IDENTIFIED BY THE AUTHORS. THEY DON'T ALWAYS DISCLOSE FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS. YOU MAY ALSO NOT NOTICE THAT SOME ARE FUNDED BY ORGANIZATIONS WITH SELF INTERESTS. IN OTHER CASES THE STUDIES MAY BE POORLY DESIGNED AND / OR NOT PROPERLY ANALYSED STATISTICALLY. MOST DIETARY STUDIES RELY ON FOOD FREQUENCY QUESTIONAIRES WHICH CAN BE NOTORIOUSLY INACCURATE. (CAN YOU RECALL WHAT YOU ATE LAST WEEK?). YOU WILL FIND CONFLICTING STUDIES WHERE EACH SOUNDS REASONABLE & LOOKS WELL DONE. YOU MAY NEED TO SEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETATIONS. MOST ARE DONE PROPERLY BUT BE ESPECIALLY WARY OF DIETARY STUDIES.
WE ARE NOT SHOWING THE MAJOR MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH SITES (E.G., MAYO, HOPKINS, CLEVELAND CLINIC, ETC. ) AS YOU WILL FIND THEM USING A NORMAL GOOGLE, BING, OR EDGE SEARCH. YOU WILL GET MOSTLY GENERIC STANDARD OF CARE INFORMATION - JUST LIKE FROM YOUR DOC. WE BELIEVE YOU NEED MORE THAN THAT. THOSE MEDICAL CENTER SITES PROVIDE GOOD DATA TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING THE TYPICAL STANDARD OF CARE AT A VERY BASIC LEVEL.
GOOGLE SCHOLAR - They have indexed peer review journals. The same ones your Docs should be reading if they took the time. Technical & scholarly articles which frequently requires some knowledge in medical sciences as well as statistics. Give it a try anyway.
TRIP MEDICAL DATABASE - Good place to do a literature search. The best features, however, are subscription based. Try it anyway.
UP TO DATE - Your Docs use this one. You can get abbreviated information without a subscription. Want more - try a medical school library if there is one nearby. This is an excellent resource but it is very conservative & is not going to cross the big medical societies. That is not always good.
PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.
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