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Medical Device

Medical device search option can be used for finding information on medical devices for clinical evaluation reports and post-market surveillance.

Using Medical Device Search

1.  Add a device name or select it from the Emtree list. Add all the term’s synonyms to the search. You can also include subheadings to limit the search to documents relevant to that subheading.

2. Add adverse effect terms in these fields. You can add or edit default or device-specific adverse effect terms. The default adverse effect search syntax was developed by industry representatives. These are related to the device name with the Boolean operator AND.

3. Use filters.

Advanced Search

The advanced search option gives more options to structure your search for greater precision.

Using Advanced Search

1. Add search term. Search one concept in a single search. 

2.Set filters next to the Search button to finish the search. 

3. Search other concepts.

4. Combine searches in the the Result tab.

Advanced search box in the search result page

You will also find the search box in any search result page. When select "Search as broadly as possible", the search will be the same as using Quick Search in default search field and Advanced Search form.

Drug, Disease, Device

Drug, Disease, Device search forms are similar to the advanced form, but with subheadings (filters) specific to drug, disease and device, such as drug behavior and route of administration which do not appear in the general Advanced Search form. 

Using Drug Search

1. Enter drug name.

2. Set limiters such as drug fields (Drug manufacturers or Drug trade names which are brand names), subheadings and routes of drug administration to the search.

Alternatively, use the Disease and Device forms to design advanced searches specific to diseases and devices using subheadings and fields to increase precision.


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