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PubMed Clinical Queries

PubMed Clinical Queries provides specialized searches for COVID-19 Articles, Clinical Study Categories and Medical Genetics.

Clinical Studies Filter Categories

For the Clinical Studies search, choose from the categories: Therapy, Diagnosis, Etiology, Prognosis, or Clinical Prediction Guides (see the image below).

Clinical Studies: Scope

Clinical Studies scope are as:

Broad: Sensitive search – It's a more comprehensive search that includes relevant citations but probably less relevant; will retrieve more (default)
Narrow: Specific search – will get more precise, relevant citations but less retrieval

Apply Filter & Scope Options to Search Results

Search by applying Filter and Scope:

  • Enter your search terms in the search bar.
  • Adjust the Filter category and selected Filter(s) as needed.
  • Select a Scope: Narrow (specific search) or Broad (sensitive search).
  • Changing filter settings will automatically search with the new filter applied.
  • Preview the first five results for your search on the Clinical Queries page.
  • To view all results, click the link to "See all results in PubMed.

The images below illustrate before and after applying Filter and Scope in search for clinical studies on "diabetes type 2":


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