N L Wilczynski

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Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Enhancing retrieval of best evidence for health care from bibliographic databases: calibration of the hand search of the literature
    N L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 84:390-3. 2001
  2. pmc Glomerular disease search filters for Pubmed, Ovid Medline, and Embase: a development and validation study
    Ainslie M Hildebrand
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:49. 2012
  3. pmc MEDLINE clinical queries are robust when searching in recent publishing years
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:363-8. 2013
  4. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for drug prescribing and management: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Brian J Hemens
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:89. 2011
  5. pmc Can computerized clinical decision support systems improve practitioners' diagnostic test ordering behavior? A decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Pavel S Roshanov
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:88. 2011
  6. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for primary preventive care: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review of effects on process of care and patient outcomes
    Nathan M Souza
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:87. 2011
  7. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for chronic disease management: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Pavel S Roshanov
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:92. 2011
  8. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for acute care management: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review of effects on process of care and patient outcomes
    Navdeep Sahota
    College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:91. 2011
  9. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for therapeutic drug monitoring and dosing: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Robby Nieuwlaat
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital Campus, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:90. 2011
  10. pmc A cross-sectional study of the number and frequency of terms used to refer to knowledge translation in a body of health literature in 2006: a Tower of Babel?
    K Ann McKibbon
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:16. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Enhancing retrieval of best evidence for health care from bibliographic databases: calibration of the hand search of the literature
    N L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 84:390-3. 2001
    ..To develop and test such filters a hand search of the literature was required to determine directly which articles should be retrieved, and which not retrieved...
  2. pmc Glomerular disease search filters for Pubmed, Ovid Medline, and Embase: a development and validation study
    Ainslie M Hildebrand
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:49. 2012
    ..Our objective was to develop and test search filters for PubMed, Ovid Medline, and Embase that allow physicians to search within a subset of the database to retrieve articles relevant to glomerular disease...
  3. pmc MEDLINE clinical queries are robust when searching in recent publishing years
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:363-8. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for drug prescribing and management: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Brian J Hemens
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:89. 2011
    ..We also sought to identify system and study characteristics that predicted benefit...
  5. pmc Can computerized clinical decision support systems improve practitioners' diagnostic test ordering behavior? A decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Pavel S Roshanov
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:88. 2011
    ..The outcome of interest was effect on the diagnostic test-ordering behavior of practitioners...
  6. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for primary preventive care: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review of effects on process of care and patient outcomes
    Nathan M Souza
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:87. 2011
    ..The objective was to review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effects of CCDSSs for PPC on process of care, patient outcomes, harms, and costs...
  7. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for chronic disease management: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Pavel S Roshanov
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:92. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for acute care management: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review of effects on process of care and patient outcomes
    Navdeep Sahota
    College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:91. 2011
    ..The objective of this review was to systematically review the effects of CCDSSs on process of care and patient outcomes for acute medical care...
  9. pmc Computerized clinical decision support systems for therapeutic drug monitoring and dosing: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
    Robby Nieuwlaat
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital Campus, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:90. 2011
    ..The objective of this review was to determine if CCDSSs improve processes of care or patient outcomes for therapeutic drug monitoring and dosing...
  10. pmc A cross-sectional study of the number and frequency of terms used to refer to knowledge translation in a body of health literature in 2006: a Tower of Babel?
    K Ann McKibbon
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:16. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Evaluating the impact of MEDLINE filters on evidence retrieval: study protocol
    Salimah Z Shariff
    Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:58. 2010
    ..The 'content' filters help identify articles in the discipline of renal medicine. We will now test the utility of these filters for physician MEDLINE searching...
  12. pmc Sample size determination for bibliographic retrieval studies
    Xiaomei Yao
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:43. 2008
    ....
  13. pmc Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound and relevant causation studies in EMBASE
    R Brian Haynes
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 5:8. 2005
    ..Although such filters have previously been developed for studies of relevance to causation in MEDLINE, no empirically tested search strategy exists for EMBASE...
  14. pmc Optimal search strategies for identifying sound clinical prediction studies in EMBASE
    Jennifer L Holland
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 5:11. 2005
    ..We undertook the systematic development of search strategies ("hedges") for retrieval of empirically tested clinical prediction guides from EMBASE...
  15. pmc What do evidence-based secondary journals tell us about the publication of clinically important articles in primary healthcare journals?
    Kathleen Ann McKibbon
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Room 3H6 Health Sciences Center, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    BMC Med 2:33. 2004
    ....
  16. pmc Systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study of location and citation counts
    Victor M Montori
    Division of Diabetes and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    BMC Med 1:2. 2003
    ..Our objective was to determine the extent to which systematic reviews are clustered in a large collection of clinical journals and whether review type (narrative or systematic) affects citation counts...
  17. pmc Optimal search strategies for detecting cost and economic studies in EMBASE
    R James McKinlay
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 3H7, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:67. 2006
    ..A key source of this type of information is large bibliographic databases such as EMBASE. The objective of this study was to develop search strategies that optimize the retrieval of health costs and economics studies from EMBASE...
  18. doi request reprint Sensitive Clinical Queries retrieved relevant systematic reviews as well as primary studies: an analytic survey
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:1341-9. 2011
    ..To determine how well the previously validated broad and narrow Clinical Queries for treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, and etiology studies, retrieve not only primary studies but also relevant systematic reviews...
  19. doi request reprint Consistency and accuracy of indexing systematic review articles and meta-analyses in medline
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Info Libr J 26:203-10. 2009
    ..Systematic review articles support the advance of science and translation of research evidence into healthcare practice. Inaccurate retrieval from medline could limit access to reviews...
  20. pmc Quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies: no change since STARD statement publication--before-and-after study
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 3H7, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Radiology 248:817-23. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint EMBASE search strategies achieved high sensitivity and specificity for retrieving methodologically sound systematic reviews
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:29-33. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to develop search strategies that optimize the retrieval of methodologically sound systematic reviews from EMBASE...
  22. pmc An overview of the design and methods for retrieving high-quality studies for clinical care
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 5:20. 2005
    ..The purpose of this report is to describe the design and methods of a study that set out to develop optimal search strategies for retrieving sound clinical studies of health disorders in large electronics databases...
  23. pmc Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound prognostic studies in MEDLINE: an analytic survey
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Med 2:23. 2004
    ..The objective of this study is to determine how well various methodologic textwords, Medical Subject Headings, and their Boolean combinations retrieve methodologically sound literature on the prognosis of health disorders in MEDLINE...
  24. pmc EMBASE search strategies for identifying methodologically sound diagnostic studies for use by clinicians and researchers
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5 Canada
    BMC Med 3:7. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to develop search strategies that optimize the retrieval of methodologically sound diagnostic studies from EMBASE for use by clinicians...
  25. pmc Age-specific search strategies for Medline
    Monika Kastner
    Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 8:e25. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, no empirically tested age-specific search strategies exist for Medline...
  26. pmc Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 171:1179-85. 2004
    ..We undertook to develop and test search terms to retrieve from the MEDLINE database HSR articles meeting minimum quality standards...
  27. ncbi request reprint Finding knowledge translation articles in CINAHL
    Cynthia Lokker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 160:1179-83. 2010
    ..Researchers and decision makers need to be able to readily access the literature on KT for the field to grow and to evaluate the existing evidence...
  28. pmc Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of treatment from Medline: analytical survey
    R Brian Haynes
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
    BMJ 330:1179. 2005
    ..To develop and test optimal Medline search strategies for retrieving sound clinical studies on prevention or treatment of health disorders...
  29. pmc Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of diagnosis from Medline: analytical survey
    R Brian Haynes
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMJ 328:1040. 2004
    ..To develop optimal search strategies in Medline for retrieving sound clinical studies on the diagnosis of health disorders...
  30. doi request reprint Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature search strategies for identifying methodologically sound causation and prognosis studies
    Cindy Walker-Dilks
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Nurs Res 21:98-103. 2008
    ..3%. For detecting sound prognosis studies, a three-term strategy maximized sensitivity at 92.2% with a specificity of 50.0%. These search filters will enhance the searching efforts of clinicians and researchers...
  31. pmc Prediction of citation counts for clinical articles at two years using data available within three weeks of publication: retrospective cohort study
    Cynthia Lokker
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
    BMJ 336:655-7. 2008
    ..To determine if citation counts at two years could be predicted for clinical articles that pass basic criteria for critical appraisal using data within three weeks of publication from external sources and an online article rating service...
  32. pmc McMaster PLUS: a cluster randomized clinical trial of an intervention to accelerate clinical use of evidence-based information from digital libraries
    R Brian Haynes
    McMaster University, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main St West, Rm 2C10b, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:593-600. 2006
    ..Physicians have difficulty keeping up with new evidence from medical research...
  33. doi request reprint Systematic reviews and original articles differ in relevance, novelty, and use in an evidence-based service for physicians: PLUS project
    R James McKinlay
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:449-54. 2008
    ..To describe the ratings from physicians, and use by physicians, of high quality, clinically pertinent original articles and systematic reviews from over 110 clinical journals and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSRs)...
  34. pmc Optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound prognostic studies in EMBASE: an analytic survey
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Room 2C10b, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:481-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine how well various methodologic textwords, index terms, and their Boolean combinations retrieve methodologically sound literature on the prognosis of health disorders in EMBASE...
  35. ncbi request reprint Optimal CINAHL search strategies for identifying therapy studies and review articles
    Sharon S L Wong
    Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Scholarsh 38:194-9. 2006
    ..To design optimal search strategies for locating sound therapy studies and review articles in CiNAHL in the year 2000...
  36. pmc Diagnostic test systematic reviews: bibliographic search filters ("Clinical Queries") for diagnostic accuracy studies perform well
    Monika Kastner
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:974-81. 2009
    ..Systematic reviews of health care topics are valuable summaries of all pertinent studies on focused questions. However, finding all relevant primary studies for systematic reviews remains challenging...
  37. pmc PsycINFO search strategies identified methodologically sound therapy studies and review articles for use by clinicians and researchers
    Angela May Eady
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:34-40. 2008
    ..This study evaluated search strategies for finding high-quality studies on treatment and systematic reviews in PsycINFO...
  38. ncbi request reprint Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically relevant qualitative studies in MEDLINE
    Sharon S L Wong
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 107:311-6. 2004
    ..To date, little work has been done on developing optimal search filters for retrieving qualitative studies. The current study extends our earlier work, on developing optimal search strategies, to include qualitative studies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Search strategies for identifying qualitative studies in CINAHL
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 17:705-10. 2007
    ..2%. Empirically derived search strategies combining indexing terms and textwords can achieve high sensitivity and high specificity for retrieving qualitative studies from CINAHL...
  40. ncbi request reprint A method for defining a journal subset for a clinical discipline using the bibliographies of systematic reviews
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:721-4. 2007
    ..If "virtual journal subsets" that are likely to include all relevant articles can be defined for clinical discipline areas or disease content areas this will likely improve search precision...
  41. doi request reprint Optimal search filters for detecting quality improvement studies in Medline
    N L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e31. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and validate optimal Medline search filters for retrieving original and review articles about clinical QI...
  42. pmc Tackling the growth of the obesity literature: obesity evidence spreads across many journals
    L A Baier
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:1526-30. 2010
    ..The study exemplifies an approach to establish a journal collection that is likely to contain most new knowledge about a field...
  43. ncbi request reprint Developing optimal search strategies for retrieving qualitative studies in PsycINFO
    K Ann McKibbon
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Eval Health Prof 29:440-54. 2006
    ..Formal indexing terms performed poorly. Empirically derived search strategies combining textwords can effectively, but not perfectly, retrieve qualitative studies from PsycINFO...
  44. ncbi request reprint Developing optimal search strategies for retrieving clinically relevant qualitative studies in EMBASE
    Leslie A Walters
    McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 16:162-8. 2006
    ..7%. Combining search terms to optimize the combination of sensitivity and specificity resulted in values over 89% for both. The authors identified search strategies with high performance for retrieving qualitative studies in EMBASE...
  45. ncbi request reprint Doubling the impact: publication of systematic review articles in orthopaedic journals
    Mohit Bhandari
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1012-6. 2004
    ....
  46. pmc Optimal search strategies for retrieving systematic reviews from Medline: analytical survey
    Victor M Montori
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    BMJ 330:68. 2005
    ..To develop optimal search strategies in Medline for retrieving systematic reviews...
  47. pmc Comparison of top-performing search strategies for detecting clinically sound treatment studies and systematic reviews in MEDLINE and EMBASE
    Sharon S L Wong
    School of Nutrition, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 Canada
    J Med Libr Assoc 94:451-5. 2006
  48. pmc Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound treatment studies in EMBASE
    Sharon S L Wong
    School of Nutrition Faculty of Community Services Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 Canada
    J Med Libr Assoc 94:41-7. 2006
    ..Our study aimed to develop optimal search strategies for detecting sound treatment studies in EMBASE in the year 2000...
  49. pmc Author self-citation in the diabetes literature
    Apoor S Gami
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    CMAJ 170:1925-7; discussion 1929-30. 2004
    ..Its extent is unknown. We studied author self-citation, choosing the major clinical field of diabetes mellitus to represent the general medical literature...
  50. pmc Response to Glanville et al.: How to identify randomized controlled trials in MEDLINE: ten years on
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    J Med Libr Assoc 95:117-8; author reply 119-20. 2007
  51. pmc Response to Corrao et al.: Improving efficacy of PubMed clinical queries for retrieving scientifically strong studies on treatment
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:247-8. 2007