PubMed search strategies on the PeriStats Web site were developed by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), in collaboration with the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center (PDC). PubMed provides Web access to bibliographic information, and was created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Through PeriStats, users can obtain the most current maternal and infant health literature within a one-year timeframe, or can opt to search PubMed without a temporal filter.
PubMed search results were reviewed by the PDC between December 2004 and March 2005. Articles are continuously added to the PubMed database, thus search results will vary over time. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks after publication for articles to be added to the database, so results often exclude articles published during this initial time period. Searches were designed to be highly selective and retrieve the most relevant articles. Such specificity may exclude articles of interest to the user. Results are meant to be a starting point for obtaining the latest maternal and infant health literature, and may require refinement for each user's needs. Search strategies can be modified within PubMed. If you require assistance refining your search in PubMed, please contact a medical librarian. For a fee, NYAM provides research and document delivery services - please call (212) 822-7300 for details.