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Descriptor English: Review
Descriptor Spanish: Revisión
Descriptor Portuguese: Revisão
Descriptor French: Revue de la littérature
Entry term(s): Review Literature
Review of Reported Cases
Review, Academic
Review, Multicase
Tree number(s): V02.600.500
V02.912
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016454
Scope note: An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
Annotation: This heading is used as a Publication Type. Review articles as a bibliographic form are indexed under the main heading REVIEW LITERATURE AS TOPIC
History Note: 2008(1966)
DeCS ID: 29611
Unique ID: D016454
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/23
Revision Date: 2018/06/23
Review - Preferred
Concept UI M0025142
Scope note An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
Preferred term Review
Review, Multicase - Narrower
Concept UI M0025133
Scope note Work consisting of a review of literature giving demographic, laboratory, and clinical data on a group of persons or animals ranging from most of the known cases of a rare condition in large populations on whom the results of research will lead to the establishing of epidemiological analyses or predictions of the occurrence and natural history of diseases.
Preferred term Review, Multicase
Review, Academic - Narrower
Concept UI M0025132
Scope note Work consisting of a more or less comprehensive review of the literature on a specific subject, with usually an extensive critical analysis and synthesis of the literature.
Preferred term Review, Academic
Review of Reported Cases - Narrower
Concept UI M0025135
Scope note Work consisting of complete literature reporting, to the best of the author's ability, of all known cases of a disease. The study is usually generated by the investigator's encounter with patients with a given disease and includes the investigator's own cases. The range of time will encompass historical cases and recent cases. The review usually cites the literature in which the known cases were published and may or may not include clinical and laboratory data.
Preferred term Review of Reported Cases
Review Literature - Narrower
Concept UI M0025140
Scope note Work consisting of published material which provides an examination of recent or current literature. Reviews can cover a wide range of subject matter of various levels of completeness or comprehensiveness based on analyses of publications on the subject. The presence of research findings or case reports does not preclude designation as a review.
Preferred term Review Literature



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