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Table 1 Number of papers that could be retrieved based on the reporting of adverse effects.

From: Incomplete evidence: the inadequacy of databases in tracing published adverse drug reactions in clinical trials

Drug (total number of papers) Aspirin (37) Antihypertensive drugs (13) Ibuprofen (29) Paracetamol (28)
Adverse effects textwords present 18 (49%) 8 (62%) 20 (69%) 16 (57%)
Indexed in either Medline or EMBASE 28 (76%) 8 (62%) 18 (62%) 15 (54%)
Retrievable by a combined search 29 (78%) 9 (69%) 24 (83%) 20 (71%)
  1. *Abstract from seven of the 107 papers were missing from the electronic databases; in these cases, the printed abstracts were analysed.