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Table 3 Frequency of adverse event-related terms used in titles or abstracts, MEDLINE records, and EMBASE records

From: Assignment of adverse event indexing terms in randomized clinical trials involving spinal manipulative therapy: an audit of records in MEDLINE and EMBASE databases

Title or abstract MEDLINE EMBASE
Adverse events (n = 14) Modalitya/adverse effects (n = 16) [Side Effect] (n = 5)
Side effects (n = 6) Symptoma/complications (n = 1) [Adverse Drug Reaction] (n = 6)
Adverse reactions (n = 4) Risk Assessment (n = 2) Symptoma/si [Side Effect] (n = 4)
Adverse effects (n = 3) Risk Factors (n = 1) Symptoma/ae [Adverse Drug Reaction] (n = 2)
Harm (n = 1)   Symptoma/co [Complication] (n = 48)
Unpleasant reaction (n = 1)   Drug effect (n = 1)
Discomfort (n = 1)   
Sore (n = 1)   
Serious complication (n = 1)   
Side effects (n = 6)   
Adverse effects (n = 3)   
  1. aAny specifically named modality (e.g., spinal manipulative therapy) or symptom (e.g., neck pain)