PUBMED
Patricia Reynolds, MLS
Director, Bishopric Medical Library
March 10, 2005
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AND
Statin
Search
results
Stroke
Statin articles in PubMed - 2559
Stroke articles in PubMed - 77673
Statin and stroke
- 218
OR
Statin
stroke
Eliminates duplicates
Statin articles in PubMed - 2559
Stroke articles in PubMed - 77673
Statin and stroke
- 80014 (diff-218)
NOT
DVT
Statin
stroke
Statin articles in PubMed - 2559
Stroke articles in PubMed - 77673
Statin and stroke
- 218
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