Table 8. Home uterine activity monitoring search strategy

Home Uterine Activity MonitoringResults
MEDLINE (Index Medicus)
1. Explode labor, premature; or explode uterine contractions; or explode pregnancy399,320
2. Explode uterine monitoring; or explode monitoring, physiologic 25,688
3. Explode home care services17,002
4. Fetal monitoring; or tocodynamometer4,728
5. 2 or 430,315
6. 1 and 3 and 554
7. Home uterine activity monitoring51
8. 6 or 784
9. Limit 8 to human, and English language, and year = 1980 to 199975
10. Limit 9 to RCTs30
Total unduplicated count from bibliographic databases 30
1. Articles found through TEAG and scientific director recommendation7
Total possible articles 37
Reductions Based on Abstract and Article Reviews
1. Not an RCT2
2. Review article6
3. Wrong study population15
4. Cost analysis1
5. Meta-analysis1
6. Letter4
7. Not home uterine activity monitoring1
8. Twin study1
9. Study <40 subjects1
10. Not preterm labor1
Total articles excluded 33
Total articles abstracted 4

From: 2, Methodology

Cover of Management of Preterm Labor
Management of Preterm Labor.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 18.
Berkman ND, Thorp JM Jr, Hartmann KE, et al.

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