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Shojania KG, Sampson M, Ansari MT, et al. Updating Systematic Reviews. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2007 Sep. (Technical Reviews, No. 16.)

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Updating Systematic Reviews.

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Appendix ESearches by Clinical Area

Searches for each clinical area (a complete example, showing publication type and year limits is shown below.

Cardiac and cardiovascular systems
1.

exp Heart Diseases/

2.

Heart Failure, Congestive/

3.

or/1–2

Obstetrics and Gynecology
1.

exp Genital Diseases, Female/

2.

exp Pregnancy Complications/

3.

or/1–2

Neurology
1.

exp Nervous System Diseases/

Oncology
1.

exp Neoplasms/

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1.

exp Gastrointestinal Diseases/

Peripheral Vascular Diseases
1.

exp Vascular Diseases/

Critical Care Medicine
1.

exp Critical Care/

2.

exp Critical Illness/

Psychiatry
1.

exp Mental Disorders/

Endocrinology and Metabolism
1.

exp Bone Diseases, Metabolic/

2.

exp Metabolic Diseases/

3.

or/1–2 1.

Respiratory System
1.

exp Respiratory Tract Diseases/

Infectious Diseases
1.

exp Anti-infective agents/

Rheumatology
1.

exp Rheumatic Diseases/

Urology and Nephrology
1.

exp Kidney Diseases/

Example of a complete search: Cardiac and cardiovascular systems

1.

exp Heart Diseases/

2.

Heart Failure, Congestive/

3.

or/1–2

4.

limit 3 to animals

5.

remove duplicates from 4

6.

limit 5 to yr=“1988”

7.

limit 5 to yr=“1989”

8.

limit 5 to yr=“1990”

9.

limit 5 to yr=“1991”

10.

limit 5 to yr=“1992”

11.

limit 5 to yr=“1993”

12.

limit 5 to yr=“1994”

13.

limit 5 to yr=“1995”

14.

limit 5 to yr=“1996”

15.

limit 5 to yr=“1997”

16.

limit 5 to yr=“1998”

17.

limit 5 to yr=“1999”

18.

limit 5 to yr=“2000”

19.

limit 5 to yr=“2001”

20.

limit 5 to yr=“2002”

21.

limit 5 to yr=“2003”

22.

limit 5 to yr=“2004”

23.

limit 5 to yr=“2005”

24.

limit 5 to yr=“2006”

25.

limit 5 to yr=“2007”

26.

limit 3 to randomized controlled trial

27.

limit 3 to clinical trial

28.

27 not 26

29.

remove duplicates from 28

30.

limit 29 to yr=“1988”

31.

limit 29 to yr=“1989”

32.

limit 29 to yr=“1990”

33.

limit 29 to yr=“1991”

34.

limit 29 to yr=“1992”

35.

limit 29 to yr=“1993”

36.

limit 29 to yr=“1994”

37.

limit 29 to yr=“1995”

38.

limit 29 to yr=“1996”

39.

limit 29 to yr=“1997”

40.

limit 29 to yr=“1998”

41.

limit 29 to yr=“1999”

42.

limit 29 to yr=“2000”

43.

limit 29 to yr=“2001”

44.

limit 29 to yr=“2002”

45.

limit 29 to yr=“2003”

46.

limit 29 to yr=“2004”

47.

limit 29 to yr=“2005”

48.

limit 29 to yr=“2006”

49.

limit 29 to yr=“2007”

50.

limit 3 to randomized controlled trial

51.

remove duplicates from 50

52.

limit 51 to yr=“1988”

53.

limit 51 to yr=“1989”

54.

limit 51 to yr=“1990”

55.

limit 51 to yr=“1991”

56.

limit 51 to yr=“1992”

57.

limit 51 to yr=“1993”

58.

limit 51 to yr=“1994”

59.

limit 51 to yr=“1995”

60.

limit 51 to yr=“1996”

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limit 51 to yr=“1998”

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limit 51 to yr=“1999”

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limit 51 to yr=“2001”

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limit 51 to yr=“2004”

69.

limit 51 to yr=“2005”

70.

limit 51 to yr=“2006”

71.

limit 51 to yr=“2007”

72.

limit 3 to systematic reviews

73.

remove duplicates from 72

74.

limit 73 to yr=“1988”

75.

limit 73 to yr=“1989”

76.

limit 73 to yr=“1990”

77.

limit 73 to yr=“1991”

78.

limit 73 to yr=“1992”

79.

limit 73 to yr=“1993”

80.

limit 73 to yr=“1994”

81.

limit 73 to yr=“1995”

82.

limit 73 to yr=“1996”

83.

limit 73 to yr=“1997”

84.

limit 73 to yr=“1998”

85.

limit 73 to yr=“1999”

86.

limit 73 to yr=“2000”

87.

limit 73 to yr=“2001”

88.

limit 73 to yr=“2002”

89.

limit 73 to yr=“2003”

90.

limit 73 to yr=“2004”

91.

limit 73 to yr=“2005”

92.

limit 73 to yr=“2006”

93.

limit 73 to yr=“2007”

94.

limit 3 to guideline

95.

remove duplicates from 94

96.

limit 95 to yr=“1988”

97.

limit 95 to yr=“1989”

98.

limit 95 to yr=“1990”

99.

limit 95 to yr=“1991”

100.

limit 95 to yr=“1992”

101.

limit 95 to yr=“1993”

102.

limit 95 to yr=“1994”

103.

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104.

limit 95 to yr=“1996”

105.

limit 95 to yr=“1997”

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107.

limit 95 to yr=“1999”

108.

limit 95 to yr=“2000”

109.

limit 95 to yr=“2001”

110.

limit 95 to yr=“2002”

111.

limit 95 to yr=“2003”

112.

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113.

limit 95 to yr=“2005”

114.

limit 95 to yr=“2006”

115.

limit 95 to yr=“2007”

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