MENG_dx_csf_aspirates_economics_embase_241108
EMBASE 1980 to 2008 Week 47

#SearchesResults
1BACTERIAL MENINGITIS/7625
2TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS/1887
3MENINGOENCEPHALITIS/2945
4MENINGITIS/13498
5((bacterial$ or infect$) adj3 (meningitis or meningitides)).ti,ab.4927
6((bacterial$ or infect$) adj3 meninges).ti,ab.31
7(infect$ adj3 (leptomeninges or subarachnoid space?)).ti,ab.17
8((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 (e coli or escherichia coli)).ti,ab.230
9((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 (haemophilus or hemophilus)).ti,ab.462
10((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 listeria).ti,ab.211
11((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 meningococc$).ti,ab.881
12((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 pneumococc$).ti,ab.1023
13((meningitis or meningitides or meningeal or Pachymeningitis) adj3 (tuberculosis or tuberculous or tubercular)).ti,ab.1626
14meningoencephalitis.ti,ab.2500
15SEPTICEMIA/8791
16BACTEREMIA/14315
17(septic?emi? or bacter?emi?).ti,ab.23006
18MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION/2818
19MENINGOCOCCOSIS/2818
20MENINGOCOCCEMIA/838
21(meningococc$ adj3 (sepsis or septic or toxic or endotoxic or disease or infection?)).ti,ab.2603
22(meningococc?emi? or meningococcosis).ti,ab.434
23NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS/6847
24(Neisseria meningitidis or n meningitidis).ti,ab.4304
25or/1–2462025
26exp GENE AMPLIFICATION/268526
27(gene amplification or polymerase chain reaction?).ti,ab.103919
28PCR.ti,ab.167012
29BACTERIAL ANTIGEN/9132
30VIRUS ANTIGEN/12069
31rapid antigen.ti,ab.279
32(antigen? adj3 test$).ti,ab.6597
33exp IMMUNOLOGICAL PROCEDURES/583611
34exp ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT/58521
35CEREBROSPINAL FLUID/26765
36(cerebro?spinal adj2 fluid?).ti,ab.37117
37exp MICROBIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION/196602
38exp BLOOD ANALYSIS/56170
39(blood adj3 cultur$).ti,ab.16323
40exp SKIN TEST/27554
41exp MICROSCOPY/232877
42((skin or epidermal or dermal) adj3 (test$ or microscopy)).ti,ab.18174
43SKIN CULTURE/1291
44SKIN/24245
45dermoscop$.ti,ab.742
46EPILUMINESCENCE MICROSCOPY/1253
47dermatoscop$.ti,ab.262
48((skin or epidermal or dermal) adj3 (scraping? or aspirate?)).ti,ab.346
49gram? stain$.ti,ab.2755
50GRAM STAINING/2860
51AGGLUTINATION TEST/2524
52LATEX AGGLUTINATION TEST/1883
53(latex adj3 fixation).ti,ab.84
54((skin or lesion? or epiderm$ or derm$) adj3 aspirate?).ti,ab.231
55(rapid diagnos$ or rapid diagnostic test$).ti,ab.4546
56(early adj2 diagnosis).ti,ab.30122
57EARLY DIAGNOSIS/36630
58or/26–571399902
59and/25,5822222
60limit 59 to “diagnosis (optimized)”3372
61limit 60 to “economics (2 or more terms min difference)”96
62limit 61 to english language91

From: Appendix E, Search strategies

Cover of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia
Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia: Management of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children and Young People Younger than 16 Years in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 102.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010.
Copyright © 2010, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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