Table A4EMBASE results (1988–2011 file)

Search termsPreliminary search results
#1(chronic or recurrent or recurring or noncyclic or non-cyclic or mixed or chronic disease/ or chronic illness/ or chronic pain/)1087381
#2pelvic pain.mp. or pelvic pain syndrome/8390
#3(musculoskeletal disease/ or musculoskeletal pain/ or myofascial pain/) and (pelvis/ or pelvic.mp.)241
#4#1 AND (#2 OR #3), limited to English language; human; items published between 1990 and 2011; database source=EMBASE2312
#5#4 and conference paper.pt.120
#6#4 and review.pt571
#7#4 and short survey.pt31
#8#4 and book.pt5
#9#4 and editorial.pt34
#10#4 and letter.pt57
#11#4 and note.pt49
#12#4 and case report/287
#13#4 and practice guideline/54
#14#4 and “systematic review”/31
#15#4 and meta analysis/15
#16#4 not (#5 or #6 or #7 or #8 or #9 or #10 or #11 or #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15)1161

Key: .pt publication type; .mp keyword

Note: With May 2011 update, changed from EMBASE Drugs and Pharmacology to full EMBASE database; 738 new items retrieved in May 2011. After eliminating 498 citations duplicated by the other database retrieval sets, 240 unique items were included in the update.

From: Appendix A, Search Strategies

Cover of Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women: Comparative Effectiveness
Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women: Comparative Effectiveness [Internet].
Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 41.
Andrews J, Yunker A, Reynolds WS, et al.

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