MENG_signs_symptoms_septicaemia_embase_030708
EMBASE 1980 to 2008 Week 26

#SearchesResults
1SEPTIC SHOCK/12538
2SEPTICEMIA/8591
3((septic or bacter?emic) adj shock).ti,ab.8379
4(sepsis adj5 hypotension).ti,ab.252
5BACTEREMIA/13888
6(severe adj2 sepsis).ti,ab.2787
7(septic?emi? or bacter?emi?).ti,ab.22628
8MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION/2724
9MENINGOCOCCOSIS/2724
10MENINGOCOCCEMIA/809
11(meningococc$ adj3 (sepsis or septic or toxic or endotoxic or disease or infection?)).ti,ab.2544
12(meningococc?emi? or meningococcosis).ti,ab.425
13or/1–1249161
14exp SYMPTOMATOLOGY/466292
15(sign? or symptom$ or complain$).ti,ab.583892
16(clinical adj3 (manifestation? or feature? or finding? or aspect?)).ti,ab.127602
17(presenting adj3 (feature? or finding? or factor?)).ti,ab.4057
18presentation?.ti,ab.125308
19(physical adj3 (manifestation? or characteristic? or feature? or finding?)).ti,ab.10442
20((ill or sick) adj3 (looking or appearance)).ti,ab.66
21unwell.ti,ab.427
22FEVER/61373
23HYPERPYREXIA/505
24fever$.ti,ab.60949
25(pyrexi?? or febrile).ti,ab.16314
26VOMITING/63671
27(vomit$ or emesis or throw$ up).ti,ab.32662
28RIGOR/1868
29CHILL/6173
30(chills or rigors or shivering).ti,ab.3896
31SHIVERING/1926
32exp DIARRHEA/79192
33diarrh?ea?.ti,ab.41413
34exp CONSCIOUSNESS DISORDER/37810
35(letharg$ or sluggish$ or listless$).ti,ab.3967
36FATIGUE/42052
37fatigue.ti,ab.29832
38tiredness.ti,ab.1716
39MUSCLE HYPOTONIA/4193
40INFANTILE HYPOTONIA/291
41MUSCLE ATONIA/193
42(floppy or hypotonia? or hypotony).ti,ab.5268
43(muscle? adj3 (atonic or flaccid$)).ti,ab.96
44((decreas$ or alter$ or chang$) adj3 (consciousness or mental state?)).ti,ab.1734
45exp CONFUSION/11223
46(confused or deliri$).ti,ab.10225
47((state or mental) adj3 confusion).ti,ab.516
48exp TACHYCARDIA/45140
49tachycardia?.ti,ab.30320
50((elevated or rapid or fast$) adj3 (heart?beat or heart rate)).ti,ab.949
51exp PURPURA/18311
52(non?blanching or non blanching).ti,ab.23
53(petechia? or purpura).ti,ab.11749
54((hemorrhagic or haemorrhagic) adj3 rash??).ti,ab.43
55CAPILLARY FLOW/1954
56CAPILLARY PRESSURE/730
57PERIPHERAL CIRCULATION/2876
58peripheral perfusion.ti,ab.283
59THERMOREGULATION/9358
60SKIN TEMPERATURE/4270
61((cold or clammy or temperature) adj3 (hand? or feet or extremities)).ti,ab.784
62COLD CLAMMY SKIN/14
63COLD LIMB/317
64LIMB PAIN/1027
65((limb? or extremities or arms or legs) adj3 pain$).ti,ab.2084
66PALLOR/1372
67LISTLESSNESS/34
68((abnormal$ or atypical$ or odd or unusual$ or strange) adj3 (skin colo?r or colo?r of skin)).ti,ab.15
69SKIN BLOOD FLOW/4321
70(pallor or pale or paleness).ti,ab.4325
71((mottled or mottling) adj3 (skin or epidermal)).ti,ab.57
72SKIN PIGMENTATION/4536
73or/14–721361119
74and/13,7314558
75(case report or case study).ti.97310
76(letter or editorial or comment or historical article).pt.630094
77CASE REPORT/995482
78or/75–771547244
7974 not 789487
80limit 79 to (human and english language)7180
81COHORT ANALYSIS/49364
82((cohort or incidence or concurrent or panel) adj3 (study or studies or analys?s)).ti,ab.50810
83or/81–8280130
84and/80,83250
8580 not 836930

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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