Table A-1PubMed search strategies

Search termsPreliminary search results
#1cryptorchidism[mh] OR cryptorchidism[tiab] OR cryptorchid[tiab] OR ((testis[mh] OR testis[tiab] OR testes[tiab] OR testicle[tiab] OR testicles[tiab] OR testicular[tiab]) AND (undescended[tiab] OR ascended[tiab] OR retractile[tiab] OR retracted[tiab] OR nonpalpable[tiab] OR non-palpable[tiab] OR palpable[tiab] OR unilateral[tiab] OR bilateral[tiab]))12,879
#2therapeutics[mh] OR diagnosis[mh] OR surgical procedures, operative[mh] OR laparoscopy[mh] OR diagnostic imaging[mh] OR therapy[sh] OR diagnosis[sh] OR therapeutic[tiab] OR therapeutics[tiab] OR therapy[tiab] OR therapies[tiab] OR treatment[tiab] OR treatments[tiab] OR manage[tiab] OR management[tiab] OR evaluate[tiab] OR evaluation[tiab] OR diagnose[tiab] OR diagnosis[tiab] OR diagnostic[tiab] OR surgery[tiab] OR surgeries[tiab] OR surgical[tiab] OR reoperation[tiab] OR reoperate[tiab] OR orchiopexy[tiab] OR orchiopexies[tiab]OR orchidopexy[tiab] OR orchidopexies[tiab] OR orchiectomy[tiab] OR orchiectomies[tiab] OR orchidectomy[tiab] OR orchidectomies[tiab] OR laparoscopy[tiab] OR laparoscopic[tiab] OR imaging[tiab] OR image study[tiab] OR image studies[tiab]12,124,573
#3#1 AND #2 AND english[la] AND humans[mh]5,937
#4#3 AND editorial[pt]41
#5#3 AND letter[pt]186
#6#3 AND comment[pt]115
#7#3 AND case reports[pt]1,955
#8#3 AND review[pt]668
#9#3 AND news[pt]1
#10#3 AND guideline[pt]4
#11#3 AND practice guideline[pt]3
#12#3 AND meta-analysis[pt]13
#13#3 AND historical article[pt]10
#14#3 AND jsubsetk0
#15#4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10 OR #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #142,668*
#16#3 NOT #153,269
#17#16 AND 1980:2012[dp]2,755

Key: [mh] medical subject heading; [sh] subheading; [tiab] keyword in title or abstract; [la] language; [pt] publication type; jsubsetk consumer health subset; [dp] publication date.

*

numbers may not add up as some records are indexed in multiple publication types.

From: Appendix A, Exact Search Strings and Results

Cover of Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism
Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism [Internet].
Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 88.
Penson DF, Krishnaswami S, Jules A, et al.

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