Table A-2Search strategy for Embase (5/30/2012, updated 9/28/2012)

Set #TermsResults
1dabigatran’/exp OR dabigatran OR ‘desirudin’/exp OR desirudin OR ‘edoxaban’/exp OR edoxaban OR ‘rivaroxaban’/exp OR rivaroxaban OR ‘apixaban’/exp OR apixaban OR’betrixaban’/exp OR betrixaban OR ‘ym150’/exp OR ym150 OR ‘razaxaban’/exp OR razaxaban OR ‘factor xa inhibitors’ OR ‘factor xa inhibitor’/exp OR ‘factor xa inhibitor’ OR ‘fxa inhibitors’ OR ‘fxa inhibitor’ OR’direct thrombin inhibitor’ OR ‘direct thrombin inhibitors’ OR dtis OR ‘novel anticoagulants’ OR ‘new anticoagulants’ OR ‘novel anticoagulant’ OR ‘new anticoagulant’10942
2‘orthopedic surgery’/exp OR (hip:ab,ti OR knee:ab,ti OR elbow:ab,ti AND (replacement:ab,ti OR arthroplasty:ab,ti))351,364
3#1 AND #21522
4#3 limited to Systematic reviews or meta –analysis AND (embase)/lim NOT (medline)/lim43

From: APPENDIX A, SEARCH STRATEGIES

Cover of Comparative Effectiveness of Newer Oral Anticoagulants and Standard Anticoagulant Regimens for Thromboprophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Replacement
Comparative Effectiveness of Newer Oral Anticoagulants and Standard Anticoagulant Regimens for Thromboprophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Replacement [Internet].
Adam SS, McDuffie JR, Lachiewicz PF, et al.
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2012 Dec.

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