Table 1. Main search performed in MEDLINE®

#Search HistoryResultsSummary
1disab$.af.66184Disability
2Limitation$.af.45673
3Handicap$.af.13104
4Impair$.af.152795
5 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 263105
6exp bone diseases, developmental/36107Height, growth disorders and short stature
7exp growth disorders/16301
8exp body height/18639
9short stature.tw.3374
10 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 68793
11 5 and 10 3203 Questions 1 & 2
12exp *bone diseases, developmental/27528Linear growth and linear growth delay
13(short stature or skeletal dysplasia).tw.3798
14Growth velocity.tw.1257
15Growth retardation.tw.8452
16Growth delay.tw.1306
17Growth restriction.tw.725
18Height retardation.tw.16
19(height adj6 restrict$).tw.54
20linear velocity.tw.160
21(height adj6 delay).tw.89
22Length delay.tw.106
23(length adj6 retardation).tw.145
24exp growth disorders/16301
25 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 51939
26*fetal development/6938Excluded diseases/conditions
27*pregnancy/21154
28*facial bones/3492
29*facies/103
30*failure to thrive/443
31*thanatophoric dysplasia/122
32*fetal growth retardation/3897
33exp basal cell nevus syndrome/536
34exp craniofacial dysostosis/3267
35exp klippel-feil syndrome/469
36exp synostosis/4073
37exp funnel chest/828
38exp gigantism/823
39exp leg length inequality/1670
40exp marfan syndrome/2697
41exp fibrous dysplasia of bone/2313
42exp hyperostosis, cortical, congenital/353
43exp hyperostosis frontalis interna/241
44exp exostoses, multiple hereditary/601
45exp osteopetrosis/1419
46exp osteopoikilosis/209
47exp acquired hyperostosis syndrome/37
48exp platybasia/278
49 26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 or 31 or 32 or 33 or 34 or 35 or 36 or 37 or 38 or 39 or 40 or 41 or 42 or 43 or 44 or 45 or 46 or 47 or 48 54379
50 25 not 49 32177 Question 3
51 11 or 50 36731 Questions 1, 2 & 3
52Case Report/964105Exclude case reports
5351 not 5222559
54limit 53 to human18613Limit to humans and English language
55limit 54 to English language14258
56limit 55 to (newborn infant <birth to 1 month> or infant <1 to 23 months> or preschool child <2 to 5 years> or child <6 to 12 years> or adolescence <13 to 18 years>)9857Limit to children
5755 not 564401
58limit 57 to (adult <19 to 44 years> or middle age <45 to 64 years> or “aged <65 and over>” or “aged, <80 and over>”)900
5955 not 5813358
60limit 59 to (addresses or bibliography or biography or comment or dictionary or directory or editorial or festschrift or interview or letter or news or periodical index)714
61 59 not 60 12644

From: Appendix A

Cover of Criteria for Determining Disability in Infants and Children: Short Stature
Criteria for Determining Disability in Infants and Children: Short Stature.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 73.
Wheeler P, Balk E, Cole C, et al.

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