MENG_lumbar_puncture_meningitis_cctr_050808
EBM Reviews - Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials 3rd Quarter 2008

#SearchesResults
1SPINAL PUNCTURE/196
2((lumbar or spinal) adj3 (punctur$ or tap? or drain$)).ti,ab.353
3or/1–2436
4exp MENINGITIS, BACTERIAL/227
5((bacterial$ or infect$) adj3 (meningitis or meningitides)).ti,ab.174
6((bacterial$ or infect$) adj3 meninges).ti,ab.2
7(infect$ adj3 (leptomeninges or subarachnoid space?)).ti,ab.0
8((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 (e coli or escherichia coli)).ti,ab.0
9((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 (haemophilus or hemophilus)).ti,ab.20
10((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 listeria).ti,ab.2
11((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 meningococc$).ti,ab.31
12((meningitis or meningitides) adj3 pneumococc$).ti,ab.21
13((meningitis or meningitides or meningeal or Pachymeningitis) adj3 (tuberculosis or tuberculous or tubercular)).ti,ab.42
14meningoencephalitis.ti,ab.18
15MENINGOENCEPHALITIS/10
16MENINGITIS/99
17or/4–16405
18and/3,1716

From: Appendix E, Search strategies

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