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1randomized controlled trial.pt.242634
2controlled clinical trial.pt.76223
3DOUBLE BLIND METHOD/93460
4SINGLE BLIND METHOD/11340
5RANDOM ALLOCATION/59065
6RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS/51000
7or/1–6411123
8((single or double or triple or treble) adj5 (blind$ or mask$)).tw,sh.91092
9clinical trial.pt.441360
10exp CLINICAL TRIALS/196731
11(clinic$ adj5 trial$).tw,sh.118156
12PLACEBOS/26623
13placebo$.tw,sh.117938
14random$.tw,sh.510530
15or/8–14858521
16or/7,15866771
17META ANALYSIS/7756
18meta analysis.pt.16531
19(metaanaly$ or meta-analy$ or (meta adj analy$)).tw,sh.29478
20(systematic$ adj5 (review$ or overview$)).tw,sh.14569
21(methodologic$ adj5 (review$ or overview$)).tw,sh.1736
22or/17–2140574
23review$.pt.1318878
24(medline or medlars or embase or cinahl or cochrane or psycinfo or psychinfo or psychlit or psyclit or “web of science” or “science citation” or scisearch).tw.26464
25((hand or manual$) adj2 search$).tw.2981
26(electronic database$ or bibliographic database$ or computeri?ed database$ or online database$).tw,sh.4459
27(pooling or pooled or mantel haenszel).tw,sh.27096
28(peto or dersimonian or der simonian or fixed effect).tw,sh.1183
29or/24–2855265
3023 and 2922447
31or/22,3054362
32letter.pt.603825
33case report.tw.127775
34comment.pt.340986
35editorial.pt.209216
36historical article.pt.245161
37or/32–361223698
3816 not 37833869
3931 not 3751240
40or/38–39860032
41SURGICAL WOUND INFECTION/21926
42((surger$ or surgical$) adj3 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$ or dehiscen$)).ti,ab.8863
43((wound? or incision$) adj3 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$ or dehiscen$)).ti,ab.15336
44WOUND INFECTION/7571
45(SSI or SSTI).ti,ab.1558
46or/41–4543668
47Baths/3417
48(bath$ or shower$ or wash$).ti,ab.95799
49or/47–4897291
5046 and 49363
51limit 50 to humans331
52limit 51 to english language251
53limit 52 to yr=“2006 – 2007”35
5440 and 5311

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Cover of Surgical Site Infection
Surgical Site Infection: Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infection.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 74.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2008 Oct.
Copyright © 2008, National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health.

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