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1randomized controlled trial.pt.246660
2controlled clinical trial.pt.76052
3DOUBLE BLIND METHOD/94259
4SINGLE BLIND METHOD/11548
5RANDOM ALLOCATION/59418
6RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS/51847
7or/1–6416351
8((single or double or triple or treble) adj5 (blind$ or mask$)).tw,sh.91734
9clinical trial.pt.439482
10exp CLINICAL TRIALS/0
11(clinic$ adj5 trial$).tw,sh.121029
12PLACEBOS/26524
13placebo$.tw,sh.118924
14random$.tw,sh.518741
15or/8–14822510
16or/7,15832069
17META ANALYSIS/16977
18meta analysis.pt.17149
19(metaanaly$ or meta-analy$ or (meta adj analy$)).tw,sh.30467
20(systematic$ adj5 (review$ or overview$)).tw,sh.15432
21(methodologic$ adj5 (review$ or overview$)).tw,sh.1790
22or/17–2142248
23review$.pt.1333714
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.27661
25((hand or manual$) adj2 search$).tw.3093
26(electronic database$ or bibliographic database$ or computeri?ed database$ or online database$).tw,sh.4649
27(pooling or pooled or mantel haenszel).tw,sh.27611
28(peto or dersimonian or der simonian or fixed effect).tw,sh.1236
29or/24–2857041
3023 and 2923453
31CASE-CONTROL STUDIES/93230
32RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES/283720
33PROSPECTIVE STUDIES/233278
34COHORT STUDIES/80299
35(case$ adj2 control$).tw.48785
36(compar$ adj3 stud$).tw.166522
37or/31–36795484
38or/16,22,30,371515566
39letter.pt.606301
40comment.pt.343305
41editorial.pt.211870
42historical article.pt.242082
43or/39–421099992
4438 not 431475355
45SURGICAL WOUND INFECTION/22023
46SURGICAL WOUND DEHISCENCE/4693
47(SSI or SSTI).tw.1645
48WOUND INFECTION/7578
49INFECTION CONTROL/13392
50((wound? or incision$) adj3 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$ or dehiscen$)).tw.15536
51((surger$ or surgical$) adj3 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$ or dehiscen$)).tw.9023
52POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS/226902
53BACTERIAL INFECTION/pc6597
54or/45–53281426
55IRRIGATION/12922
56irrigat$.tw.12936
57lavage.tw.26824
58(cleanse? or cleansing or rins$ or wash$).tw.76264
59or/55–58118546
60(abdom$ or intraabdom$ or introabdom$).tw.166789
61ABDOMINAL CAVITY/268
62PERITONEAL CAVITY/8053
63(cavity or intracavity).tw.69191
64(peritoneal or peritoneum).tw.66110
65((pelvis or pelvic) adj2 cavity).tw.659
66PELVIS/11756
67or/60–66290724
68and/54,594485
69and/67–68820
70and/44,69281
71limit 70 to (english language and humans)216

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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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