EMBASE 1980 to 2008 Week 10

#Search historyResults
1EPIDEMIOLOGY/69454
2OBSERVATIONAL STUDY/5339
3(observational adj2 stud$).ti,ab.18547
4CASE-CONTROL STUDY/17626
5RETROSPECTIVE STUDY/87439
6PROSPECTIVE STUDY/73029
7COHORT STUDY/47452
8(case$ adj2 control$).tw.45906
9or/1–8317658
10abstract report.tw,sh.71202
11note.tw,sh.245412
12short survey.tw,sh.403456
13letter.tw,sh.396991
14editorial.tw,sh.248111
15or/10–141354045
169 not 15291188
17SURGICAL INFECTION/3911
18WOUND DEHISCENCE/3234
19WOUND INFECTION/14233
20POSTOPERATIVE INFECTION/14105
21((wound? or incision$) adj5 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$ or dehiscen$)).tw.13633
22((surger$ or surgical$) adj5 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$ or dehiscen$)).tw.11438
23(SSI or SSTI).tw.1252
24((post operative$ or postoperative$ or post surgical$ or postsurgical$) adj3 (infect$ or sepsis or septic$)).tw.6400
25BACTERIAL INFECTION/pc5107
26SKIN INFECTION/pc321
27or/17–2651892
28RISK FACTOR/218612
29(risk$ adj3 factor?).ti,ab.173161
30COMORBIDITY/45035
31(comorbid$ or co morbid$).ti,ab.32690
32OBESITY/77858
33(obes$ or overweight).ti,ab.77273
34SMOKING/50710
35smoker?.ti,ab.31542
36((operation? or surger$) adj2 (length or long)).ti,ab.2219
37ISCHEMIA/18248
38(diabetes or diabetic?).ti,ab.205004
39or/28–38630758
40SURGICAL TECHNIQUE/178952
41POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD/62310
42(patient? adj3 (surger$ or surgical)).ti,ab.85546
43(procedure? adj3 (surger$ or surgical or operative)).ti,ab.47163
44or/40–43323413
45and/27,396938
46and/44–452528
47and/16,46599
48limit 47 to (human and english language)555

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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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