MENG_dx_throatswabs_MEDLINE_260609
Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1950 to June Week 3 2009

#SearchesResults
1exp "SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY"/287267
2sensitivity.ti,ab.362432
3specificity.ti,ab.232794
4((post-test or posttest) adj probability).ti,ab.374
5((pre-test or pretest) adj probability).ti,ab.781
6predictive value$.tw.44574
7likelihood ratio$.tw.4989
8di.xs.3454285
9or/1–83935647
10exp MENINGITIS, BACTERIAL/17458
11((bacterial$ or infect$) adj3 (meningitis or meningitides)).ti,ab.5925
12((bacterial$ or infect$) adj3 meninges).ti,ab.45
13(infect$ adj3 (leptomeninges or subarachnoid space?)).ti,ab.21
14((meningitis or meningitid?s) adj3 (e coli or escherichia coli)).ti,ab.369
15((meningitis or meningitid?s) adj3 (haemophilus or hemophilus)).ti,ab.838
16((meningitis or meningitid?s) adj3 listeria).ti,ab.370
17((meningitis or meningitid?s) adj3 meningococc$).ti,ab.1391
18((meningitis or meningitid?s) adj3 pneumococc$).ti,ab.1351
19((meningitis or meningitid?s or meningeal or Pachymeningitis) adj3 (tuberculosis or tuberculous or tubercular)).ti,ab.4114
20meningoencephalitis.ti,ab.4219
21MENINGOENCEPHALITIS/4809
22MENINGITIS/14953
23BACTEREMIA/12880
24(septic?emi? or bacter?emi?).ti,ab.30323
25MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTIONS/4470
26(meningococcal adj3 (sepsis or septic or toxic or endotoxic or disease or infection?)).ti,ab.3622
27meningococc?emi?.ti,ab.614
28exp NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS/6530
29(Neisseria meningitidis or n meningitidis).ti,ab.5303
30or/10–2979719
31PHARYNX/mi [Microbiology]3194
32((phary$ or throat$) adj2 (swab$ or cultur$)).ti,ab.2539
33or/31–324964
34and/9,30,3386
35limit 34 to (english language and humans)66
36CASE REPORTS/1423595
37(letter or editorial or historical article).pt,ti.1197705
38or/36–372480773
3935 not 3852

From: Appendix E, Search strategies

Cover of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia
Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia: Management of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children and Young People Younger than 16 Years in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 102.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010.
Copyright © 2010, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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