Cochrane search terms

#1MeSH descriptor Anti-Bacterial Agents explode all trees
#2(antibiotic* or antimicrobial* or antibacterial* or anti-bacterial* or anti-microbial*):ti,ab,kw
#3(penicillin* or benzylpenicillin or phenoxymethylpenicillin or temocillin or flucloxacillin or ampicillin or amox?cillin or co-amoxiclav or co-fluampicil or ticarcillin or piperacillin or pivmecillinam or mecillinam*):ti,ab,kw
#4(cephalosporin* or cefradine or cephradine or cefuroxime or cefotaxime or ceftazidime or ceftriaxone or ceftazidime or ceftriaxone or cefalexin or cephalexin or cefradine or cefadroxil or cefaclor or cefixime or cefpodoxime):ti,ab,kw
#5(carbapenem* or imipenem or meropenem or doripenem or ertapenem or cilastatin or aztreonam):ti,ab,kw
#6(tetracycline* or minocycline or oxytetracycline or doxycycline or demeclocycline or lymecycline or tigecycline):ti,ab,kw
#7(aminoglycoside* or amikacin or gentamicin or neomycin or streptomycin or tobramycin):ti,ab,kw
#8(macrolide* or erythromycin or azithromycin or clarithromycin or spiramycin or telithromycin or clindamycin):ti,ab,kw
#9(trimethoprim or metronidazole or tinidazole or methenamine or nitrofurantoin):ti,ab,kw
#10(quinolone* or nalidixic acid or norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin or ofloxacin or levofloxacin or moxifloxacin):ti,ab,kw
#11(#1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10)

From: Appendix F, Literature search strategies

Cover of Infection: Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care
Infection: Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care: Partial Update of NICE Clinical Guideline 2.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 139.
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