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Penson DF, Krishnaswami S, Jules A, et al. Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2012 Dec. (Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 88.)

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Appendix AExact Search Strings and Results

Table A-1PubMed search strategies

Search termsPreliminary search results
#1cryptorchidism[mh] OR cryptorchidism[tiab] OR cryptorchid[tiab] OR ((testis[mh] OR testis[tiab] OR testes[tiab] OR testicle[tiab] OR testicles[tiab] OR testicular[tiab]) AND (undescended[tiab] OR ascended[tiab] OR retractile[tiab] OR retracted[tiab] OR nonpalpable[tiab] OR non-palpable[tiab] OR palpable[tiab] OR unilateral[tiab] OR bilateral[tiab]))12,879
#2therapeutics[mh] OR diagnosis[mh] OR surgical procedures, operative[mh] OR laparoscopy[mh] OR diagnostic imaging[mh] OR therapy[sh] OR diagnosis[sh] OR therapeutic[tiab] OR therapeutics[tiab] OR therapy[tiab] OR therapies[tiab] OR treatment[tiab] OR treatments[tiab] OR manage[tiab] OR management[tiab] OR evaluate[tiab] OR evaluation[tiab] OR diagnose[tiab] OR diagnosis[tiab] OR diagnostic[tiab] OR surgery[tiab] OR surgeries[tiab] OR surgical[tiab] OR reoperation[tiab] OR reoperate[tiab] OR orchiopexy[tiab] OR orchiopexies[tiab]OR orchidopexy[tiab] OR orchidopexies[tiab] OR orchiectomy[tiab] OR orchiectomies[tiab] OR orchidectomy[tiab] OR orchidectomies[tiab] OR laparoscopy[tiab] OR laparoscopic[tiab] OR imaging[tiab] OR image study[tiab] OR image studies[tiab]12,124,573
#3#1 AND #2 AND english[la] AND humans[mh]5,937
#4#3 AND editorial[pt]41
#5#3 AND letter[pt]186
#6#3 AND comment[pt]115
#7#3 AND case reports[pt]1,955
#8#3 AND review[pt]668
#9#3 AND news[pt]1
#10#3 AND guideline[pt]4
#11#3 AND practice guideline[pt]3
#12#3 AND meta-analysis[pt]13
#13#3 AND historical article[pt]10
#14#3 AND jsubsetk0
#15#4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10 OR #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #142,668*
#16#3 NOT #153,269
#17#16 AND 1980:2012[dp]2,755

Key: [mh] medical subject heading; [sh] subheading; [tiab] keyword in title or abstract; [la] language; [pt] publication type; jsubsetk consumer health subset; [dp] publication date.

*

numbers may not add up as some records are indexed in multiple publication types.

Table A-2EMBASE search strategies

Search termsSearch results
#1cryptorchism/OR (cryptorchidism OR cryptorchid).mp OR ((testis/OR (testis OR testes OR testicle OR testicles OR testicular).mp) AND ((undescended OR ascended OR retractile OR retracted OR nonpalpable OR non-palpable OR palpable OR unilateral OR bilateral).mp))14,529
#2exp therapy/OR exp diagnosis/OR exp surgery/OR orchidopexy/OR orchiectomy/OR diagnostic imaging/OR laparoscopy/OR (therapeutic OR therapeutics OR therapy OR therapies OR treatment OR treatments OR manage OR management OR evaluate OR evaluation OR diagnose OR diagnosis OR diagnostic OR surgery OR surgeries OR surgical OR reoperation OR reoperate OR orchiopexy OR orchiopexies OR orchidopexy OR orchidopexies OR orchiectomy OR orchiectomies OR orchidectomy OR orchidectomies OR laparoscopy OR laparoscopic OR imaging OR image study OR image studies).mp11,565,532
#31 AND 210,630
#4limit 3 to human AND English language6,001
#5Limit 4 to MEDLINE records799
#64 AND review.pt665
#74 AND conference paper.pt233
#84 AND editorial.pt56
#94 AND letter.pt177
#104 AND note.pt113
#114 AND short survey.pt53
#124 AND case report/2,065
#134 AND practice guideline/54
#144 AND systematic review/29
#154 AND meta analysis/22
#165 OR 6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10 OR 11 OR 12 OR 13 OR 14 OR 153,634*
#174 NOT 162,367
16 limited 1980–20122,367

Key:/all fields; exp explode term; .mp map term as keyword; .pt publication type.

*

numbers may not add up as some records are indexed in multiple publication types.

Table A-3CINAHL search strategies

Search termsSearch results
#1(MH “Cryptorchidism”) OR cryptorchidism OR cryptorchid OR (((MH “Testis”) OR testis OR testes OR testicle OR testicles OR testicular) AND (undescended OR ascended OR retractile OR retracted OR nonpalpable OR non-palpable OR palpable OR unilateral OR bilateral))203
#2(MH “Therapeutics+”) OR (MH “Diagnosis+”) OR (MH “Surgery, Operative+”) OR (MH “Orchiectomy”) OR (MH “Laparoscopy”) OR (MH “Diagnostic Imaging+”) OR therapeutic OR therapeutics OR therapy OR therapies OR treatment OR treatments OR management OR evaluate OR evaluation OR diagnose OR diagnosis OR diagnostic OR surgery OR surgical OR reoperation OR reoperate OR orchiopexy OR orchiopexies OR orchidopexy OR orchidopexies OR orchiectomy OR orchiectomies OR orchidectomy OR orchidectomies OR laparoscopy OR laparoscopic OR imaging OR image study OR image studies1,488,221
#3#1 AND #2163
#4#3 AND limiters: English language; Human51
#5#3 AND limiters: English language; Human; Exclude MEDLINE records4
Cover of Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism
Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism [Internet].
Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 88.
Penson DF, Krishnaswami S, Jules A, et al.

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