Table A1KQ1 search strategy and results from PubMed (pubmed.gov interface)

TermsResults
#1uterine hemorrhage[mh:noexp] OR metrorrhagia[mh] OR menstruation disturbances[mh:noexp] OR menorrhagia[mh] OR oligomenorrhea[mh] OR menorrhagia[tiab] OR metrorrhagia[tiab] OR menometrorrhagia[tiab] OR polymenorrhea[tiab] OR oligomenorrhea[tiab] OR hypermenorrhea[tiab] OR dysfunctional uterine bleeding[tiab] OR excessive uterine bleeding[tiab] OR abnormal uterine bleeding[tiab] OR irregular uterine bleeding[tiab] OR ((ovulation dysfunction[tiab] OR ovulatory dysfunction[tiab]) AND (bleeding[tiab] OR hemorrhage[tiab] OR haemorrhage[tiab])) OR ((anovulation[mh] OR anovulation[tiab] OR anovulatory[tiab]) AND (hemorrhage[tiab] OR haemorrhage[tiab] OR bleeding[tiab]))20,586
#2therapy[sh:noexp] OR drug therapy[mh] OR drug therapy[sh] OR contraceptives, oral[mh] OR contraceptive agents, female[pa] OR progestins[mh] OR progestins[pa] OR contraceptive devices, female[mh:noexp] OR intrauterine devices[mh] OR anti-inflammatory agents, non-steroidal[mh] OR anti-inflammatory agents, non-steroidal[pa] OR antifibrinolytic agents[mh] OR antifibrinolytic agents[pa] OR complementary therapies[mh] OR cam[sb] OR diet therapy[mh] OR diet therapy[sh] OR exercise therapy[mh] OR psychotherapy[mh]3,994,137
#3#1 AND #2 AND english[la] AND humans[mh] AND 1980:2012[dp]4,846
#4#3 AND editorial[pt]30
#5#3 AND letter[pt]190
#6#3 AND comment[pt]100
#7#3 AND case reports[pt]872
#8#3 AND review[pt]1,078
#9#3 AND news[pt]11
#10#3 AND newspaper article[pt]5
#11#3 AND historical article[pt]12
#12#3 AND clinical conference[pt]7
#13#3 AND practice guideline[pt]23
#14#3 AND meta-analysis[pt]43
#15#3 AND congresses[pt]6
#16#3 AND consensus development conference[pt]11
#17#3 AND retracted publication[pt]3
#18#3 AND jsubsetk21
#19#4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10 OR #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15 OR #16 OR #17 OR #182,090*
#20#3 NOT #192,756
#21#20 AND (random allocation[mh] OR double-blind method[mh] OR single-blind method[mh] OR randomized controlled trial[pt] OR controlled clinical trial[pt] OR clinical trial[pt] OR clinical trial[tiab] OR random[tiab] OR randomized[tiab] OR randomised[tiab] OR randomly[tiab] OR assigned[tiab] OR allocated[tiab] OR control[tiab] OR controlled[tiab] OR controls[tiab])1,374

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

*

Note: numbers may not tally as some articles are excluded in more than one category.

From: Appendix A, Literature Search Strategies

Cover of Primary Care Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Primary Care Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding [Internet].
Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 96.
Hartmann KE, Jerome RN, Lindegren ML, et al.

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