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Table 2 Search strategy

From: Complications associated with pre-hospital open thoracostomies: a rapid review

  Terms Scopus CINAHL Medline Embase
1 Pre*hospital 73 661 18 419 12 588 17 439
2 Out-of-hospital 52 710 6 787 12 624 18 749
3 $ SH/MeSH N/A 13 537 47 783 48 802
4 OR/1–3 109 233 23 647 61 641 78 986
5 Thoracostom* 6 926 773 2 325 3 262
6 $ SH/MeSH N/A 1 181 2 997 1 243
7 OR/5–6 N/A 1 712 3 018 3 790
8 Iatrogeni* 207 270 8 983 32 791 44 850
9 Complication* 3 097 082 675 868 947 927 1 390 713
10 Adverse 1 799 456 583 316 534 469 831 783
11 Infection 4 805 210 384 789 1 142 202 1 458 125
12 Sepsis 436 334 31 176 100 668 156 477
13 Empy*ema 30 485 1 605 9 686 11 618
14 Bronchiectas* 36 202 2 132 10 000 16 054
15 Pain 2 147 032 322 318 649 788 969 019
16 $ SH/MeSH N/A 35 595 103 346 489 506
17 OR/8–16 N/A 1 624 316 3 090 405 4 448 115
18 Delay* 2 801 825 106 906 493 565 670 336
19 Prolong* 1 427 447 56 571 389 541 524 377
20 OR/18 + 19 N/A 159 064 856 233 1 155 597
21 Healing 907 080 73 579 183 322 234 950
22 Recovery 3 017 527 106 412 463 874 614 261
23 OR/21 + 22 N/A 164 306 640 509 839 667
24 AND/20 + 23 517 883 11 516 55 984 79 312
25 $ SH/MeSH N/A 54 375 92 138 439 343
26 OR/24 + 25 N/A 65 458 147 171 515 468
27 OR/17 + 26 10 240 619 1 656 484 3 180 724 4 756 714
28 AND/4 + 7 + 27 31 31 47 49
  1. $ SH/MeSH/Terms = Subject headings/MeSH
  2. For Scopus: N/A
  3. For CINAHL: (3) “Prehospital Care”; (6) “Thoracostomy +”; (16) “Postoperative Hemorrhage” OR “Postoperative Pain” OR “Surgical Wound Infection” OR “Iatrogenic Disease”; (25) “Treatment Duration” OR “Length of Stay”
  4. For Medline: (3) Emergency Medical Services/; (6) Thoracostomy/; (16) Iatrogenic Disease/or Pain, Postoperative/or Postoperative Haemorrhage/or Surgical Wound Infection/; (25) Duration of Therapy/or Length of Stay/
  5. For Embase: (3) Emergency care/; (6) Thoracostomy/; (16) Postoperative complication/OR Postoperative haemorrhage/or Postoperative infection/OR Postoperative inflammation/OR Postoperative pain/OR Surgical infection/OR Surgical injury/; (25) Treatment duration/OR “Length of stay”/