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Table 5 MEDLINE search strategy (prefinal)a

From: Routine development of objectively derived search strategies

Number Searches Results
1 Prostatic Neoplasms/ 78,913
2 (prostat* and (cancer or adenocarcinoma)).ab,ti. 73,416
3 or/1-2 [Health condition] 95,729
4 Brachytherapy/ 13,758
5 Brachytherapy.ab,ti. 9,822
6 ((seed* or permanent*) and implant*).ab,ti. 10,719
7 or/4-6 [Intervention] 25,031
8 and/3,7 3,347
9 ("18374503" or "11104883" or "10924979" or "15541117" or "18963536" or "15590163" or "14665356" or "9749478" or "11490252" or "18207665" or "18325680" or "19455340" or "2009027580" or "10792092" or "14697417" or "18374892" or "18801517" or "20427255" or "19570619" or "15066293" or "15737905" or "20378156" or "19670452" or "10080594" or "18538495").ui. [development set] 25
10 8 and 9 25
  1. aOvid search date 19 September 2011. Ovid MEDLINE in-process and other nonindexed references, Ovid MEDLINE daily and Ovid MEDLINE, 1950 to present.