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From: Study protocol: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in first-line treatment of squamous non-small cell lung cancer

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Design terms #1 "randomized controlled trial (topic)"/exp 37,931
  #2 "randomized controlled trial"/exp 337,523
  #3 "randomization"/exp 61,698
  #4 "double blind procedure"/exp 115,032
  #5 [controlled clinical trial]/lim 511,199
  #6 [randomized controlled trial]/lim 337,523
  #7 "clinical trial"/exp 961,450
  #8 "clinical trial (topic)"/exp 73,222
  #9 #1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6 1,088,520
  #10 singl*: ab,ti OR doubl*: ab,ti OR treb*: ab,ti OR tripl*: ab,ti AND (blind*: ab,ti OR mask*: ab,ti) 174,394
  #11 "placebo"/exp 236,244
  #12 random* AND (clinical OR control*) AND trial OR (placebo* AND ("randomly allocated" OR (allocated AND random*))) 504,649
  #13 (#7 OR #8) AND (#10 OR #11 OR #12) 513,722
  #14 #9 OR #13 705,098
Exclusion terms #15 [conference review]/lim 3,863
  #16 "case report":ab,ti 256,868
  #17 [review]/lim 2,026,389
  #18 [letter]/lim 827,115
  #19 "phase 1 clinical trial"/exp 24,619
  #20 [short survey]/lim OR "historical article": ab,ti 514,714
  #21 "systematic review": ab,ti 78,920
  #22 "clinical review": ab,ti 3,904
  #23 #15 OR #16 OR #17 OR #18 OR #19 OR #20 OR #21 OR #22 3,628,070
  #24 #14 NOT #23 424,301
Rx terms #25 "drug therapy"/exp/mj 574,153
  #26 "treatment response"/exp/mj 2,763
  #27 "treatment outcome"/exp/mj 28,936
  #28 "drug efficacy"/exp/mj 153,753
  #29 "outcome assessment"/exp/mj 9,603
  #30 chemothera* OR ("drug"/exp/mj AND thera*) OR antineoplastic* OR palliat* OR standar* NEAR/2 care OR support* NEAR/2 care OR "best supportive care" OR best?support* NEXT/2 care 1,895,030
  #31 "radiotherapy"/exp 367,367
  #32 #25 OR #26 OR #27 OR #28 OR #29 OR #30 OR #31 2,609,134
  #33 #23 AND #31 88,937
Disease terms #34 ((lung$ OR pulmon$) NEAR/5 (adenocarcinom$ OR squamous OR "large cell" OR "non-small cell")): ab,ti 44,817
  #35 "lung non small cell cancer"/exp 52,027
  #36 metastatic: ab,ti 181,820
  #37 advanced: ab,ti 320,393
  #38 stage 3: ab,ti 61
  #39 "Stage 3": ab,ti 8,708
  #40 stage 4: ab,ti 32
  #41 "stage 4": ab,ti 5,270
  #42 stage iii: ab,ti 30
  #43 "stage iii": ab,ti 31,468
  #44 stage iv: ab,ti 41
  #45 "stage iv": ab,ti 20,205
  #46 "stage iii/iv": ab,ti 6
  #47 "stage iii/iv": ab,ti 4,552
  #48 "stage iiib/iv": ab,ti 2
  #49 "stage iii/iva": ab,ti 1
  #50 stage* iii: ab,ti 32
  #51 stage* iii*: ab,ti 49
  #52 stage* iv: ab,ti 41
  #53 stage* iv*: ab,ti 52
  #54 stage iii*: ab,ti 47
  #55 stage iv*: ab,ti 46
  #56 inoperable: ab,ti 12,989
  #57 in* operable: ab,ti 13,465
  #58 unresectable: ab,ti 15,735
  #59 non* resectable: ab,ti 1,208
  #60 late* stage: ab,ti 84
  #61 late: ab,ti AND stage: ab,ti 41,346
  #62 metast*: ab,ti OR advance*: ab,ti 900,959
  #63 relaps* OR recurr* OR unresect* OR non?resect* OR in?operable OR non?operable OR un?operable OR advanc* OR metasta* OR late NEAR/2 stage 1,895,338
  #64 #34 OR #35 61,621
  #65 #36 OR #37 OR #38 OR #39 OR #40 OR #41 OR #42 OR #43 OR #44 OR #45 OR #46 OR #47 OR #48 OR #49 OR #50 OR #51 OR #52 OR #53 OR #54 OR #55 OR #56 OR #57 OR #58 OR #59 OR #60 OR #61 OR #62 OR #63 1,943,775
  #66 #64 AND #65 33,907
  #67 #33 AND #66 2,689
Language and year #68 [1995–2013]/py AND [english]/lim 12,998,680
Final #69 #67 AND #68 2,901