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Table 1 Proposed search strategy of ovid

From: Factors associated with development of gastrointestinal problems in patients with scleroderma: a protocol for a systematic review

Database: Ovid MEDLINE(R)
Search strategy
1 scleroderma.mp.
2 systemic sclerosis.mp.
3 exp scleroderma, systemic/
4 exp scleroderma, localized/
5 or/1-4
6 risk.mp.
7 exp risk/
8 ((factor$ or feature$ or aspect$ or characteristic$) adj4 (risk)).mp.
9 exp silicon dioxide/
10 exp silicones/
11 exp antacids/
12 exp solvents/
13 organic solvent$.mp.
14 exp epoxy resins/
15 welding fume$ or welding gas*.mp.
16 exp anorexigenic drugs/
17 exp pentazocine/
18 exp bromocriptine/
19 exp tryptophan/
20 exp pesticides/
21 exp vibration/
22 hand vibration or arm vibration.mp.
23 exp alcohol drinking/
24 or/6-23
25 exp gastrointestinal tract/
26 exp gastrointestinal diseases/
27 ((problem$ or issue$ or concern$ or complication$) adj3 (alimentary canal or alimentary tract or digestive tube or digestive tract or GI tract)).mp.
28 exp weight loss/
29 uninten** weight loss.mp.
30 ((uninten**) adj3 (weight loss)).mp.
31 exp appetite/
32 poor appetite or limited appetite or reduced appetite or sparse appetite.mp. 34. ((poor or limited or reduced or sparse) adj3 (appetite)).mp.
35 exp deglutition disorders/
36 dysphagia or swallowing disorders.mp.
37 exp gastroesophageal reflux/
38 acid reflux.mp.
39 exp colonic pseudo-obstruction/
40 exp duodenal obstruction/
41 exp intestinal obstruction/
42 exp intestinal pseudo-obstruction/
43 chok*.mp.
44 early satiety.mp.
45 bloat* or disten* or bulg* or enlarg* or expan*.mp.
46 exp nausea/
47 exp vomiting/
48 exp constipation/
49 exp diarrhea/
50 ((use or prescri** or administ**) adj2 (antibiotic$ or antibacterial$ or antimicrobial$)).mp.
51 exp steatorrhea/
52 exp fecal incontinence/
53 exp parenteral nutrition/
54 or/25-53
55 5 and 24 and 54