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Table 2 Details of electronic bibliographic database search strategies

From: Efficacy and safety of damage control in experimental animal models of injury: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ovid Medline and Medline In Process and Other Non-indexed Citations, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library Ovid Embase
1. damage control.ab,ti. 1. damage control.ab,ti.
2. (damage control adj3 (surg* or procedure* or approach* or laparotom* or celiotom*or thoracotom*)).ab,ti. 2. (damage control adj3 (surg* or procedure* or approach* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti.
3. (abbreviated adj3 (surg* or procedure* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti 3. (abbreviated adj3 (surg* or procedure* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti.
4. (staged adj3 (surg* or procedure* or approach* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti. 4. (staged adj3 (surg* or procedure* or approach* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti.
5. (bailout adj3 (surg* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti. 5. (bailout adj3 (surg* or laparotom* or celiotom* or thoracotom*)).ab,ti.
6. ((abdom* or thora* or chest* or liver* or hepatic) adj5 pack*).ab,ti. 6. ((abdom* or thora* or chest* or liver* or hepatic) adj5 pack*).ab,ti.
7. (balloon adj3 (tamponade or catheter tamponade)).ab,ti. 7. (balloon adj3 (tamponade or catheter tamponade)).ab,ti.
8. (temporary intravascular shunt* or intravascular shunt* or vascular shunt* or arterial shunt* or artery shunt*).ab,ti. 8. (temporary intravascular shunt* or intravascular shunt* or vascular shunt* or arterial shunt* or artery shunt*).ab,ti.
9. (topical hemostatic agent or combat gauze or fibrin patch or modified rapid deployment hemostat bandage) 9. (topical hemostatic agent or combat gauze or fibrin patch or modified rapid deployment hemostat bandage)
10. (fibrin or collagen or thrombin or zeolite or chitosan) adj3 (powder* or dressing*) 10. (fibrin or collagen or thrombin or zeolite or chitosan) adj3 (powder* or dressing*)
11. (intracavitary polyurethane polymer* or REBOA or resuscitative balloon occlusion) 11. (intracavitary polyurethane polymer* or REBOA or resuscitative balloon occlusion)
12. exp ‘Wounds and Injuries’/ 12. exp injury/
13. exp Multiple Trauma/ 13. exp blunt trauma/
14. exp Wounds, Penetrating/ 14. exp multiple trauma/
15. exp Wounds, Gunshot/ 15. exp stab wound/
16. exp Wounds, Stab/ 16. exp missile wound/
17. exp Wounds, Nonpenetrating/ 17. exp abdominal injury
18. exp Abdominal Injuries/ 18. exp thorax injury/
19. exp Thoracic Injuries/ 19. exp bleeding/
20. exp Hemorrhage/ 20. (trauma* or multiple trauma* or polytrauma or penetrating trauma* or penetrating injur* or blunt trauma* or blunt injur* or injur* or wound* or stab* or gunshot*).ab,ti.
21. (trauma* or multiple trauma* or polytrauma or penetrating trauma* or penetrating injur* or blunt trauma* or blunt injur* or injur* or wound* or stab* or gunshot*).ab,ti. 21. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11
22. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 22. 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20
23. 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 23. 21 and 22
24. 22 and 23  
  1. Table and search strategy modified from Roberts et al.[7]. ‘Where ab,ti. refers to abstract and title; exp to an exploded Medical Subject Heading term search; and adjX to an adjacency operator that will search for terms within X words of the key term of interest. The "*" indicates that a wildcard search will be performed: for example, in the case of surg*, surgery, surgical, and surgeries, among others, would all be searched for’[7].