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Table 1 Search strategy of MEDLINE via Ovid

From: Factors associated with development of gastrointestinal problems in patients with scleroderma: 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