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Table 2 Sample search conducted on MEDLINE using the OVID interface

From: Appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for management of paediatric type 2 diabetes mellitus using the AGREE II instrument: a systematic review protocol

# Searches
1 guideline/ or practice guideline/
2 guideline*.ti,ab,kf.
3 guideline.pt.
4 Consensus Development Conference/
5 consensus statement*.ti,ab,kf.
6 or/1–5
7 diabetes mellitus/or exp diabetes mellitus, type 1/or exp diabetes mellitus, type 2/
8 diabet*.ti,ab,kf.
9 IDDM.ti,ab,kf.
10 NIDDM.ti,ab,kf.
11 (T1DM or T2DM or T1D or T2D).ti,ab,kf.
12 ((noninsulin or non insulin or insulin) adj2 depend*).ti,ab,kf.
13 or/7–12
14 adolescent/ or child/ or child, preschool/
15 child*.ti,ab,kf.
16 adolescen*.ti,ab,kf.
17 teen*.ti,ab,kf.
18 youth*.ti,ab,kf.
19 p?ediatric*.ti,ab,kf
20 Pediatrics/
21 or/14–20
15 6 and 13 and 21