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Table 1 Search strings for PubMed and EMBASE

From: Epidemiology of diabetic foot disease and diabetes-related lower-extremity amputation in Australia: a systematic review protocol

  PubMed   EMBASE
# Diabetic foot disease string # Diabetic foot disease string
1 (“Ulcer”[Mesh] OR ulcer*[tw]) 1 ‘ulcer’/exp
2 (“Foot”[Mesh] OR foot[tw] OR feet[tw]) 2 ulcer:ab,ti
3 “Foot Ulcer”[Mesh] 3 #1 OR #2
4 (“Foot Diseases”[Mesh] OR foot problem*[tw] OR foot disease*[tw]) 4 ‘foot’/exp
5 diabet*[tw] 5 (foot or feet):ab,ti
6 #1 AND #2 AND #5 6 #4 OR #5
7 #3 AND #5 7 #3 AND #6
8 #4 AND #5 8 ‘foot ulcer’/exp
9 diabetic foot[tw] 9 ‘foot disease’/exp
10 diabetic feet[tw] 10 (foot disease* or foot problem*):ab,ti
11 #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10 11 diabet*:ab,ti
12 #7 AND #11
13 #8 AND #11
14 #9 AND #11
15 #10 AND #11
16 ‘diabetic foot’/exp
17 #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15 OR #16
  Amputation string   Amputation string
12 Amput* [tw] 18 ‘amput*’/exp
13 Diabet* [tw] 19 diabet*:ab,ti
14 #12 AND #13 20 #18 AND #19
  Outcomes string   Outcomes string
15 Incidence 21 Incidence/exp
16 Prevalence 22 Prevalence/exp
17 (#15 OR #16) 23 #21 OR #22
18 Austral* 24 Austral*/exp
19 #17 AND #18 25 #23 AND #24
  Final search   Final search
20 #11 OR #14 26 #17 OR #20
21 #19 AND #20 27 #25 AND #26