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Table 2 Example free-text term stepwise search strategy

From: Protocol for a systematic review of autologous fat grafting for wound healing

Search 1 (fat graft* OR fat transf* OR fat inject*) AND (wound heal* OR wound management OR wound treat*)
Search 2 (adipose graft* OR adipose stem cell* OR adipose derived stem cell* OR ASC* OR ADSC*) AND (wound heal* OR wound management OR wound treat*)
Search 3 (lipofill* OR lipotransf* OR lipomodell*) AND (wound heal* OR wound management OR wound treat*)
Search 4 (fat graft* OR fat transf* OR fat inject*) AND (ulcer heal* OR ulcer management OR ulcer treat*)
Search 5 (adipose graft* OR adipose stem cell* OR adipose derived stem cell* OR ASC* OR ADSC*) AND (ulcer heal* OR ulcer management OR ulcer treat*)
Search 6 (lipofill* OR lipotransf* OR lipomodell*) AND (ulcer heal* OR ulcer management OR ulcer treat*)