Skip to main content

Table 1 Search strategy for the PubMed database

From: Use of Floseal®, a human gelatine-thrombin matrix sealant, in surgery: a systematic review

  TERM SEARCH DETAILS (24 September 2013) NUMBER OF ARTICLES
1 Surgery ((((surgical procedures, operative [MeSH Terms]) OR general surgery [MeSH Terms]) OR surgery [Subheading]) OR Thoracic surgery [MeSH terms]) OR colorectal surgery [MeSH Terms] 2,885,426
2 Thrombin (((thrombin [MeSH Terms]) OR thrombin [All Fields]) OR factor viiia [MeSH Terms]) OR factor viiia [A-ll Fields] 43,985
3 Matrix ((matrix bands [All Fields]) OR Matrix Metalloproteinases, Membrane-Associated [MeSH]) OR Hemostatic Matrix 8,096
4 Gelatin ((((((gelatin [MeSH Terms]) OR gelatin [Text Word]) OR gelatin sponge, absorbable [MeSH Terms]) OR gelatin sponge, absorbable [All Fields]) OR surgical sponges [MeSH Terms]) OR (surgical [All Fields] AND sponges [All Fields])) OR surgical sponges [All Fields] 22,894
5 Final fibrin Fibrin [MeSH] OR fibrinogen [MeSH] 45,657
6 Sealant Sealant [All Fields] 3,328
7 Floseal Floseal [All Fields] 155
8 Humans Humans [MeSH Terms] NOT animals [MeSH Terms:noexp] 11,498,554
9 Language (english [lang]) OR Spanish[lang] 18,978,494
10   Matrix and thrombin 780
11   Matrix and gelatin 654
12   Matrix and sealant 109
13 Product Matrix #10 OR #11 OR #12 1,370
14   Thrombin and matrix 780
15   Thrombin and gelatin 353
16   Thrombin and sealant 332
17 Product Thrombin #14 OR #15 OR #16 1,294
18 Product #13 OR #17 1,884
19 Product w/o fibrin #18 NOT final fibrin 1,372
20 Final Product #19 OR Floseal 1,403
21 Final 24Sep2013 20 AND Surgery AND Humans AND Language 176
22 Final 24Sep2013 w/o CR #21 NOT “case reports”[Publication Type] 140
23 Final with dates #22 (“2003/01/01”[PDAT]: “2013/08/31”[PDAT]) 109