Cheyne, JD. (2020). Search strategy for retrieval of references on stroke healthcare in MEDLINE Ovid, [text]. University of Edinburgh. College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Cochrane Stroke Group. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2862.
Constructed using the MEDLINE Ovid platform between January and May 2020, this search strategy is designed to retrieve all potential references in stroke healthcare and medicine (including transient ischaemic attack, cerebral small vessel disease, and subarachnoid haemorrhage) on in the MEDLINE database on the Ovid platform. The search strategy contains 16 separate search lines and incorporates a combination of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) from the National Library of Medicine, uncontrolled vocabulary/keywords in the Text Word (.tw) field, and Boolean operators to maximise sensitivity and recall. The Text Word in the MEDLINE Ovid field includes both the Title (.ti) and Abstract (.ab) fields. This strategy can be used as a stand-alone search strategy or combined with additional subject specific strategies or filters.
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