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Table 9 Search Strategy explained on the example of Ovid Excerpta Medica

From: Exploring the role of transtibial prosthetic use in deep tissue injury development: a scoping review

Search #Search TermKey Concepts
1Deep Tissue Injury(*)Deep Tissue Injury (DTI)
2Deep Tissue Damage
3Decubitus/
4#1 OR #2 OR #3
5TranstibialAmputation level
6Trans-tibial
7Below knee
8#5 OR #6 OR #7
9Prosthe*Transtibial prosthetic users
10#8 AND #9
11#4 AND #10DTI in transtibial prosthetic users
  1. *represents the "wildcard" that is commonly used in literature search strategies