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Table 1 Search strategy in Medline (Ovid)

From: Effectiveness of screening preschool children for amblyopia: a systematic review

 

Search term

Hits

1

exp CHILD/

1129108

2

exp INFANT/

692510

3

(baby or babies or newborn or neonat$).mp.

536032

4

exp schools/

49523

5

exp CHILD-HEALTH-SERVICES/

14438

6

exp CHILD-DAY-CARE-CENTERS/

3371

7

(CHILD$ or ADOLESC$ or JUVENILE$ or MINOR$ or SCHOOL$ or KINDER-GARTEN$ or PRE?SCHOOL$ or NURSER$).ti.

529317

8

(CHILD$ or ADOLESC$ or JUVENILE$ or MINOR$ or SCHOOL$ or KINDER-GARTEN$ or PRE?SCHOOL$ or NURSER$).ab.

640000

9

1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8

2031820

10

exp strabismus/

9863

11

exp amblyopia/

4081

12

exp REFRACTIVE-ERRORS/

17635

13

((EYE$ or SIGHT$ or VI-SION$ or VISUAL$) adj4 (PROBLEM$ or DEFECT$ or IMPAIR$ or DEFICI$ or REDUC$)).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

24836

14

(LAZY adj EYE$).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

14

15

(AMBLYOPI$ or SQUINT$ or STRABISM$ or ANISO-METROPI$ or MYOPI$ or HYPERMETROPI$ or ASTIGMATI$ or AM-METROPI$ or HYPER-OPI$).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

32219

16

cataract$.mp.

40130

17

microtropia.mp.

75

18

glaucoma.mp.

36328

19

retinoblastoma.mp.

14353

20

((heredit$ or retinal or macular) and dystroph$).mp.

5741

21

refract$.mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

77398

22

exp vision, low/

936

23

(SPECTACLES or GLASSES).mp.

4495

24

exp Cataract/

16513

25

10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24

208688

26

(test or tests or testing).mp.

1383219

27

examination$.mp.

424043

28

ophthalmoscop$.mp.

9356

29

photoscreen$.mp.

95

30

(acuity or red reflex).mp.

46057

31

exp Vision Tests/or exp Visual Acuity/

52117

32

exp Ophthalmoscopy/

5116

33

(vision or visual).mp.

246181

34

(test$ or screen$).mp.

2011737

35

33 and 34

58712

36

(Hirschberg or Bruckner or motil$ or funduscop$ or cyclopleg$ or skiascop$).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

67108

37

(Auto?refract$ or random?dot or stereoacuity or Snellen or Sheridan-Gardiner).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

2475

38

(Cover?uncover or Alternate cover or Corneal reflex or PhotoScreener or Visiscreen).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

330

39

(Retinomax or Suresight).mp. [mp = ti, ot, ab, nm, hw]

39

40

26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 or 31 or 32 or 35 or 36 or 37 or 38 or 39

1844319

41

exp "Sensitivity and Specificity

211681

42

exp Diagnosis/

3862053

43

diagnos$.mp.

1268941

44

sensitiv$.mp.

743123

45

predict$.mp.

485857

46

accura$.mp.

238100

47

41 or 42 or 43 or 44 or 45 or 46

5133424

48

9 and 25 and 40 and 47

9851

49

exp Contact Lenses/

8117

50

exp Eyeglasses/

4478

51

(refractive adj correct$).ti.

29

52

(refractive adj correct$).ab.

316

53

((optic$ or vision$ or visual$ or filter$ or lens$ or glass$ or spectacle$) adj3 (occlusion or penali$ or patch$)).ti.

129

54

((optic$ or vision$ or visual$ or filter$ or lens$ or glass$ or spectacle$) adj3 (occlusion or penali$ or patch$)).ab.

671

55

49 or 50 or 51 or 52 or 53 or 54

12865

56

exp clinical trials/

190907

57

exp research design/

212573

58

comparative study/or placebos.mp.

1341575

59

exp treatment outcome/

283315

60

double-blind method/or single-blind method/

98869

61

((single or double or triple) adj blind$3).ti.

20568

62

((single or double or triple) adj blind$3).ab.

78020

63

random$.ti.

56160

64

random$.ab.

364411

65

controlled clinical trial.pt.

73779

66

clinical trial.pt.

450604

67

(clinical adj trial$1).ti.

25698

68

(clinical adj trial$1).ab.

90789

69

(control$3 adj trial$1).ti.

15725

70

(control$3 adj trial$1).ab.

38465

71

randomized controlled trial.pt.

228874

72

exp RANDOM ALLOCATION/

57826

73

exp PROSPECTIVE STUDIES/

213531

74

exp Follow-Up Studies/

332322

75

56 or 57 or 58 or 59 or 60 or 61 or 62 or 63 or 64 or 65 or 66 or 67 or 68 or 69 or 70 or 71 or 72 or 73 or 74

2474586

76

9 and 25 and 55 and 75

633

77

9 and 25 and 55

1765

78

screen$.mp.

287728

79

exp Neonatal Screening/

3723

80

exp VISION TESTS/

19699

81

exp MASS SCREENING/

77069

82

78 or 79 or 80 or 81

309225

83

9 and 25 and 82

4644

84

48 or 76 or 83

10737

85

48 or 77 or 83

11540

86

(animals not human).sh.

4025575

87

85 not 86

11140