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Table 1 Search strategy as applied in MEDLINE

From: Local anaesthetic infiltration for peri-operative pain control in total hip and knee replacement: systematic review and meta-analyses of short- and long-term effectiveness

1 Anesthetics, Local/or local anaesthetic.mp.
2 Anesthetics, Local/or Anesthesia, Local/or Local anaesthesia.mp.
3 Anesthetics/or Anesthesia/or anaesthesia.mp. or Anesthetics, Local/or Anesthesia, Local/
4 anesthesia.mp.
5 anaesthetic.mp.
6 amides.mp. or Amides/
7 (“Huneke neural therapy” or “Neural therapy of Huneke” or benzocaine or bensokain or “Aminobenzoic Acid” or “Aminobenzoate” or bupivacain* or buvacaina or sensorcaine or marcain* or svedocain* or levobupivacaine or carticain* or articain* or dibucaine or cinchocaine or Cincain or Nupercain* or Sovcaine or etidocaine or duranest or “W19053” or “W 19053” or “W-19053” or Lidocaine or Lignocaine or Octocaine or Xylesthesin or Xylocaine or Dalcaine or Xylocitin or Xyloneural or Mepivacain* or Carbocaine or Polocaine or isocaine or isogaine or Scandicain* or prilocaine or Propitocaine or Tetracaine or Tetrakain or Amethocaine or Dicaine or Pantocaine or Pontocaine or Trimecaine or Mesocaine or ropivacaine).mp. [mp = title, abstract, original title, name of substance word, subject heading word, protocol supplementary concept, rare disease supplementary concept, unique identifier]
8 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7
9 (incision or port* or (surg* and wound)).mp. [mp = title, abstract, original title, name of substance word, subject heading word, protocol supplementary concept, rare disease supplementary concept, unique identifier]
10 acetabular.mp.
11 infiltration.mp.
12 wound infiltration.mp.
13 wound catheter.mp.
14 peri-articular.mp.
15 periarticular.mp.
16 intraarticular.mp.
17 intra-articular.mp.
18 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17
19 Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee/or Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/
20 exp Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/or exp Hip Prosthesis/ or hip replacement.mp.
21 exp Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee/or exp Knee Prosthesis/or knee replacement.mp.
22 knee prosthesis.mp. or exp Knee Prosthesis/
23 hip prosthesis.mp. or exp Hip Prosthesis/
24 total hip.tw.
25 total knee.tw.
26 Orthopedic Procedures/ or orthopaedic surgery.mp.
27 19 or 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26
28 8 and 18 and 27
  1. *Ovid truncation character.