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Table 1 Literature search strategy

From: A scoping review of the proximal humerus fracture literature

Database Search strategy
MEDLINE Oct 30, 2012 1. exp *humeral fractures/ (4514)
2. exp *shoulder fractures/ (1816)
3. (humer: adj15 fracture*).mp. (8582)
4. or/1-3 (9143)
5. proximal.mp. (153405)
6. 4 and 5 (1918)
EMBASE Oct 30, 2012 1. exp *humeral fractures/ (5255)
2. exp *shoulder fractures/ (262)
3. (humer: adj15 fracture*).mp. (10822)
4. or/1-3 (10937)
5. proximal.mp. (182778)
6. 4 and 5 (2417)
CINAHL Oct 30, 2012 1. MM “Humeral Fractures”
2. proximal humerus fracture*
3. proximal humeral fracture* 
4. or/1-3 = 568 citations
CDSR & CENTRAL Oct 30, 2012 1. (humer: adj15 fracture*).mp (180)
2. proximal.mp (3977)
3. 1 and 2 (63)
WEB OF SCIENCE Oct 30, 2012 “humeral fracture*” OR “humerus fracture*” OR “shoulder fracture*” and AND’ing it with proximal 402 citations
PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS FILE Nov 1, 2012 “proximal humerus fracture” or “proximal humeral fracture” 20 dissertations
SAE Digital Library November, 2012 humer*
TRID November, 2012 trid.trb.org humer*