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Table 1 MEDLINE and EMBASE search strategy

From: A meta-analysis of ventriculostomy-associated cerebrospinal fluid infections

1. exp Ventriculostomy/
2. (external adj25 ventricular).tw.
3. (ventricular drain or ventricular catheter).tw.
4. exp Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts/ or exp Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt/
5. or/1-4
6. exp Postoperative Complications/ or exp Surgical Wound Infection/ or exp Bacterial Infections/
7. exp Antibiotic Prophylaxis/
8. exp Cerebral Ventriculitis/ or exp Meningitis/
10. (cerebrospinal adj25 infection).tw.
11. or/6-10
12. 5 and 10