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Table 8 Search strategy

From: The diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Search strategy in Ovidsp: database Embase 1980-present date search January 10, 2013; for the update in February 2014 we used the same strategy
Line# Term Results
1 exp serology/ 171111
2 serolog*.ti,ab,ot. 99141
3 antibod*.ti,ab,ot. 739175
4 exp antibody/ 745964
5 immunoglobin*.ti,ab,ot. 1034
6 IgG.ti,ab,ot. 119346
7 IgM.ti,ab,ot. 58826
8 exp enzyme linked immunosorbent assay/ 185612
9 ELISA.ti,ab,ot. 136569
10 exp immunoassay/ 343973
11 EIA.ti,ab,ot. 10028
12 immunosorbent.ti,ab,ot. 64523
13 immunofluorescent.ti,ab,ot. 16475
14 immunofluorescence.ti,ab,ot. 87513
15 immunoblot*.ti,ab,ot. 67674
16 “western blot”.ti,ab,ot. 98174
17 immunoassay.ti,ab,ot. 45568
18 exp lymphocyte transformation test/ 1200
19 “lymphocyte transformation test”.ti,ab,ot. 826
20 LTT.ti,ab,ot. 574
21 ((t-cell* or lymphocyte) adj15 (diagnostic or diagnosis or diagnosing or screen* or test*)).mp. 41706
22 VIDAS.ti,ab,ot. 709
23 liason.ti,ab,ot. 104
24 Enzygnost.ti,ab,ot. 233
25 Serion.ti,ab,ot. 58
26 recomline.ti,ab,ot. 21
27 (virotech adj5 (europline or “line blot”)).ti,ab,ot. 1
28 euroimmunoblot.ti,ab,ot. 0
29 diacheck.ti,ab,ot. 2
30 euroimmun.ti,ab,ot. 191
31 Medac.ti,ab,ot. 136
32 mikrogen$.ti,ab,ot. 78
33 virotech.ti,ab,ot. 53
34 ELISPOT.ti,ab,ot. 5408
35 exp enzyme linked immunospot assay/ 4884
36 (c6 adj3 immunetics).ti,ab,ot. 5
37 or/1-36 1629954
38 lyme.ti,ab,ot. 10067
39 Lyme borreliosis/ 11571
40 tick borne disease/ 1803
41 exp tick bite/ 1956
42 (tick adj2 bite).ti,ab,ot. 1400
43 Neuroberreliosis.ti,ab,ot. 0
44 exp erythema chronicum migrans/ 1641
45 erythema migrans.ti,ab,ot. 1187
46 “erythema chronicum migrans”.ti,ab,ot. 433
47 exp Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans/ 155
48 “Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans”.ti,ab,ot. 426
49 meningoradiculitis.ti,ab,ot. 269
50 lyme.ti,ab,ot. 10067
51 Lyme borreliosis/ 11571
52 tick borne disease/ 1803
53 exp tick bite/ 1956
54 (tick adj2 bite).ti,ab,ot. 1400
55 Neuroborreliosis.ti,ab,ot. 1091
56 exp erythema chronicum migrans/ 1641
57 erythema migrans.ti,ab,ot. 1187
58 “erythema chronicum migrans”.ti,ab,ot. 433
59 exp Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans/ 155
60 “Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans”.ti,ab,ot. 426
61 meningoradiculitis.ti,ab,ot. 269
62 lyme.ti,ab,ot. 10067
63 Lyme borreliosis/ 11571
64 tick borne disease/ 1803
65 exp tick bite/ 1956
66 (tick adj2 bite).ti,ab,ot. 1400
67 exp erythema chronicum migrans/ 1641
68 erythema migrans.ti,ab,ot. 1187
69 “erythema chronicum migrans”.ti,ab,ot. 433
70 exp Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans/ 155
71 “Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans”.ti,ab,ot. 426
72 meningoradiculitis.ti,ab,ot. 269
73 Neuroborreliosis.ti,ab,ot. 1091
74 or/38-73 16588
75 exp Borrelia/ 10262
76 borrelia.ti,ab,ot. 8824
77 burgdorferi.ti,ab,ot. 7378
78 Borrelia infection/ 2668
79 or/75-78 12748
80 VLsE.ti,ab,ot. 142
81 OspC.ti,ab,ot. 446
82 or/80-81 551
83 74 or 79 20529
84 82 or 83 20551
85 37 and 84 7578
86 37 or 82 1630187
87 83 and 86 7789
88 85 or 87 7790
89 animal/not human/ 1348171
90 88 not 89 7369
91 review.pt. 1907269
92 90 not 91 6510