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Table 1 Mesh and terms used on searching for articles in the databases

From: Association of cerebral malaria and TNF-α levels: a systematic review

Data baseSearch strategy
#1 AND #2
PubMed#1
Search (((((((((((((((((Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha [MeSH Terms]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha [Title/Abstract]) OR TNF-α [Title/Abstract]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha [Title/Abstract]) OR TNF Superfamily, Member 2[Title/Abstract]) OR Cachectin-Tumor Necrosis Factor [Title/Abstract]) OR Cachectin Tumor Necrosis Factor [Title/Abstract]) OR TNFalpha [Title/Abstract]) OR TNF-alpha [Title/Abstract]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factor [Title/Abstract]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2[Title/Abstract]) OR Cachectin [Title/Abstract]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factors [MeSH Terms]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factor Superfamily Ligands [Title/Abstract]) OR Necrosis Factors, Tumor [Title/Abstract]) OR TNF Receptor Ligands [Title/Abstract]) OR Receptor Ligands, TNF [Title/Abstract]) OR Tumor Necrosis Factors [Title/Abstract]
#2
((((((Humans [MeSH Terms]) OR Humans [Title/Abstract]) OR Man (Taxonomy)[Title/Abstract]) OR Man, Modern [Title/Abstract]) OR Modern Man [Title/Abstract]) OR Homo sapiens [Title/Abstract]) OR Human [Title/Abstract]
#1 AND #2
Scopus#1
TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (tnf-α) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Cachectin Tumor Necrosis Factor”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (tnfalpha) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Tumor Necrosis Factor”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (cachectin) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“TNF Receptor Ligands”)
#2
TITLE-ABS-KEY (humans) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Modern Man”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Homo sapiens”) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Cerebral Malaria”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Malaria Meningitis”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Plasmodium falciparum”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Malaria, Falciparum”) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Plasmodium falciparum Malaria”)
#1 AND #2
Cochrane#1
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha OR tnf-α OR Cachectin Tumor Necrosis Factor OR tnfalpha OR Tumor Necrosis Factor OR Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2
#2
humans OR Modern Man OR Homo sapiens AND Cerebral Malaria OR Malaria Meningitis OR Plasmodium falciparum OR Malaria, Falciparum OR Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Title Abstract Keyword - (Word variations have been searche
#1 AND #2
Web of Science#1
Tópico: (Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha) OR Tópico: (TNF-α) OR Tópico: (Cachectin Tumor Necrosis Factor) OR Tópico: (TNFalpha) OR Tópico: (Tumor Necrosis Factor*) OR Tópico: (Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2) OR Tópico: (Cachectin) OR Tópico: (TNF Superfamily, Member 2) OR Tópico: (TNF Receptor Ligands) OR Tópico: (Tumor Necrosis Factor Superfamily Ligands)
#2
Tópico: (Human*) OR Tópico: (Modern Man) OR Tópico: (Man (Taxonomy)) OR Tópico: (Homo sapiens)
Open GreyTNF AND HUMAN AND CEREBRAL MALARIA
#1 AND #2
LILACS#1
(tw:(Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha)) OR (tw:(TNF-α)) OR (tw:(Cachectin Tumor Necrosis Factor)) OR (tw:(TNFalpha)) OR (tw:(Tumor Necrosis Factor$)) OR (tw:(Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2)) OR (tw:(Cachectin)) OR (tw:(TNF Receptor Ligands))
#2
(tw:(Human$)) OR (tw:(Modern Man)) OR (tw:(Homo sapiens)) AND (tw:(Cerebral Malaria)) OR (tw:(Malaria Meningitis)) OR (tw:(Plasmodium falciparum$)) OR (tw:(Malaria, Falciparum)) OR (tw:(Plasmodium falciparum Malaria))
Google Scholar“Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha” AND TNF-α AND “Cerebral Malaria” AND HUMANS AND NOT BOOKS AND NOT ANIMAL AND NOT “IN VITRO” AND NOT REVIEW AND NOT SYSTEMATIC REVIEW