Table 3 Search strategy in the Medline database

From: Evidence-based uncertainty: do implant-related properties of titanium reduce the susceptibility to perioperative infections in clinical fracture management? A systematic review

Terms Results
1 Stainless Steel/ 6775
2 "stainless steel".ti,ab,af 16,166
3 1 OR 2 16,166
4 titanium.ti,ab,af 48,065
5 Titanium/ 31,363
6 4 OR 5 48,065
7 3 AND 6 2325
8 Infection/ 35,800
9 "infection".ti,ab,af 1,085,492
10 infection/ OR postoperative complication/ OR bacterial infection/ OR implant associated infection/ OR inflammation/ 529,409
11 8 or 9 or 10 1,518,218
12 7 and 11 167
13 limit 12 to yr = "1995 -Current" 146