Table 4 Search strategy in the Web of Science® 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 TI = "stainless steel*" 20,320
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017  
2 TS = "stainless steel*" 64,642
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017  
3 #1 OR #2
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
64,642
4 TI = "titanium*"
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
43,030
5 TS = "titanium*"
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
150,133
6 #4 or #5
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
150,133
7 #3 and #6
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
5864
8 TI = (infection* or "postoperative complication*" or "bacterial infection*" or "implant associated infection*" or inflammation*)
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
331,482
9 TS = (infection* or "postoperative complication*" or "bacterial infection*" or "implant associated infection*" or inflammation*)
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
1,370,554
10 TI = infection*
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
260,052
11 TS = infection*
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
1,016,147
12 #8 OR #9 OR #10 OR #11
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
1,370,554
13 #7 and #12
Indexes = SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI Timespan = 1995–2017
232