Table 1

Search strategy for PubMed from 1 January 2000 to 30 December 2017

SearchSearch terms
#1Appendectomy OR Appendicectomy OR Appendices OR “Appendix Epiploica” OR “Omental Appendix” OR Appendicitis
#2“Surgical site infection” OR “Surgical wound infection” OR “Surgical wound infections” OR “Surgical site infections” OR “Operative site infections” OR “Postoperative Wound Infections” OR “Postoperative Wound Infection”
#3#1 AND #2 Limits: 01/01/2000 to 30/12/2017 on humans with no language restriction