Table 4

EMBASE—search strategy: additional search without filter ‘Controlled Clinical Trial/Randomized Controlled Trial’ and from 2018 onwards (to retrieve studies that have only recently been added to the database and may not be completely indexed in EMBASE)

SearchQuery
1‘urinary tract infection’/exp OR (urinary AND tract AND infection*) OR ‘urinary tract infection’
2uti
3‘bacteriuria’/exp OR bacteriuria
4‘pyuria’/exp OR pyuria
5‘cystitis’/exp OR cystitis
6‘pyelonephritis’/exp OR pyelonephritis
7#1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6
8antiinfective agent’/exp OR (‘anti-bacterial’ AND agent*)
9‘antibiotic agent’/exp OR ‘antibiotic*’
10‘anti-microbial’ OR (anti AND microbial)
11#8 OR #9 OR #10
12‘randomization’/exp OR (random AND allocation) OR randomi$ed
13‘clinical trial’/exp OR ‘clinical study’/exp OR (clinical AND trial) OR (clinical AND study) OR ‘controlled study’/exp OR ‘controlled study’
14#12 AND #13
15‘randomized controlled trial’/exp AND topic
16#14 OR #15
17#7 AND #11 AND #16
18#7 AND #11 AND #16 AND(2018–2019)/py
19#7 AND #11 AND #16 AND(2018–2019)/py AND (medline)/lim
20#18 NOT #19