Table 2

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

SearchQuery
1“urinary tract infections”[MeSH Terms] OR (“urinary”[All Fields] AND “tract”[All Fields] AND “infections”[All Fields]) OR “urinary tract infections”[All Fields]
2(“urinary”[All Fields] AND “tract”[All Fields] AND “infection”[All Fields]) OR “urinary tract infection”[All Fields]
3UTI(All Fields)
4“bacteriuria”[MeSH Terms] OR “bacteriuria”[All Fields]
5“pyuria”[MeSH Terms] OR “pyuria”[All Fields]
6“cystitis”[MeSH Terms] OR “cystitis”[All Fields]
7“pyelonephritis”[MeSH Terms] OR “pyelonephritis”[All Fields]
8#1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7
9“anti-bacterial agents”[Pharmacological Action] OR “anti-bacterial agents”[MeSH Terms] OR (“anti-bacterial”[All Fields] AND “agents”[All Fields]) OR “anti-bacterial agents”[All Fields]
10“antibiotic”[All Fields] OR “antibiotics”[All Fields]
11“anti-microbial”[All Fields] OR (“anti”[All Fields] AND “microbial”[All Fields])
12#9 OR #10 OR #11
13“random allocation”[MeSH Terms] OR (“random”[All Fields] AND “allocation”[All Fields]) OR “random allocation”[All Fields] OR “randomised”[All Fields] OR “randomised”[All Fields] OR “controlled”[All Fields] OR “clinical”[All Fields]
14(“clinical trials as topic”[MeSH Terms] OR (“clinical”[All Fields] AND “trials”[All Fields] AND “topic”[All Fields]) OR “clinical trials as topic”[All Fields] OR “trial”[All Fields]) OR “study”[All Fields]
15#13 AND #14
16“randomised controlled trials as topic”[MeSH Terms]
17#15 OR #16
18#8 AND #12 AND #17
19#8 AND #12 AND #19 Filters: Publication date from 2018/01/01 to 2019/12/31
  • MeSH, Medical Subject Headings.