Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Table 1

Search strategy used in PubMed database.

NumberSearch items

1randomized controlled trial.pt
2controlled clinical trial.pt
3randomized.ti,ab
4randomly.ti,ab
5groups.ti,ab
6trial.ti,ab
7or 1–6
8acupuncture.ti,ab
9electro-acupuncture.ti,ab
10elongated needle.ti,ab
11three edged needle.ti,ab
12(fire needle or warming needle).ti,ab
13auricular acupuncture.ti,ab
14abdominal acupuncture.ti,ab
15warm acupuncture.ti,ab
16pyonex.ti,ab
17or 8–16
18sciatica.ti,ab
19sciatic neuralgia.ti,ab
20ischialgia.ti,ab
21ischioneuralgia.ti,ab
22discogenic sciatica.ti,ab
23bilateral sciatica.ti,ab
24disc herniation-induced sciatica.ti,ab
25or 18–24
267 and 17 and 25

This search strategy will be modified as required for other electronic databases.