Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Comparative effectiveness, safety and acceptability of medical abortion at home and in a clinic: a systematic review

Thoai D Ngo, Min Hae Park, Haleema Shakur & Caroline Free

Volume 89, Number 5, May 2011, 360-370

Table 1. List of databases and search termsa used in systematic review of studies comparing home-based and clinic-based medical abortion

Search Medline Embase Popline Cochrane central register of controlled trials
1 exp abortion, induced/ OR abortion.mp OR pregnancy termination.mp OR termination of pregnancy.mp exp abortion/ OR exp medical abortion/ OR abortion.mp. OR exp induced abortion/ OR pregnancy termination.mp. OR exp pregnancy termination/ OR termination of pregnancy.mp abortion/ medical abortion/ induced abortion/ pregnancy termination/ termination of pregnancy abortion OR medical abortion OR induced abortion OR pregnancy termination OR termination of pregnancy
2 Mifepristone.mp. OR exp Mifepristone/ OR misoprostol.mp. OR exp Misoprostol/ OR methotrexate.mp. OR exp Methotrexate/ OR exp Dinoprost/ OR dinoprost*.mp OR carboprost.mp. OR exp Carboprost/ OR sulprostone.mp OR gemeprost.mp OR meteneprost.mp OR lilopristone.mp OR onapristone.mp OR epostane.mp OR exp Oxytocin/ OR oxytocin.mp OR RU 486.mp OR mifegyne.mp Mifepristone.mp. OR exp mifepristone/ OR misoprostol.mp. OR exp Misoprostol/ OR methotrexate.mp. OR exp Methotrexate/ OR exp Dinoprost/ OR dinoprost*.mp OR carboprost.mp. OR exp Carboprost/ OR sulprostone.mp OR gemeprost.mp OR meteneprost.mp OR lilopristone.mp OR onapristone.mp OR epostane.mp OR exp Oxytocin/ OR oxytocin.mp OR RU 486.mp OR mifegyne.mp Mifepristone/ Misoprostol/ Methotrexate/ Dinoprost*/ Carboprost/ sulprostone / gemeprost / meteneprost / lilopristone / onapristone / epostane / Oxytocin/ RU 486 / mifegyne Mifepristone OR Misoprostol OR Methotrexate OR Dinoprost* OR Carboprost OR sulprostone OR gemeprost OR meteneprost OR lilopristone OR onapristone OR epostane OR Oxytocin OR RU 486 OR mifegyne
3 home.mp OR (home adj2 use*).mp OR (home adj2 administrat*).mp exp home/ OR home.mp OR (home adj2 use*).mp OR (home adj2 administrat*).mp home / home use* / home administrat* home OR home use* OR home administrat*
1 AND 2 AND 3 1 AND 2 AND 3 1 AND 2 AND 3 1 AND 2 AND 3
Results 88 104 108 17

a Unless otherwise stated, search terms are free text terms; exp indicates exploded MeSH term; adj indicates adjacency; asterisk (*) indicates unlimited truncation.