Monday, February 27, 2017

Pancreas Surgery -- Keywords and MeSH

This search was composed by myself and my colleagues as a strategy that could be used for relatively focused, non-exhaustive searches.   

( "Pancreas Transplantation"[Mesh] OR "Pancreatectomy"[Mesh] OR "Pancreaticoduodenectomy"[Mesh] OR "Pancreaticojejunostomy"[Mesh] OR "Biliopancreatic Diversion"[Mesh] OR "Pancreas/surgery"[Mesh] OR ("Pancreatic Diseases/surgery"[Mesh] NOT "cystic fibrosis") OR ((pancrea*[ti] OR bilio-pancreatic[ti] OR biliopancreatic[ti] OR "islet cell"[ti] OR Nesidioblast* OR "Pancreas"[Majr] OR "Pancreatic Diseases"[Majr] ) AND (diversion*[ti] OR bypass*[ti] OR surg*[ti] OR resect*[ti] OR operat*[ti] OR remov*[ti] OR excis*[ti] OR transplant*[ti] OR graft*[ti] OR allograft*[ti] OR "Surgical Procedures, Operative"[Majr] OR "surgery"[sh]) ) OR Pancreaticoduodenectom* OR Duodenopancreatectom* OR whipple[tiab] OR "Kausch-Whipple"[tiab] OR pancreatect* OR Pancreaticojejunostom* OR "pancreatic surgery" OR "pancreatic surgeries" OR “biliopancreatic surgery” OR "pancreatitis surgery" OR "pancreas transplantation" OR "pancreas transplantations" OR "pancreas surgery"[tiab] OR "pancreas resection" OR "pancreatic resection" OR "pancreatic resections" OR hemipancreatectom* OR pancreaticogastrostom* OR “endoscopic papillotomy” OR “endoscopic papillotomies” )

The following phrases were removed because they are not, at present, recognized by PubMed and caused retrieval of irrelevant results:
"pancreas surgeries" OR "biliopancreatic surgeries" OR   "pancreatitis surgeries"  OR "pancreatitis surgeries"