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Search strategy

Medline search strategy used for the most recent neurological injuries search (2014):

1. CHILD/

2. CHILD, PRESCHOOL/

3. (child: or infant: or toddler: or babies or baby).af.

4. or/1-3

5. ((non-accidental or nonaccidental) adj3 (trauma or injur:)).af.

6. ((non-abusive or nonabusive) adj3 (injur: or trauma)).af.

7. (non-accidental: and injur:).af.

8. soft tissue injur:.af.

9. physical abuse.af.

10. ((inflicted or noninflicted or non-inflicted) adj3 (brain injur: or cerebral injur: or head injur:)).af.

11. (inflicted traumatic head injur: or inflicted traumatic brain injur:).af.

12. (or/5-11) and 4

13. (child abuse or child maltreatment or child protection).af.

14. (battered child or shaken baby or battered baby).af.

15. (battered infant or shaken infant).af.

16. (Shak: Baby Syndrome or shak: impact syndrome).af.

17. Caffey-Kempe syndrome.af.

18. *”Child Abuse”/di [Diagnosis]

19. infant traumatic stress syndrome.af.

20. parent-infant traumatic stress syndrome.af.

21. or/13-20

22. 12 or 21

23. abusive head trauma.af.

24. bleeding into brain.af.

25. blow to the head.af.

26. brain damage.af.

27. (brain haemorrhage: or brain hemorrhage:).af.

28. (brain swelling or cerebral edema).af.

29. cerebral injur:.af.

30. cervical spine injur:.af.

31. cervical spine neuropathology.af.

32. cranial injur:.af.

33. craniocerebral trauma.af.

34. diffuse axonal injur:.af.

35. extracranial CNS injur:.af.

36. extracranial Central Nervous System injur:.af.

37. central nervous system injur:.af.

38. (extradural haematoma or hematoma).af.

39. extradural haemorrhage.af.

40. ha?morrhagic retinopathy.af.

41. (head inur: or head trauma).af.

42. impact injur:.af.

43. intracerebral bleeding.af.

44. (intracerebral haemorrhage or intracerebral hemorrhage).af.

45. (intracranial haemorrhage or intracranial hemorrhage).af.

46. intracranial injur:.af.

47. (intraventricular hematoma or intraventricular haematoma).af.

48. (multiple skull fractur: or eggshell fractur:).af.

49. exp Neck Injuries/

50. neck injur*.af.

51. (neurological injur: adj3 child abuse).af.

52. neuropathology.af.

53. non-accidental head injur:.af.

54. (parenchymal contusion or laceration).af.

55. (retinal hemorrhage or retinal haemorrhage).af.

56. skull fracture:.af.

57. (spinal cord injury adj3 radiologic abnormality).af.

58. spinal cord injur:.af.

59. (subdural haematoma or hemotoma).af.

60. (subarachnoid hematoma or subarachnoid haematoma).af.

61. (subdural haemorrhage or subdural hemorrhage).af.

62. (ventricular haemorrhage or ventricular hemorrhage).af.

63. whiplash impact syndrome.af.

64. whiplash injur:.af.

65. whiplash shaken infant.af.

66. infarction.af.

67. (hypoxic-ischemic injur: or hypoxic-ischaemic injur:).af.

68. (contusion: or contusional tear).af.

69. (hematoma or haematoma).af.

70. laceration:.af.

71. shearing injur:.af.

72. traumatic effusion:.af.

73. subdural hygroma.af.

74. hygroma.af.

75. interhemispheric.af.

76. parafalcine.af.

77. (brain or brainstem).af.

78. cerebral.af.

79. intraparenchymal.af.

80. sciwora.mp.

81. spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality.af.

82. cervical lumbar.af.

83. thoracic lumbar sacral.af.

84. leptomeningeal cyst.af.

85. growing skull fracture.af.

86. (Extradural haemorrhag: or extradural hemorrhag: or extradural spinal haemorrhag: or extradural spinal hemorrhag:).af.

87. laminar necrosis.af.

88. encephalomalacia.af.

89. cerebral atrophy.af.

90. (craniocervical or hydrocephalus).af.

91. encephalopathy.af.

92. (intraparenchymal hemorrhag: or intraparenchymal haemorrhag:).af.

93. (Ha?morrhagic retinopathy adj3 retinal ha?emorrhag:).af.

94. cerebral venous thrombosis.mp.

95. diffuse axonal injur*.tw.

96. spinal subdural.tw.

97. or/23-96

98. Computed tomography.af.

99. (CT or CAT scan:).af.

100. diagnostic imaging.af.

101. (magnetic resonance imaging or MRI).af.

102. neuroradiology.af.

103. neuroimaging.af.

104. plain films.af.

105. radiological imaging.af.

106. X-rays.af.

107. neurologic: imaging.af.

108. diffusion weighted imaging.af.

109. neurologic examination.af.

110. ultrasound scan:.af.

111. (Susceptibility Weighted Imaging or SWI).tw.

112. or/98-111

113. 22 and 97 and 112

114. 22 and 97

115. 12 and 97

116. 113 or 114 or 115

117. limit 116 to yr=”2013 -Current”

118. management.mp.

119. Review.pt.

120. 118 or 119

121. 117 not 120

 

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