Diarrhea Search Strategy

Search Dates: Search results of literature retrieved March 2009 – July 31, 2013

Search Terms: Diarrhea[ti] OR diarrhoea[ti] OR "Diarrhea/chemically induced"[Majr] OR "Diarrhea/drug therapy"[Majr]

Limits: Cancer

Databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Collaboration, NCCN

Inclusion Criteria:

Studies were included if they

  • Were full research reports, systematic reviews, guidelines, or meta-analyses.
  • Reported results of measurement of chemotherapy- or radiotherapy-induced diarrhea.
  • Examined an intervention aimed at affecting diarrhea.
  • Reported on patients with cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

Studies were excluded if they

  • Were grey literature.
  • Were descriptive  studies.
  • Involved management of post-operative diarrhea or patients with ostomies.