Hot Flashes Search Strategy

HOT FLASHES SEARCH STRATEGY AND RESULTS
 
  • Initial references prior to update - 46
  • Search results of literature retrieved 5/1/2008-3/31/2014
  • PubMed:
  •  hot flashes[mesh] AND ((((("Complementary Therapies"[Mesh] OR (complementary AND therap*)) OR "Hypnosis"[Mesh]) OR "Biofeedback (Psychology)"[Mesh]) OR "Meditation"[Mesh] OR meditat* OR biofeedback OR hypno*) OR "Yoga"[Mesh] OR yoga) OR ("Breathing Exercises"[Mesh]) OR (deep AND breath*)
  •  Filters activated: Publication date from 2008/05/01 to 2014/03/31, Humans, English, Cancer, Adult: 19+ years
  • 166 citations
  • hot flashes[mesh] AND (cancer OR neoplasms) AND ((((((((((("Antidepressive Agents"[Mesh] OR "Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors"[Mesh]) OR "Clonidine"[Mesh]) OR "gabapentin "[Substance]) OR "Hormone Replacement Therapy"[Mesh]) OR "Megestrol Acetate"[Mesh]) OR "Medroxyprogesterone 17-Acetate"[Mesh]) OR "venlafaxine "[Substance]) OR "Paroxetine"[Mesh]) OR "Fluoxetine"[Mesh]) OR "Citalopram"[Mesh]) OR "O-desmethylvenlafaxine "[Substance] OR antidepress* OR ((serotonin OR norepinephrine) AND reuptake AND inhibitor*) OR clonidine OR gabapentin OR ((hormon* OR estrogen OR progesterone) AND therap*) OR (megestrol OR medroxyprogesterone) AND acetate) OR venlaxafine OR effexor OR paroxetine OR paxil OR fluoxetine OR prozac OR celexa OR citalopram OR desvenlafaxine OR pristiq OR neurontin OR "Hot Flashes/drug therapy"[Mesh]
  • Filters activated: Publication date from 2008/05/01 to 2014/03/31, Humans, English, Cancer, Adult: 19+ years
  • 360 citations
  • Hot Flashes[mesh] AND (((("Dietary Supplements"[Mesh] OR "Cimicifuga"[Mesh] OR (dietary AND supplement*) OR cimicifuga OR "black cohosh") OR "Isoflavones"[Mesh] OR isoflavones) OR "Soybeans/therapeutic use"[Mesh] OR soy) OR "Trifolium"[Mesh] OR "red clover") OR "Naturopathy"[Mesh]
  • Filters activated: Publication date from 2008/05/01 to 2014/03/31, Humans, English, Adult: 19+ years.
  • 95 citations
  • ("Hot Flashes/therapy"[Mesh] AND "Neoplasms/therapy"[Mesh] AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH]))) OR ((("Hot Flashes/therapy"[Mesh]) OR (therap* AND ("hot flash" OR hot flashes))) AND (("Prostatic Neoplasms"[Mesh] AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH]))) AND ((cancer* OR neoplasm*) AND (prostat*) AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH]))) AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH])))) OR ((("Hot Flashes/therapy"[Mesh]) OR (therap* AND ("hot flash" OR hot flashes))) AND (((cancer* OR neoplasm*) AND breast AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH]))) AND ("Breast Neoplasms"[Mesh] AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH]))) AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH]))) AND ((English[lang]) AND (adult[MeSH])))
  • Filters activated: Publication date from 2008/05/01 to 2014/03/31, Humans, English, Adult: 19+ years.
  • 126 citations
  • CINAHL:
  • (MM hot flashes AND (cancer OR neoplasms OR oncolog*) ) OR ( (“hot flash*” OR “hot flush*”) AND (cancer OR neoplasms OR oncolog*) AND ((MH Alternative Therapies OR (complementary AND therap*)) OR MH hypnosis OR MH biofeedback OR MH Meditation OR (meditat* OR biofeedback OR hypno*) OR yoga OR MH “Breathing Exercises” OR (deep AND breath*) OR MH “Antidepressive Agents” OR MH “Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors” OR MH “Hormone Replacement Therapy” OR Clonidine OR Megestrol OR venlafaxine OR Paroxetine OR medroxyprogesterone OR effexor OR paxil OR fluoxetine OR prozac OR celexa OR citalopram OR desvenlafaxine OR pristiq OR neurontin OR MH “Dietary Supplements” OR (dietary AND supplement*) OR Cimicifuga OR “black cohosh” OR Isoflavones OR soy OR soybean* OR Trifolium OR MH Naturopathy OR “red clover”) )
  • Limiters: Published Date: 20080501-20140331, English Language, Research Article
  • 93 citations
  • 64 titles selected from review of abstracts for full article review
  • 39 final publications included after removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria, and addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting topic specific criteria
 
Inclusion Criteria: 
1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline or meta-analysis
2. Study must report results of measurement of hot flashes
3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting the symptom of hot flashes.
4. Study sample must include patients with cancer
 
Exclusion Criteria: 
1. Grey literature
2. Descriptive study 
3. Samples involving children or adolescents – sample participants <19 years of age

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