Prevention of Infection Search Strategy

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

Search Terms: ((Therapy/Broad[filter] OR systematic[sb]) AND (("Cross Infection/prevention and control"[MAJR] OR infection control[majr]) AND (cancer OR oncolog* OR neoplasms[majr]))) OR (("Anti-Infective Agents/therapeutic use"[MAJR] OR "Antibiotic Prophylaxis/nursing"[Majr] OR "Antibiotic Prophylaxis/standards"[Majr]) AND (cancer[ti] OR chemotherapy[ti] OR oncol*[ti])) OR (Neutropenia/prevention and control[MAJR]) OR ((Therapy/Broad[filter] OR systematic[sb]) AND (neutropenia[majr] OR neutropen*[ti]) AND (cancer OR oncolog* OR neoplasms[majr] OR chemotherapy*)) OR (Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use[MAJR] AND (cancer OR oncolog* OR neoplasms[majr] OR chemotherap*))

Databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Collaboration, NCCN

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline or meta-analysis
  2. Study must report results of measurement of  prevention of infection or febrile neutropenia
  3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting infection or febrile neutropenia.
  4. Study sample must include patients with cancer
  5. Include samples with pediatric cases
  6. Include patients undergoing HSCT(note – BMT not previously included in PEP resources: Search for BMT related studies done with timeframe beginning in 2000)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Grey literature
  2. Descriptive study
  3. Exclude studies investigation or comparing treatment for febrile neutropenia

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