Table 1

Example of search queries, Medline 1950 to July 2010 (Lunched on July 23rd 2010)
Searches Results
1. Scoliosis/ 11886
2. Spinal Curvatures/ 403
3. screen*.mp. 362323
4. depistage.mp. 3288
5. Mass Screening/ 68020
6. Program Evaluation/ 35624
7. Child/ 1177573
8. Adolescent/ 1361381
9. (prevalence* or incidence* or epidemiolog* or detection* or adams or moire or scoliometer*).ab,ti. 1163122
10. (back adj5 (asym?etry or asym?etrical)).ab,ti. 46
11. (forward adj5 (bend or bends or bending)).ab,ti. 361
12. scolio*.mp. 14190
13. 1 or 2 or 10 or 12 14495
14. 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 9 or 11 1471753
15. 7 or 8 1911903
16. 13 and 14 and 15 1247
17. 13 and 14 1714
18. limit 17 to "all child (0 to 18 years)" 1291
19. 16 or 18 1291

Note: *=truncation symbol, ?=spelling variants, ab=abstract, ti=title, mp=abstract, title, author keywords and keywords plus, adj5=words in the same sentence.

Beauséjour et al.

Beauséjour et al. Scoliosis 2013 8:12   doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-12

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