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Prevalence and prognosis of non-specific chest pain among patients hospitalized for suspected acute coronary syndrome - a systematic literature search

Vidar Ruddox1*, Mariann Mathisen2 and Jan Erik Otterstad1

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1 Department of Cardiology, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway

2 Medical Libraries, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway

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BMC Medicine 2012, 10:58  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-58

Published: 12 June 2012

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Appendix A - The search strategy. Appendix A presents the full search strategy of the following three electronic databases: EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycINFO from the year 1990 onward to 14 November 2011. In addition a PubMed search for Epub articles ahead of print as per 24 March 2012 is presented. The search strategies combine text words and subject headings identifying reports relating to ACS, non-specific chest pain.

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Appendix B - Rejected Citations. Full citations evaluated and rejected according to the prospectively defined inclusion criteria. References are grouped according to the reasons for exclusion.

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