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Table 1 Retrieval strategy for PubMed

From: The comparison of STA-MCA bypass and BMT for symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term outcome

Search Query
#8 Search (#6 and #7)
#7 Search randomized controlled trial [Title/Abstract] OR controlled clinical trial [Title/Abstract]) OR randomized [Title/Abstract] OR randomly [Title/Abstract] OR Case-Control Studies [Title/Abstract] OR case control study [Title/Abstract]
#6 Search (#4 and #5)
#5 Search occlusion [Title/Abstract] OR occlusive [Title/Abstract]
#4 Search (#2 or #3)
#3 Search Internal Carotid [Title/Abstract] OR Artery, Internal Carotid [Title/Abstract] OR Carotid Arteries, Internal [Title/Abstract] OR Internal Carotid Arteries [Title/Abstract] OR Internal Carotid Artery [Title/Abstract]
#2 Search “Carotid Artery, Internal”[Mesh]