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Table 3 Search strategy used in Pubmed

From: Cognitive improvement effects of electro-acupuncture for the treatment of MCI compared with Western medications: a systematic review and Meta-analysis

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1 MCI[Title/Abstract]
2 (nMCI or aMCI or mMCI).[Title/Abstract]
3 (“N-MCI” or “A-MCI” or “M-MCI”).[Title/Abstract]
4 amnestic[Title/Abstract]
5 (cognit* impair*)[Title/Abstract]
6 (cognit* declin*)[Title/Abstract]
7 (cognit* deficit*)[Title/Abstract]
8 (cognit* disturb*)[Title/Abstract]
9 “cognitive disorders”[Title/Abstract]
10 (cognit* defect*)[Title/Abstract]
11 “Cognitive defect”[Title/Abstract]
12 “Cognition Disorders”[Mesh]
13 “Amnesia”[Mesh]
14 “memory impairment”[Title/Abstract]
15 CDR AND 0.5[Title/Abstract]
16 “clinical dementia rating” AND 0.5[Title/Abstract]
17 dement*[Title/Abstract]
18 “mild neurocognitive disorder”[Title/Abstract]
19 “Subjective memory complaints”[Title/Abstract] OR SMC[Title/Abstract]
20 OR 1–19
21 “electro acupunctur*”[Title/Abstract]
22 electroacupunctur*[Title/Abstract]
23 electro-acupunctur*[Title/Abstract]
24 electric acupuncture[Title/Abstract]
25 OR 21–24
26 #20 AND #25