2.2. Search methods for identification of studies
This protocol is extracted from research article:
Acupotomy for shoulder pain
Medicine (Baltimore), Apr 16, 2021; DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000025502

Relevant studies will be searched in the following electronic databases: Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database, Weipu Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, Sinomed, and Wanfang Database. The search terms include small needle knife, acupotomy, needle knife, shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, and RCTs. The equivalent search words will be used in Chinese databases. All search terms are included in Table Table1,1, and other searches will be based on these results.

Search strategy used in PubMed.

Additionally, we will search the international clinical trials registry platform, dissertation, and gray literature to identify studies related to acupotomy for shoulder pain. The relevant conference papers, journals will be retrieved manually.

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