Table 1.

Database Searching and Terms

Databases SearchedSearch Terms
Bris, milah, and mohel are terms associated with Jewish religious circumcision; khitan is a term for Islamic religious circumcision; and dhapi, djapi, madiwa, and mandiyala are terms for Australian Aboriginal circumcision. The truncation symbol (*) is used in many databases to allow retrieval of search terms with common word stems, eg, circumcis* will retrieve circumcise, circumcised, circumcision, etc.
The York (UK) Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)Medical subject heading (MeSH): circumcision, male
The Cochrane LibraryTextword terms:
PubMed    circumcis*
EMBASE    bris