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COVID-19 Literature Searches

Last updated 4/9/2020

Edited and selected by Kristin LaLonde, AHIP

This list will be updated as frequently as possible and has been created from crowd-sourced suggestions from MLA members and other health information professionals on the front lines of providing information during the COVID-19 pandemic. These search strings are provided via the good will of health information professionals, not from MLA as an organization.

The Australian Library and Information Association is also collecting LitSearches,
You can find those here: https://www.alia.org.au/groups/HLA/covid-19-live-literature-searches

You may also submit a new search for consideration.

4-9-20: COVID-19 and anti-inflammatory drugs by Abigail Smith at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library

Pubmed: (2019-nCoV OR 2019nCoV OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2 OR ((wuhan AND coronavirus) OR (2019 AND novel AND coronavirus) AND 2019/12[PDAT]:2030[PDAT])) AND (NSAID OR NSAIDS OR nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug* OR non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug* OR anti-inflammatory drug* OR anti-inflammatory agent* OR aspirin OR ibuprofen OR naproxen OR celecoxib OR diclofenac OR diflunisal OR etodolac OR fenoprofen OR flurbiprofen OR indomethacin OR ketoprofen OR ketorolac OR mefenamic acid OR meloxicam OR nabumetone OR oxaprozin OR piroxicam OR salsalate OR sulindac OR tolmetin) 

4-9-20: COVID-19 (Embase) by Lindsay Boyce at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Embase: ('covid 19'/exp OR 'coronavirus disease 2019'/exp OR 'covid 19':ti,ab OR ((covid NEAR/2 19):ti,ab) OR ((sars NEAR/2 'cov 2'):ti,ab) OR '2019 ncov':ti,ab OR ((wuhan:ti,ab OR hubei:ti,ab) AND coronavirus*:ti,ab) OR ([2019-2020]/py AND (new:ti,ab OR novel:ti,ab OR pandemic:ti,ab OR epidemic:ti,ab) AND ('coronavirus infection'/exp OR coronavirus*:ti,ab OR 'corona virus*':ti,ab)))

4-6-20: COVID-19 and Cancer by Lindsay Boyce, Johanna Goldberg, and Celine Soudant at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pubmed: ("COVID-19"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR COVID-19[tiab] OR COVID19[tiab] OR COVID2019[tiab] OR COVID-2019[tiab] OR SARS-CoV-2[tiab] OR SARSCoV2[tiab] OR SARS coronavirus 2[tiab] OR 2019-nCoV[tiab] OR 2019nCoV[tiab] OR nCoV2019[tiab] OR nCoV-2019[tiab] OR ((Wuhan[tiab] OR Hubei[tiab]) AND coronavirus*[tiab]) OR ((2019[dp] OR 2020[dp]) AND (new[tiab] OR novel[tiab] OR pandemic*[tiab] OR epidemic*[tiab]) AND (coronavirus*[tiab] OR corona virus*[tiab])))
AND
("Neoplasms"[Mesh] OR cancer*[tiab] OR maligna*[tiab] OR tumor*[tiab] OR tumour*[tiab] OR carcinoma*[tiab] OR sarcoma*[tiab] OR lymphoma*[tiab] OR leukemia*[tiab] OR leukaemia*[tiab] OR neoplasm*[tiab] OR oncolog*[tiab] OR "Antineoplastic Agents"[Mesh] OR "Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols"[Mesh] OR "Antineoplastic Protocols"[Mesh] OR "Chemotherapy, Adjuvant"[Mesh] OR "Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion"[Mesh] OR "Chemoradiotherapy"[Mesh] OR "Consolidation Chemotherapy"[Mesh] OR "Induction Chemotherapy"[Mesh] OR Antineoplastic*[tiab] OR Chemotherap*[tiab] OR chemoradiotherap*[tiab] OR cytotoxic[tiab] OR radiochemotherap*[tiab] OR myeloma*[tiab] OR neuroblastoma*[tiab] OR osteosarcoma*[tiab] OR glioma*[tiab] OR adenocarcinoma*[tiab] OR hematooncological*[tiab] OR hemato-oncological*[tiab] OR nephroblastom*[tiab] OR chemoradiation[tiab] OR immunoradiotherap*[tiab])

4-6-20: COVID-19 and critical care by Lindsay Boyce at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pubmed: (("Critical Care"[Mesh] OR "Intensive Care Units"[Mesh]) OR (critical care[tiab] OR intensive care[tiab] OR ICU[tiab] OR critical*[tiab] OR severe*[tiab] OR ventilat*[tiab] OR intubat*[tiab])) AND ("COVID-19"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR COVID-19[tiab] OR COVID 19[tiab] OR SARS-CoV-2[tiab] OR 2019-nCoV[tiab] OR 2019 ncov[tiab] OR (Wuhan[tiab] AND coronavirus[tiab]) OR ((2019[dp] OR 2020[dp]) AND (new[tiab] OR novel[tiab] OR pandemic[tiab] OR epidemic[tiab]) AND (coronavirus*[tiab] OR corona virus*[tiab])))

4-6-20: COVID-19 and telemedicine by Ellen Aaronson at Mayo Clinic Libraries

OVID MEDLINE with preprints: ((("Corona virinae" or "corona virus" or Coronavirinae or coronavirus or COVID or nCoV) adj4 ("19" or "2019" or novel or new)) or (("Corona virinae" or "corona virus" or Coronavirinae or coronavirus or COVID or nCoV) and (wuhan or china or chinese)) or "Corona virinae19" or "Corona virinae2019" or "corona virus19" or "corona virus2019" or Coronavirinae19 or Coronavirinae2019 or coronavirus19 or coronavirus2019 or COVID19 or COVID2019 or nCOV19 or nCOV2019 or "SARS Corona virus 2" or "SARS Coronavirus 2" or "SARS-COV-2" or "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus 2" or "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2").ti,ab,hw,kw.

exp Telemedicine/ OR (telemed* or telehealth* or telemental*).ti,ab. or (video* adj2 (consult* or interview* or monitor*))

OR (remote adj2 (interview* or consult* or monitor* or care or follow-up))

OR (phone adj2 (call* or interview* or consult* or monitor*)) OR (virtual* adj2 (consult* or interview* or monitor* or follow-up or diagnos* or assess*)).mp. [mp=title, abstract, original title, name of substance word, subject heading word, floating sub-heading word, keyword heading word, organism supplementary concept word, protocol supplementary concept word, rare disease supplementary concept word, unique identifier, synonyms]

4-6-20: COVID-19 and geriatric/elderly/aged patients by Grace Spiewak at Funk Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Pubmed: ("geriatrics"[MH] OR "geriatric*"[TW] OR "aged"[MH] OR "aged, 80 and over"[MH] OR "elderly"[TW] OR "older"[TW] OR "Aged: 65+ years"[TW]) AND ("coronavirus"[MH] OR "corona virus"[TW] OR "corona"[TW] OR "nCov"[TW] OR "novel coronavirus"[TW] OR "novel corona virus"[TW] OR "new coronavirus"[TW] OR "coronavirus disease"[TW] OR "corona virus disease"[TW] OR "covid19"[TW] OR "covid-19"[TW] OR "coronavirus 2019"[TW] OR "coronavirus disease-19"[TW] OR "corona virus disease-19"[TW] OR "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2"[TW] OR "SARS-CoV2"[TW] OR "SARS-COV2"[TW] OR "SARS Coronavirus 2"[TW] OR "coronavirus infections"[MH] OR "coronavirus infections"[TW] OR "coronavirus-infected"[TW] OR "corona virus-infected"[TW] OR "covid-19-infected"[TW] OR "MERS-CoV"[TW]) AND (2019/1/1:3000[PDAT]) NOT ("MERS" OR "pediatric" OR "children" OR "youth*" OR "adolescent*" OR "infant*"OR "cancer" OR "respiratory syncytial virus")

4-1-20: COVID-19 and airway management/anesthesia by Ellen M. Aaronson at Mayo Clinic Libraries

Pubmed:  ("severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-2 OR 2019-ncov OR 2019ncov OR covid-19 OR covid19 OR covid2019 OR ncov2019 OR ncov-2019 OR hcov19 OR hcov2019 OR hcov-19 OR hcov-2019 OR sars-cov-2 OR ((wuhan OR china OR Chinese OR novel) AND ("coronavirus"[MeSH Terms] OR coronavirus OR coronaviruses OR corona-virus OR corona-viruses OR covid OR hcov))) AND ("Airway Management"[Mesh] OR "Intubation, Intratracheal"[Mesh] OR "Respiration, Artificial"[Mesh] OR "Respiratory Therapy"[Mesh] OR "Anesthesia, General"[Mesh] OR airway[tiab] OR intubat*[tiab] OR ventilat*[tiab] OR anesthe*[tiab] OR anaesthe*[tiab] OR oxygenat*[tiab] OR respiratory[tiab])

3-31-20: COVID-19 and critical care by Lindsay Boyce at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Pubmed: (("Critical Care"[Mesh] OR "Intensive Care Units"[Mesh]) OR (critical care[tiab] OR intensive care[tiab] OR ICU[tiab] OR critical*[tiab] OR severe*[tiab] OR ventilat*[tiab] OR intubat*[tiab])) AND ("COVID-19"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR COVID-19[tiab] OR COVID 19[tiab] OR SARS-CoV-2[tiab] OR 2019-nCoV[tiab] OR 2019 ncov[tiab] OR (Wuhan[tiab] AND coronavirus[tiab]) OR ((2019[dp] OR 2020[dp]) AND (new[tiab] OR novel[tiab] OR pandemic[tiab] OR epidemic[tiab]) AND (coronavirus*[tiab] OR corona virus*[tiab])))

3-30-20: Self-Collection of swabs for diagnosis of respiratory viruses by System Library Services at Providence St. Joseph Health

Pubmed: ((swab*[tw] OR specimen[tw] OR "Specimen Handling"[Mesh] OR sputum[tw]) AND ("Nose"[Mesh] OR nasal[tw] OR nose[tw] OR nasopharyngeal[tw] OR naso-pharyngeal[tw] OR oropharyngeal[tw] OR oral[tw] OR oro pharyngeal[tw] OR "Coronavirus"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Infections"[Mesh] OR "Pandemics"[Mesh] OR pandemic*[tw] OR wuhan[tw] OR ncov[tw] OR coronavirus[tw] OR "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2"[nm] OR SARS[tw] OR MERS[tw] OR influenza[tw] OR H1N1[tw]) AND (self collected[tw] OR self collection[tw] OR self swab[tw] OR self swabbing[tw] OR self sampling[tw] OR community collected[tw] OR participant collected[tw] OR patient collected[tw])) NOT staphylococcus[tw] NOT sexual*[tw] NOT candida[tw] NOT vagina*[tw] NOT genital*[tw] NOT HIV[tw] NOT HPV[tw]

3-25-20: COVID-19 and Sepsis by Clinical Librarian Team at the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Pubmed: (("Sepsis"[Mesh] OR sepsis[tiab] OR sepses[tiab] OR septic[tiab] OR pyemia[tiab] OR pyemias[tiab] OR pyohemia[tiab] OR pyohemias[tiab] OR pyaemia[tiab] OR pyaemias[tiab] OR septicemia[tiab] OR septicemias[tiab] OR blood poisoning[tiab])) AND (((2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields]) OR ((2019[TW] OR wuhan[TW] OR hubei[TW] OR china[TW] OR new[TW] OR novel[TW]) AND ("coronavirus"[MeSH Terms] OR coronaviruses[tiab] OR coronavirus[tiab] OR coronovirus[tiab] OR CoV[tiab] OR COVID[tiab]))) AND "last 1 Year"[edat] AND English[lang])

3-25-20: Reusing PPE by Basia Delawska-Elliott and Andrew Hamilton from Oregon Health & Science University, copyedited by Tracy Shields at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Pubmed: (((((washable or rewash* OR reusable OR reprocessed OR reprocessing or reuse or reusing or reused or repurpose* or recycl* or multiple use* or multiple usage or used again or used repeat* or repeat use or repeat usag* or repeated use or repeated uses or repeated usage* or repeatedly use* or used repeatedly or extend use or extending use or extending use or extending usage or extended use or extended usage) AND (("Protective devices"[Mesh] OR "personal protective equipment" OR masks OR mask OR gown OR gowns OR "space suits" OR "protective clothing" OR "respiratory protective devices") OR (facemask* or mask* or n95 or glov* or gown* or visor* or ppe or (personal equipment* or protective devic* or protective gear)))))) AND (infection control[mh] or equipment contamination[mh] or infection control* or decontaminat* or resanitiz* or resanitis* or desaniti* or contaminat* or antisept* or biocid* or steriliz* or sanitize* or bleach* or hypochlor* or ozon* or ultraviolet or UV))) AND (infect or infected or infection or infections or epidemic* or pandemic* or outbreak* or bacteria or bacterial* or virus or viruses or viral* or influenz* or swine flu or h1n1 or ebola or sars or severe acute respiratory syndrome or mers or middle east respiratory syndrome* or ((COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2 or 2019 novel coronavir* )) or disease transmission, infectious[mh] or communicable or transmission* or decontamination[majr] or disinfection[majr] or transmit or transmitted or transmitting or vector* or nosocom*)

3-20-20: COVID-19 and Dentistry by (collaboration by Dean Giustini at UBC and pubmedsearches.blogspot.com and Natalie Clairoux at Université de Montréal, Bibliothèque de la santé)
PubMed: ((((((("Stomatognathic Diseases"[Mesh]) OR "Dentistry"[Mesh]) OR "Oral Health"[Mesh]) OR "Dental Facilities"[Mesh])) OR ((dentist* OR endodont* OR orthodonti* OR periodont* OR prosthodont*) OR (apicoectom* OR gingivectom* OR gingivoplast* OR glossectom* OR "mandibular advancement" OR alveolectom* OR alveoloplast* OR vestibuloplast* OR "root canal") OR (oral OR oropharyng* OR temporomandibular OR TMJ OR jaw OR jaws OR mandibular OR maxillofacial OR mandible* OR maxilla* OR "alveolar ridge" OR dental OR orthognathic OR tooth OR teeth OR occlusion OR malocclusion OR mal-occlusion OR odontolog* OR tongue* OR glossal OR buccal OR palatal OR palate OR palates OR labial OR lip OR lips OR gingiva* OR gingiviti*)))) AND ((((((("severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields]) OR "2019 ncov"[All Fields]) OR "2019nCoV"[All Fields]) OR (((("covid 19"[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept]) OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields]) OR "2019 ncov"[All Fields]) OR "sars cov 2"[All Fields])) OR (("severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields]) OR "sars cov 2"[All Fields])) OR (("wuhan"[All Fields] AND (("coronavirus"[MeSH Terms] OR "coronavirus"[All Fields]) OR "coronaviruses"[All Fields])) AND 2019/12/1 : 2030/12/31[Date - Publication])))

3-20-20: broad search for drug therapy for Covid-19 by Loren Hackett at Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library
Ovid Medline: (nCoV or 2019-nCoV or ((new or novel or wuhan) adj3 coronavirus) or covid19 or covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 or "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2").mp. AND (therap* or treat* or dose or doses or dosag* or pharmacotherap* or drug or antiviral).mp.

3-18-20: Pediatrics (general) by Brian Baker at Valley Children's Hospital
PubMed: pediatric AND ((wuhan[tw] AND (coronavirus[tw] OR corona virus[tw])) OR nCov[tw] OR 2019 ncov[tw] OR novel coronavirus[tw] OR novel corona virus[tw] OR covid-19[tw] OR SARS-COV-2[tw] OR Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2[tw] OR coronavirus disease 2019[tw] OR corona virus disease 2019[tw] OR new coronavirus[tw] OR new corona virus[tw] OR new coronaviruses[all] OR novel coronaviruses[all] OR "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2"[nm] OR 2019 ncov[tw] OR nCov 2019[tw] OR SARS Coronavirus 2[all]) AND (2019/12[dp]:2020[dp])

3-18-20: Recent articles on cancer patients and the coronavirus (COVID-19) by Yimin GengKate J. Krause Research Medical Library, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
PubMed: (Immunocompromised Host[MH] OR Immunocompromised[TW] OR "Cancer"[SB]) AND ("Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2"[NM] OR "COVID-19"[TW] OR COVID19[TW] OR "novel coronavirus"[TW] OR coronavirus[TI] OR "corona virus"[TI] OR "SARS-CoV"[TW] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[TW] OR "SARS2"[TW] OR "2019-nCoV"[TW]) AND 2019/12/1:3000/12/31[PDAT]

3-18-20: Recent articles on coronavirus and cancer by Yimin Geng; Kate J. Krause @ Research Medical Library, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
PubMed: "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2"[NM] OR "COVID-19"[TW] OR COVID19[TW] OR "novel coronavirus"[TW] OR coronavirus[TI] OR "corona virus"[TI] OR "SARS-CoV"[TW] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[TW] OR "SARS2"[TW] OR "2019-nCoV"[TW] AND 2019/12/1:3000/12/31[PDAT] AND cancer [sb]

3-18-20: Pediatrics by Kathy Zeblisky @ Phoenix Children’s Hospital
PubMed: ((nCoV[all] OR 2019-nCoV[all] OR new coronavirus[all] OR novel coronavirus[all] OR covid19[all] OR covid-19[all] OR SARS-CoV-2[all])) AND (((child* OR pediatric* OR paediatric* OR adolescen* OR infant* OR newborn* OR neonat* OR teenag* OR youth* OR juvenile* OR young*)))

3-18-20: pregnancy/vertical transmission by Maureen Dunn @ Concord Hospital
PubMed: ((2019 AND coronavirus) OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2 OR HCoV-19) AND (pregnancy OR neonate OR vertical transmission)

3-18-20: General COVID searches in New PubMed/ Old PubMed and MESH Supplementary Concepts by Dean Giustini 

3-18-20: MESH Supplementary Concepts from NLM