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Literature search strategy

The following search strategy was used in MEDLINE, where “MeSH” indicates Medical subject headings:

“harmonic scalpel” OR ultracision OR “ultrasonic scalpel” OR “ultrasonically activated scalpel” OR “ultrasound scalpel” OR “harmonic shears” OR “ultrasonic shears” OR “ultrasonic scissors” OR “laparosonic” OR “coagulating shears” OR “ultrasound shears” OR “ultrasonically activated shears” OR “harmonic blade” OR “ultrasonic blade” OR “harmonic hook” OR “ultrasonic hook” OR “Harmonic Focus” OR “Harmonic ACE” OR “Harmonic Wave” OR “Harmonic Synergy” [Title/Abstract]

“Comparative Study” OR “Controlled Clinical Trial” OR “Randomized Controlled Trial” [Publication Type]

Humans [MeSH]

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