TABLE E-1 Example (MedLine) of Searches to Identify Relevant Literature on Sodium Intake and Health Outcomes


Search No. Search Terms Number of Hits

1 Sodium, Dietary/or Sodium Chloride, Dietary/or Diet, Sodium-Restricted/ 4,022  
2 1 and (health or disease$ or condition$). mp. [mp=title, abstract, original title, name of substance word, subject heading word, protocol supplementary concept, rare disease supplementary concept, unique identifier] 1,936  
3 1 and hypertension/ 1,445  
4 1 and (cardiovascular diseases/or coronary disease/or death, sudden/) 289  
5 1 and heart failure/ 130  
6 1 and mortality/ 10  
7 1 and stroke/ 80  
8 1 and (fractures, bones/or accidental falls/) 1  
9 1 and myocardial infarction/ 22  
10 1 and headache/ 3  
11 1 and kidney calculi/ 17  
12 1 and skin manifestations/ 0  
13 1 and thyroid diseases/ 28  
14 1 and immunity/ 0  
15 1 and diabetes mellitus/ 21  
16 1 and (kidney failure, chronic/or kidney diseases/) 242  
17 1 and neoplasms/ 13  
Total 2,687  
Total without animal or in vitro studies 1,938  

 


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