Appendix B:

Search strategy (EMBASE)

Search HistoryResults
1exp Cardiovascular Disease/797,454
2(cardiovascular$ or vascular$ or atherosclero$ or arteriosclero$ or myocardial infarct$ or cardiol$ or heart$).mp. [mp = title, abstract, subject headings, drug trade name, original title, device manufacturer, drug manufacturer name]711,108
31 or 21,061,416
4exp Kidney Failure/58,825
5(renal insufficiency or kidney insufficiency or renal failure or kidney failure or end stage renal disease$).mp. [mp = title, abstract, subject headings, drug trade name, original title, device manufacturer, drug manufacturer name]57,362
64 or 568,673
73 and 627,456
8mo.fs. or mortality.mp. [mp = title, abstract, subject headings, drug trade name, original title, device manufacturer, drug manufacturer name]179,180
9exp MORTALITY/135,492
10exp Survival/140,477
11survival rate/32,199
12(death$ or survival).mp. [mp = title, abstract, subject headings, drug trade name, original title, device manufacturer, drug manufacturer name]363,754
138 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12515,018
147 and 138218
15exp risk/327,551
16exp cohort analysis/24,856
17exp Case Control Study/11,012
1815 or 16 or 17349,352
1918 and 142602
206 and 18 and 133588
2120 not 19986
22limit 21 to yr = 1982–2004970