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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium; Ross AC, Taylor CL, Yaktine AL, et al., editors. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.

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Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D.

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ELiterature Search Strategy

In order to review the most relevant scientific literature available, the committee and staff regularly conducted thorough searches of several online bibliographic data bases, including Medline, Science Direct, and WorldCat/First Search. General searches on vitamin D, calcium, and health outcomes were first conducted to identify primary literature. Using the results of the primary search, key search terms were developed and secondary searches were then conducted. Search terms were also chosen based on relevance to the report outline and topics included in the previous IOM report (IOM, 1997). Although initial searches were general, subsequent searches focused on retrieving studies that were not covered by the evidence-based reviews conducted by AHRQ-Ottawa (Cranney et al., 2007) and AHRQ-Tufts (Chung et al., 2009). Similar to the methodology used by the AHRQ reports searches were limited to English. As the study progressed, focused searches were conducted as needed and general searches were carried out to identify newly published articles. See Box E-1 for an example of how searches were conducted.

TABLE E-1. Sample Search History for Literature Published After AHRQ-Tufts.

TABLE E-1

Sample Search History for Literature Published After AHRQ-Tufts.

REFERENCES

  1. Chung M, Balk EM, Brendel M, Ip S, Lau J, Lee J, Lichtenstein A, Patel K, Raman G, Tatsioni A, Terasawa T, Trikalinos TA. Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, Evidence Report No 183. (Prepared by the Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No HHSA 290-2007-10055-I.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2009. AHRQ Publication No. 09-E015.
  2. Cranney A, Horsley T, O'Donnell S, Weiler HA, Puil L, Ooi DS, Atkinson SA, Ward LM, Moher D, Hanley DA, Fang M, Yazdi F, Garritty C, Sampson M, Barrowman N, Tsertsvadze A, Mamaladze V. Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No 158. (Prepared by the University of Ottawa Evidence-based Practice Center (UO-EPC) under Contract No 290-02-0021.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2007. AHRQ Publication No. 07-E013.
  3. IOM (Institute of Medicine) Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1997.
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