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A Review of Vitamin D Deficiency in the Critical Care Population

Kelly Massey; Rex O. Brown; Roland N. Dickerson;
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  • Published: 09 Jan 2014 Journal: Pharmacy, volume 2, pages 40-49 (eissn: 2226-4787, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
It is well documented that a large percentage of the general population is either vitamin D insufficient or deficient. Vitamin D deficiency adversely affects bone health. More recently, it has been reported that vitamin D is an important component in immune function and glycemic control Substantial data exist that demonstrate an association between vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency and mortality/clinical outcomes of critically ill patients. The larger clinical trials addressing this association have demonstrated an increased odds ratio for mortality in both vitamin D insufficient and deficient patients when compared to those with sufficient vitamin D. There is ...
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free text keywords: vitamin D, critical illness, Pharmacy and materia medica, RS1-441, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Cholecalciferol, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Vitamin, Ergocalciferol, medicine.drug, Vitamin D and neurology, Physiology, Internal medicine, Dietary Reference Intake, Odds ratio, Population, education.field_of_study, education, vitamin D deficiency, medicine.disease, business.industry, business
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