Vitamin D and the critically ill patient

Amrein, Karin and Venkatesh, Bala (2012) Vitamin D and the critically ill patient. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 15 2: 188-193. doi:10.1097/MCO.0b013e32834f0027


Author Amrein, Karin
Venkatesh, Bala
Title Vitamin D and the critically ill patient
Journal name Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-1950
1473-6519
Publication date 2012-03-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1097/MCO.0b013e32834f0027
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 188
End page 193
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Subject 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
2916 Nutrition and Dietetics
Formatted abstract
Purpose of review: To summarize the current knowledge on vitamin D with a special focus on critically ill patients.

Recent findings: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with adverse health outcomes including increased risk of cardiovascular disease, morbidity and mortality in the general population. In critically ill patients, the pleiotropic effects of vitamin D including its role in immune function are of great interest.

Summary: To date, it is not clear whether vitamin D deficiency is a surrogate marker for increased morbidity or whether treatment with sufficiently large doses of vitamin D may improve patient outcome in an intensive care setting.
Keyword Cholecalciferol
Critically ill patients
Critical illness
Ergocalciferol
25-hydroxyvitamin D
Hypocalcemia
Outcome
Vitamin D deficiency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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