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Occult Vitamin D Deficiency in Postmenopausal US Women With Acute Hip Fracture

Occult Vitamin D Deficiency in Postmenopausal US Women With Acute Hip Fracture,Meryl S. LeBoff,Lynn Kohlmeier,Shelley Hurwitz,Jennifer Franklin,John W

Occult Vitamin D Deficiency in Postmenopausal US Women With Acute Hip Fracture   (Citations: 115)
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    • ...These agents are directed at improving bone density but do not treat vitamin D deficiency, which may be the cause of or a significant contributor to the low BMD (3, 4, 8)...

    Diana M. Antoniucciet al. Vitamin D Insufficiency Does Not Affect Bone Mineral Density Response ...

    • ...In acute hip fracture patients admitted to a hospital in Boston, the mean serum 25(OH) D level was 32 nmol/L, and half of the patients had extreme vitamin D deficiency, defined as 25(OH)D levels of 30 nmol/L and lower [124]...
    • ...This global report shows that in many studies of elderly population, hospitalised, institutionalised (nursing home or residential care), housebound, and those with greater disabilities have low or lower vitamin D levels compared to healthy adults as they have limited time spent outdoors [44, 46, 55, 58, 63, 124, 132, 138, 153]...

    A. Mithalet al. Global vitamin D status and determinants of hypovitaminosis D

    • ...Although vitamin D deficiency is often present in the elderly with hip fractures [9, 10], the effects of low vitamin D levels on long-term functional recovery following hip fractures are not known...
    • ...Subjects were recruited from the community between 1995 and 1998 and provided information regarding lifestyle, reproductive factors, calcium intake, and physical activity as previously reported [9]...
    • ...In this paper we describe vitamin D status in hip fracture patients according to the recently defined boundaries for vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency, information that was not included in our previous publications [1, 9]...
    • ...Previous data from the United States and Europe indicate that vitamin D deficiency is underdiagnosed in adults with hip fractures [9, 10]...

    M. S. LeBoffet al. Vitamin D-deficiency and post-fracture changes in lower extremity func...

    • ...Moreover, vitamin D insufficiency may increase postural instability through increased body sway and muscle weakness and reduced ability to counteract falls, further increasing the risk of fracture (1-3)...
    • ...We excluded from the study all patients with a history of the following: (1) taking drugs known to influence bone metabolism in the past 2 years, such as vitamin D, calcium, corticosteroids, bisphosphonates, and hormone replacement therapy; (2) musculoskeletal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, hepatic, or renal disease; (3) malignancy; and (4) hysterectomy...

    Fadoua Allaliet al. High Prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D in Morocco: Relationship to Lifes...

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