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vitamin d deficiency in children

In-Ja Kim, Heung-Soo Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ju, Ja-Young Na, Hyo-Won Oh
BACKGROUND: A recent study in Canada reported that vitamin D deficiency is associated with dental caries. Because Koreans have been reported to be deficient in vitamin D, we investigated the relationship between dental caries and reduced serum vitamin D levels in Korean children. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationships between blood vitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations and dental caries in the permanent dentition of Korean children. METHODS: Data were collected from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey performed in 2008-2013...
March 13, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Ushma Wadia, Wayne Soon, Paola Chivers, Aesen Thambiran, David Burgner, Sarah Cherian, Aris Siafarikas
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in newly settled refugees in Western Australia (WA). If adherence to daily vitamin D therapy is problematic, depot therapy is a therapeutic alternative. The aim of this study was to compare daily versus depot treatment and factors influencing the therapeutic outcome. Newly settled refugees ( n = 151) with 25(OH)D levels less than 78 nmol/L were randomised to receive daily or depot vitamin D therapy with eight weekly interval follow up to 40 weeks. Biochemical and clinical parameters were collected at each visit...
March 13, 2018: Nutrients
Elvira Larqué, Eva Morales, Rosaura Leis, José E Blanco-Carnero
BACKGROUND: To what extent does the circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration help to meet the physiological needs of humans is an ongoing subject of debate. Remaining unexposed to the sun to reduce melanoma cancer risk, current lifestyle with less out door activities, and increasing obesity rates, which in turn increases the storage of vitamin D in the adipose tissue, are presumably factors that contribute to the substantial upsurge in the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in humans...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
Takuo Kubota, Hirofumi Nakayama, Taichi Kitaoka, Yosikazu Nakamura, Seiji Fukumoto, Ikuma Fujiwara, Yukihiro Hasegawa, Kenji Ihara, Sachiko Kitanaka, Satomi Koyama, Satoshi Kusuda, Haruo Mizuno, Keisuke Nagasaki, Koji Oba, Yuko Sakamoto, Noriyuki Takubo, Toshiaki Shimizu, Yusuke Tanahashi, Kosei Hasegawa, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Tohru Yorifuji, Toshimi Michigami, Keiichi Ozono
There is concern that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among children in Japan as well as worldwide. We conducted a nationwide epidemiologic survey of symptomatic vitamin D deficiency to observe its incidence rate among Japanese children. A questionnaire inquiring the number of new patients with vitamin D deficiency rickets and/or hypocalcemia for 3 years was sent to 855 randomly selected hospitals with a pediatrics department in Japan. In this survey, we found that 250 children were diagnosed with symptomatic vitamin D deficiency...
March 10, 2018: Endocrine Journal
Philippe Hernigou, Jean Charles Auregan, Arnaud Dubory
The vitamin D history started early in the evolution of life (billion years ago) as a photochemical reaction producing an inert molecule. During the early evolution of vertebrates, this molecule became essential for calcium and bone homeostasis of terrestrial animals and arrived to the status of hormone. Phytoplankton, zooplankton, and most plants and animals that are exposed to sunlight have the capacity to make vitamin D. Vitamin D is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of a healthy skeleton from birth until death...
March 5, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Bikrant Bihari Lal, Seema Alam, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat
There are no evidence-based recommendations on the ideal dose and regimen for supplementation of vitamin D in children with chronic liver disease (CLD). This study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of weekly and stoss regimens for treatment of vitamin D deficiency in these children. Children between the ages of 1 to 18 years with CLD and hypovitaminosis D defined by 25-OH vitamin D (25(OH)D) < 30µg/l were included. They were randomized to receive either stoss regimen (600,000 IU on day 1) or weekly (60,000 IU weekly) regimen of vitamin D...
March 4, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Afaf El-Ansary, John J Cannell, Geir Bjørklund, Ramesa Shafi Bhat, Abeer M Al Dbass, Hanan A Alfawaz, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Laila Al-Ayadhi
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects about 1% of the world's population. Vitamin D is thought to be essential for normal brain development and modulation of the immune system. Worldwide about 1 billion people are affected by vitamin D deficiency. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) are biomarkers related to inflammation and oxidative stress. In the present study, these biomarkers were together with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D3 ) analyzed in 28 (mean age seven years) Saudi male patients with ASD...
March 1, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
Danish Abdul Aziz, Misha Kahlid, Fozia Memon, Kamran Sadiq
Objective: To determine clinical features and relevant laboratory investigations of patient with celiac disease (CD) and comparing classical celiac disease (CCD) with Non-diarrheal celiac disease (NDCD). Methods: This is a five years retrospective study conducted at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan from January 2010 to December 2015, enrolling children from one year to 15 years of either gender diagnosed as celiac disease in accordance with revised ESPGHAN criteria...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Manuel Föcker, Jochen Antel, Corinna Grasemann, Dagmar Führer, Nina Timmesfeld, Dana Öztürk, Triinu Peters, Anke Hinney, Johannes Hebebrand, Lars Libuda
BACKGROUND: Depression is a significant health and economic burden worldwide affecting not only adults but also children and adolescents. Current treatment options for this group are scarce and show moderate effect sizes. There is emerging evidence that dietary patterns and specific nutritional components might play a role in the risk for developing depression. This study protocol focusses on the role of vitamin D which is for long known to be relevant for calcium and phosphorous homeostasis and bone health but might also impact on mental health...
March 1, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
Christian Lerch, Rukshana Shroff, Mandy Wan, Lesley Rees, Helen Aitkenhead, Ipek Kaplan Bulut, Daniela Thurn, Aysun Karabay Bayazit, Anna Niemirska, Nur Canpolat, Ali Duzova, Karolis Azukaitis, Ebru Yilmaz, Fatos Yalcinkaya, Jerome Harambat, Aysel Kiyak, Harika Alpay, Sandra Habbig, Ariane Zaloszyc, Oguz Soylemezoglu, Cengiz Candan, Alejandra Rosales, Anette Melk, Uwe Querfeld, Maren Leifheit-Nestler, Anja Sander, Franz Schaefer, Dieter Haffner
Background: We investigated the effects of nutritional vitamin D supplementation on markers of bone and mineral metabolism, i.e. serum levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), Klotho, bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP) and sclerostin, in two cohorts with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: In all, 80 vitamin D-deficient children were selected: 40 with mild to moderate CKD from the ERGO study, a randomized trial of ergocalciferol supplementation [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 55 mL/min/1...
February 21, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Janne Anita Kvammen, Rut Anne Thomassen, Mari Borge Eskerud, Jarle Rugtveit, Christine Henriksen
OBJECTIVES AND STUDY: To study micronutrient status and nutritional intake from complementary feeding in children on a cows' milk exclusion (CME) diet. METHODS: Fifty-seven children with cows' milk allergy, aged < 2 years, were included in a cross-sectional study. Blood was analysed for micronutrient status. Complementary feeding was defined as all solids and liquids except of breastmilk, and assessed by 3-day food diary. The results were analysed according to three feeding patterns: mainly breastfed (mBF), partially breastfed (pBF) and no breastmilk group (nBM)...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Linda S Greene-Finestone, Didier Garriguet, Stephen Brooks, Kellie Langlois, Susan J Whiting
Introduction: There is evidence that 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are lower in overweight and obese youth. This study examined the relationship between weight status and 25-hydroxyvitamin D, while controlling for confounders, in Canadian youth. Methods: Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D from subjects aged 6 to 17 years from the Canadian Health Measures Survey cycles 1 (2007 to 2009) and 2 (2009 to 2011) was used. Sex-specific multiple linear regression and logistic regressions examined the relationship of overweight and obesity (body mass index ≥ 85th percentile) with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and the odds of 25-hydroxyvitamin D <40 nmol/L and <50 nmol/L...
November 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
Khadijah Taseen, Geneviève Beaulieu
Background and Objective: Suboptimal vitamin D levels and associated complications are on the rise. Vulnerable populations, like refugee children, are further at risk. Studies on the vitamin D levels in refugee children are limited. The primary objective of this cross-sectional retrospective study was to determine the level of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-(OH)D) in the paediatric refugee population residing in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. The secondary objective was to determine variables predicting vitamin D levels...
September 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
Mariana De Santis Filgueiras, Lara Gomes Suhett, Mariane Alves Silva, Naruna Pereira Rocha, Juliana Farias de Novaes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of vitamin D intake with dyslipidaemia and vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency in Brazilian children and identify the main food group sources of this nutrient in the sample. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study carried out with a representative sample. Blood was collected after 12 h of fasting. Laboratory tests were performed to determine total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (HDL-C), LDL cholesterol, TAG, apoB, apoA1, 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone...
February 26, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
Rasha Tarif Hamza, Amira I Hamed, Mahmoud T Sallam
Few studies, and with controversial results, analyzed vitamin D status in children before and after growth hormone (GH) treatment. Thus, we aimed to assess vitamin D status in prepubertal children with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency (GHD), and to evaluate the effect of GHD and GH treatment on vitamin D levels. Fifty prepubertal children with isolated GHD were compared with 50 controls. All were subjected to history, anthropometric assessment and measurement of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), serum calcium, phosphorous, alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone (PTH) at diagnosis and 1 year after GH therapy...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
Dorota Wójcik, Aleksandra Krzewska, Leszek Szalewski, Elżbieta Pietryka-Michałowska, Magdalena Szalewska, Szymon Krzewski, Elżbieta Pels, Iwona Beń-Skowronek
Vitamin D may prevent dental caries. To date, no attempts have been made to examine the correlation between the incidence of caries and the concentrations of vitamin D in children with pituitary growth hormone deficiency.The study observed patients of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology of the University Paediatric Hospital of the Medical University of Lublin treated with human recombinant growth hormone for pituitary growth hormone deficiency (GHD). The study was conducted between October 2014 and June 2015...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Cary G Sauer, Matthew S Loop, Suresh Venkateswaran, Vin Tangpricha, Thomas R Ziegler, Ashish Dhawan, Courtney McCall, Erin Bonkowski, David R Mack, Brendan Boyle, Anne M Griffiths, Neal S Leleiko, David J Keljo, James Markowitz, Susan S Baker, Joel Rosh, Robert N Baldassano, Sonia Davis, Shiven Patel, Jessie Wang, Alison Marquis, Krista L Spada, Subra Kugathasan, Thomas Walters, Jeffrey S Hyams, Lee A Denson
Background: Vitamin D regulates intestinal epithelial and immune functions, and vitamin D receptor deficiency increases the severity of murine colitis. Bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) is available to target tissues and may be a driver of immune function. The aim is to evaluate the relationship of bioavailable 25(OH)D to the clinical expression of treatment naive pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods: The PROTECT (Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy) study enrolled children ≤17 years newly diagnosed with UC...
February 15, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Kehinde O Omole, Bankole P Kuti, Oyeku A Oyelami, Adebanjo J Adegbola, John O Omole
OBJECTIVE: Childhood asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disorder with increasing prevalence even in Africa. Vitamin D, with anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory properties, may have effects on the severity and level of symptoms control in childhood asthma. We aimed to assess the serum vitamin D levels in children with asthma as related to disease severity and control in a tropical region. METHODS: A hospital based comparative cross sectional study was conducted in western Nigeria...
February 20, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
A Donmez, E Orun, F M Sonmez
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin with hormonal properties, plays crucial functions in bone and mineral metabolism and has important regulatory functions in brain development, cell differentiation and apoptosis. Some studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and headache. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 147 patients with headache (migraine or either tension-type headache (TTH)) and 69 healthy controls, aged 5 to 16 years, were evaluated...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Hatem Hamed Elshorbagy, Naglaa Fathy Barseem, Waleed Elsayed Abdelghani, Hany Abdelaziz Ibrahim Suliman, Ashraf Hamed Al-Shokary, Sameh Elsayed Abdulsamea, Akram Elshafey Elsadek, Yehia Hamed Abdel Maksoud, Dalia Mohamed Abd El-Hassib Nour El Din
BACKGROUND: The role of nutrients and dietary factors in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to evaluate the serum vitamin D level in children with a diagnosis of ADHD. The secondary objective was to detect the effect of vitamin D supplementation on cognitive function in those with vitamin D deficiency. METHODS: A total of 50 children with ADHD and 40 healthy controls were included in the study...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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