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Alexander Fisher, Leon Fisher, Wichat Srikusalanukul, Paul N Smith
INTRODUCTION: The data on predictive value of the routinely obtained preoperative biochemical parameters in hip fracture (HF) patients are limited. The aims of this study were to examine in older HF patients (1) the relationships between a broad set of routine laboratory parameters at admission and in-hospital mortality, and (2) evaluate the prognostic value the biomarkers and clinical characteristics (alone or in combination) provide to predict a fatal outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 1820 consecutive patients with low-trauma osteoporotic HF aged >60 years (mean age 82...
March 8, 2018: Injury
Nashwa M Samra, Shaimaa Emad El Abrak, Hanaa H El Dash, Mona El Said El Raziky, Manal A El Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Hepatic osteodystrophy caused by vitamin D and calcium malabsorption is thought to develop in children with cholestatic liver disease leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism and rickets or osteomalacia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the dental and bone mineral densities and the serum level of vitamin D in cholestatic infants and children and to correlate this process with clinical and laboratory parameters. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that include 50 patients presenting with cholestasis...
March 15, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Kourosh Parham, George A Kuchel, Janet E McElhaney, Laura Haynes
OBJECTIVE: Low vitamin D levels have been associated with and could play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (iBPPV). Since otoconia degeneration contributes to iBPPV and a lack of vitamin D may impact otoconia structure and integrity, we proposed a negative association between vitamin D levels and levels of a proposed circulatory biomarker for otolithic degeneration, otolin-1. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study...
April 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Giacomo Tirabassi, Maurizio Sudano, Gianmaria Salvio, Melissa Cutini, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Giovanni Corona, Giancarlo Balercia
Background: The effects of vitamin D on sexual function are very unclear. Therefore, we aimed at evaluating the possible association between vitamin D and sexual function and at assessing the influence of vitamin D administration on sexual function. Methods: We retrospectively studied 114 men by evaluating clinical, biochemical, and sexual parameters. A subsample ( n = 41) was also studied longitudinally before and after vitamin D replacement therapy. Results: In the whole sample, after performing logistic regression models, higher levels of 25(OH) vitamin D were significantly associated with high values of total testosterone and of all the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire parameters...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
Nuria Alcubierre, Esmeralda Castelblanco, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Minerva Granado-Casas, Aureli Esquerda, Alicia Traveset, Dolores Martinez-Gonzalez, Josep Franch-Nadal, Didac Mauricio
BACKGROUND: In this cross-sectional study, we assessed the possible association of vitamin D deficiency with self-reported treatment satisfaction and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We performed a sub-analysis of a previous study and included a total of 292 type 2 diabetic patients. We evaluated treatment satisfaction and health-related quality of life through specific tools: the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire and the Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life...
March 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Hoda G Bakr, Takwa E Meawed
An association between low levels of vitamin D and Hashimoto's thyroiditis was suggested. This study aimed to determine the status of 25 (OH) vitamin D in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. A case-control study was designed, a Hashimoto's thyroiditis patient group (n=30) and two control groups including Graves' disease (30) and a healthy control group (20). TSH, Free T3, Free T4, antithyroid antibodies (antithyroglobulin and antithyroid peroxidase), calcium and serum 25 (OH) vitamin D were assessed. Vitamin D and calcium levels were significantly lower in Hashimoto thyroiditis and Graves' disease versus healthy controls...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
Eman Farid, Ahmed A Jaradat, Ola Al-Segai, Adla B Hassan
Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been implicated as an important factor in the development or aggravation of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). Patients with SLE are especially prone to the development of VDD due to the nature of their illness and avoidance of sun exposure. The prevalence of VD status in Bahraini patients with SLE has not been studied. Our aim is to study the prevalence of VDD in Bahraini cohort with SLE. Fifty-eight Bahraini patients with SLE were included retrospectively in this study. Most of the patients were females 50/58...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
Hassan Ibrahim, Moustafa El Taieb, Zeinab El Gamel, Abdel Rahman El Saied
BACKGROUND: Narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) is the gold standard in the treatment of vitiligo. 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH- vitamin D) might play a physiological role in photo-induced melanogenesis in human skin so the association between vitamin D levels and vitiligo still needs to be investigated more thoroughly. OBJECTIVE: we aim to investigate the influence of cumulative doses of NB-UVB phototherapy on vitamin D in patients with vitiligo and their correlation with NB-UVB-induced pigmentation...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Janet M Chiang, Frank Z Stanczyk, Alka M Kanaya
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Asian Indians have a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 150 Asian Indians (50% male) from the San Francisco Bay Area. We assessed the association between 25-OH vitamin D (25-OHD) levels and vitamin D deficiency with body composition (anthropometric and radiographic measures) and metabolic outcomes...
March 8, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
Laurent Bailly, Luigi Schiavo, Lionel Sebastianelli, Roxane Fabre, Christian Pradier, Antonio Iannelli
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery (BS) has grown exponentially in France, and long-term anemia due to micronutrient deficiencies has become common. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the long-term risk of anemia after BS and to investigate the factors associated with the occurrence of this complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the French National Health Service database on patients who had undergone gastric bypass (GB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), between 2008 and 2016 were extracted...
March 7, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Vladislava T Djurasinović, Biljana S Mihaljević, Sandra B Šipetić Grujičić, Svetlana D Ignjatović, Goran Trajković, Milena R Todorović-Balint, Darko A Antić, Jelena S Bila, Boško M Andjelić, Jelena J Jeličić, Vojin M Vuković, Aleksandra M Nikolic, Stanislaw Klek
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D has a role in cellular differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis and therefore is studied as a prognostic factor in cancer. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence and significance of 25(OH)D deficiency in patients with lymphoid malignancies. METHODOLOGY: Between January 2014 and June 2016 at the Clinic for Hematology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, the pretreatment serum level of 25(OH)D was determined in 133 (62 women/71 men, median age 58 (18-84) years) previously untreated patients with lymphoid malignancy using a chemiluminescent immunoassay...
March 6, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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
Chiara Crotti, Nelson B Watts, Maria De Santis, Angela Ceribelli, Gianluigi Fabbriciani, Francesca Cavaciocchi, Bianca Marasini, Carlo Selmi, Marco Massarotti
PURPOSE: The most common adverse reaction to zoledronic acid (ZOL) infusion is the acutephase reaction (APR), characterized by transient, usually mild, flu-like symptoms. Previous treatment with oral aminobisphosphonates (BPs) was reported as an independent protective factor for APR, and an association between APR and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels in BP-naïve patients treated with ZOL was identified. The aim of our study was to confirm this association and to see if the association was different in patients previously treated with oral BPs compared with BP-naïve patients, and to investigate the role of 25(OH)D for the time of APR onset...
March 2, 2018: Endocrine Practice
Mujtaba Mubashir, Shaheena Anwar, Asal Khan Tareen, Naseema Mehboobali, Khalida Iqbal, Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal
Objective: To investigate the relationship of vitamin D deficiency and risk of AMI in a Pakistani population, and to find out any association between vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) genotypes and risk of AMI in this population. Methods: In a comparative cross-sectional study, 246 patients (age: 20-70 years; 171 males and 75 females) with first AMI were enrolled with informed consent. Similarly, 345 healthy adults (230 males and 115 females) were enrolled as controls...
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
Fatih Alper Akcan, Yusuf Dündar, Hümeyra Bayram Akcan, Ahmet Uluat, Derya Cebeci, Mehmet Ali Sungur, İlhan Ünlü
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical role of Vitamin D in prognosis of Otitis media with effusion. METHODS: This prospective-controlled study was conducted at otolaryngology department in Duzce University, Turkey. The study group comprised children who were diagnosed with Otitis media with effusion between September 2016 and February 2017. Control group was conducted with children underwent circumcision or inguinal hernia repair operations that confirmed with ENT examination they do not have any sign of otitis media...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Leslie Bosseler, Jaco Bakker, Luc Duchateau, Ed Remarque, Jan A M Langermans, Pieter Cornillie, Koen Chiers
BACKGROUND: To date, reference values for 25-OH-vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and calcium in serum of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) based on a large sample size are not available. METHODS: Serum reference values for these parameters were determined and correlated with sex, age, season of sampling, and time of long bone epiphyseal closure in captive-housed marmosets. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The 90% reference range for serum 25-OH-vitamin D is 47...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Primatology
Oguzhan Yildirim, Tulay Yildirim, Yuksel Seckin, Pelin Osanmaz, Yilmaz Bilgic, Rafet Mete
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy improves the healing of various gastro-duodenal diseases such as chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer, and also reduces gastric cancer incidence. Several studies have reported on risk factors other than antibiotic resistance related to Helicobacter pylori eradication failure. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether or not the serum levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D) influence eradication rates of H...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Nasser M Al-Daghri, Mohammed Ghouse Ahmed Ansari, Shaun Sabico, Yousef Al-Saleh, Naji J Aljohani, Hanan Alfawaz, Mohammed Alharbi, Abdulaziz M Al-Othman, Majed S Alokail, Sunil J Wimalawansa
Vitamin D deficiency is rampant in the Middle East, even in children and adolescents. This study was designed to investigate the effects of different vitamin D repletion strategies commonly used on serum vitamin D levels of Saudi adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: A 6-month multi-center, controlled, clinical study, involving 34 schools in the central region of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Different strategies of vitamin D supplementation were tested (200 ml fortified milk of different brands or vitamin D tablet (1,000IU)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fariba Raygan, Vahidreza Ostadmohammadi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Zatollah Asemi
BACKGROUND: This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of vitamin D and probiotic co-supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status in diabetic people with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out among 60 diabetic people with CHD, aged 45-85 years old. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to receive either 50,000 IU vitamin D every 2 weeks plus 8 × 10 9 CFU/g probiotic of Lactocare Zisttakhmir Co (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) for 12 weeks...
February 9, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
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