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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677699/-epidemic-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-prisoners-compared-to-the-german-population-an-analysis-based-on-laboratory-results
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Friedrich Pürner, Merle M Böhmer, Manfred Wildner
OBJECTIVE: Effects of long-term imprisonment on the vitamin D (vitD) status of prison inmates in Germany have not been systematically assessed so far. Special circumstances in prisons - little sunlight exposure combined with restricted outdoor activities - may lead to vitD deficiency among prisoners. The aim of this study was to assess the vitD status of prisoners and the general population in order to quantify the extent of vitD deficiency in both groups. METHODS: VitD status (25(OH)D in blood serum samples) was assessed in female inmates of a prison in southern Germany between May 2012-June 2013...
April 20, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677539/fibromyalgia-and-nutrition-therapeutic-possibilities
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REVIEW
Geir Bjørklund, Maryam Dadar, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Jan Aaseth
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex chronic condition of unknown etiology, characterized by deep and widespread pain, sleep problems, cognitive impairment, fatigue, and other well-known functional symptoms. Recently, it has been proposed that an imbalance of nutritive components, including essential metal ions and vitamins, might play a critical role in the development of FM. Muscle pain has been associated with deficiencies in amino acids, magnesium, selenium, vitamins B and D, as well as with the harmful effects of heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, and lead...
April 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677309/vitamin-d-calcium-or-combined-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-fractures-in-community-dwelling-adults-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Aaron B Caughey, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Martha Kubik, Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Because of the aging population, osteoporotic fractures are an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Approximately 2 million osteoporotic fractures occurred in the United States in 2005, and annual incidence is projected to increase to more than 3 million fractures by 2025. Within 1 year of experiencing a hip fracture, many patients are unable to walk independently, more than half require assistance with activities of daily living, and 20% to 30% of patients will die...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677308/vitamin-d-calcium-or-combined-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-fractures-in-community-dwelling-adults-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Leila C Kahwati, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Huiling Pan, Margaret Gourlay, Erin LeBlanc, Manny Coker-Schwimmer, Meera Viswanathan
Importance: Osteoporotic fractures result in significant morbidity and mortality. Objective: To update the evidence for benefits and harms of vitamin D, calcium, or combined supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and trial registries through March 21, 2017; references; and experts. Surveillance continued through February 28, 2018...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674238/calcium-metabolism-serum-markers-in-adult-patients-with-epilepsy-and-the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-seizure-control
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Mario Tombini, Andrea Palermo, Giovanni Assenza, Giovanni Pellegrino, Antonella Benvenga, Chiara Campana, Anda Mihaela Naciu, Federica Assenza, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
PURPOSE: To evaluate serum markers of calcium metabolism in adult patients with epilepsy (PWE) treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and the effect of vitamin D supplementation on seizure frequency. METHODS: Serum levels of calcium, phosphate, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) were compared in 160 PWE on chronic therapy with AEDs and 42 matched controls. Blood concentrations were analyzed taking into account the different features of epilepsy and treatment...
April 11, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673668/association-of-vitamin-d-level-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-with-risk-of-preeclampsia-a-systematic-review-and-updated-meta-analysis
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Soheila Akbari, Babak Khodadadi, Seyyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi, Saber Abbaszadeh, Farhad Shahsavar
OBJECTIVES: Because of the immune modulatory effects of vitamin D3 in preeclampsia, we intend to have a systematic review and meta-analysis on association of both 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) level (parametric approach) and 25-OHD deficiency (non-parametric approach) with preeclampsia. As well, for the parametric part, we used receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used Web of Science, PubMed and Science Direct data bases through searching in titles...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673277/effects-of-two-high-dose-vitamin-d-by-parenteral-route-in-treating-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Sanjay Gokhale, Sankalp Gokhale
Vitamin D deficiency is recognized as a global public health problem. Despite ample sunshine, vitamin D deficiency is very common in the Middle East (15°-36°N) and African (35°S-37°N) countries; and in South Asian countries. Different oral or parenteral dose modalities are tried for treatment of vitamin-D deficiency. Since the duration of corrective therapy is long; compliance of patients is a major issue. Herein we suggest a simple, affordable and practical plan to treat this very common deficiency.
July 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671532/vitamin-d-screening-and-supplementation-in-community-dwelling-adults-common-questions-and-answers
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Michael L LeFevre, Nicholas M LeFevre
Measurement of vitamin D levels and supplementation with oral vitamin D have become commonplace, although clinical trials have not demonstrated health benefits. The usefulness of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to assess adequate exposure to vitamin D is hampered by variations in measurement technique and precision. Serum levels less than 12 ng per mL reflect inadequate vitamin D intake for bone health. Levels greater than 20 ng per mL are adequate for 97.5% of the population. Routine vitamin D supplementation does not prolong life, decrease the incidence of cancer or cardiovascular disease, or decrease fracture rates...
February 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671167/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-depressive-symptoms-in-pregnancy-are-associated-with-adverse-perinatal-outcomes
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Eynav Elgavish Accortt, Amy Lamb, James Mirocha, Calvin J Hobel
Prenatal vitamin D deficiency and prenatal depression are both separately associated with adverse perinatal outcomes; however, to our knowledge no studies have investigated the effects of having both risk factors. Our objective was to determine to what extent vitamin D deficiency predicts adverse perinatal outcomes and whether elevated depressive symptoms in pregnancy places women at additional increased risk. This study was a secondary data analysis of prospective data collected from a cohort of pregnant women (N = 101) in an obstetric clinic of a large medical center...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670797/recurrent-migratory-transient-bone-marrow-edema-of-the-knees-associated-with-low-vitamin-d-and-systemic-low-bone-mineral-density-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Omar Alsaed, Mohammad Hammoudeh
Transient bone marrow edema (TBME) is a self-limiting disease characterized by joint pain with localized bone marrow edema by MRI and has been reported in many case series and case reports. It is well known that joints of the lower extremity including hips, knees, ankles, and feet are the classical sites for TBME. Many theories have been proposed for the pathogenesis of TBME. Systemic osteopenia and vitamin D deficiency is one of the theories that have been suggested in the last few years. In this case report, we present a middle-aged male patient, who presented with 4 attacks of TBME in both knees between September 2016 and August 2017...
2018: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670260/familial-clustering-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-via-shared-environment-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2012
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Namki Hong, Young Ki Lee, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Familial correlation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration (25(OH)D) was reported in twin- or parent-offspring studies. However, data on relative contribution of environmental factors on familial clustering of 25(OH)D in extended families are limited. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We performed cross-sectional study using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2008-2012. Familial correlations of 25(OH)D were estimated in 28,551 subjects from 10,882 families...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670182/association-of-maternal-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-in-second-and-third-trimester-with-risk-of-macrosomia
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Juan Wen, Congli Kang, Jiaan Wang, Xianwei Cui, Qin Hong, Xingyun Wang, Lijun Zhu, Pengfei Xu, Ziyi Fu, Lianghui You, Xing Wang, Chenbo Ji, Xirong Guo
Whether the maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated with infant birth weight is still an argument. Here, we performed a nested case-control study (545 women who subsequently delivered infant with macrosomia and 1090 controls) to evaluate the association of the maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations with risk of macrosomia. We measured the serum 25(OH)D concentrations by enzyme immunoassays. Logistic regression analysis, receiver-operator characteristic curve analysis and graphical nomogram were used for the statistical analyses...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668535/response-to-long-term-vitamin-d-therapy-for-bone-disease-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Kristen M Williams, Margaret T Lee, Maureen Licursi, Gary M Brittenham, Ilene Fennoy
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk for bone fragility from multiple factors including vitamin D deficiency. To date, no studies have evaluated the efficacy and safety of long-term vitamin D therapy for bone disease in children with SCD. We report a cohort of 4 children with SCD found to have severe vitamin D deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and abnormal bone mineral density treated with monthly high-dose oral cholecalciferol over 2 years. All patients exhibited a positive response to therapy without hypervitaminosis D or hypercalcemia...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668517/implications-of-vitamin-d-toxicity-deficiency
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May 17, 2018: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668516/implications-of-vitamin-d-toxicity-deficiency
#15
Susan Waterbury
Vitamin D deficiency is an increasing problem affecting all ages. Patients should be assessed for risk factors as part of preventive health maintenance. Vitamin D toxicity is a rare occurrence caused by oversupplementation and errors in food fortification. The connection between vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis, is well established. However, a cause and effect relationship has yet to be established between vitamin D deficiency and many chronic illnesses. An evidence-based approach is treating patients for an underlying vitamin D deficiency in hopes of improving many chronic illnesses...
May 17, 2018: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666980/epidemiology-of-uveitis-in-a-us-population-based-study
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Marta Mora González, Marissé Masís Solano, Travis C Porco, Catherine E Oldenburg, Nisha R Acharya, Shan C Lin, Matilda F Chan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between self-reported uveitis and purported demographic and clinical risk factors, using an American adult population extracted from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 2009 and 2010. This is a cross-sectional, population-based study using a sample of 5106 subjects between 20 and 69 years old. The main outcome for our study was the self-report of a diagnosis of uveitis. The demographic analysis included age, gender, and ethnicity...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666565/postnatal-vitamin-d-intake-modulates-hippocampal-learning-and-memory-in-adult-mice
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Qiujuan Liang, Chunhui Cai, Dongxia Duan, Xinyu Hu, Wanhao Hua, Peicheng Jiang, Liu Zhang, Jun Xu, Zhengliang Gao
Vitamin D (VD) is a neuroactive steroid crucial for brain development, function and homeostasis. Its deficiency is associated with numerous brain conditions. As such, VD and its variants are routinely taken by a broad of groups with/without known VD deficiency. In contrast, the harmful effects of VD overdose have been poorly studied. Similarly, the developmental stage-specific VD deficiency and overdose have been rarely explored. In the present work, we showed that postnatal VD supplementation enhanced the motor function transiently in the young adult, but not in the older one...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665087/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-threshold-for-the-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplements-on-bone-density-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Helen M Macdonald, Ian R Reid, Gregory D Gamble, William D Fraser, Jonathan C Tang, Adrian D Wood
Most trials of vitamin D supplementation have shown no benefits on bone density (BMD), though severe vitamin D deficiency causes osteomalacia which is associated with profound BMD deficits. Recently, the ViDA-BMD study from New Zealand demonstrated a threshold of baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D (30 nmol/L) below which vitamin D supplementation did benefit BMD. We have now re-examined data from a similar trial in Aberdeen to determine whether a baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D threshold of 30 nmol/L is also observed in that database...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664757/primary-hyperparathyroidism-recent-advances
#19
Marcella D Walker, John P Bilezikian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe recent advances and changes in the evaluation and management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). RECENT FINDINGS: Although it has long been recognized that asymptomatic PHPT is associated with bone loss, particularly at cortical skeletal sites when evaluated with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, new imaging techniques suggest that trabecular skeletal deterioration as well as clinically silent vertebral fractures and nephrolithiasis are common...
April 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664746/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-what-is-old-what-is-new
#20
Chao-Nan Jin, Jing-Dan Chen, Ji-Fang Sheng
In the past few years, a growing body of clinical evidence has highlighted the risk of vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic hepatitis C and that vitamin D levels are associated with the course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, adverse effects, and treatment response to peginterferon/ribavirin. Recently, studies have found that vitamin D status is related to drug resistance and increased risk of infection in patients with liver cirrhosis. Vitamin D-related gene polymorphisms have been found to explain the interactions between vitamin D deficiency and HCV infection, offering a new perspective toward understanding the current problems such as the development of insulin resistance and racial differences in sustained virological response...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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