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ICU Management

Vitamin D in Critical Illness – Fifty Shades of VIOLET

2020 14 Sep

Did the VITDALIZE study and the VIOLET study manage to answer some of the questions regarding vitamin D deficiency and its impact on critically ill patients? Experts compare the findings and present an overview. Introduction Vitamin D deficiency is very common in the ICU (usually >60%) because many critically ill patients were... Read more

Cardiology Management

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?

2019 26 Jun

Several observational studies suggest an inverse association between vitamin D levels and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to an increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, mortality, and heart failure. Vitamin D receptors directly influence calcium influx, muscle relaxation, and diastolic... Read more

ICU Management

Vitamin D deficiency in ICU patients

2019 30 May

A review on the role of vitamin D in a well-defined setting of critically ill patients: patients undergoing cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, and the potential benefit of vitamin D supplementation.   Vitamin D research has experienced a true hype in all fields of medicine in the last decades. In critical illness, this increased... Read more

Cardiology Management

Vitamin D important for cardiorespiratory fitness?

2018 31 Oct

Vitamin D is commonly associated with healthy bones. New research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests the same vitamin is also important for one's cardiorespiratory fitness – i.e., the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to the muscles during exercise. People with higher cardiorespiratory fitness are... Read more

ICU Management

Vitamin D and critical illness

2018 30 Oct

Vitamin D deficiency – usually defined as 25(OH)D levels below 20ng/ml – is common in critical illness with prevalence between 40-70%. Many observational studies have shown a link between low vitamin D levels and poor clinical outcomes in critically ill adults and children, including excess mortality and morbidity such as acute kidney injury, acute... Read more

Cardiology Management

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

2017 30 Apr

A new study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism provides further evidence that exercise and adequate vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Data of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years were analysed by researchers to investigate the relationship between these two health factors and their... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Vitamin D Protects Against Cold and Flu

2017 16 Feb

Findings from a global collaborative study confirms that Vitamin D supplementation can protect against respiratory tract infection. The study was conducted with 11,000 participants and its findings are published in The BMJ. According to Carlos Camargo, MD, DrPH, of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and... Read more

ICU Management

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Longer Respiratory Support

2015 08 Jan

Results of a new study show that vitamin D status could influence the duration of respiratory support needed for surgical intensive care patients. The findings are published in the OnlineFirst version of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), the research journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).... Read more

Executive Health Management

Vitamin D's Disease-Prevention Effect Questioned

2013 06 Dec

According to a published report in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, French researchers suggest low vitamin D levels do not cause ill health, however they confirm that additional clinical trials on non-skeletal diseases are required. Recommended as a supplement for certain groups, recent evidence has shown Vitamin D may have a role to play... Read more

Executive Health Management

CE Mark Approval for Beckman Coulter’s Vitamin D Total Assay

2013 01 Nov

It was announced that Beckman Coulter has received the CE Mark approval for Access 25 (OH) Vitamin D Total assay for use on the Access 2 and UniCel DxI series of immunoassay system, an important addition to the company’s bone metabolism assay menu. Arnd Kaldowski, President of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, is confident that the European CE Mark... Read more