Vitamin D supplementation in fractured patient: how, when and why

Iolascon, Giovanni and Di Pietro, G. and Gimigliano, F. (2009) Vitamin D supplementation in fractured patient: how, when and why. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 6 (2). pp. 120-124. ISSN 1971-3266

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Vitamin D, through its action on calcium metabolism, is essential for bone physiology. It’s also required in a wide range of biological systems to act modulating the proliferation and inducing terminal differentiation of a variety of normal cells. Actually vitamin D deficiency can impact muscle function and increases fall risk in elderly, while severe vitamin D deficiency (< 30 nmol/L) is common in patients with fragility fractures. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation, in addition to antiosteoporosis treatment after surgery or conservative treatment, can ensure optimal recovery and survival, especially in hip fractured patients

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vitamin D, fragility fractures, orthopedic surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:06
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 08:14

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