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Vitamin D deficiency in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition.

Authors
  • Thomson, Patti
  • Duerksen, Donald R
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2011
Volume
35
Issue
4
Pages
499–504
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607110381269
PMID: 21540352
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this study of a regional Canadian HPN program, there was a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency affecting virtually all patients. All patients receiving HPN should be supplemented with vitamin D and have their 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels monitored. Further studies are required to determine optimal methods and dosing of vitamin D replacement using oral supplements or ultraviolet light therapy.

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