The practice of vitamin D deficiency assessment in a geriatric day hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620593
Title:
The practice of vitamin D deficiency assessment in a geriatric day hospital.
Authors:
Osuafor, C; Fan, CW; MacMahon, M; McGreevy, C; McCarthy, F
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620593
Additional Links:
http://www.imj.ie
Abstract:
There has been no clear consensus on the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency prior to the publication of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) Vitamin D Guideline in 2014. The aim of our study was to assess the practice in a medicine for the older person day hospital setting relative to this guideline. A 6-month retrospective analysis of all new patients who attended service from January to July 2013 was carried out. Seventy-six patients were included in the final analysis. Mean age was 83 years. 39 (51%) patients had sufficient levels while 37 (49%) patients had insufficient levels; 14 (19%) being inadequate and 23 (30%) deficient. Eighteen patients who had insufficient levels were subsequently prescribed supplements; 13 (72%) received vitamin D3 in combination with calcium while 5 (28%) received vitamin D3 alone. Based on the findings of this study, we have made some recommendations and adopted the guideline
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
VITAMIN D; OLDER PEOPLE; OSTEOPOROSIS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOsuafor, Cen
dc.contributor.authorFan, CWen
dc.contributor.authorMacMahon, Men
dc.contributor.authorMcGreevy, Cen
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T14:26:11Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-22T14:26:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620593-
dc.description.abstractThere has been no clear consensus on the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency prior to the publication of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) Vitamin D Guideline in 2014. The aim of our study was to assess the practice in a medicine for the older person day hospital setting relative to this guideline. A 6-month retrospective analysis of all new patients who attended service from January to July 2013 was carried out. Seventy-six patients were included in the final analysis. Mean age was 83 years. 39 (51%) patients had sufficient levels while 37 (49%) patients had insufficient levels; 14 (19%) being inadequate and 23 (30%) deficient. Eighteen patients who had insufficient levels were subsequently prescribed supplements; 13 (72%) received vitamin D3 in combination with calcium while 5 (28%) received vitamin D3 alone. Based on the findings of this study, we have made some recommendations and adopted the guidelineen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ieen
dc.subjectVITAMIN Den
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectOSTEOPOROSISen
dc.titleThe practice of vitamin D deficiency assessment in a geriatric day hospital.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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