Vitamin D deficiency in the intensive care unit: an invisible accomplice to morbidity and mortality?
The association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic illness is well-known. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased mortality in the general population. Despite this knowledge, vitamin D insufficiency is seldom considered and rarely replaced adequately, if at all, in critically ill patients in intensive care. We present a hypothetic model demonstrating how vitamin D deficiency may be an unrecognized contributor to adverse outcome in intensive care patients.
|ISBN||1432-1238 (Electronic) 1432-1238 (Linking)|
|Authors||Lee, P.; Nair, P.; Eisman, J. A.; Center, J. R.;|
|Responsible Garvan Author|
|Publisher Name||INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=19756497|
|OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version||https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/open-access/10541|