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Vitamin D deficiency linked to length of stay in ICU

Posted on: January 31, 2013   by  John Cannell, MD


Intensive Care Units (ICU) treat patients with the most serious injuries and illnesses, most of which need close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medication in order to maintain normal bodily functions. Highly trained doctors and critical care nurses who specialize in caring for severely ill patients staff ICUs.

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1 Response to Vitamin D deficiency linked to length of stay in ICU

  1. hlahore@gmail.com

    Yes, vitamin D is essential in the ICU, but the hospitals do not seem to notice.

    There are > 50 studies on ICU and low vitamin D at VitaminDWiki. The previous studies just noticed on how much more often people in the ICU died if they had low levels of vitamin D. Recent studies now give people in the ICU loading doses of vitamin D and notice how many more of them live. Yet, extra vitamin D has yet to be provided in ICU not connected with studies.

    One example of the mismatch of practice from reality: The amount of vitamin D provided in the IV is only 200 IU/day. It should be at least 100X larger.

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