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Vitamin D in the pediatric intensive care unit

Posted on: October 1, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD


Each year in Canada, about 10,000 children are admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for everything from elective surgery to pneumonia to meningitis. The average length of stay, for those who survive, is about 4 days. I remember my days on the PICU in medical school and perhaps only my stay on the pediatric burn unit was harder on my heart.

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