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Serum Vitamin D Levels in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients Living in the Northwestern United States.
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PMID:  22576645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: To determine the incidence of Vitamin D deficiency in orthopaedic trauma patients undergoing fracture surgery living in the Northwest United States. DESIGN:: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING:: Level 2 trauma center in Eugene, Oregon. PATIENTS:: Two cohorts of patients undergoing fracture repair surgery during a three-month period in the winter and summer had serum vitamin D levels drawn at the time of surgery. 103 patients were reviewed in the winter cohort and 98 in the summer cohort. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:: Serum 25 Hydroxyvitamin D levels of patients undergoing fracture repair surgery. RESULTS:: Normal levels of vitamin D were considered to be between 32-80 ng/mL. A majority of patients in both cohorts were vitamin D insufficient. The average level for the winter cohort was 26.4 ng/mL, which was significantly lower than the average level for the summer cohort, 29.8 ng/mL (p = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS:: A high incidence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency likely exists across all age groups in orthopaedic trauma patients living in the Northwest United States and regions with similarly northern latitude. Further study is required to confirm improved fracture healing with normalization of serum vitamin D levels.
Carson Bee; Daniel V Sheerin; Thomas K Wuest; Daniel C Fitzpatrick
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic trauma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8807705     Medline TA:  J Orthop Trauma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, USA 2Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
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