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Vitamin D Status in Pregnant Omanis: A disturbingly high proportion of patients with low vitamin D stores.
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PMID:  21509208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the vitamin D status of pregnant Omanis by measurement of their circulating 25 hydroxy vitamin D levels.
METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from a cohort of 103 consecutive healthy pregnant Omanis at the Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, on their first antenatal visit. The study took place in May, June and July 2010.
RESULTS: Vitamin D deficiency was present in 34 (33%) of patients (25OHD3 <25 nmol/L), 'at risk' levels were found in 67 (65%) patients (25OHD3 25-50 nmol/L); two patients (1.9%) had values between 50 and 75 nmol/L, and no patients in the optimal range >75 nmol/L.
CONCLUSION: If confirmed, these findings indicate the need for vitamin D replacement during pregnancy and lactation. Although not evidence based we recommend at least 1000 IU of cholecalciferol, (vitamin D3) daily.
Authors:
Moza Al Kalbani; Omayma Elshafie; Mohammed Rawahi; Ali Al-Mamari; Abdullah Al-Zakwani; Nicholas Woodhouse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sultan Qaboos University medical journal     Volume:  11     ISSN:  2075-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101519915     Medline TA:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Country:  Oman    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and.
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