The study of serum vitamin D levels in patients with spinal cord injuries

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Shahrbanoo Kazemi 1 , Seyedeh Zahra Emami-Razavi 2 , Mohaddeseh Azadvari 3 , *

1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Andorra

2 Spinal Cord Injuries Research Center, Andorra

3 Imam Khomeini Hospital, Andorra

How to Cite: Kazemi S, Emami-Razavi S Z , Azadvari M. The study of serum vitamin D levels in patients with spinal cord injuries, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2014 ; 12(4):e62991.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 12 (4); e62991
Published Online: December 25, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: September 24, 2014
Accepted: November 21, 2014

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Abstract

Results: The mean of calcium and vitamin D serum levels were 8.33 mg/dL and 15.30 ng/mL, respectively. Of the participants, 64.6% had vitamin D deficiency and 18.4% had insufficient level of vitamin D. Only in 7.5% of the patients the level of vitamin D was sufficient. In addition, 50.3% of the participants were afflicted with hypocalcaemia and the rest had normal level  of calcium.

Conclusion: According our study many of spinal cord injured patients suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Considering the major complications caused by deficiency of vitamin D, prevention and treatment of this complication appears to be crucial in such patients

Keywords

spinal cord injuries vitamin D osteoporosis fractures bone calcium

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