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Vol 48, No 3 (2016)
Review articles
Published online: 2016-06-20
Submitted: 2015-09-18
Accepted: 2016-03-18
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Vitamin D in critically ill patients

Katarzyna Matysiak-Luśnia
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.a2016.0034
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2016;48(3):201-207.

open access

Vol 48, No 3 (2016)
Review articles
Published online: 2016-06-20
Submitted: 2015-09-18
Accepted: 2016-03-18

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is a commonly observed global phenomenon, both in the general population and in hospitalized patients, including critically ill patients. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple adverse health outcomes, including increased morbidity and mortality in the general population and in critically ill patients. Vitamin D is a fatsoluble vitamin that plays an important role in bone metabolism. However, Vitamin D is also a steroid hormone that exerts multiple pleiotropic effects. Vitamin D regulates immunity, inflammation, cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis. There is growing evidence of a close relationship between vitamin D insufficiency and various systemic disorders, i.e., type II diabetes, certain types of cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular morbidities. The purpose of this article is to present the current knowledge on the relationship between vitamin D status and critical illness.

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is a commonly observed global phenomenon, both in the general population and in hospitalized patients, including critically ill patients. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple adverse health outcomes, including increased morbidity and mortality in the general population and in critically ill patients. Vitamin D is a fatsoluble vitamin that plays an important role in bone metabolism. However, Vitamin D is also a steroid hormone that exerts multiple pleiotropic effects. Vitamin D regulates immunity, inflammation, cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis. There is growing evidence of a close relationship between vitamin D insufficiency and various systemic disorders, i.e., type II diabetes, certain types of cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular morbidities. The purpose of this article is to present the current knowledge on the relationship between vitamin D status and critical illness.

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Keywords

vitamin D, critical illness, intensive care, critically ill

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Title

Vitamin D in critically ill patients

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 48, No 3 (2016)

Pages

201-207

Published online

2016-06-20

DOI

10.5603/AIT.a2016.0034

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2016;48(3):201-207.

Keywords

vitamin D
critical illness
intensive care
critically ill

Authors

Katarzyna Matysiak-Luśnia

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