Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition

Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition
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ISSN: 2472-1182

Calabria AC

Calabria AC


  • Research Article
    Vitamin D Status in Premature Infants at Risk of Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity
    Author(s): Yuet-ling Tung J, Calabria AC and Kelly AYuet-ling Tung J, Calabria AC and Kelly A

    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to report the vitamin D status in a group of premature infants with increased risk of MBD and to describe the relationship between their vitamin D status and intake. Methods: Retrospective descriptive study in in a level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Results: One hundred and fifty-two subjects were included in the study. Mean gestational age was 26.8 ± 3.3 weeks and mean age was 157 ± 93 days. Mean serum 25OHD concentration was 57.8 ± 2.0 mg/mL. The prevalence of 25OHD <20 ng/mL and 25OHD >100 ng/mL was 5.9% (n=9) and 8.6% (n=13), respectively. No association between 25OHD level and vitamin D intake with respect to total daily dose (p=0.43) or total daily dose based on body weight (p=0.812) was found. Younger gestational age and younger chronological .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1182.1000121

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