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Reduced vitamin D in acute stroke.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke leads to a reduction in bone mineral density, altered calcium homeostasis, and an increase in hip fractures. Vitamin D deficiency is well documented in long-term stroke survivors and is associated with post-stroke hip fractures. Less is known regarding levels in acute stroke. METHODS: We compared the serum 25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels of 44 patients admitted to an acute stroke unit with first-ever stroke with results obtained by measuring 96 healthy ambulant el...

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Loveridge, N More by this author
Barker, PJ More by this author
Halsall, DJ More by this author
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Journal:
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
Volume:
37
Issue:
1
Pages:
243-245
Publication date:
2006-01-05
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EISSN:
1524-4628
ISSN:
0039-2499
URN:
uuid:82239fe3-ae1d-4ad0-8a9f-0b79804d7e2d
Source identifiers:
473609
Local pid:
pubs:473609

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