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Vitamin D and outcomes in adult critically ill patients

Vitamin D and outcomes in adult critically ill patients

In critically ill patients, vitamin D administration might be associated with a reduction in mortality without significant adverse events. A large multicenter randomized trial should conclusively confirm these findings. Seven studies published between 2011 and 2016, for a total of 716 patients, were included in the analysis. Vitamin D administration was associated with significantly lower mortality compared with placebo (101/320 [32%] in the vitamin D group vs 123/307 [40%] in the placebo group; odds ratio, 0.70 [95% confidence interval, 0.50 to 0.98]; Pā€…=ā€….04; I2ā€…=ā€…0%). No differences in adverse events and other secondary end points were found.

CriticalCare.news
March 20, 2017