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Vitamins & Minerals

ISSN: 2376-1318

Open Access

Current Issue

Volume 9, Issue 2 (2020)

    Research Pages: 1 - 5

    Identification and Treatment of Hypovitaminosis-D among in-patients setting of Cavan General Hospital, Ireland and its implication on different health perspectives and quality of life

    Ishaq-Khan MR*, Muthalagu P, Yousaf A and Bashir F

    DOI: 10.37421/VTE.2020.9.189

    Aim: : People who are at risk of developing vitamin D deficiency are not usually tested for vitamin D when present to hospital. The aim of this study was to explore the incidence
    of Hypovitaminosis-D and its treatment in admitted patient category of Cavan General Hospital, Ireland.
    Methods: This is a cross sectional study which was conducted randomly among admitted patients in medicine department at CGH from August 2016 to August 2017. A random
    data was collected from total of 100 patients. All blood samples were stored and labeled properly in the CGH Hematology lab till further blood profile analyzed. Data was
    statistically analyzed through using DSAASTAT (Onofri, Italy).
    Results: Selected population of 100 patients expressed almost equal numbers in gender distribution including males and females at 51% and 49% respectively. The data was
    analyzed on the basis of age and gender distribution. Selected Population was divided in 3 age groups. There were 9 patients under the age-group of 30-50 years, 47 of 51-80
    years and 44 of >80 years age-group. Among these patients, males comprised of 57% with hypovitaminosis D (vitamin D deficiency) and females were 43% respectively. Out
    of these 100 patients, 33 people were recorded with normal vitamin D level and 67 patients found to have low vitamin D level. These 67 patients with low vitamin D levels were
    selected for treatment with vitamin D as per guidelines. Out of these 67 patients, unfortunately 3 people died, 11 lost their follow up, so remaining 53 patients participated in
    receiving treatments. Out of those 53 patients with low vitamin D, there were 29 males and 24 females. After receiving treatment with vitamin D, 40 people ± 0.0001 recovered,
    showing vitamin D level >30 nmol/L, 9 patients ± 0.0002 found mildly deficient with vitamin D levels between 21-30 nmol/L and 4 patients ± 0.0003 were severely deficient with
    levels of <10 nmol/L. All those people with severe deficiency were more than 80 years-of-age and also were not sure about their compliance with medications. The probability
    value was p ≤ 0.05.
    Conclusion: This study was conducted to determine hypovitaminosis D (Vitamin D deficiency) in population, admitted to hospital with previous comorbid medical conditions
    which are prone to develop its deficiency. This study showed that 67% population has hypovitaminosis D with almost equal percentage in both genders. After receiving
    treatments with Vitamin D replacement, almost majority (>90%) showed recovery of vitamin D levels with very small number (8%) showed persistent severely low levels..
     

    Awards 2020 Pages: 1 - 1

    25th International Conference on Clinical Nutrition Scheduled on March 02-03, 2020 Rome, Italy

    Royce V

    DOI: 10.37421/VTE.2020.9.e154

    Clinical nutrition is nutrition of patients in health care. Clinical in this
    sense refers to the management of patients, including not only outpatients
    at clinics, but also inpatients in hospitals. It incorporates primarily the
    scientific fields of nutrition and dietetics. It aims to keep a healthy energy
    balance in patients, as well as providing sufficient amounts other nutrients
    such as protein, vitamins and minerals.
     

    2020 Conference Announcement Pages: 1 - 2

    Advancement in Food Technologies-Food Chemistry Congress 2020!

    Rammal L

    DOI: 10.37421/VTE.2020.9.e155

    We feel honoured to welcome you to “Food Chemistry Congress
    2020”. The congress is scheduled to happen on August 24 – 25, 2020 at
    the beautiful city of London, UK. This Food Chemistry Congress 2020 will
    give you an exemplary experience and enormous ideas in the research
    field.
     

    Editor Note Pages: 1 - 1

    Editorial Highlights for Journal of Vitamins & Minerals

    Harris M*

    DOI: DOI: 10.37421/VTE.2020.9.e153

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