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Review finds low vitamin D levels associated with worse surgical outcomes

Review finds low vitamin D levels associated with worse surgical outcomesMay 4 2015. A systematic review described on April 30, 2015 in the journal Patient Safety in Surgery found significant evidence of an association between insufficient vitamin D levels and adverse outcomes after diverse surgical procedures.

Paul J. Iglar and Kirk J. Hogan of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health selected 31 studies relating to vitamin D and surgery that included a total of 16,195 subjects for their review. Of these, 26 reported at least one correlation between low perioperative vitamin D and an adverse postoperative outcome.

One study found an 8% higher risk of cancer following kidney transplantation in association with each nanogram per milliliter (ng/mL) reduction in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]. Another investigation uncovered a risk of delayed kidney graft failure that was eight times higher in those with vitamin D deficiency in comparison with nondeficient subjects. And in lung transplant recipients, those who were deficient in the near-transplant period and remained deficient after one year had a rate of dying that was nearly five times higher than recipients who were not deficient in vitamin D.

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