Vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane
Morton, Adam, Hardy, Janet, Morton, Anthony, Tapuni, Angela, Anderson, Helen, Kingi, Ngaire, & Shannon, Catherine (2014) Vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(8), pp. 2223-2227.
This study aims to investigate the prevalence and factors predictive of vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane, Australia (latitude 27° S).
This is a prospective cross-sectional study measuring serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in 100 subjects with non-haematological cancer at least 18 years of age not taking vitamin D supplements attending a day oncology unit and oncology/palliative care inpatient ward in Brisbane, Australia.
Thirty-seven per cent of outpatient and 49 % of inpatient subjects respectively were vitamin D deficient. Functional status was predictive of low vitamin D levels.
There was a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with cancer in Brisbane, Australia.
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