Deficiency in 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 30-day mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.

@article{Rech2014DeficiencyI2,
  title={Deficiency in 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 30-day mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.},
  author={Megan A. Rech and Todd Hunsaker and Jennifer S Rodriguez},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          e72-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D has immunomodulating properties. OBJECTIVE To determine if vitamin D deficiency within 30 days of admission to the intensive care unit in patients with sepsis might be associated with increased all-cause 30-day mortality. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study at a large, tertiary, urban, academic medical center, records of patients who had 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels measured within 30 days of admission for severe sepsis or septic shock from June 2006 to April 2011… CONTINUE READING
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