Occult vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal US women with acute hip fracture.

@article{Leboff1999OccultVD,
  title={Occult vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal US women with acute hip fracture.},
  author={Meryl S Leboff and L Kohlmeier and Shelley Hurwitz and Jonas L Franklin and John V. Wright and Julie Glowacki},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 16},
  pages={1505-11}
}
CONTEXT Low vitamin D levels may contribute to hip fractures in women, although limited data are available on vitamin D levels in US women admitted with acute hip fractures. OBJECTIVE To determine whether postmenopausal women with hip fractures have low vitamin D and high parathyroid hormone levels compared with nonosteoporotic and osteoporotic women admitted for elective joint replacement. DESIGN Comparative case series conducted between January 1995 and June 1998. SETTING AND PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING

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