Vitamin D to prevent exacerbations of COPD: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials

@article{Jolliffe2019VitaminDT,
  title={Vitamin D to prevent exacerbations of COPD: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials},
  author={David A Jolliffe and L. Greenberg and R. Hooper and C. Mathyssen and R. Rafiq and R. D. de Jongh and C. Camargo and C. Griffiths and W. Janssens and A. Martineau},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2019},
  volume={74},
  pages={337 - 345}
}
  • David A Jolliffe, L. Greenberg, +7 authors A. Martineau
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • Thorax
  • Background Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of vitamin D to prevent COPD exacerbations have yielded conflicting results. Individual participant data meta-analysis could identify factors that explain this variation. Methods PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science were searched from inception up to and including 5 October 2017 to identify RCTs of vitamin D supplementation in patients with COPD that reported incidence of acute exacerbations… CONTINUE READING
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