Vitamin K Administration to Elderly Patients with Osteoporosis Induces No Hemostatic Activation, Even in Those with Suspected Vitamin K Deficiency

@article{Asakura2001VitaminKA,
  title={Vitamin K Administration to Elderly Patients with Osteoporosis Induces No Hemostatic Activation, Even in Those with Suspected Vitamin K Deficiency
},
  author={H. Asakura and S. Myou and Y. Ontachi and T. Mizutani and M. Kato and M. Saito and E. Morishita and M. Yamazaki and S. Nakao},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={996-1000}
}
  • H. Asakura, S. Myou, +6 authors S. Nakao
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Osteoporosis International
  • Abstract: The administration of menaquinone-4 (MK-4), one of subclasses of vitamin K2, significantly reduces bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporotic women. However, concerns have been raised about whether vitamin K administration alters the hemostatic balance by inducing a thrombotic tendency. We investigated here whether the administration of vitamin K in the form of MK-4 induced a thrombotic tendency in 29 elderly patients with osteoporosis (5 men, 24 women; age range 78.7±5.1 years… CONTINUE READING

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