Vitamin D in burn-injured patients. Journal Article

Authors: Rech, MA; Colon Hidalgo, D; Larson, J; Zavala, S; Mosier, M
Article Title: Vitamin D in burn-injured patients.
Abstract: Recently, many studies have demonstrated pleotropic effects of vitamin D, including immune modulation and cardiovascular system activity. Sufficient vitamin D concentrations and supplementation of vitamin D may be of benefit in burn-injured patients. Low 25(OH)D has been observed in nearly all pediatric and most adult burn patients. Vitamin D has primarily been studied in pediatric burn patients, focusing on bone marker measurements and the incidence of fractures. The preferred vitamin D dose, formulation, and route of administration remain unknown, and there is limited data on the impact of vitamin D status on clinical outcomes. Further research should focus on determining optimal monitoring strategies, supplementation regimens and clinical outcomes like mortality, length of stay and incidence of sepsis.
Journal Title: Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
ISSN: 1879-1409; 0305-4179
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2018