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Hip fracture outcome 5X more likely to be poor if low vitamin D – Jan 2015

Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and functional outcome among postmenopausal women with hip fracture.

PLoS One. 2015 Jan 30;10(1):e0116375. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116375. eCollection 2015.
Liu LM1, Wang SH1, Fu CS1, Han XZ1, Wei BF2.

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OBJECTIVE:
The main objective of the current study was to assess the distribution and its prognostic value of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH] D) levels assessed at admission in Chinese postmenopausal women with hip fracture.

METHODS:
From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013, all postmenopausal women with first-ever hip fracture were recruited to participate in the study. Serum 25[OH] D levels were measured at admission. The functional evaluation at the time of discharge was performed by the Barthel Index (BI). The prognostic value of 25[OH] D to predict the functional outcome within discharge was analyzed by logistic regression analysis, after adjusting for the possible confounders.

RESULTS:
In our study, 261 patients were included and assessed. In the 76 patients with an unfavorable functional outcome, serum 25(OH) D levels were lower compared with those in patients with a favorable outcome [11.8(IQR, 9.9-16.1) ng/ml; 16.8(IQR, 13.6-21.4) ng/ml, respectively; P<0.0001].
In multivariate analysis, there was an increased risk of unfavorable outcome associated with serum 25(OH) D levels ≤ 20 ng/ml (OR 5.24, 95%CI: 3.11-8.15; P<0.0001) after adjusting for possible confounders.

CONCLUSIONS:
Our data support an association between serum 25[OH] D levels and prognosis in Chinese postmenopausal women with hip fracture.

PMID: 25635882

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Note: Most people can eliminate even having a hip fracture in the first place by having vitamin D > 40 ng

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