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Vitamin D should reduce hospital-acquired infections – Grant Dec 2012


Vitamin D's potential to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections

Dermato-Endocrinology Volume 4, 2012 - Issue 2 Dec 2021 https://doi.org/10.4161/derm.2078
Dima A. Youssef, Tamra Ranasinghe, William B. Grant. Alan N. Peiris

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Table of contents
Burden of Hospital-Acquired Infections
Antimicrobial Role of Vitamin D
Use of Vitamin D in Infectious Diseases
Bacteremias and Central Vascular Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections
Health Care-Associated Pneumonia and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
Clostridium difficile Infections
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Surgical Site Infections
Infections due to Virulent Organisms, such as MRSA
Appropriate Dose of Vitamin D

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"To note that most recently, Cannell announced that it has become possible to prescribe vitamin D3, as 50,000 IU once weekly, and it can also be prescribed as once every 2 weeks.118"

Health care–associated and hospital-acquired infections are two entities associated with increased morbidity and mortality. They are highly costly and constitute a great burden to the health care system. Vitamin D deficiency (< 20 ng/ml) is prevalent and may be a key contributor to both acute and chronic ill health. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with decreased innate immunity and increased risk for infections. Vitamin D can positively influence a wide variety of microbial infections.

Herein we discuss hospital-acquired infections, such as pneumonia, bacteremias, urinary tract and surgical site infections, and the potential role vitamin D may play in ameliorating them. We also discuss how vitamin D might positively influence these infections and help contain health care costs. Pending further studies, we think it is prudent to check vitamin D status at hospital admission and to take immediate steps to address existing insufficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.
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