A randomized, double-blind study to assess if vitamin D treatment affects the outcomes of rehabilitation and balance in hemiplegic patients.
J Phys Ther Sci. 2018 Jun;30(6):874-878. doi: 10.1589/jpts.30.874. Epub 2018 Jun 12.
Sari A1, Durmus B1, Karaman CA1, Ogut E1, Aktas I2.
- Better outcome following Ischemic stroke if injected with 600,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT Feb 2017 Similar to the study on this page
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- Injection is a simple way to quickly restore levels of Vitamin D. It also lasts somewhat longer than oral restoration
Low Vitamin D increases chance of Strokes
- Ischemic stroke 17 X more likely if low vitamin D – April 2017
- Stroke or coronary heart disease deaths 30% less likely if had taken more than 440 IU of vitamin D (900,000 patient years) – Jan 2018
- Strokes 3 X worse if low vitamin D – Jan 2018
Vitamin D also prevents or reduces the impact of Strokes
- Ischemic Stroke risk reduced by 2.5 if have good level of vitamin D – meta-analysis Feb 2018
- Stroke volume half as large if had good level of vitamin D (mice) – Feb 2018
- Large vessel Ischemic Stroke 13 X more likely if low vitamin D – Nov 2017
- Ischemic stroke and low vitamin D – 3X higher risk of poor outcome, 6 X higher risk of a second stroke, Oct 2017
- Cognitive impairment after stroke increased if Vitamin D deficient - Dec 2018
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on rehabilitation outcomes and balance in patients having hemiplegia due to ischemic stroke.
[Subjects and Methods] Vitamin D levels of 132 patients hospitalized for hemiplegia rehabilitation due to ischemic stroke were tested. Consequently, 86/132 patients had low vitamin D levels, 72 of which met the inclusion criteria and were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups: Group A (injected with 300,000 IU vitamin D), and Group B (injected intramuscularly with saline). Each patient was tested at the baseline and at the third month using the Brunnstrom recovery staging, functional ambulation scale, modified Barthel index, and Berg balance scale. The findings were compared between the groups.
[Results] By the end of the third month, The Berg balance scale results and modified Barthel index scores significantly differed between the two groups, whereas Brunnstrom recovery staging and functional ambulation scale test results did not.
[Conclusion] This study found that vitamin D administration increased the activity levels and accelerated balance recovery but did not significantly affect ambulation or motor recovery. These results warrant confirmation by longer follow-up studies with a larger number of participants.Improved recovery from ischemic stroke with Vitamin D (300,000 IU injection) – RCT June 2018
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