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Jun
2009

Several studies have shown excess mortality among hip fracture patients compared with the normal population of the same age. Finnish guidelines for medical treatment of hip fracture patients recommend anti-osteoporosis medication and the daily concomitant use of prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements. However, whether post-fracture use of calcium and vitamin D supplements is associated with survival in such patients has not been evaluated.

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Mar
2008

Most clinical guidelines for the prevention of hip fractures recommend 800 IU vitamin D per day. This dose shifted serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (25(OH)D) in previous studies to between 60 and 100 nmol/l.
To measure 25(OH)D levels and prevalence of vitamin D supplementation in individuals age 65+ with acute hip fracture.

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Nov
2009

Vitamin D insufficiency is commonly associated with hip fracture. However, the equipotency of ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol supplementation in this patient group has not been studied in a randomized trial using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) measurement of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD). The objective of this study was to determine if ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol are equipotent therapies in vitamin D-insufficient hip fracture patients.

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