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Prevalence and Predictors of Vitamin D Insufficiency in Adolescents Living at an Intermediate Altitude

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.060
Synopsis: 
Vitamin D insufficiency in adolescents living at an intermediate altitude; and optimal serum 25(OH) vitamin D levels in relation to serum PTH levels was evaluated. In spring, vitamin D deficiency was detected in 17.7 % and vitamin D insufficiency was detected in 72 % of subjects. At the end of summer these rates were 1.6 % and 41.1 % respectively. Serum 25(OH)vitamin D levels at which plasma PTH concentrations begin to form a plateau is 22 ng/mL.

ABSTRACT

Although vitamin D insufficiency is very common health problem in the world, its prevalence and predictors in adolescents are controversial. We planned to evaluate prevalenve and predictors of vitamin D insufficiency in adolescents living at an intermediate altitude. We also want to give optimal serum 25(OH) vitamin D levels in relation to serum PTH levels. 

Accepted: 
13 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2015

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DOI: 
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Pages: 
104–5
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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

An Examination of the Effects of Leuprolide Acetate Used in the Treatment of Central Precocious Puberty on Bone Mineral Density and 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.346
Pages: 
104–7
Synopsis: 
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists may have an adverse effect on bone health. They may exhibit these effects by impacting on vitamin D levels.

ABSTRACT

Aim: Leuprolide acetate is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue frequently used in the treatment of central precocious puberty. Research is currently taking place into its effects on endocrine systems. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of leuprolide acetate on vitamin D and bone mineral density.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2015

Intracranial Haemorrhage in a Patient Diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopaenic Purpura and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.015
Pages: 
458–9

The Editor,

Sir,

A 15-year old girl presented with rapid respiration and excessive water consumption and urine production. At physical examination, her general condition was average, and she was lucid, oriented and cooperative. Respiratory acidosis was present.

Accepted: 
06 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 05 May, 2015
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