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Is There Any Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.023
Synopsis: 
This study demonstrated that prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was found 55.9% in children with lower respiratory tract infections. Vitamin D deficiency should be kept in mind as a preventable cause of lower respiratory tract infections.

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Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 2019

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Hypercalcaemia and Hypervitaminosis A in Chronic Renal Failure

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.268

The Editor,

Sir,

Chronic toxicity by vitamin A may occur with long-term ingestion at lower doses in patients with chronic renal failure, but hypercalcaemia is rarely observed in this setting and is probably due to effects of the vitamin A on bone osteoclastic or osteoblastic phenomena. 

Accepted: 
14 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Vitamins A, D and E in Primary Immunodeficiencies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.003
Synopsis: 
This study showed that primary immunodeficiency patients have low serum levels of vitamins A and E, and serum vitamin A levels were positively correlated with decreased IgG levels. Vitamin D levels were not different between patients and healthy controls.

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Background: A,D and E vitamins have a very important role in humoral and cellular immunity.

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare serum levels of these vitamins in patients with various Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) and healthy controls.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

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.

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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

Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets in Infants Presenting with Hypocalcaemic Convulsions

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.269
Pages: 
201–4
Synopsis: 
Ninety-one infants with rickets presented to hospital with hypocalcaemia. Vitamin D deficiency should be considered in infants presenting with hypocalcaemic convulsion.

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Aim: Hypocalcaemia evaluation of the clinical, biochemical and radiological features of 91 infants with rickets who presented as hypocalcaemic convulsions.

Subjects andMethods: Ninety-one hypocalcaemic infants who were brought to hospital with convulsion and diag-nosed with rickets related to vitamin D deficiency according to their clinical, biochemical and radio-logical features were retrospectively reviewed.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Vitamin D Deficiency in Risk Groups Living in Tropical Curaçao

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DOI: 
10.727/wimj.2012.196
Pages: 
195–200
Synopsis: 
Avoiding sun exposure, although living in tropical areas, results in vitamin D deficiency. In our small pilot study, 38% of the people were at risk and had 25(OH)D levels below 50 nmol/L.

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Objective: Curaçao (12 degrees 10N, 69 degrees 0W) is characterized by whole year abundant sunshine (8−10 hours/day). We challenged the automatic assumption that people living in tropical countries do not have a high risk of vitamin D deficiency, and investigated the vitamin D status in a tropical environment.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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