Low Vitamin D Status Occurs in 90% of Patients with ARDS and Is Associated with Longer Duration of Mechanical Ventilation

“Conclusion: Low vitamin D status was highly prevalent and almost universal in this cohort of patients with ARDS (90%). Although this high prevalence limited power for comparing outcomes, the presence of vitamin D deficiency was associated with fewer days free of mechanical ventilation independent of the severity of illness. Further study of the role of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of ARDS is warranted.”

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2016

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