60 years of age and find out a association between them.Methods: Subjects >60 years of age, without any chronic illness were recruited and subjected to undergo DEXA scan for BMD analysis and serum Vitamin D levels using Elisa technique. The relationship between the variables were carried out using fisher exact test using SPSS software.Results: Of the total 110 patients, Only 26.4% of subjects had sufficient vitamin D levels, while 70.9% had insufficient and 2.7% had deficient vitamin D levels. Only 2.7% of subjects had normal BMD levels, while 36.4% had osteopenia and 60.9% had osteoporosis There was No significant association between vitamin D and BMD levels (p=0.506).Conclusion: No significant association was found between levels of Vitamin D and BMD. " />
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Evaluation of vitamin D levels in osteoporotic patients

2019, Volume 5 Issue 1

Evaluation of vitamin D levels in osteoporotic patients

Author(s): Daral M, Juyal AK and Khera R
Abstract: 
Background: High prevalence of Vitamin D insufficiency in healthy population has been reported worldwide in the past few years. Vitamin D inadequacy is defined by “low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 [OH] D), the major circulating form of Vitamin D and standard indicator of Vitamin D status” (1)
In 1994, the WHO defined osteoporosis as "disease characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue, enhanced bone fragility and an increase in fracture risk" (2) Female sex, and increasing age are some of the non-modifiable risk factors, (3) and however vitamin D deficiency, smoking, physical inactivity and low body mass index (BMI), are modifiable risk factors associated with it. (4)
Aim: To measure vitamin-D and BMD levels in elderly population > 60 years of age and find out a association between them.
Methods: Subjects >60 years of age, without any chronic illness were recruited and subjected to undergo DEXA scan for BMD analysis and serum Vitamin D levels using Elisa technique. The relationship between the variables were carried out using fisher exact test using SPSS software.
Results: Of the total 110 patients, Only 26.4% of subjects had sufficient vitamin D levels, while 70.9% had insufficient and 2.7% had deficient vitamin D levels. Only 2.7% of subjects had normal BMD levels, while 36.4% had osteopenia and 60.9% had osteoporosis There was No significant association between vitamin D and BMD levels (p=0.506).
Conclusion: No significant association was found between levels of Vitamin D and BMD.

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How to cite this article:
Daral M, Juyal AK, Khera R. Evaluation of vitamin D levels in osteoporotic patients. Int J Orthop Sci 2019;5(1):155-157. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2019.v5.i1c.29
 
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