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High dose vitamin D associated with reduced hospital length of stay in ventilated patients

July 25 2016. A pilot trial reported in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology found that critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation who were given a high dose vitamin D supplement had a shorter length of hospital stay in comparison with those who received a placebo.

Researchers at Emory University randomized 31 ventilated intensive care unit patients to receive 50,000 international units (IU) or 100,000 IU vitamin D3 for five days. Thirteen of the subjects had deficient plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of less than 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) at the beginning of the study. Blood samples were analyzed one and two weeks after the beginning of the treatment period to measure plasma vitamin D and other factors.

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