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Association between serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and community-acquired pneumonia: a case-control study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, November 2017
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Title
Association between serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and community-acquired pneumonia: a case-control study
Published in
International Journal of General Medicine, November 2017
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s149049
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Mojgan Mamani, Neda Muceli, Hamid Reza Ghasemi Basir, Maryam Vasheghani, Jalal Poorolajal

Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common disease with significant morbidity and mortality. There is evidence that vitamin D deficiency can be associated with infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of vitamin D between patients with CAP and healthy controls. In a case-control study on 73 patients with CAP and 76 healthy controls, the serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) was measured. Severity and outcomes of disease and also duration of hospital stay were compared in patients with different levels of 25(OH)D. The severity of CAP was assessed using the CURB-65 score (confusion, uremia, respiratory rate, low blood pressure, age ≥65 years) and was also reflected by the length of hospital stay, admission to intensive care unit (ICU), and 30-day mortality. In total, 81.2% of the study population had vitamin D levels <30 ng/dL. The risk of pneumonia among subjects with deficient vitamin D levels was 3.69 (95% CI: 1.46, 9.31) times of those with sufficient vitamin D level (P=0.006). Prevalence of severe deficiency of vitamin D in scores three and four of CURB-65 (59.38%), was far more than scores one and two (31.71%). Also, results indicated patients with severe deficiency had a higher risk for ICU admission, 30-day mortality, and longer hospitalization stay, but these were not statistically significant. According to findings, a low level of 25(OH)D is associated with a higher incidence of CAP and more severe disease. It is recommended to pay more attention to vitamin D deficiency in infectious diseases, particularly in CAP patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 4 29%
Other 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 50%
Environmental Science 1 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 7%
Unknown 5 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 March 2018.
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#1,289,912
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#51
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