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Vitamin D and vitamin D receptor levels in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, February 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Vitamin D and vitamin D receptor levels in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, February 2018
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s158228
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Authors

Nilfer Sahin, Hatice Altun, Ergul Belge Kurutas, Damla Balkan

Abstract

In this study, we aimed to evaluate vitamin D and vitamin D receptor levels in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In this cross-sectional study, a total of 80 children including 40 ADHD patients (aged 6-12 years; 28 males and 12 females) and 40 age-, sex-, and season of blood collection-matched controls (aged 6-12 years; 25 males and 15 females) were enrolled. Serum vitamin D and vitamin D receptor levels and calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase were measured. The vitamin D receptor levels in the serum were measured using the quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay technique. Serum vitamin D and vitamin D receptor levels were found to be significantly lower in children with ADHD compared to healthy controls. No significant differences were found in serum calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase levels. No significant differences were found among the ADHD subtypes in terms of serum vitamin D, vitamin D receptor, calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase levels. This study suggests that children with ADHD have lower levels of vitamin D and vitamin D receptor. According to the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to describe vitamin D receptor levels in ADHD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 19%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 7 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 25%
Psychology 7 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 9 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 01 August 2019.
All research outputs
#1,194,004
of 16,388,868 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#151
of 2,606 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,342
of 279,820 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#6
of 79 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,388,868 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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