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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the severity of COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the severity of COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s89763
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Zhiwen Zheng, Biyuan Zhu, Biqing Zhu, Chaolie Xiao

Abstract

To explore the association between host serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and the susceptibility and severity of COPD. Previous studies on the association between host 25(OH)D and the susceptibility and severity of COPD were collected on the basis of a systematic literature search of PubMed and Web of Science up to June 2015. Continuous variable data were presented as standard mean difference (SMD) or weighted mean difference with 95% confidence interval (CI). The dichotomous variable data were analyzed as relative ratio (RR) or odds ratio with 95% CI for cohort and case-control studies. A systematic review was conducted to understand the curative and side effects of vitamin D intake. A total of 18 studies including eight cohort, five case-control, and five randomized studies met the inclusion criteria. The serum level of 25(OH)D in COPD patients was comparable with controls with a pooled SMD of 0.191 (95% CI: -0.126 to 0.508, P=0.237) based on pooled analyses of cohort studies. However, the serum level of 25(OH)D in COPD patients was lower with a pooled SMD of 0.961 (95% CI: 0.476-1.446, P<0.001) compared with controls based on pooled analyses of case-control studies. The deficiency rates of 25(OH)D were comparable between controls and COPD patients with a pooled RR of 0.955 (95% CI: 0.754-1.211, P=0.705) based on analyses of cohort studies, and the same results were observed based on pooled analyses of case-control studies. Interestingly, the deficiency rate of 25(OH)D was significantly lower in moderate or severe COPD patients with a pooled RR of 0.723 (95% CI: 0.632-0.828, P<0.001) compared with that in mild COPD patients. The same results were obtained from the pooled analysis between moderate and severe COPD patients. The four randomized studies showed that vitamin D intake provided benefit for COPD patients. Low serum levels of 25(OH)D were not associated with COPD susceptibility, but the high deficiency rate of 25(OH)D was associated with COPD severity. Vitamin D supplementation may prevent COPD exacerbation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Greece 1 2%
Unknown 47 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 18%
Student > Postgraduate 7 14%
Researcher 6 12%
Lecturer 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 9 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Philosophy 1 2%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 14 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 17 April 2020.
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#1,173,630
of 18,110,549 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#79
of 2,030 outputs
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#20,282
of 249,024 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#6
of 86 outputs
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