Vitamin D deficiency contributes directly to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Rachel C A Dancer, Dhruv Parekh, Sian Lax, Vijay D'Souza, Shengxing Zheng, Chris R Bassford, Daniel Park, D G Bartis, Rahul Mahida, Alice M Turner, Elizabeth Sapey, Wenbin Wei, Babu Naidu, Paul M Stewart, William D Fraser, Kenneth B Christopher, Mark S Cooper, Fang Gao, David M Sansom, Adrian R MartineauGavin D Perkins, David R Thickett

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Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated as a pathogenic factor in sepsis and intensive therapy unit mortality but has not been assessed as a risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Causality of these associations has never been demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-624
Number of pages8
JournalThorax
Volume70
Issue number7
Early online date1 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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