Tag Archives: Vitamin D

Mineral and nutritional requirements of preterm infant

Preterm infants are at risk of growth failure and metabolic bone disease due to insufficient nutrient supply in postnatal life. An ample provision of protein, energy, calcium and phosphates through parenteral or/and enteral nutrition is crucial for bone growth and … Continue reading

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Craniotabes: a case of congenital deformation of the skull

This article presents a striking cranial deformity in a newborn baby in the context of an abnormal lie in utero compounded by biochemical vitamin D deficiency in the mother and baby in a high risk ethnic group. This case highlights the importance … Continue reading

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Vitamin D levels in newborns and association with neonatal hypocalcemia

Abstract Objective: Vitamin D has many important functions in our body. Especially in intrauterine and early infancy periods, Vitamin D plays a major role in bone development, growth, and the maturation of tissues such as lung and brain. Fetus is … Continue reading

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Trajectory of vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to neonatal birth size and fetal survival: a prospective cohort study

The study investigates associations between vitamin D status in early and late pregnancy with neonatal small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery. Furthermore, associations between vitamin D status and pregnancy loss were also studied. The … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and tachypnoea in new-born children

Tachypnoea is breathing too quickly. In this study Ahmed Omran, from Suez Canal University in Egypt, led a team of researchers looking into the links between low levels of vitamin D and temporary tachypnoea in new-born babies. 60 pairs of … Continue reading

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Large anterior fontanelle and low vitamin D in neonates: a potential early recognition sign

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body and is necessary for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. This audit of practice demonstrates that a majority of neonates with low vitamin D … Continue reading

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The effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and maternal vitamin D levels on neonatal vitamin D levels and birth parameters

Abstract Objective: The current study aimed to measure the levels of vitamin 25(OH)D in pregnant women and in the umbilical cord blood of newborns and to evaluate the association of vitamin D levels with birth parameters. Methods: This cross-sectional analytic investigation … Continue reading

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