ASSOCIATION BETWEEN VITAMIN D LEVEL AND TOTAL COMORBIDITY STATUS IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS


GÖKÇEN N. , COŞKUN BENLİDAYI İ. , KOCAER A., BAŞARAN S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.21, ss.536-543, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.31086/tjgeri.2018.59
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.536-543

Özet

Introduction: Vitamin D is known as an anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and immune-modulating hormone, which plays an important role in common diseases in the geriatric population, such as hypertension and cerebrovascular disorders. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to various diseases in the literature. However, the association between vitamin D and multiple comorbidities remains unclear due to limited published data. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D levels and multiple comorbidities in elderly patients.