Association between vitamin D and pressure ulcers in older ambulatory adults: results of a matched case–control study
Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2011
Paul Takahashi, Kalava, Stephen Cha
Pressure ulcers are common among older adults, but knowledge about nutritional risk factors is still developing. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the elderly population and is required for normal skin proliferation. The role of vitamin D in pressure ulceration and wound healing is not known. The purpose of this case-control study was to determine the association between vitamin D levels and pressure ulceration in an older community-dwelling cohort.
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