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Vitamin A supplementation for cystic fibrosis

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Vitamin A supplementation for cystic fibrosis
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, January 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006751.pub2
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O'Neil, Catherine M, Shevill, Elizabeth, Chang, Anne B


People with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency are at risk of fat soluble vitamin deficiency as these vitamins (A, D, E and K) are co-absorbed with fat. Thus, some cystic fibrosis centres routinely administer these vitamins as supplements but the centres vary in their approach of addressing the possible development of deficiencies in these vitamins. Vitamin A deficiency causes predominantly eye and skin problems while supplementation of vitamin A to excessive levels may cause harm to the respiratory and skeletal systems in children. Thus a systematic review on vitamin A supplementation in people with cystic fibrosis would help guide clinical practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 26 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 22%
Student > Master 6 22%
Student > Bachelor 4 15%
Professor 2 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 7%
Chemical Engineering 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 4 15%