2B.5| Volume 43, ISSUE 10, P1624, October 2012

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Vitamin D levels in hip fractures: Rationale and guidelines for rapid substitution therapy

      Introduction: Assessment for and treatment of osteoporosis is recommended following hip fracture. However, all forms of osteoporosis treatment assume that those who receive it have an adequate calcium intake and are vitamin D replete. This study initially assessed vitamin D levels in patients with femoral neck fractures and from that we have developed guidelines on how to safely and effectively manage low vitamin D levels with high dose oral vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
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