Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p25 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Prevalence and identification of vitamin D deficiency in a falls population

Gunn Harriet M , Bovill Inaki , Wren Alison M

Background: Falls in the elderly are a major public health burden as more than one in three people over 65 years falls per annum. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the elderly due to decreased sunlight exposure, dietary vitamin D intake and efficiency of cutaneous vitamin D production. Vitamin D deficiency causes myopathy, impaired psychomotor function and increased sway thus increasing the risk of falls, whilst supplementation decreases falls. We hypothesized that vitamin D d...

ea0015oc15 | Reproduction | SFEBES2008

Evaluation of the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its treatment in a West London pregnant population

Salmasi Huda , Banerjee Anita , Donaldson Mandy , Wren Alison M

Vitamin D deficiency is a particular concern in pregnancy as it can affect both mother and infant, with problems lasting into childhood. A high prevalence of deficiency during pregnancy has been reported among known risk groups. Current guidelines on supplementing pregnant women are conflicting, with universal replacement recommended by the Department of Health but not supported by NICE guidelines. We aimed to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in a West London p...