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25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Meta-Analysis

Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Wangdi, Kinley; Yakob, Laith; McKenzie, Samantha; Doi, Suhail; Clark, J; Paterson, David; Riley, Thomas V; Clements, Archie


Background: Well-known risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are exposure to antibiotics and gastric acid suppressants. Recent studies have provided some evidence of an association between hypovitaminosis D and the risk of CDI. Therefore, this meta-analysis aimed to pool all the existing evidence to investigate the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and CDI. Methods: A systematic search was conducted in 3 databases (PubMed, Embase, and Web of Sciences) for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Parenteral and enteral nutrition
DOI: 10.1177/0148607115623457


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