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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120

Vitamin D deficiency in proximal femur fractures: An observational, cross-sectional study


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission18-Sep-2022
Date of Decision02-Oct-2022
Date of Acceptance02-Oct-2022
Date of Web Publication27-Dec-2022

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Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
P. O. Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad 55302
Iraq
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DOI: 10.4103/jodp.jodp_81_22

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Vitamin D deficiency in proximal femur fractures: An observational, cross-sectional study. J Orthop Dis Traumatol 2023;6:120

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Vitamin D deficiency in proximal femur fractures: An observational, cross-sectional study. J Orthop Dis Traumatol [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jan 28];6:120. Available from: https://jodt.org/text.asp?2023/6/1/120/365296



Sir,

In SeptemberDecember 2022, issue of the Journal of Orthopedic Diseases and Traumatology, Singh et al.[1] evaluated the association between serum Vitamin D (VD) levels and proximal femur fractures among Indian patients. They found that 96% of patients suffered from hypovitaminosis D (VD levels <30 ng/ml) while 38% of the patients had VD deficiency (VD levels <20 ng/ml). However, no significant differences in VD levels were found when patients of different ages, gender, and altitude were compared with each other. Singh et al.[1] mentioned three study limitations, namely time constraints, small sample size, and the confounding effects of age, compliance, dietary history, and intersubject variability. We believe that the following limitation needs consideration. The diagnostic cutoff criteria according to the United States Endocrine Society Guidelines[2] are widely employed in assessing VD status. As several factors could control the cutoff values (CV) of serum VD levels, including age, gender, season, ethnicity, skin color, dietary habits, and sunlight exposure,[3] numerous populations-specific CV of serum VD levels have been formulated to be applied in research and clinical settings.[4],[5] In the study methodology, Singh et al.[1] did not obviously state which standard was used in the classification of VD status into normal, insufficiency, and deficiency. That methodological limitation might significantly impair the correctness of the study results.

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Singh U, Tiwari P, Singh N, Kalia G, Brar BS. Vitamin D deficiency in proximal femur fractures: An observational, cross-sectional study. J Orthop Dis Traumatol 2022;5:173-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
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