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Literature review: are we over-screening for deficiency in vitamin D?

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

Vitamin D plays a role in the absorption of calcium and in maintaining healthy bones. It has recently been suggested that deficiency in vitamin D is linked to other...

Tackling vitamin D deficiency in children and at-risk families

29 April 2014

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

This article considers the reasons for, and the consequences of, vitamin D deficiency, which affects large numbers of young children. Despite extensive media...

Optimal nutrition for bone health in people with a learning disability

25 January 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

People with learning disabilities are at increased risk of low bone mineral density, osteopenia, osteoporosis and fractures, compared to the general population,...

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia

30 June 2014

Nursing Older People


Osteomalacia is a musculoskeletal condition that results in soft bones due to ineffective mineralisation. Nurses have a unique opportunity to improve awareness of...

Management of vitamin D deficiency in childhood and adolescence

12 November 2015

Nursing Children and Young People


There are some children and young people who will need specialist management for vitamin D deficiency in paediatric endocrine services. However, health problems...

Vitamin D deficiency: identifying gaps in the evidence base

17 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. Vitamin D has attracted attention since evidence emerged that it may have functions beyond the control of serum...

Coeliac disease in children

05 August 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Coeliac disease is an immune-mediated systemic disorder caused by ingestion of gluten. The condition presents classically with gastrointestinal signs including...