Delirium and Hypovitaminosis D: Neuroimaging Findings Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The authors examined the frequency of neuroimaging findings of cortical atrophy and/or cerebrovascular disease in patients with delirium with hypovitaminosis D and normal vitamin D levels. Of 32 patients with delirium with hypovitaminosis D who were neuroimaged, 91.4% had neuroimaging findings, despite only five cases having a comorbid diagnosis of dementia. Similar frequencies of cortical atrophy and/or cerebrovascular disease were found in patients with delirium with normal vitamin D levels. Further research with a larger sample size is needed to compare neuroimaging findings between normal patients and patients with hypovitaminosis D with delirium.

authors

  • Bourgeois, James A
  • Hategan, Ana
  • Ford, Jennifer
  • Tisi, Daniel K
  • Xiong, Glen L

publication date

  • January 2015