TITLE

Effect of vitamin D3 on mild to moderate persistent asthmatic patients: A randomized controlled pilot study

AUTHOR(S)
Nageswari, A. D.; Rajanandh, M. G.; Priyanka, R. Kamala; Rajasekhar, P.
PUB. DATE
October 2014
SOURCE
Perspectives in Clinical Research;Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the bronchial airways. Well defined treatment options for asthma are very few. The role of vitamin D3 on asthma is still baffling. Aim: We have examined the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation in mild to moderate persistent asthma patients. Materials and Methods: We conducted an open labeled, randomized comparative trial in 48 asthma patients. The study duration was about 90 days. The study had a run-in-period of 2 weeks. At the end of run-in-period, patients were divided into two groups: Usual care group (n = 31) patients received budesonide and formoterol and intervention care group (n = 32) patients received vitamin D3 supplementation along with their regular medicine. Results: The primary outcome of the study was to measure the improvement in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1). Patients in both groups had a significant improvement in FEV1 at the end of the study. The mean difference in percentage predicted FEV1 in usual care and intervention care group was 4.95 and 7.07 respectively. Conclusion: The study concluded that adjunctive therapy of vitamin D3 is effective in asthma patients. The present study will be an evidence based report; however, future studies are warranted in longer duration of time to substantiate the present findings.
ACCESSION #
98513937

 

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