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AMDA's 2015 Annual Conference


A33 - Vitamins or No Vitamins


Mar 19, 2015 8:00am ‐ Mar 19, 2015 11:30am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPLM Designation Statement: This Internet Enduring Material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.5 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

Session Description:
This session will describe the pathophysiology of vitamins and their role in disease prevention. We will use a case-based approach to discuss vitamin deficiencies and appropriate replacement options. We will also discuss the dangers of using mega doses of vitamins and vitamin-drug interactions. We will discuss, if with adequate nutrition, it is necessary to replace vitamins, and if so which ones.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe the physiological role for vitamins
  • Discuss vitamin deficiency syndromes and how to recognize them in the clinical setting
  • Explain abuse of vitamins and the adverse effects of hypervitaminosis
  • Discuss the role of vitamin supplementation in the post-acute long-term care setting

Speaker(s):
Suzanne C. Cryst, RD, CSG, LD
T.S. Dharmarajan, MD
Meenakshi Patel, MD, MMM, CMD
Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
1. Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 53, No. 7, September 2011, page(s) 370 Council on Health Promotion. 2. Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Dawson-Hughes B, Staehelin HB, et al. Fall prevention with supplemental and active forms of vitamin D: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMJ 2009; 339: b3692. 3. Pedersen JI. Vitamin D requirement and setting recommendation levels & mdash; current Nordic view. Nutr Rev 2008; 66: S165-S169. 4. Pittas AG, Chung M, Trikalinos T, et al. Systematic review: Vitamin D and cardiometabolic outcomes. Ann Intern Med 2010; 152: 307-314. Ansell JE, Kumar R, Deykin D. The spectrum of vitamin K deficiency. JAMA. Jul 4 1977; 238(1): 40-2. [Medline]. Kristin M McCabe, Michael A. Adams, Rachel M. Holden. Vitamin K Status in Chronic Kidney Disease. Nutrition. November 2013; 5: 4390-4398. Krasinski SD, Russell RM, Furie BC. The prevalence of Vitamin K deficiency in chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Am J Clin Nutr. Mar 1985; 41(3): 639-43. [Medline]. [Full Text]. 3. Neurosci Lett. 2003 May 8; 341(3): 173-6 Plasma Vitamin C, cholesterol and homocysteine are associated with grey matter volume determined by MRI in non-demented old people. Whalley LJ, Staff RT, Murray AD, Duthie SJ, Collins AR, Lemmon HA, Starr JM, Deary IJ. UK. 

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