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    Vitamin D supplements in chronic kidney disease.
    Ren Fail 2015 Jul 27;37(6):917-24. Epub 2015 Jul 27.
    a Department of Nephrology , Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated First People's Hospital , Shanghai , P.R. China and.
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant public health problem and Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in CKD and might be associated with calcium and phosphate metabolism, cardiovascular disease, infections as well as the progress of kidney dysfunction. Emerging evidence implies that Vitamin D supplements may be of benefit to CKD. Based on existing laboratory and clinical evidence, this review intends to discuss the effectiveness of Vitamin D supplements and controversy in clinical practice. Read More
    Dietary supplements for chronic gout.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Oct 7(10):CD010156. Epub 2014 Oct 7.
    Sección de Reumatología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, C/ Pintor Baeza, 12, Alicante, Spain, 03010.
    Background: Dietary supplements are frequently used for the treatment of several medical conditions, both prescribed by physicians or self administered. However, evidence of benefit and safety of these supplements is usually limited or absent.

    Objectives: To assess the efficacy and safety of dietary supplementation for people with chronic gout. Read More
    Clinical utility of vitamin d testing: an evidence-based analysis.
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    Ont Health Technol Assess Ser 2010 1;10(2):1-93. Epub 2010 Feb 1.
    Unlabelled: This report from the Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS) was intended to evaluate the clinical utility of vitamin D testing in average risk Canadians and in those with kidney disease. As a separate analysis, this report also includes a systematic literature review of the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in these two subgroups.This evaluation did not set out to determine the serum vitamin D thresholds that might apply to non-bone health outcomes. Read More
    Multivitamin/mineral supplements and prevention of chronic disease.
    Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep) 2006 May(139):1-117
    Objectives: To review and synthesize published literature on the efficacy of multivitamin/mineral supplements and certain single nutrient supplements in the primary prevention of chronic disease in the general adult population, and on the safety of multivitamin/mineral supplements and certain single nutrient supplements, likely to be included in multivitamin/mineral supplements, in the general population of adults and children.

    Data Sources: All articles published through February 28, 2006, on MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane databases.

    Review Methods: Each article underwent double reviews on title, abstract, and inclusion eligibility. Read More