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Published: 2021
SYNOPSIS

Italian nursing home patients given Vitamin D before being exposed to COIVD 19 had a 70% decrease in death.

TITLE

Mortality in an Italian nursing home during COVID-19 pandemic: correlation with gender, age, ADL, vitamin D supplementation, and limitations of the diagnostic tests.

CITATION

Cangiano B, Fatti LM, Danesi L, Gazzano G, Croci M, Vitale G, Gilardini L, Bonadonna S, Chiodini I, Caparello CF, Conti A, Persani L, Stramba-Badiale M, et al. Mortality in an Italian nursing home during COVID-19 pandemic: correlation with gender, age, ADL, vitamin D supplementation, and limitations of the diagnostic tests. Aging (Albany NY). 2020; 12:24522-24534. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.202307

SUMMARY

The COVID-19 pandemic caused an increased mortality in nursing homes due to its quick spread and the age-related high lethality. We observed a two-month mortality of 40%, compared to 6.4% in the previous year. Increased mortality was associated with male gender, older age, no previous vitamin D supplementation and worse “activities of daily living (ADL)” scores. Our data confirms a higher geriatric mortality due to COVID-19, and mortality was inversely associated with vitamin D supplementation.

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