THE EFFECT OF THE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY ON THE HYPOCALCAEMIA AFTER THYROIDECTOMY IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS


Isik A. L. , Teksoz S. , Arikan A. E. , Tortum O. B. , Ozcan M., Bukey Y., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.17, no.1, pp.8-14, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-14

Abstract

Introduction: Post-thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia is common and depends on many factors. Vitamin D has critical role in calcium homeostasis. The main purpose of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin D deficiency on hypocalcaemia after thyroidectomy in geriatric patients.