Alexandra V Yamshchikov
Affiliation: Emory University
- Vitamin D as adjunctive therapy in refractory pulmonary tuberculosis: a case reportAlexandra V Yamshchikov
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
South Med J 102:649-52. 2009..The basis for vitamin D/TB interactions and a brief literature review are discussed. Data from controlled trials are needed to evaluate the efficacy of vitamin D as adjunctive TB therapy...
- Vitamin D for treatment and prevention of infectious diseases: a systematic review of randomized controlled trialsAlexandra V Yamshchikov
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30030, USA
Endocr Pract 15:438-49. 2009....
- Vitamin D status and antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (LL-37) concentrations in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosisAlexandra V Yamshchikov
Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 92:603-11. 2010..Little information is available on the clinical relation between vitamin D, LL-37 concentrations, and disease severity in patients with tuberculosis...
- The role of vitamin D deficiency in sepsis and potential therapeutic implicationsRichard R Watkins
Division of Infectious Diseases, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH 44302, USA
J Infect 63:321-6. 2011..Further prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trials of adjunctive vitamin D therapy in patients who are deficient are needed in the management of human sepsis syndrome...
- Alterations in vitamin D status and anti-microbial peptide levels in patients in the intensive care unit with sepsisLeo Jeng
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Lipids, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Transl Med 7:28. 2009..Thus, the relationship between vitamin D status and LL-37 production may be of importance for host immunity, but little data is available on this subject, especially in the setting of human sepsis syndrome and other critical illness...