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dc.contributor.authorSyed, Nazar
dc.contributor.authorChiu, Geoff
dc.contributor.authorKorczak, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-22T08:16:05Z
dc.date.available2017-08-22T08:16:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.citationBr J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Aug 10. pii: S0266-4356(17)30235-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.07.004. [Epub ahead of print]language
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/840
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dc.description.abstractVitamin D deficiency is endemic in the United Kingdom (UK), particularly in high-risk groups. We report the outcomes of patients with low concentrations of the vitamin who had complications after reduction of mandibular fractures or osteotomy, and those who were screened preoperatively. A deficiency can be diagnosed with a simple and inexpensive blood test, and in the UK the cost of a vitamin D tablet is about £0.04/tablet/day. Patients at risk of a deficiency should be screened before mandibular operations, and those listed for orthognathic surgery or replacement of the temporomandibular joint should be asked to take a supplement before operation.language
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dc.subjectDelayed Healinglanguage
dc.subjectMandibular Surgerylanguage
dc.subjectVitamin D Deficiencylanguage
dc.titleShould patients take vitamin D before mandibular operations?language
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