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The health effects of vitamin D were determined on bone health and calcium-phosphate metabolism. The association of vitamin D with many diseases caused a serious increase in scientific articles as well as an increase in analysis in routine laboratory practice. Vitamin D analysis, which is increasingly emphasized with both scientific and media approaches, seriously occupies routine biochemistry laboratories. The efficacy of vitamin D in various diseases is observed in the lower steps of the evidence-based medicine pyramid such as animal and laboratory studies. However, vitamin D cannot find a place for itself in cohort studies, meta-analyses, and clinical practice treatment guidelines, which are the higher steps of the pyramid. This presentation will address the myths and facts about vitamin D from the perspective of evidence-based medicine. This presentation will also examine vitamin D from a laboratory point of view, such as reference intervals, analytical techniques...
ABOUT THE SPEAKER :
Dr. Unlu completed his medical school education from 19 Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine in 1991. In 1998, he received his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Glasgow University Faculty of Medicine. Currently, he is the Head of Medical Biochemistry Department at the Medical School in Selçuk University (Konya, Turkey). He is also on the executive board of the Turkish Biochemical Association.
His main research activities focus on the use of mass spectrometric analysis in the clinical chemistry department. In addition to his responsibilities in patient care and research, he gives lectures in Clinical Chemistry. He has written 4 book chapters and more than 90 articles in scientific journals with H-index of 20.
European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
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