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Volume 35 (2013), Issue 5, Pages 525–529
Hypovitaminosis D in Geriatric Acute Care Unit: A Biomarker of Longer Length of Stay
1Department of Geriatrics, Hospital of Laval, 53000 Laval, France
2Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Angers University Hospital, 49933 Angers Cedex 9, France
3Department of Geriatrics, Hospital of Château-Gontier, 53200 Château-Gontier, France
4UPRES EA 4638, Angers University, UNAM, 49000 Angers, France
5Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5K8
Received 9 June 2013; Revised 4 September 2013; Accepted 6 September 2013
Academic Editor: Paul Ashwood
Copyright © 2013 Lise Hélard et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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