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Cobalamin deficiency in ambulatory individuals: awareness and preferences for substitution
Project funded by own resources
Project title Cobalamin deficiency in ambulatory individuals: awareness and preferences for substitution
Principal Investigator(s) Arnet, Isabelle
Co-Investigator(s) Rothen, Jean-Pierre
Hersberger, Kurt
Walter, Philipp
Tsakiris, Dimitrios
Project Members Morina, Dardan
Infanti, Laura
Organisation / Research unit Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften / Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
Project start 01.06.2019
Probable end 31.12.2021
Status Completed

Deficiency of cobalamin (vitamin B12) is determined in laboratory with various strategies that measure different biomarkers such as vitamin B12, holotranscobolamin or both simultaneously. However, patient history and clinical signs should also be considered when posing the diagnosis. We aim at exploring which laboratory strategy is cost-efficient in the clinical setting. We will analyse retrospectively laboratory data.

We also aim at investigating the awareness of cobalamin deficiency in the population at risk (such as older adults, vegetarians, vegans). We will determine patient preferences for substitution treatment that guarantees best medication adherence. We wil conduct focus group discussions.

Keywords cobalamin, deficiency, risk factors, substitution, patient preferences
Financed by University funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
4514424  Rothen, Jean-Pierre; Hersberger, Kurt E.; Arnet, Isabelle  Comment on "Efficacy of long-term oral vitamin B12 supplementation after total gastrectomy: results from a prospective study"  2341-4545  GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 

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