Borderline vitamin B12 deficiency in general practice
Borderline vitamin B12 deficiency in general practice
Document number : 154011
Created by: Grace Cham, 2014-08-13
Last revised by: Grace Cham, 2016-08-23
Document created in: James Cook University

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Summary

Scientific title

To B12 or not to B12: the diagnosis and treatment of borderline vitamin B12 deficiency in general practice

Abstract for the general public

A deficiency in vitamin B12 can result in progressive deterioration of neurologic and haematologic functions, and irreversible nerve damage. The appropriate cut-off level of serum vitamin B12 to diagnose deficiency and consider treatment remains unclear. This project aims to explore the opinions of locally based GPs on this subject.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2014-07-31

Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden
Nichola Davis
Cairns Clinical School SMD
Edward Strivens
Older persons health services, Cairns and Hinterlands hospital services
Aileen Traves
Cairns Clinical School, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University
Grant Manypeney
Mareeba Medical Clinic

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

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