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Estimating Daily Vitamin K Intake Based on Diet

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that is important for the synthesis of several coagulation factors. Patients on coumadin need to keep their dietary intake of vitamin K constant once they are titrated to the proper dose. A sudden change in intake can increase or decrease the level of anticoagulation with consequent risks for bleeding or thrombosis.

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