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Prevalence and treatment of diabetes mellitus and hypertension among older adults with intellectual disability in comparison with the general population.

Authors
  • Axmon, Anna1, 2
  • Ahlström, Gerd3
  • Höglund, Peter4
  • 1 Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, SE-221 00, Lund, Sweden. [email protected] , (Sweden)
  • 2 Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. [email protected] , (Sweden)
  • 3 Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 4 Division of Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC geriatrics
Publication Date
Nov 23, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
272–272
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0658-2
PMID: 29169334
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Treatment regimens among people with ID tended to include older types of medication compared with what was prescribed in the general population. To ensure that this is medically appropriate and not due to failure to update the treatment regimen, it is important to investigate if the people with ID and diabetes mellitus or hypertension are subjected to the same regular drug reviews that are recommended for older adults in general.

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