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Osteoporosis in adults with intellectual disabilities.
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PMID:  22267097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: The medical care of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) originates in primary care physicians' offices. With the move toward the deinstitutionalization of these individuals in the 1970s and 1980s and the increasing longevity of this population, more adults with disabilities are living in the community. Primary care providers need to be comfortable with treating the conditions of these individuals with special needs. Individuals with ID are at higher than average risk for many chronic conditions. One condition that is often overlooked or underdiagnosed is osteoporosis. Much research regarding osteoporosis has been conducted in postmenopausal women and other high-risk groups; however, gaps remain in our understanding of the evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis in adults with ID.
Louis R Petrone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
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