Elizabeth M. Evans

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The population with intellectual disability (ID) is ageing, but age-related health concerns such as dementia have received little research attention thus far. We review evidence regarding the prevalence and incidence of dementia in people with ID, and discuss some possible explanations for an increased risk, such as shared genetic risk factors, co-morbid(More)
OBJECTIVE Information on the rates and predictors of polypharmacy of central nervous system medication in older people with intellectual disability is limited, despite the increased life expectancy of this group. This study examined central nervous system medication use in an older sample of people with intellectual disability. METHODS Data regarding(More)
CASE A 56-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of urinary retention and overflow incontinence for 24 hours, preceded by progressive difficulty with voiding, worsening lower abdominal discomfort and bloating. Her past medical history was significant for small bowel obstruction and neurofibromatosis with an(More)
INTRODUCTION Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. The objective of this study was to determine if there were gender differences in adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI diagnosis and treatment guidelines, as documented by emergency providers. METHODS We performed a(More)
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