Etiologies and delirium rates of elderly ED patients with acutely altered mental status: a multicenter prospective study


Aslaner M. A. , Boz M., Celik A., Ahmedali A., Eroglu S., METİN AKSU N., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.35, no.1, pp.71-76, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.004
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-76

Abstract

Objectives: Altered mental status (AMS) is a challenging diagnosis in older patients and has a large range of etiologies. The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of such etiologies for physicians to be better aware of AMS backgrounds and hence improve outcomes and mortality rates.