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., Aksu N. M. , ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.35, no.1, pp.71-76, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

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.