Altered Mental Status

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Abstract Number: 952

ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY MASQUERADING AS MENINGO-ENCEPHALITIS: A CASE REPORT

Case Presentation: A 64 year old female presented with fever, slurred speech and altered mental status. She had similar presentations twice in the past diagnosed as aseptic viral meningitis. Her past medical history included hypothyroidism, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:40:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY MASQUERADING AS MENINGO-ENCEPHALITIS: A CASE REPORT

Abstract Number: 934

SUDDEN ALTERED MENTATION: A CASE OF NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS

Case Presentation: A 32-year-old male Mexican immigrant with no past medical history presented to the emergency department with sudden onset altered mentation. Four days prior to presentation, he had developed a headache, which had developed [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:40:20+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on SUDDEN ALTERED MENTATION: A CASE OF NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS

Abstract Number: 865

DON’T GET COCCI WHEN INTERPRETING CEREBROSPINAL FLUID STUDIES: A REVIEW OF DIAGNOSING FUNGAL MENINGITIS

Case Presentation: A 65-year-old man presents with five days of altered mental status, ataxia, and headaches. Four months prior, he traveled to Arizona. Soon after, he sought care for sinus pain, cough, weight loss, and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:38:13+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on DON’T GET COCCI WHEN INTERPRETING CEREBROSPINAL FLUID STUDIES: A REVIEW OF DIAGNOSING FUNGAL MENINGITIS

Abstract Number: 820

WHEN YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU: BROADENING THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Case Presentation: A 91 year-old female with history of atrial fibrillation on coumadin, hypertension, prior stroke, myeloproliferative disease, polycythemia vera and recently diagnosed macular degeneration presented with complaints of visual hallucinations for two weeks. She [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:56+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on WHEN YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU: BROADENING THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Abstract Number: 762

BETWEEN THE ROCK AND THE HARD PLACE- HYPONATREMIA MASKING NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME (NMS)

Case Presentation: Our patient is a 63-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of schizophrenia on risperidone, psychogenic polydipsia and chronic hyponatremia. He presented to the emergency department after being discovered unresponsive in a [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:35:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on BETWEEN THE ROCK AND THE HARD PLACE- HYPONATREMIA MASKING NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME (NMS)

Abstract Number: 695

THE UNSUSPECTING CULPRIT: CURIOUS CASE OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Case Presentation: A 53-year-old African American woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus, refractory hypertension, and cerebrovascular accident, was found unresponsive and hypotensive at home. On presentation, the patient was drowsy but arousable and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:33:19+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on THE UNSUSPECTING CULPRIT: CURIOUS CASE OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 366

CHOOSING WISELY? A COST CONSCIOUS APPROACH WHEN ORDERING IMAGING STUDIES FOR RAPID RESPONSE PATIENTS WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Background: CT Head imaging for patients with altered mental status is a common procedure that many clinicians utilize to establish a diagnosis. As health care costs rise, practitioners are becoming more conscious about ordering costly [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:00+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on CHOOSING WISELY? A COST CONSCIOUS APPROACH WHEN ORDERING IMAGING STUDIES FOR RAPID RESPONSE PATIENTS WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 500

“ANGEL DUST BLUES’- A CASE OF PHENCYCLIDINE-INDUCED CATATONIA

Case Presentation: 41 year old male with a history of substance use (Phencyclidine/PCP) was brought to the hospital after being found nude and unconscious outside for an unknown period. At presentation he was awake but [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on “ANGEL DUST BLUES’- A CASE OF PHENCYCLIDINE-INDUCED CATATONIA

HM2018 Abstract Number: 700

TOO FAST TOO FURIOUS

Case Presentation: A 70 year-old woman with hyperthyroidism, hypertension and diabetes presented with subacute progressive altered mental status and frequent falls. History obtained from family revealed a previously independently functioning woman until 4 months prior, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:07:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on TOO FAST TOO FURIOUS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 529

“POSSESSED” OR FLU SHOT ENCEPHALITIS? A RARE COMPLICATION OF THE INFLUENZA VACCINE

Case Presentation: A 62 year old woman with a history of hypertension suddenly developed a headache starting 3 days after receiving the influenza vaccine. The headache worsened and was associated with nausea, photosensitivity and vomiting. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:42+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on “POSSESSED” OR FLU SHOT ENCEPHALITIS? A RARE COMPLICATION OF THE INFLUENZA VACCINE

HM2017 Abstract Number: 419

NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST – THE CURIOUS CASE OF AN INSULINOMA

Case Presentation: A 44-year-old male presented to the emergency department with a 2 hour history of altered mental status. His wife reports that when he awoke, he was confused and acting inappropriately. After no improvement [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:33:53+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST – THE CURIOUS CASE OF AN INSULINOMA

HM2017 Abstract Number: 365

ALTERED MENTAL STATUS IN A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT: A CASE OF ANTI-NMDA ENCEPHALITIS

Altered Mental Status in a Psychiatric Patient: A Case of Anti-NMDA EncephalitisCase Presentation: 29-year-old female with a history of Bipolar I Disorder, in remission off medication, presented to the Psychiatric Emergency Department with hyperactivity, insomnia, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:38:12+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on ALTERED MENTAL STATUS IN A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT: A CASE OF ANTI-NMDA ENCEPHALITIS

HM2016 Abstract Number: 823

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma As the Cause of Memory Impairment and Confusion in an Elderly Woman

Case Presentation: A 71 year-old woman with hypothyroidism and primary biliary cirrhosis presented with one month of progressive memory impairment and confusion. Prior to presentation, she had no memory deficits and was sufficiently managing her [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma As the Cause of Memory Impairment and Confusion in an Elderly Woman