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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 | 2019-03-11T14:36:56-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on WHEN YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU: BROADENING THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

HM2018 Abstract Number: Top 15 Research & Innovations

THE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS (PES) MODEL: A NEW PARADIGM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER PATIENTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

Background: Hospitalization in older adults with cognitive impairment is a seminal event that often leads to iatrogenic complications and exacerbation of behavioral disturbances that require a higher level of observation to ensure the patient’s safety. [...]

By | 2018-03-29T15:35:13-04:00 March 29th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Top 15 Research and Innovation Oral Abstracts|Comments Off on THE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS (PES) MODEL: A NEW PARADIGM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER PATIENTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 87

CONSTANT OBSERVATION PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: A SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Background: The number of individuals with dementia in the U.S., currently estimated at 5.3 million, is projected to triple by 2050. For patients with cognitive impairment, the unfamiliar and stressful hospital environment often requires constant [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:17:59-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on CONSTANT OBSERVATION PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: A SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

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 | 2018-03-19T13:07:21-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on TOO FAST TOO FURIOUS