Cognitive impairment is a frequent problem among older patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) and can be the result of pre-existing cognitive impairment, delirium, or neurologic disorders. Another cause can also be acute disturbance of brain perfusion and oxygenation, which may be reversed by optimal resuscitation. This study aimed to assess the relationship between vital signs, as a measure of acute hemodynamic changes, and cognitive impairment in older ED patients.
|Title||Vital signs and impaired cognition in older emergency department patients: The APOP study|
|Date||20 June 2019|
|Issue name||PLOS ONE|
|Issue number||14(6): e0218596|