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1,645 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Debra Posted Tue 28th of October, 2014 16:35:08 PM When patient's present to the Emergency Room intoxicated with altered mental status or ALOC, they may receive services to[supercoder.com] Serum ethanol levels may be ordered in suspected alcohol ingestion as well altered mental status of unknown etiology, coma, psychiatric emergencies, traumatic emergencies,[emedicine.medscape.com] "Traumatic brain injury and other things cause altered mental status."[ems1.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    A hyperglycemic patient with an altered mental status may receive a bolus of glucose.[emedicine.com] mental status.[disabilitybenefitscenter.org] This procedure usually is performed in the case of an unconscious patient or a patient with altered mental status.[emedicine.com]

  • Hyponatremia

    Her serum [Na] and altered mental status corrected slowly over the next 48 hours with furosemide, hypertonic saline, and fluid restriction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He was eventually admitted to the hospital with altered mental status and was noted to have hyponatremia with serum sodium of 121 mEq/L.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] SUMMARY: An 82-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with altered mental status thought to be due to complicated cystitis and was treated with TMP-SMX 160 mg[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Escherichia Coli

    PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of 80-year-old female patient presenting with dizziness, fever, and altered mental status, who was finally diagnosed with emphysematous[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    Have severely altered mental status. Have possible spinal injuries. Have lower extremity or pelvic fractures. Are not mobile enough to get out of bed.[ahrq.gov]

  • Head Injury

    Therefore, basic guidelines as to when to seek medical care can include the following: Altered mental status.[emedicinehealth.com] A concussion causes an alteration of a person's mental status and can disrupt the normal functioning of the brain.[webmd.com]

  • Brain Concussion

    Neuroimaging is done if there is loss of consciousness, GCS 15, focal neurologic deficits, persistently altered mental status, or clinical deterioration.[merckmanuals.com] Altered mental status encompasses a broad range of signs and symptoms caused by impaired brain function.[livestrong.com] The change in mental status indicates that the person’s brain functioning has been altered, this is called a concussion Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury ( Glasgow Coma Scale[biau.org]

  • Acidosis

    In more severe cases it can present with altered mental status, coma, hypotension, hypothermia and respiratory insufficiency.[calpoison.org] mental status, slurred speech, confusion, disorientation, difficulty concentrating, memory deficits, excessive sleepiness, weakness, abnormal gait, problems with muscle coordination[oley.org] Altered mental status, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, tachypnea, hypotension in a person taking metformin therapeutically or in overdose should raise suspicion for MALA[calpoison.org]

  • Stroke

    The common chameleons were initially diagnosed as altered mental status (AMS) (29, 31%), syncope (15, 16%), hypertensive emergency (12, 13%), systemic infection (10, 11%),[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Paramedics bring a 26-year-old man to the ED with acute-onset altered mental status. He has a history of back pain. An open, unlabeled pillbox was found.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Sepsis

    The major diagnostic criteria for sepsis are altered mental status, increased respiratory rate, and low blood pressure.[medicinenet.com] The major diagnostic criteria for sepsis are altered mental status , increased respiratory rate, and low blood pressure .[medicinenet.com] mental status; leukocytosis (WBC count 12 10⁹/L [12,000/microlitre]); leukopenia (WBC count 10% immature forms. [2] Levy MM, Fink MP, Marshall JC, et al. 2001 SCCM/ESICM[bestpractice.bmj.com]

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