Neurologic Emergencies in the Elderly.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 Aug;34(3):575-599
Authors: Nentwich LM, Grimmnitz B
Neurologic diseases are a major cause of death and disability in elderly patients. Due to the physiologic changes and increased comorbidities that occur as people age, neurologic diseases are more common in geriatric patients and a major cause of death and disability in this population. This article discusses the elderly patient presenting to the emergency department with acute ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, chronic subdural hematoma, traumatic brain injury, seizures, and central nervous system infections. This article reviews the subtle presentations, difficult workups, and complicated treatment decisions as they pertain to our older patients."
PMID: 27475016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]