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The CAMCOG, the cognitive section of the Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly (CAMDEX), was administered twice to 53 patients with a clinical diagnosis ranging from no dementia to severe dementia. The stability of the total CAMCOG score was high (0.97). Patients with less than moderate dementia were differentiated well by the total(More)
We reviewed 32 studies to determine whether patient-related factors predict the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of hospitalized patients. Limitations of individual studies are described. Single factors and multiple factors, as used in the Pre-arrest Morbidity (PAM) Index, were examined for their ability to predict CPR outcome. Although(More)
The AMSTEL-project is a longitudinal investigation to study the course of cognitive impairment in people aged 65 and over during a 4-year period. The study intends to contribute to the distinction between normal aging and early dementia, and should ultimately result in a diagnostic instrument enabling general practitioners to distinguish early dementia, in(More)
The use of 'do not resuscitate' (DNR) orders was analysed on a Dutch geriatric ward for a 4-month period. Of 148 admissions, 68 (58%) received a written DNR order. The use of DNR orders was significantly influenced by age (> 83 years) and the pre-arrest morbidity (PAM) index. PAM > 4 almost always resulted in a DNR order, and PAM score was the only(More)
Adjustment of a cognitive test for an expected level of performance improves the discrimination between brain-diseased and healthy subjects. However, this improvement is subject to severe limitations and may be worthwhile only in clinical settings, where test results tend to be low regardless of disease status. The objective of this study was to provide an(More)
Resuscitation decisions during the first 6 weeks were analysed for 97 admissions to a psychogeriatric ward of a general teaching hospital. Seventy-seven patients (79%) had a written 'do not resuscitate' (DNR) order on admission and 74 patients (875) had a written DNR order after 6 weeks. Morbidity was assessed with a pre-arrest morbidity (PAM) index and a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of patient- and non-patient-related factors (co-morbidity, demographics, and method of surveillance) on the frequency of "do-not-resuscitate" (DNR) orders in aged inpatients. METHODS On a geriatric ward, during three different periods within 1 year, we used two different methods of data(More)
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