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Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Oct;14(10):893-6.

Cognitive impairment of acute onset in the Consortium to Investigate Vascular Impairment of Cognition (CIVIC) study: occurrence, correlates, and outcomes.

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Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Having demonstrated that dementia of acute onset represents a distinct syndrome with distinct outcomes, the authors investigated whether similar attributes describe cognitive impairment of acute onset (CIAO).

METHODS:

The authors conducted a secondary analysis of the Consortium to Investigate Vascular Impairment of Cognition study.

RESULTS:

Ninety patients met our criteria for CIAO. Compared with cognitive impairment of gradual onset, CIAO was associated with vascular features (odds ratio [OR]: 12.3, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 3.2-47.9), dementias other than Alzheimer disease (OR: 6.5, 95% CI: 2.1-20.8), and decreased survival (hazard ratio: 2.8, 95% CI: 1.6-4.6).

CONCLUSIONS:

Patients with CIAO are clinically identifiable and have distinct outcomes.

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