Aracely Antonella Mendoza AguilarHospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Argentina
Title: Hospitalization Rate According To Comorbidities In Alzheimer's Patients At Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo.
Introduction: According to World Health Organization (WHO) 2017 report there are 50 millions of people with dementia worldwide and 60% to 70% of cases belong to Alzheimer’s Disease. The WHO admit that dementia is a public health priority.
Aims: Descriptive analysis of patients Alzheimer’s Disease in Guayaquil, Ecuador, focused hospitalization and mortality predictors.
Methods: Cross-sectional study. Multivariate and univariate logistic regression analysis to indicate predictors of hospitalization by pneumonia and mortality.
Results: The (42.57%) of the sample are men and the average age was 80.02 years. In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, the most associated comorbidity to increase the risk of pneumonia were Mellitus Diabetes combined with Arterial Hypertension (OR 5.62, 95% CI (1.17 – 26.96) p 0.031), statistically significant. Antipsychotic medication increase the pneumonia risk with a statistically significant meaning (OR 3.03, 95% CI (1.23 – 7.44) p 0.016).
Conclusion: Future studies should focus on report the effect of medications and comorbidities on admissions in patients with Alzheimer. Guidelines to focus prevent common causes of hospitalization in these patients should be adapted.
I’m 27 years old, I was born in argentina, my parents are from Ecuador, so I lived there most of my life. I graduated from medical school of Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil – Ecuador in 2017. Currently I’m Pediatric Resident of 2nd year of the Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín – Buenos Aires – Argentina. In the future, I would like to be a Pediatric Neurology.