Neurology for the Hospitalist: A Practical Approach

ISBN : 9780199969630

David J. Likosky; S. Andrew Josephson; Michael Joseph Pistoria; William D. Freeman
208 Pages
142 x 209 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
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Neurology for the Hospitalist is a concise and eminently practical resource for inpatient neurological care. Internal Medicine Hospitalists frequently face patients with neurological issues and many feel that their training was insufficient in this area. Hospitalists are often the primary inpatient care providers for this patient population as many perceive Neurology to be an Internal Medicine subspecialty. Both new and experienced hospitalists will benefit from this handbook. In addition, medical students and residents will find this to be an excellent at the bedside resource. The format of the handbook allows one to quickly learn the differential diagnosis, appropriate testing, signs to watch for, and treatment strategies for the most frequently encountered neurologic conditions. Each topic covers commonly asked questions and elements that warrant close attention. For the hospitalist in particular, proposed quality metrics are given for major neurological diagnoses. No other book provides the hospitalist caring for patients with neurological issues the essential elements of that care in such a useable way. The focus is on practical information that will guide the best care.


1. Overview of Neuroanatomy
2. History and Physical
3. Stroke Overview/Pathophysiology
4. TIA evaluation
5. Ischemic Stroke
6. Hemorrhagic stroke
7. Venous sinus thrombosis
8. Elevated intracranial pressure
9. CNS Demyelinating Disorders
10. Meningitis and Encephalitis
11. Spinal epidural abscess
12. Seizure
13. Status Epilepticus
14. Syncope
15. Headache
16. Delirium
17. Dementia
18. Coma and brain death
19. Approach to & management of the patient with weakness
20. Parkinson's Disease/Parkinsonism
21. Dystonic Reactions
22. Neoplastic Disorders
23. Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders
24. Visual disturbances
25. Vertigo and "Dizziness"
26. Other Spinal Cord Processes

About the author: 

DL: Medical Director, Evergreen Neuroscience Institute Director, Evergreen Stroke Program Hospitalist/Neurohospitalist/Vascular Neurologist Evergreen Hospital Medical CenterKirkland, Washington SAJ:Department of Neurology School of Medicine University of California San Francisco MJP:Lehigh Valley Health Network WDF:Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic

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