Neurology for the Hospitalist: A Practical Approach by David Likosky

Neurology for the Hospitalist: A Practical Approach

byDavid Likosky, S. Andrew Josephson, Michael Joseph Pistoria

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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 primaryinpatient 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. Forthe 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 thebest care.

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David Likosky is Medical Director at Evergreen Neuroscience Institute Director, Evergreen Stroke Program Hospitalist/Neurohospitalist/Vascular Neurologist Evergreen Hospital Medical CenterKirkland, Washington. S. Andrew Josephson is in the Department of Neurology School of Medicine University of California San Francisco. Michael Joseph...
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Title:Neurology for the Hospitalist: A Practical ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199969639

ISBN - 13:9780199969630

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of Neuroanatomy2. History and Physical3. Stroke Overview/Pathophysiology4. TIA evaluation5. Ischemic Stroke6. Hemorrhagic stroke7. Venous sinus thrombosis8. Elevated intracranial pressure9. CNS Demyelinating Disorders10. Meningitis and Encephalitis11. Spinal epidural abscess12. Seizure13. Status Epilepticus14. Syncope15. Headache16. Delirium17. Dementia18. Coma and brain death19. Approach to and management of the patient with weakness20. Parkinson's Disease/Parkinsonism21. Dystonic Reactions22. Neoplastic Disorders23. Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders24. Visual disturbances25. Vertigo and "Dizziness"26. Other Spinal Cord Processes