Hospitalist Neurology, in the highly regarded Blue Books of Practical Neurology series, focuses on the clinical practice of in-patient neurology as well as the neurologic sequelae of non-neurologic conditions of hospitalized patients. It is meant to provide consulting hospital-based neurologists with a rational approach to evaluating neurological problems in a busy general hospital.
* Provides hospitalists with an organized, practical approach to recognizing and treating neurologic problems in hospitalized patients
* Contributors are seasoned experts in their fields, thus providing readers with the benefit of years of experience consulting in a general hospital
* Only book available of this type
Table of Contents
I. MAJOR NEUROLOGIC ISSUES FACED BY THE CONSULTING NEUROLOGIST: 1. SYMPTOMS: Headache; Altered Mental Status; Weakness; Behavioral Disturbances; Seizures; 2. SPECIAL ISSUES: Drugs and Toxins; Stroke; Electrolyte Disorders; Human Immune Deficiency Virus Positive Patients; Ethical Questions; II. MAJOR NEUROLOGIC CONSULTATION PROBLEMS SEEN ON VARIOUS HOSPITAL SERVICES: 1. MEDICINE: Nephrology; Hematology; Neurologic Problems in Oncology; Cardiology; Rheumatic Diseases; Vascular Medicine and Surgery; Neurologic Consultation in the Medical Intensive Care Unit; Geriatrics; II. SURGERY: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Neurologic Complications of Organ Transplantation; Consultations in the Operating Room and for Pain Management; Ophthalmology; Neurologic Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Orthopedic Surgery; Urology; III. PSYCHIATRY: Neurology's Interface with Psychiatry; IV. PEDIATRICS: Neonatal Seizures; Status Epilepticus in Children; Management of Acute Intracranial Hypertension; Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery