Over the past decade, the hospitalist model has become a dominant system for the delivery of inpatient care. Forces such as national mandates to improve safety and quality, and intense pressure to safely reduce length of hospital stays, are now exerting pressure on neurologists. To meet these challenges, a new neurohospitalist model is emerging. This is the first authoritative text to detail the advances and strategies for treating neurologic disease in a hospital setting. It includes chapters on specific acute neurologic diseases including stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease and traumatic brain injury and also addresses common reasons for neurologic consultation in the hospital including encephalopathy, electrolyte disturbances and neurologic complications of pregnancy. Ethical and structural issues commonly encountered in neurologic inpatients are also addressed. This will be a key resource for any clinician or trainee caring for neurologic patients in the hospital including practising neurologists, internists and trainees across multiple subspecialities. Edited by: S. Andrew Josephson, University of California, San Francisco Edited by: W. David Freeman, Mayo Clinic Edited by: David J. Likosky, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Kirkland, WA Features • Includes recommended treatment plans for many neurologic inpatient conditions for quick and accurate treatment • Contains practical algorithms that help clinicians care for inpatients with neurologic disorders • Explores important and ethical issues related to neurohospitalist care Table of Contents 1. Cerebrovascular disease: ischemic Kevin M. Barrett and Thomas G. Brott 2. Cerebrovascular disease: hemorrhagic Edward M. Manno 3. Seizures and status epilepticus David McCollum and William O. Tatum IV 4. Neuromuscular disorders Marcarena Cabrera Serrano and Alejandro Rabinstein 5. Coma, delirium and other disorders of consciousness Arielle Davis and Sandeep Khot 6. Neurologic complications of electrolytes Dimitriy Levin and Jeffrey J. Glasheen 7. Inpatient management of neuro-oncology patients John W. Henson and Jennifer Wulff 8. CNS infections Todd Czartoski 9. Spinal cord disease in the hospitalized patient Leslie A. Gillum and John W. Engstrom 10. Neurologic complications of systemic disorders Brian J. Scott 11. Management of traumatic brain injury David Palestrant 12. Perioperative neurologic disorders David J. Blacker and Janavi Danuwille 13. Neurological complications of pregnancy Carmel Armon and Glenn R. Markenson 14. Hypoxic ischemic brain injury Sarkis Morales-Vidal, Maria Baldwin, Michael J. Schneck and José Biller 15. The diagnosis of brain death David M. Greer and Patricia D. Scripko 16. Ethical issues in hospitalist and inpatient neurology Winston Chiong 17. Structural issues for neurohospitalists Ira Chang Index.