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'Explosion' of New Therapies for Neurologic Conditions, Journal Reports

MAYWOOD, Ill. - There has been an "explosion of new and innovative" therapies for neurologic conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, Loyola University Medical Center neurologist Dr. Jose Biller writes in the August issue of the journal Neurologic Clinics.

Biller is editor of the August issue, which includes 14 articles describing the latest data on new and emerging therapies for neurologic conditions. Five of the articles are written by Loyola physicians:
 
Sarkis Morales Vidal, MD, and Sean Ruland, DO: "Platelet Antiaggregants in Stroke Prevention."
 
Adriana Sofia Ploneda Perilla and Michael J. Schneck, MD: "Unanswered Questions in Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke."

Michael Star, MD, and Murray Flaster, MD, PhD: "Advances and Controversies in the Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis."
 
Jorge J. Asconape: "Epilepsy."
 
Douglas Anderson, MD, and Ninith Kartha, MD: "Deep Brain Stimulation in Nonparkinsonian Movement Disorders and Emerging Technologies, Targets and Therapeutic Promises in Deep Brain Stimulation."
 
Matthew McCoyd, MD: "Update on Therapeutic Options for Multiple Sclerosis."
 
In the preface, Biller writes that the August issue of Neurologic Clinics is intended to provide timely and practical information to physicians treating neurologic disorders. He concludes: "There is every reason to believe that future advances in neurologic therapy are sure to come."
 
Biller is chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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