Thursday, August 15, 2013

'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.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.