Thursday, January 12, 2012

Loyola Anesthesiologists Contribute Expertise to National Anesthesia Reference Manual

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Four Loyola anesthesiologists have written chapters for the Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology, a popular reference and teaching tool used in hospitals across the nation.

Scott W. Byram, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and Steven Edelstein, MD, professor of anesthesiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, co-wrote a chapter that discusses the anesthetic implications of heart failure.

Lisa Gramlich, MD, associate professor and director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loyola University Medical Center, wrote a chapter on providing anesthesia care to patients with asthma and reactive airway disease.

Sabin Oana, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, shared his expertise concerning anesthetic care and the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis.

“It was great to be able to contribute to this resource for clinicians and be able to share our passion and knowledge with others,” Gramlich said. “Asthma is a huge issue in this country and, for me personally, it was important to educate others about how to best treat surgical patients with asthma."

The manual is a highly visual rapid-reference resource for clinical anesthesiologists.

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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.