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 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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.