Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Loyola Doctor is Co-Editor of One of the most Widely Read Books in Endocrinology

New Edition of "Evidence-Based Endocrinology"

MAYWOOD, Il. -- Loyola University Health System endocrinologist Dr. Pauline Camacho is co-editor of one of the most widely read books in endocrinology, which recently came out in its second edition.

The pocket-sized Evidence-Based Endocrinology is a quick-reference handbook that provides evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders.

Pauline and co-authors Dr. Glen Sizemore and Dr. Hossein Gharib summarize the latest and best clinical studies supporting the practice recommendations. It is written for general practitioners and trainees, as well as endocrinologists.

Camacho proposed the idea to publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins when she was a resident at Loyola. Camacho also is co-author of the handbook Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians.

Camacho is an associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Sizemore is an emeritus professor in the same division. Gharib is an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.