Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Loyola Neurologist is Editor of New 4th Edition of Practical Neurology

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- The new 4th Edition of Practical Neurology, the respected "real-life" guide to diagnosing and managing neurologic disorders, has been completely rewritten to reflect the many advances over the past decade.

The 748-page text is edited by José Biller, MD, an internationally known neurologist and chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Practical Neurology Fourth Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) provides a wealth of practical information for practicing clinicians, residents and fellows.

Section 1 includes 35 chapters on the diagnosis of a broad range of conditions, including dementia; seizures; gait disturbances; sleep disorders; facial pain, numbness and weakness; dizziness; hearing loss; sexual dysfunction; headache, neck and back pain; and pain in the extremities.

Section 2 includes 23 chapters on treatment for such conditions as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, dementia, chronic pain, nervous system complications of cancer and neurologic diseases in pregnancy.

Contributing authors are well-established clinicians and educators who have a talent for making neurologic information accessible and understandable.

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.