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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Loyola Neurologist is Co-author and Editor of Four New Neurology Textbooks

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, MD, is a co-author, editor and co-editor of new editions of four major neurology textbooks that are helping physicians stay abreast of the ever expanding knowledge of neurological diseases and disorders.
Dr. Biller, an internationally known neurologist, is professor and chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
“Physicians never stop learning, and these textbooks are designed to provide them with practical and user-friendly tools to continue their education,” Dr. Biller said. “I have been privileged to collaborate with co-editors and contributors at Loyola and other academic medical centers, nationally and internationally, who are among the top neurologists in the field.”
New editions of three textbooks have been recently published:
The Hospital Neurology Book, first edition, McGraw-Hill Education, Arash Salardini, MD, and Dr. Biller, editors. This book covers common cases likely to be seen by a hospital neurologist or a hospitalist who treats neurology patients. It bridges the gap between the way neurology is taught and how it is actually practiced in hospitals. The book treats the entire span of hospital neurology, but has an emphasis on more prevalent conditions of the nervous system.
Localization in Clinical Neurology, seventh edition, Wolters Kluwer, by Paul W. Brazis, MD, Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD, and Dr. Biller. This text is designed to help physicians locate the source of common neurologic disorders. It provides detailed descriptions and clear illustrations to help improve diagnostic accuracy and avoid unnecessary testing. It addresses all brain regions, plus cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves.
DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination: A Programmed Text, seventh edition, McGraw-Hill Education, by Dr. Biller, Gregory Gruener, MD, and Paul W. Brazis, MD. This is the classic, step-by-step guide to learning how to perform a physical examination to diagnose neurologic illness. It enables neurologists and psychiatrists in training to work through real-life clinical situations and rehearse the skills and procedures that make the neurologic examination productive for both the patient and clinician. The book includes multimedia features such as videos, diagrams and interactive quizzes.
Dr. Biller also is editor of Practical Neurology, fifth edition, Wolters Kluwer, which will be published in 2017. This book is a practical, concise alternative to existing neurology textbooks. The online format and standard chapter template offer readers immediate, comprehensive information. The book presents material in a problem-oriented format. Earlier chapters discuss how to approach the patient with a variety of disorders, while later chapters discuss treatments.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.