MAYWOOD, Ill. - For 26 years, the classic neurology textbook Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice has been an essential resource for practicing neurologists and trainees.
Through seven editions, many of the nation's leading neuroscientists have written chapters with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of neurological topics. Loyola University Medical Center neurologist José Biller, MD, has been a contributor to all seven volumes.
Dr. Biller, an internationally known expert on strokes, is professor in and chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Biller has been a co-author of a chapter on ischemic cerebrovascular disease (stroke) in all seven editions of Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice. In the fourth through seventh editions, Dr. Biller is a co-author of the chapter on stroke in children.
In the just-published seventh edition, the chapter on ischemic cerebrovascular disease is written by Dr. Biller and two other Loyola neurologists, Sean Ruland, DO and Michael J. Schneck, MD. The authors note there are approximately 795,000 new or recurrent strokes each year in the United States, an average of 1 stroke every 40 seconds. "Despite gradual declines in overall stroke death rates in many industrialized countries, stroke remains a leading cause of death and disability, in the United States and worldwide," they write.
The seventh edition chapter on stroke in children is co-authored by Meredith Golomb, MD of Indiana University Health and Dr. Biller. Drs. Golomb and Biller explain that unlike strokes in adults, strokes in children generally are not caused by such factors as diabetes and high blood pressure. Rather, strokes in children are due to various genetic, environmental and developmental factors. Estimates of the incidence of strokes in children range from 2.6 to 13 cases per 100,000 children per year.
The 2,348-page Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice is published by Elsevier.