Newswise — 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 keep abreast with 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.