Welcome to the Fall 2015 issue of Progressnotes
Progressnotes is the quarterly magazine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Our mission is to keep you abreast of the latest clinical and scientific innovations through engaging and scientifically sophisticated prose. Browse our latest articles below and sign up for electronic notifications of exclusive digital-only content and published-ahead-of-print content.
In Short articles are 400-500 word articles that concisely describe innovative procedures, diagnostic tools, or treatment approaches available at MUSC Health, sometimes as part of a clinical trial; present important public health information; summarize interesting preliminary findings from MUSC research; and cover topical stories related to medicine.
Unique laser treatment on a child slows her aggressive tumor
Genomic classifier helps reduce ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis
High-tech extendible implant enables femur to grow despite limb salvage surgery
MUSC awarded grant to study health disparities in stroke recovery
Down Syndrome study may reveal an early biomarker of Alzheimer's Disease
Liquid biopsy offers a useful diagnostic companion for targeted therapies
Feature articles explore a clinical or research innovation at MUSC in some depth, highlighting how it advances or could potentially expand treatment options over traditional therapy. These articles provide a balanced survey of some of the relevant literature, providing evidence from clinical trials on the safety and efficacy of the innovation and acknowledging possible complications or side effects. The focus of these articles is how such innovations can improve patient care. Featured research typically has clear translational potential.
The MUSC Health Aortic Center offers cutting-edge therapies and comprehensive care for complex aortic disease
MUSC Health offers practice- and school-based telemental health services
MUSC partners with IBM Watson to offer data-driven care for kidney transplant patients
MUSC immunologists are optimizing adoptive cell transfer for antitumor treatments
Health care management helps Medicaid mothers with complex needs deliver healthy babies
Progressnotes CME Articles
Progressnotes is pleased to offer continuing education opportunities in an effort to meet the educational needs of our audience of health care professionals and to address the health care challenges of South Carolina, particularly its high burden of chronic illness. Each issue of Progressnotes, with the exception of the Year in Review, will offer one CME-eligible article along with a sister telepresentation on a related subject through the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium’s SCHOOLS program. The telepresentation is typically scheduled within a month or so of the article’s publication, recorded as enduring CME, and made available at MUSCHealth.org/ProgressnoteCME.
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