Welcome to the Summer 2017 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 concisely describe innovative procedures, diagnostic tools, or treatment approaches available at MUSC Health, sometimes as part of a clinical trial, and summarize preliminary findings from MUSC research.
MUSC’s otolaryngology clinical trials program draws large industry investment
MUSC Health offers a new implantable treatment for opioid use disorder
Aspirin could augment adoptive T cell therapy for cancer
Th17 cells generate long-lasting T cells for adoptive cell immunotherapy
Primary colorectal tumors affect distant organs before cancer cells arrive on site
A new textbook and an international conference share the latest advancements in diagnosing and treating chronic pancreatitis
R3D-printed model of stenotic intracranial artery enables MRI standardization
Two clinical trials test stereotactic implantation of stem cells
Worm genetic screen maps cell-to-cell communication in human cancer
All three minimally invasive techniques to evacuate hematoma after intracerebral hemorrhage are available at MUSC Health
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.
Interview with Emergency Medicine Interim Chair Dr. Edward C. Jauch
Robotic mitral valve repair, now available at MUSC Health, achieves similar outcomes to open surgery with less pain and a quicker recovery for select patients
MUSC Children’s Health offers a new shuntless technique, developed in Africa, to address hydrocephalus
Specialists at the MUSC Breast Center innovate to advance care for women with breast cancer
Gene editing as tool and treatment
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.
Loss of autonomy fuels burnout. Involving physicians and other clinicians in designing burnout interventions could be an important step toward a solution
Noted diabetes research Timothy J. Lyons, M.D. joins our care team