Progressnotes Summer 2016
In Short articles concisely describe innovative procedures, diagnostic tools, or treatment approaches available at MUSC Health and summarize preliminary findings from MUSC research.
Summer 2016 In Short
Predicting Early Deliveries
MUSC Health was among the top-enrolling U.S. sites in a clinical trial that identified 2 serum proteins as reliable predictors of spontaneous preterm delivery.
Pain on the Brain
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) works to treat pain by stimulating areas of the brain that interpret and respond to pain.
Out of Tune
MUSC investigators report that, during sensory stimulation, increases in blood flow are not precisely “tuned” to local neural activity.
A Game-Changer for Lupus?
The first clinical trial in the U.S. using allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat human disease is being led by MUSC Health rheumatologists
Catching it Early
Investigators in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences report that veterans who fall below threshold for PTSD diagnosis respond to psychotherapy.
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.
Summer 2016 Features
Medical scientists at MUSC are uncovering new insights about how antioxidants work—details that are helping revive enthusiasm for their use in fighting cancer.
Nursing leaders create a new management structure that gives nurses a stronger voice in their practice.
Practice Makes Perfect
In 2014, MUSC’s nursing leadership launched an initiative to increase the use of simulation technology in orientation, training, and competency validation.
Windows to the Heart
Safer, faster CT technology produces images that give new clinical insights into coronary artery disease.
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.
This Issue's CME Article: Vanishing Act - Recognizing and responding to Alzheimer's disease in primary care practice
Summer 2016 Welcome
David S. Louder, III, M.D., MBA, has joined MUSC Health as Chief of the MUSC Health Alliance.
Infectious Diseases Director
Cassandra D. Salgado, M.D., MS, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, has been named Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine.
Vice President for Research
Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Research at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).