Progressnotes Summer 2017
Six Pediatric Programs at MUSC Rank in U.S. News & World Report
MUSC Children’s Hospital is once again the only such institution in South Carolina to be ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” The latest rankings are published online.
The leading specialties for MUSC Children’s Hospital are: No. 11 for cardiology & heart surgery, No. 28 for nephrology, No. 36 for cancer, No. 37 for urology, No. 47 for gastroenterology & GI surgery and No. 45 for neurology & neurosurgery.
“These rankings represent a steadfast commitment by the entire children’s hospital staff to delivering the highest-quality pediatric care in the region,” says Mark A. Scheurer, M.D., chief of clinical services at MUSC Children’s Health.
Summer 2017 In Short
A new textbook and an international conference share the latest advancements in diagnosing and treating chronic pancreatitis.
Premetastatic Niche Formation
Primary colorectal tumors affect distant organs before cancer cells arrive on site.
Summer 2017 Features
A Robotic Revolution
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.
Agents of Change
Specialists at the MUSC Breast Center innovate to advance care for women with breast cancer.
Necessity Spurs Invention
MUSC Children’s Health offers a new shuntless technique, developed in Africa, to address hydrocephalus.
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. Read additional CME-eligible articles from past issues here.
This Issue's CME article: Loosening the Grip of Physician Burnout
Timothy J. Lyons, M.D.
Noted diabetes researcher Timothy J. Lyons, M.D., who joined MUSC in early 2017 as division chief of endocrinology, is a man with a mission.Read More
New Physicians Summer 2017Read More