Date: Mar 2012

A new report from the Institute of Medicine highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families and promoting better understanding of the disorder.

The report’s recommendations included:

  • expanded access to patient-centered health care
  • early identification and treatment of epilepsy
  • implementing measures that assess quality of care, and
  • establishing accreditation criteria and processes for specialized epilepsy center

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The March 2012 edition of Frontiers in Neurology includes a new article, REACH MUSC: Access to Expert Stroke Care with Telemedicine authored by MUSC team members, Abby Swanson Kazley, Rebecca C. Wilkerson, Edward Jauch, and Robert J. Adams.

The article details the results of a study conducted to determine the increase in access to rtPA through the use of telemedicine for IS in the general population and in specific segments of the population based on age, gender, race ethnicity, education, urban/rural residence, poverty and stroke mortality.

Read the article in its entirety on the Frontiers Journal website.

New Neuro-Oncology clinical trials are now available! View the list of studies offered through the Translational Research Unit.

The primary goal of Brain Tumor Action Month is to raise awareness and convince others to join in the fight for an increase in funding for brain tumor research and the development of and access to better treatments. Many activities are planned for May including;

  • Action Fair:  April 30 - 11a.m. - 2 p.m. MUSC Horshshoe
  • Vigil Service: May 3 - 4 p.m. Hollings Cancer Center
  • Benefit Concert:  May 12 - 6:30 p.m. King St. Grill, James Island
  • Night with the Riverdogs: May 18 - 7 p.m.  Joe P. Riley Jr. Park
  • Lecture Series for patients and their families as well as clinical providers.

Learn more about these events and other exciting Brain Tumor Action Month events.

The MUSC Spine Center is pleased to host an educational conference for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, pain management, chiropractors, physician assistants, residents, fellows, nurses and other healthcare providers interested in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.  Spine Care CME Brochure cover

The event is May 11 -12, 2012 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  Learn more and register online through MUSC's CME Office.


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