Neurosciences News and Events

Date: Dec 2013

Exciting news regarding stroke care came out of MUSC this week!

A MUSC and AHA led study was published showing that stroke deaths in the U.S. are on the decline. MUSC's Dr. Dan Lackland who chaired the study committee said, “The decline in stroke deaths is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th and 21st centuries. The decline is real, not a statistical fluke or the result of more people dying of lung disease, the third leading cause of death.”  Learn more...

Also, this week it was announced that MUSC was awarded a $1.7  million grant from NIH to serve as a Regional Coordinating Center (RCC) for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke “NIH StrokeNet”.  The network’s purpose is to further develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site clinical trials focused on stroke prevention, emergency treatment and recovery.  “It is a great opportunity for South Carolinians to participate in these studies which will lead to future stroke therapies" according to Ed Jauch, M.D., Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at MUSC. Learn more...

Mickey, a 3 year-old who had case of Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome, a rare condition that resulted in him bobbing his head in a “yes-yes” motion was treated at MUSC this summer.  WCBD Channel 2 joined Mickey, his Mom and Dr. Sunil Patel for this follow-up visit in the news story below.

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To learn more about Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome and Mickey’s case, read the story in the August, 2013 Progress Notes and watch an interview with Dr. Patel.


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