Neurosciences News and Events

Date: May 2013

MUSC's Chair of Neurology, Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele was the lead author on a recently published study that has some alarming facts about stroke.  The study results include:

  • Almost 4 percent of U.S. adults — nearly one in 25 — will have a stroke. This translates into an additional 3.4 million people with stroke in 2030.
  • Costs to treat stroke may increase from $71.55 billion in 2010 to $183.13 billion.
  • Annual costs due to lost productivity could rise from $33.65 billion to $56.54 billion.
  • Americans currently 45-64 years old are expected to have the highest increase in stroke at 5.1 percent.
  • Stroke prevalence is projected to increase the most among Hispanic men between now and 2030, and the costs of treating stroke in Hispanic women is expected to triple.

Dr. Ovbiagele was quoted in the AHA press release regarding the report saying, “getting patients specialized acute stroke care as soon as possible is critical. During every minute of delayed treatment, brain cells are dying. EMS systems nationwide should take patients directly to a designated stroke center equipped to quickly diagnose and administer drugs to restore blood flow to the brain.”   Our Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is pleased to be able to offer highly specialized stroke care to the residents of South Carolina.

You can read more about the study online from TIME Healthland.

Brain Tumor Benefit Concert with Silent Auction-  Hosted by the MUSC Brain & Spine Tumor Program  

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 starting at 7pm  -  Auction winners to be announced at 9:00pm

Where: Castaways Grille, James Island (1291 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412)Brain and Spine Tumor Concert
An evening of music and fun benefiting MUSC brain tumor research. Very special thanks to our bands Rawberry Jam, Saul Brooks, and Eddie Bush & The Mayhem for volunteering their time and talents! There will also be drawings, a silent auction and more!

You can also help support brain tumor research by purchasing one of our unique “Brain Tumors Bite” T-shirts at this event. Benefit Concert Tickets are only $10, and can be purchased on the day of the event or in advance on Etix.

Below, please find links to PDF files from presenters at the Spring 2013 Neurosciences Symposium hosted at MUSC on April 11-12, 2013.

Thursday, April 11, 2013:
Vascular Distributions And Stroke Syndromes : Approach To The Patient Suffering Stroke - Christine Holmstedt, DO
NIHSS – National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale - Charles Andrews, MD
Acute Stroke: CT, CTA, CTP and Treatment - M. Imran Chaudry, MD

Friday, April 12, 2013:
The MUSC Founding Fathers' Lecture - Bruce Ovbiagele, MD
Stroke Rehab - Post-stroke Unilateral Spatial Neglect - Shannon Weaver, PT, MHS, NCS
Role of EMS in Stroke and the SC Stroke Law - Edward Jauch, MD
End of Life Care for the Neuroscience Patient - Paul C. Rousseau, MD
End of Life Care for the Neuroscience Patient - Mary Adler, ANP-C, ACHPN
SAH Management in the ICU - Sarah Gay, MSN, ACNP


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