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Welcome to the Summer 2014 issue of Progressnotes

Progressnotes is the quarterly magazine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Our mission is to keep you abreast of the latest clinical and scientific innovations through engaging and scientifically sophisticated prose. Browse our latest articles below and sign-up for electronic notifications of exclusive digital-only content and publish-ahead-of-print content.

CME Article

Running Out of Breath,” a CME-eligible article in the Summer 2014 issue of Progressnotes, dispels myths that impede guideline-based treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Grief Relief

Targeting the nerves that can trigger migraine headaches

Open Wide

Implanted system to treat obstructive sleep apnea found effective in clinical trial

Right on Target

Clinical genomics identifies cancer patients likely to benefit from targeted therapies

Inroads (digital exclusive)

Online degree program prepares advanced practice nurses for the front lines of primary care

In Short

Vagus Nerve Stimulation:

A novel  treatment for heart failure

Human Papillomavirus:

An equal-opportunity threat

Running Dry:

MUSC responds to the nationwide IV fluid shortage

Toxic Seafood?

Domoic acid level considered safe for the brain is hard on the kidneys


MUSC Names New President

David J. Cole, M.D., has been named President of MUSC and its affiliated medical centers.

MUSC Welcomes Director of the Center for Drug Discovery

Progressnotes interviews Karen Lackey

New Physicians

Meredith A. Brisco, M.D., Steven L. Carroll, M.D., PhD, Richard J. Friedman, M.D., John H. Gibson, M.D., Marting B. Steed, DDS, Terrence E. Steyer, M.D.