In 2011 MUSC patient Jimi Beauston was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive lung disease. Within a year, he was home-bound and tethered to oxygen 24 hours a day. Lung transplantation is the only treatment available for patients with severe IPF. In July 2012, Jimi had a double lung transplant at MUSC, the only . . . → Read More: Double Lung Transplant Musician Singing Again
Max Inman from Surfside Beach, SC suffered from heartburn since he was a teenager. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disease that affects the esophagus and the stomach. It can cause food and stomach acid to flow into the esophagus, leading to burning, pressure and pain. Long-term, GERD can lead to esophageal bleeding or ulcers, coughing, hoarseness . . . → Read More: Magnetic “Bracelet” Provides Heartburn Relief to MUSC Patient
The FDA recently approved the first ever artificial retina, or “bionic eye”, which could help thousands in the U.S. regain vision. To date it’s been tested on 50 people and allows them to see in black and white. Dr. Lucian Del Priore, Chairman of the MUSC Storm Eye Institute was the first to perform the surgery . . . → Read More: “Bionic Eye” – FDA Approves Artificial Retina
Lorcan Lucey is a successful mortgage broker who has completed marathons and climbed mountains. In 2007 he was diagnosed with lung disease and became a candidate for a double lung transplant. He chose to have his surgery at MUSC in May 2011, and he was discharged nine days post surgery. He shares his story in this video.
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