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Study collaborators, from left: Haley Perlow, Miller School medical student; Laura Huang M.D., physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist; Stuart Samuels, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator; Diana Molinares, M.D., physical medicine and rehabilitation resident; and Gregory Azzam, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncology resident.

Sylvester Researcher Receives Grant to Study Long-Term Side Effects of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment for people diagnosed with head and neck cancer. However, weeks, months or years after treatment, a debilitating side effect — fibrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscles of the neck — often arises. This excess production of fibrous connective tissue and scarring can significantly decrease patient quality of life and limit physical function.

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David S. Kushner, M.D.

Researchers Call Bladder Continence an Important Marker of Recovery in Post-Acute Stroke Patients

Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have determined that recovery of bladder continence is an important factor in predicting good outcomes for post-acute stroke patients. The researchers’ findings were published in a recent article in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.

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More ancient skulls bearing evidence of trepanation — a telltale hole surgically cut into the cranium — have been found in Peru than the combined number found in the rest of the world.

Holes in the Head

According to a new study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s David S. Kushner, M.D., trepanation was so expertly practiced in ancient Peru that the survival rate for the procedure during the Incan Empire was about twice that of the American Civil War — when, more three centuries later, soldiers were trepanned presumably by better trained, educated and equipped surgeons.

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Some of the newly elected student members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Gold Humanism Awards Recognize Students with Compassion, Empathy and Respect for the Whole Patient

Recognition from your peers is often the most meaningful. At the recent fourth annual Gold Humanism Awards Initiation Banquet, 33 students and one faculty member from the Miller School of Medicine learned first hand what that feels like.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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