Making Muscle: Tissue Engineering in MUSC's Department of Surgery

submitted by: mcgheek
Samir Fakhry, M.D., Chief of MUSC's Division of General Surgery, and Michael Yost, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in MUSC's Department of Surgery, discuss the promise of engineered tissues for the treatment of surgical and trauma patients. Engineered tissue can instruct the body to regenerate native tissue instead of generating scar, improving cosmetic and functional outcomes. Bioprinters, 3D printers for living tissue, will help realize the promise of engineered tissue for clinical care.k

Boxing Injuries Presenting to US Emergency Departments, 1990-2008

submitted by: tmehan
ABSTRACT Background: Boxing injuries can have serious consequences. Purpose: To examine the epidemiology of boxing injuries in the United States with attention to head injuries and children. Methods: National estimates of boxing injuries were calculated using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Injury rates per 1000 participants for the year 2003 were calculated using boxing participation data. Results: An estimated 165 602 individuals (95% CI: 134 891 – 196...
Authors: Matthew Potter, Ashley Snyder, Gary a. Smith