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AtlantiCast Episode 008

December 11, 2017


Episode 8 Transcript >

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- This week on AtlantiCast, a new

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groundbreaking clinical trial for

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cancer patients, a state of the art

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scoliosis treatment center opens and raising

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diversity in Atlantic Health System and much more.

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Hello, I'm Luke Margolis.

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Welcome back to AtlantiCast.

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We start this week with new developments

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in a story you first saw on AtlantiCast in September.

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Atlantic Health System has joined

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New Jersey based Rafael Pharmaceuticals

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in a clinical trial of a new pancreatic cancer drug

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led by Dr. Angela Alistar, the medical director

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of GI Medical Oncology at Morristown Medical Center.

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The study looks at how the drug CPI-613 disrupts the way

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these cancer cells get the energy that allows them to grow.

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Prior activity with CPI-613 and pancreatic cancer

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inspired the current new trial.

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most

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challenging cancers to treat and

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new treatments are desperately needed.

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To see Dr. Alistar's tips on identifying the warning

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signs of pancreatic cancer, go to AtlantiCast.org.

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The latest treatment and technology for

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adults and children with spinal deformities,

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including scoliosis, are now available at

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the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

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at Atlanta Orthopedic Institute.

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State of the art techniques and equipment,

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such as the O-arm intraoperative imaging system

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and the StealthStation surgical navigation system

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will give surgeons incredible accuracy and safety

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during delicate spinal surgery.

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Surgeons from Morristown Medical Center and

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Overlook Medical Center will care for patients

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at the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center.

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Both Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers

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are accredited as Centers of Excellence

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by the joint commission and Morristown Medical

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Center's orthopedic program has been recognized

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by US News and World Report as a best in nation program.

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Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Maria, the

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Director of the Division of Child Neurology

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and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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He was recently recognized with the 2018 Hower Award,

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the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

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The award is given each year to a child neurologist

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in recognition for sustained and outstanding

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contributions to the field of child neurology.

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Dr. Maria was instrumental in developing

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programs at Atlantic Health System that

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addressed disorders including autism,

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brain and spinal tumors, concussion, epilepsy,

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headache and migraine, and muscle and nerve diseases.

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When a fourteen year old girl goes from

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soccer star to couch potato, it's strange.

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When she suddenly can't breathe, it's terrifying.

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That's the story behind a must-read article

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recently published by The New York Times

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about a teenager suffering from a dangerous

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condition called granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

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Thanks to the teamwork shown by the expert

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doctors and nurses at Goryem Children's Hospital

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and Morristown Medical Center, the

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young girl was diagnosed, treated and

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has since recovered and started college this fall.

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All of us at Atlantic Health System are

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inspired by this patient, who is now

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looking to one day become a nurse and,

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according to the article, provide the

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same comfort and care for children who, like her,

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need so much of it to get through a terrible illness.

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A copy of the article is linked to at AtlantiCast.org.

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An appreciation and respect for the diversity

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of the team members and a commitment to

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fostering a pro-family environment,

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that's the spirit that led to Atlantic Health

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System making the list of the best workplaces

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for diversity and best workplaces for parents,

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according to Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

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These are the fifth and sixth recognitions

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from Great Place to Work and Fortune this year alone.

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Also a big thank you to all of our team members

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who filled out the annual engagement survey.

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Your information allows us to keep

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building healthier communities.

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Morristown Medical Center was recently named

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a top teaching hospital by the Leapfrog Group,

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a leading hospital safety rating organization.

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Morristown Medical Center joins just 35

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other hospitals across the entire country to win this honor.

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The rating measures many areas of care,

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including infection rates, maternity care

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and preventing medical errors.

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Newton Medical Center recently received

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a coveted Pathway to Excellence designation

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by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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The award recognizes Newton as a place where

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nurses can flourish and lets patients know

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they will get the highest standard of care.

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Congratulations to Newton Medical

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Center on earning this distinction.

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And finally, we'd like to recognize another

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special moment that matters here at Atlantic Health System.

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Part of building healthier communities

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means helping people overcome challenges

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to live the fullest life possible.

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In a span of eight months Charlene Beebee,

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a physical trainer in Newton, had both hips

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replaced at Morristown Medical Center.

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She's now back at work, on her feet all day

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and the subject of our latest Moments That Matter

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commercial coming soon to a TV near you.

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Now as we go to a quick break here's a look

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at some great events comin' your way.

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But first, the chill in the air,

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the candy corn's making way for peppermints.

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Yes, the holiday season is upon us.

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With that, comes some amazing holiday lights

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like the First Annual Holiday Lights Festival

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at Hackettstown Medical Center, a free event

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for the public created by the Foundation for Hackettstown

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Medical Center and sponsored by Hackettstown

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Anesthesia Associates and Hackettstown Radiology.

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The festival included lots of activities

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for the kids and, of course, Santa.

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Enjoy, and we'll see you after a quick break.

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Welcome to the AtlantiCast Medical Minute.

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I'm Luke Margolis.

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Dr. Philippe Genereux is leading a first in the world

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study called Early-TAVR right here in New Jersey

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that's looking into the treatment schedule

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for a potentially silent killer known as aortic stenosis.

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Doctor, tell us a little bit about the study.

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- Aortic stenosis is the most common

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cardiac valve disease and typically

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we intervene on a patient with open heart surgery

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when they develop symptoms or cardiac damage.

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The Early-TAVR trial will investigate

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for the first time in the world whether

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a new technique performed by transcatheter

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no surgery replacing the valve before the insulation

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of symptom will result in benefit for the patients.

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- And why do it here at Morristown Medical Center?

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- Morristown has the best surgeon, the best cardiologist

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and the best imager cardiographer with a

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platform that's exceptional to intervene earlier

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in the treatment of these patients.

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- Dr. Philippe Genereux, thank you so much.

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- My pleasure.

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- All right folks, to learn more about

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Early-TAVR or Atlantic Health System,

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you can check out AtlantiCast.org.

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