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Surgeons to lead multisite study of procedure to limit blood loss by partially blocking aorta

Acute care surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading a two-year, multicenter observational study of a minimally invasive technique to control life-threatening blood loss by inserting a balloon inside the aorta to restrict blood...
29-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two-Day Course Teaches Hospitals and Health Systems How to Address Unprofessionalism and Unsafe Behavior

The Vanderbilt Health Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) will host a two-day, hands-on course in Nashville to equip hospital and health system leaders with strategies and tools to address unprofessionalism and create a safe,...
28-Sep-2023 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study finds most infants receiving ICU-level care for RSV had no underlying medical condition

Most infants admitted to the intensive care or high acuity unit for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections during fall 2022 were previously healthy and born at term, according to a new study reported in JAMA Network Open.
11-Aug-2023 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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VUMC receives $28 million to lead national study of COVID-diabetes link

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a four-year, $28 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the relationship between...
2-Aug-2023 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sweet-Spot Brain Stimulation May Halt Parkinson’s Progression

The Annals of Neurology study led by Mallory Hacker, PhD, MSCI, assistant professor of Neurology, with senior author David Charles, MD, professor and vice-chair of Neurology, may offer new hope to the nearly 100,000 new cases of Parkinson’s...
2-Aug-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

nference and Vanderbilt University Medical Center sign agreement to advance real-world evidence generation in complex disease populations

nference, a science-first software company transforming health care by making biomedical data computable, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a leading academic medical center, have announced a strategic agreement aimed at advancing research...
25-Jul-2023 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study explores how often children diagnosed with flu experience serious neuropsychiatric side effects

While the incidence of influenza-associated neuropsychiatric events in children in the United States is unknown, the controversy over the use of a common antiviral medication typically administered to treat flu in children has sparked concern among...
24-Jul-2023 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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VUMC receives $7 million award from PCORI to compare breathing tube sedation

  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $7 million, five-year funding award from PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) to compare two sedatives used to place breathing tubes in the emergency department (ED) or intensive...
18-Jul-2023 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt typically sees a case of functional tics every few months, according to Heather Riordan, MD, associate professor of Child Neurology. Now the team is seeing a few new cases a week.
21-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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Pediatricians See Spike In RSV Cases Urge Parents To Be On Lookout For Symptoms

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is seeing a spike in respiratory illnesses, especially RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and parainfluenza, which cause croup and bronchiolitis in young children and flu-like symptoms in older...
24-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Expert Offers COVID-19 “Safe Play” Tips for Parents

As the world begins to slowly open back up after months of living in a safer-at-home mode, many families are wondering how best to re-introduce their children to society.
11-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Allergy Specialist Outlines Steps to Allergy Relief as Tree Pollen Season Begins

Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.
14-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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Safe to Cuddle with Pets While Home with a Cold or Flu, Vanderbilt Infectious Disease Expert Says

A Vanderbilt infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead. Pets won’t catch or spread...
13-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

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