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Author: Jill Clendening

Study shows benefit of palliative care for liver disease patients

Sep. 12, 2019—A Vanderbilt study sheds new light on the impact of palliative care.

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New clinic helps high-risk patients get ready for surgery

Sep. 12, 2019—At VUMC's High-Risk Surgical Encounter (Hi-RiSE) Clinic, patients at higher risk of developing complications are comprehensively evaluated and interventions are efficiently coordinated and completed in the weeks leading up to surgery.

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Bailey to direct general surgery residency program

Sep. 5, 2019—Christina Bailey, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has been named the new program director of the general surgery residency training program in the Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences.

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New service education highlights clinicians’ influence as role models

Aug. 14, 2019—Beginning this month, Vanderbilt Health clinicians will take part in service education that hinges on the vital function they serve every day as leaders and role models of positive behavior for their colleagues and trainees.

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Thompson named to direct Vanderbilt Burn Center

Aug. 7, 2019—Callie Thompson, MD, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the largest burn centers in the United States.

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Nerve-releasing surgery eases migraines for some

Aug. 7, 2019—Peripheral nerve surgery is relieving chronic migraine headaches for some patients.

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Robot-assisted hernia repair eases recovery for some

Jul. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt surgeons are performing robot-assisted hernia repairs for some patients that help ease recovery.

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New data reveals highly variable staffing at nursing homes

Jul. 11, 2019—Researchers who analyzed payroll-based staffing data for U.S. nursing homes discovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all of which can increase the risk of adverse events for residents.

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StrategyShare19 spotlights innovative patient-centered design ideas

Jun. 20, 2019—Innovative health care design centered on patients and their families was the focus of StrategyShare19, a half-day event attended by several hundred members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community, as well as patients.

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Diversity of conference attendees mirrors increasing support for palliative care

Jun. 13, 2019—More than 80 people attended a Palliative Care Conference in Nashville recently that was led by faculty members of the Palliative Care programs at VUMC and the Nashville VA Medical Center, and VUMC Center for Biomedical Ethics.

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Custom stents saving smiles for some oral cancer patients

Jun. 6, 2019—When Laura McClure-Barnes, MD, learned she needed radiation therapy following surgery for adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands, she knew that radiation could damage healthy tissue and bone near the tumor.

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Vanderbilt surgeons lead nation in study to restore sensation in breast tissue

May. 23, 2019—Study examines if cadaver nerve grafts can restore breast tissue sensation after mastectomy and reconstruction.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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