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Reporter March 30 2018

Sedative-associated delirium increases risk of dementia

Mar. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study of more than 1,000 intensive care unit patients around the country, nearly three-fourths of whom experienced delirium, showed that many drugs given to sedate patients in the ICU are actually increasing their chances of — and duration of — delirium instead of helping them recover.

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Study finds broken circadian clock in human tumors

Mar. 29, 2018—Human tumors appear to have a broken circadian clock, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report in the journal PeerJ.

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Study of mucus may help guide sinusitis treatment

Mar. 29, 2018—A patient’s mucus may predict the type of his or her chronic sinusitis, which could help doctors determine whether surgery or medical treatments can produce the best outcomes, according to a recently published Vanderbilt study.

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New clinic focuses on patients with Angelman syndrome

Mar. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation announced March 23 the official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Vanderbilt, one of only five Angelman syndrome-specific clinics in the country.

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Center for Childhood Lung Research established

Mar. 29, 2018—The Department of Pediatrics has established a new Center for Childhood Lung Research to serve as a hub for investigators across multiple disciplines with the collective mission of finding ways to improve child lung health.

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Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 5

Mar. 29, 2018—Kendra Woody sometimes receives text messages with photos of driver’s licenses with miniature red hearts.

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Nobel laureate Kobilka set to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 5

Mar. 29, 2018—Brian Kobilka, MD, who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 5.

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Brain Blast 2018

Mar. 29, 2018—Philip Weissend, 3, and his father, Brian Weissend, learn about reflexes with the help of Vanderbilt MD/PhD student Bola Adebesin during this year’s Brain Blast event hosted by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Family’s transplant journey a study in overcoming barriers

Mar. 29, 2018—There are no words for liver transplantation in Somalian refugee Aniso Haji’s native language.

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Becker driven to help improve quality of patients’ lives

Mar. 29, 2018—Jonathan Becker, DO, the medical director overseeing Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) program, spends a fair amount of time explaining to patients what electroconvulsive therapy is not.

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Design competition aims to assist laryngectomy patients

Mar. 29, 2018—The first annual LaryHacks, a competition to design innovative devices, apps or methods to assist laryngectomy patients who have had their voice boxes removed, has been set for Thursday, April 12, 5 to 8 p.m., in the Wond’ry, 2414 Highland Ave. in the Vanderbilt University Engineering and Science building.

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Otten named senior director of Space and Facilities Planning

Mar. 29, 2018—Bobby Otten has been named senior director of Space and Facilities Planning. In this new role, Otten will oversee ongoing construction projects at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, planning of new construction and renovation of existing Medical Center space.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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