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Author: Paul Govern

Fewer accidents, social distancing spur drop in trauma volumes

Apr. 23, 2020—Compared to last April, through April 19 the adult trauma service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on track to admit 65% fewer patients from roadway accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrians struck by autos.

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VUMC team creates COVID-19 research registry

Apr. 23, 2020—Out of the electronic health records (EHRs) of patients seen at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a team in the Department of Biomedical Informatics is creating a COVID-19 patient registry as a platform for research.

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Process eases telehealth enrollment for children

Apr. 23, 2020—While a secure online process allows adults to enroll in My Health at Vanderbilt remotely, due to various regulatory protections, children and adolescents have been required to enroll in person.

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Damage, disruption, delirium

Apr. 20, 2020—New findings suggest that treatments that decrease oxidative damage might help with postoperative delirium that occurs in up to 30% of cardiac surgery patients.

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Cross-training of employees crucial to VUMC virus efforts

Apr. 17, 2020—In late March, in preparation for a patient surge and employee absenteeism due to COVID-19, the emergency command center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center asked for a system-wide labor pool to be set up to allow quick and agile redeployment of people and expertise across the institution.

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Food Services makes adjustments as part of virus response

Apr. 16, 2020—Stop by the Courtyard Café at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and you’ll see that COVID-19 has wrought some obvious changes.

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VUMC adult hospital prepared for surge of COVID-19 admissions

Apr. 10, 2020—As of April 9, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) had admitted 79 patients with COVID-19, 55 of those admitted had subsequently been discharged, and three patient had died. Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital had admitted 10 patients with COVID-19, none had died, and one of those admitted had subsequently been discharged.

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Surveillance key to monitoring exposed employees

Apr. 9, 2020—Medical surveillance by the Occupational Health Clinic is essential to the COVID-19 response at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VUMC study named as JAMA Surgery’s top paper

Apr. 9, 2020—The world’s No.1 ranked surgery journal, JAMA Surgery, has announced that a June 2019 study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was the journal’s top paper of the year as measured by Altmetric Attention Score.

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VUMC teams follow up with COVID-19 patients at home

Apr. 2, 2020—Several components of Vanderbilt University Medical Center have come together to provide coordinated follow-up care for patients isolated at home with COVID-19.

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Questions and answers on epidemiology of COVID-19

Mar. 26, 2020—Though he specializes in chronic disease, epidemiologist Qi Dai, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine, has been closely following the international scientific literature on SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).

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Many groups turning to REDCap for COVID-19 tracking

Mar. 26, 2020—REDCap, a software application created and developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has found widespread use in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

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