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Author: Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt recruiting children to study allergic responses to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Jan. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt is conducting a clinical trial to determine risk and mechanisms of allergic reactions to COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine among children.

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Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies

Jan. 6, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...

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Increase in ATV injuries prompts additional funding to support safety program at Children’s Hospital

Jan. 3, 2022—According to hospital records, there were 100 ATV-related trauma admissions between July 2020 and August 2021. That is up from 2017 when injuries accounted for 69 admissions and were the fifth leading cause of trauma admissions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Family knows firsthand the critical need for blood donations

Dec. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt cancer patient Brody Cramer knows all too well how crucial blood donations are. Since he was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year he has needed 23 units of red blood cells and 16 units of platelets.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

Dec. 13, 2021—Santa is known for making a list and checking it twice, and injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge shoppers to follow suit when purchasing gifts this holiday season.

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VUMC awarded CDC funding to combat antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases

Dec. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt has partnered with the CDC to combat the crisis of antimicrobial resistance and other healthcare threats through a newly created Global Action in Healthcare Network (GAIHN).

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National Injury Prevention Day highlights need for awareness

Nov. 18, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is joining 43 hospitals nationwide to raise awareness about the need for injury and violence prevention.

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Antimicrobial stewardship effort expanding reach

Nov. 18, 2021—The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program recently expanded to the outpatient realm to provide more support for providers to optimize antibiotic use and delivery in the clinic setting.

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Help Children’s Hospital win hundreds of free toys for patients

Nov. 16, 2021—In partnership with Mattel and Fisher-Price, the national Children’s Hospital Association has launched its fourth annual Spread Joy with Toys campaign, which runs through Dec. 1.

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Study explores impact of COVID-19 on children

Oct. 21, 2021—  by Jessica Pasley In a large, prospective study of children with COVID-19 infection at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, researchers found that most children experienced brief and mild illness with a small minority requiring hospitalization. During the onset of the pandemic, medical teams were not sure how the infection would impact children....

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Doctors seeing increase in young females with tics, verbal outbursts similar to Tourette syndrome

Oct. 21, 2021—An international phenomenon of involuntary movements and vocalizations in adolescent girls is now believed to be a functional movement disorder, and while the causes are unclear, TikTok and other social medial platforms may be important contributors.

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Older age, chronic co-morbidities associated with more severe COVID disease in children

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt research found that multiple factors are associated with the severity of COVID-19 disease in children, including older age and chronic co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and neurologic conditions.

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