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Author: Josh Brown

Study shows effectiveness of pediatric stroke protocol

Jul. 23, 2015—A system to ensure that children with stroke-like symptoms receive emergency evaluations results in faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with the condition, a team of physicians and researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has shown.

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Dmochowski takes on new roles in perioperative services leadership

Jul. 23, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Surgeon in Chief and vice chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism for the Section of Surgical Sciences.

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Study finds rerouting bile acids may offer simpler alternative to gastric bypass surgery

Jul. 21, 2015—A new surgical procedure could offer a simpler approach to achieve some of the same weight-loss and metabolic benefits associated with gastric bypass surgery, researchers at VUMC report.

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Teamwork key to treating infant’s neurovascular trauma

Jul. 16, 2015—Laura and Justin Burney watched anxiously as the platform holding their infant daughter slowly moved into place inside the CT scanner.

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Move to new ICD-10 medical coding system progressing

Jul. 9, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center project managers has been working in recent months to train staff and transition clinics to a new medical coding and reporting system set to go into effect later this year.

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VUSM to offer master’s degree in applied clinical informatics

Jun. 25, 2015—A new program being offered this fall through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will offer health care professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the growing biomedical informatics field.

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Vanderbilt Dental Clinic adds staff, expands services

Jun. 11, 2015—The Vanderbilt Dental Clinic is expanding its range of services and growing its number of clinicians in a bid to offer patients the convenience of having access to comprehensive oral health care in one location.

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Study highlights need for orthopaedic surgeons to use caution when prescribing opioid pain medications

Jun. 4, 2015—A Vanderbilt physician researcher is highlighting that orthopaedic surgeons are among the highest prescribers of opioid pain medicine in the United States and calling on practitioners to exercise caution when prescribing the potentially addictive pain medicine.

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VU study to explore Accountable Care Organizations’ impact on cancer screenings

May. 28, 2015—As health care organizations implement new strategies to improve quality and reduce costs, a physician researcher at VUMC is setting out to identify whether there could be unintended effects.

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Initiative to speed call response times sees success

May. 21, 2015—For patients who pick up the telephone to call VUMC, one of the first opportunities to make a good impression is how quickly they get a real person on the line.

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Coleman’s telethon work a longtime labor of love

May. 21, 2015—Not long after Tuwanda Coleman started her career as a TV producer at WTVF-NewsChannel 5 more than 30 years ago, she was given an assignment that was different from the typical minutes-long news segment.

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American Surgical Association lauds VUMC’s Beauchamp

May. 14, 2015—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, was selected to receive the 2015 Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA).

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