Author: Nancy Humphrey
Aug. 1, 2023—A multi-institutional study found that low-dose atropine eyedrops, commonly used in a higher dose to treat lazy eye, was no better than a placebo at slowing myopia (nearsightedness) progression and elongation of the eye among children treated for two years.
Jul. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight's Jared McKinney, MD, has been named by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to the state Emergency Medical Services Board.
Jul. 18, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $7 million, five-year funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare two sedatives used to place breathing tubes in the emergency department or intensive care unit.
Jun. 22, 2023—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, was celebrated last week at a retirement ceremony honoring his 20 years of service to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and founding director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.
Jun. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt study study comparing the two types of laryngoscopes used in tracheal intubation of critically ill patients showed that the use of a video laryngoscope increased successful intubation on the first attempt, compared to the use of a direct laryngoscope, the standard approach for almost a century.
Jun. 15, 2023—In addition to receiving her medical care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Kate Whitley is one of about 100 patients participating in a free virtual support group program for those with Long COVID at VUMC.
May. 24, 2023—Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Canby Robinson Society recently joined CEO and President Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, at Cheekwood Botanic Hall for the Spring Donor Celebration, an annual event honoring donors for their loyal support.
Apr. 24, 2023—A Vanderbilt study has found that RSV infection in the first year of life is associated with a significantly increased risk of asthma in children.
Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that some children with mystery digestive symptoms may actually have undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.
Apr. 11, 2023—A Vanderbilt-led study evaluating two investigational drugs to treat severe COVID-19 demonstrated that neither drug was effective.
Mar. 30, 2023—Lily Hensiek's family has made a new $1 million commitment to endow the Lily’s Garden Discovery Researcher Fund in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a fully accredited adult PCD (primary ciliary dyskinesia) Foundation Clinical and Research Center site.