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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Study shows success at disproving allergies to sulfa antibiotics

Aug. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study shows that physicians can successfully identify and disprove low-risk sulfa antibiotic allergies using an oral antibiotic challenge in consenting patients prior to solid organ transplant.

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For young concussion patients, managing visual symptoms crucial

Jul. 19, 2022—A policy statement from Vanderbilt and other institutions says it’s essential that pediatricians and other clinicians know how to screen, identify and initiate clinical management of visual symptoms after this common childhood injury.

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Convalescent plasma doesn’t help severely ill COVID patients: study

Jul. 7, 2022—A Vanderbilt clinical trial shows that convalescent plasma, widely given to severely ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during the pandemic, does not improve their ability to survive or recover

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Study seeks to disprove cephalosporin allergies

Jul. 7, 2022—A Vanderbilt study shows that taking a careful history in patients who report allergies to cephalosporins and separating them into risk categories can help identify which patients are at low risk to be truly allergic to these antibiotics.

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Study finds administering IV fluids during emergency tracheal intubation does not lower cardiac arrest risk

Jun. 20, 2022—Rapidly administering IV fluids to critically ill adults undergoing emergency tracheal intubation does not significantly decrease chances of hypotension (low blood pressure) and cardiac arrest, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led study shows.

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Study explores positioning options to improve COVID mortality

Jun. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that prone positioning of patients with COVID-19-related hypoxemia not on mechanical ventilation offered no observed clinical benefit among these patients.

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Event for MNPS students shares reasons to pursue medicine

Apr. 28, 2022—More than 200 high school students at four Metro Nashville Public Schools recently participated in hands-on activities and listened to a diverse group of Vanderbilt residents, fellows and medical students talk about why and how they chose to become physicians.

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Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients

Apr. 13, 2022—Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows.

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Vanderbilt Eye Institute debuts new Murfreesboro location

Mar. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) and local dignitaries came together last week for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of VEI’s new location in Murfreesboro.

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VUMC’s DeBaun elected president-elect of the American Pediatric Society

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Michael DeBaun, MD, MS, MPH, has been elected president-elect of the American Pediatric Society.

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ICU study confirms safety of delabeling penicillin allergies

Mar. 10, 2022—A Vanderbilt study shows that physicians can safely identify and disprove low-risk penicillin allergies using an oral amoxicillin challenge in consenting patients, even those in the intensive care unit who are recovering from critical illness.

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VUMC celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19 with a series of events designed to spread awareness for patient safety throughout the Medical Center campus and its regional hospitals.

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