Author: Nancy Humphrey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VUMC observes 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. The annual national initiative, sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is designed to encourage people inside and outside of health...
Vanderbilt mourns loss of tireless philanthropist Dugas
Jan. 20, 2022—Laura Jo Turner Dugas, who along with her brothers Cal Jr. and Steve Turner and their families, have been longtime supporters of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died on Dec. 26, 2021. She was 84.
Excessive screen time impacting health of children in many ways
Jan. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt physicians are seeing an increasing trend of health conditions in children with chronic diseases like diabetes, directly or indirectly related to excessive screen time.