Change in respiratory care strategies benefits preterm infants

A decade’s worth of data shows that neonatologists are shifting the type of respiratory support they utilize for preterm infants, a move that could lead to improved health outcomes.

New clue to lung scarring

Vanderbilt neonatology team pinpoints signaling pathways involved in the progressive lung fibrosis that occurs in rare genetic diseases.

Study seeks to increase volume-targeted ventilation use

For more than two decades, evidence has accrued that the use of volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) results in better outcomes in neonates who require mechanical ventilation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Patrick receives award for children’s health research

Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, has been awarded the fifth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research.

Clues to lung injury in preterm babies

Jennifer Sucre and colleagues have discovered a factor that contributes to the pathological changes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the most common complication of preterm birth.

Families recently gathered for the annual Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party. The event, now in its eighth year, again benefited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. New this year, proceeds supported neonatology training and research. The daylong Harvest Party, sponsored by Delta Dental of Tennessee and Pinnacle Bank, featured food, drinks and a concert by country music star and Arrington Vineyards co-owner Kix Brooks. Shown here are Troy Turek and his daughter, Olivia, enjoying the day with Champ.

Harvest Party

Families recently gathered for the annual Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party.

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