Reporter March 30 2018

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Sedative-associated delirium increases risk of dementia

A Vanderbilt study of more than 1,000 intensive care unit patients around the country, nearly three-fourths of whom experienced delirium, showed that many drugs given to sedate patients in the ICU are actually increasing their chances of — and duration of — delirium instead of helping them recover.

Study finds broken circadian clock in human tumors

Human tumors appear to have a broken circadian clock, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report in the journal PeerJ.

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Study of mucus may help guide sinusitis treatment

A patient’s mucus may predict the type of his or her chronic sinusitis, which could help doctors determine whether surgery or medical treatments can produce the best outcomes, according to a recently published Vanderbilt study.

New clinic focuses on patients with Angelman syndrome

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation announced March 23 the official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Vanderbilt, one of only five Angelman syndrome-specific clinics in the country.

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Center for Childhood Lung Research established

The Department of Pediatrics has established a new Center for Childhood Lung Research to serve as a hub for investigators across multiple disciplines with the collective mission of finding ways to improve child lung health.

Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 5

Kendra Woody sometimes receives text messages with photos of driver’s licenses with miniature red hearts.

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