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Alerts ease surgery for patients with diabetes

Nov. 8, 2012—A monitoring and alert system developed and implemented at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prompts caregivers to check glucose levels for patients with diabetes while they are undergoing surgery has been found to help improve outcomes such as reduced abnormal glucose values, fewer surgical site infections and reduced hospital readmissions after surgery.

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Events set to bolster lung cancer research

Nov. 8, 2012—More Tennesseans are expected to die this year from lung cancer than any other form of cancer, yet lung cancer research receives far less funding than other forms of the disease.

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Summit explores VU’s wide range of concussion services

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s wide range of concussion services and research was on display recently during the first-ever concussion summit hosted by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC).

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Symposium to explore diabetes research at VU

Nov. 8, 2012—“Diabetes at Vanderbilt: From Molecules to People,” a scientific symposium to highlight diabetes research at Vanderbilt, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Photo: A good walk

Nov. 8, 2012—Luke Gregory, CEO of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Kathy Moss, MBA, MSN, R.N., director of Nursing and Clinical Support Services at Children’s Hospital, were among those who took part in Tuesday’s leadership walk across the Vanderbilt campus to promote the importance of physical activity. The walk started at five locations and...

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Kidney Transplantation Program celebrates 50 years

Nov. 8, 2012—There are many reasons why David Shaffer, M.D., surgical director of the Kidney Transplantation Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, loves his job.

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Adult hospital, clinics positioned for success: Posch

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt’s adult clinics have achieved a strong position in the region and are poised for continued growth.

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Surgery calms patient’s epilepsy-related seizures

Nov. 8, 2012—In June, Tommy Schroader was in the crystal blue waters off Grand Cayman Island petting a giant stingray.

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Commonly prescribed oral diabetes drug offers cardiac benefits

Nov. 8, 2012—Patients prescribed the diabetes drug metformin have a lower risk for heart attack, stroke and death than patients taking sulfonylurea drugs.

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Kidney woes during heart failure

Nov. 8, 2012—Levels of the protein NGAL may be a good predictor of worsening kidney function in patients with acute heart failure.

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Bacterial signals in sarcoidosis

Nov. 6, 2012—Study adds evidence for infectious agents’ role in sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to respiratory failure and death.

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Toxin provides endometriosis clues

Nov. 2, 2012—Environmental toxins may contribute to endometriosis-related infertility by disrupting endometrial response to progesterone.

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