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Change in respiratory care strategies benefits preterm infants

Jul. 22, 2021—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.

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Children’s Hospital adds online scheduling option

Jul. 22, 2021—Self-checkout and online ordering have become ways for consumers to gain both control and convenience in today’s marketplace. And health care is no exception.

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Jaser to lead new Pediatric Psychology division

Jul. 15, 2021—Sarah Jaser, PhD, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named the inaugural director for the new Division of Pediatric Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics.

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Study finds children ingested small objects like coins and batteries more frequently during the pandemic

Jul. 14, 2021—Foreign bodies, like coins, button batteries, tiny magnets and sharp objects, were more frequently ingested by children during the coronavirus pandemic than in the same months the year before, according to a single-center study conducted at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Iroquois Steeplechase’s support of Children’s Hospital rides high

Jun. 29, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient Madeline Heard served as the virtual patient ambassador for the Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday, June 26.

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Pediatricians see spike in RSV cases, urge parents to be on lookout for symptoms

Jun. 23, 2021—“We are seeing a spike in respiratory illnesses, especially RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and parainfluenza, which cause croup and bronchiolitis in young children and flu-like symptoms in older children and adults,” said James Antoon, MD, PhD, FAAP, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 15, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named a national leader in pediatric health care, earning the distinction as the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Tennessee, and in a new regional ranking, sharing first place in the Southeast Region, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

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Patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt first in world to receive new investigational gene editing therapy

Jun. 3, 2021—A 9-year-old patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the first in the world to receive an investigational gene editing therapy for Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), a rare genetic disorder diagnosed at birth.

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Be in the Zone teen driving safety campaign helps raise awareness of dangerous practices

May. 12, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is helping promote awareness among teen drivers about the negative consequences of distracted driving and rewarding the hard work of a team of high school students determined to make an impact.

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Innovative techniques help treat boy’s rare condition

Apr. 29, 2021—Carter Ray has never been inside his family home. As a matter of fact, since he was born on Nov. 3, 2019, he has only lived in a hospital.

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Study seeks to increase volume-targeted ventilation use

Apr. 22, 2021—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).

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) clinic opens at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 20, 2021—Children who have experienced the rare and potentially life-threatening multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which can develop within four weeks of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, are being followed closely in a multidisciplinary clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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