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Cosby Stone Archives

Penicillin delabeling initiative expanding to more patient care areas

Sep. 29, 2022—Efforts to correct mistaken or outdated penicillin allergy records are destined to spread to more patient care areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study shows success at disproving allergies to sulfa antibiotics

Aug. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study shows that physicians can successfully identify and disprove low-risk sulfa antibiotic allergies using an oral antibiotic challenge in consenting patients prior to solid organ transplant.

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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.

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Stone lands faculty development award

Apr. 1, 2021—The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation has awarded a three-year, $240,000 Faculty Development Award to Cosby Stone Jr., MD, MPH, instructor in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Effort to remove penicillin allergy labels seeing success

Oct. 17, 2019—A program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit has successfully removed penicillin allergy labels from more than 45 inpatients at high risk to receive antibiotics, but whose penicillin allergies were low risk.

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Alpha-gal found to be both a medication and red meat allergy

Apr. 12, 2018—Alpha-gal allergy has commonly been referred to as “the red meat” allergy, but doctors at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (ASAP) helped uncover that not only red meat, but some medications, can contain alpha-gal.

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