Cosby Stone Archives
Children’s mystery symptoms may be alpha-gal syndrome
Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that some children with mystery digestive symptoms may actually have undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.
Penicillin allergy test recommended for pregnant women
Feb. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt experts say getting rid of unnecessary penicillin allergy labels allows women to receive better treatments for common infections during pregnancy and delivery.
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Sep. 29, 2022—Efforts to correct mistaken or outdated penicillin allergy records are destined to spread to more patient care areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.