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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

Enhancing innate immunity in the lung

Sep. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers show that a TLR4 agonist improves lung immune response and survival in a mouse model of bacterial pneumonia, supporting the development of this drug to protect against pneumonia in hospitalized patients.

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Dunworth named nurse executive for Advanced Practice

Aug. 18, 2022—Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA, CRNA, NEA-BC, has been named associate nurse executive for Advanced Practice in Vanderbilt's Office of Advanced Practice.

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VUMC launches enhanced recovery for total joint replacement

Aug. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program recently expanded to include the 1,400 patients per year who receive total hip replacement or total knee replacement surgery.

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Research Staff Awards honor those who help drive science forward

Mar. 9, 2022—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored March 4 for research excellence during the 18th annual Research Staff Awards Ceremony.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Michael Kuntz

Feb. 8, 2022—Michael Kuntz, MD, recently joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as assistant professor of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology.

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Reddy to lead Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Jul. 28, 2021—Following a national leadership search, Srijaya Reddy, MD, MBA, has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Delirium and mortality reexamined

Jul. 8, 2021—A multicenter study of ICU patients found that in the hospital, delirium was associated with a nearly three-fold increase in risk of death the following day, but after discharge there was no association between delirium and mortality.

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Sandberg named Chief of Staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

Jul. 7, 2021—Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) chief of staff for Perioperative and Critical Care Service, has been named as the hospital’s new Chief of Staff.

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Dexmedetomidine and delirium

Jun. 21, 2021—The sedative dexmedetomidine, when administered during or after heart surgery, is associated with postoperative delirium and adverse outcomes.

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New neurodegeneration culprit

Jun. 17, 2021—A young woman with a puzzling neurological illness and novel genetic variant pointed investigators to a role for dysregulated protein kinase D1 in neurodegeneration.

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Chemo for cancer lowers dementia risk

Mar. 22, 2021—Cancer chemotherapy lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders that disproportionately affect older people.

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Study finds recommended ICU sedatives equally safe, effective

Feb. 2, 2021—Sedative medications used in intensive care are associated with increased delirium, which is in turn connected with higher medical costs and greater risk of death and ICU-related dementia.

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