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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

Histamine circuits in brain reward center

Oct. 29, 2020—Histamine — commonly associated with allergies — also has a signaling role in the brain’s reward center and may offer a novel target for treating addiction.

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NIAAA director Koob set for Nov. 5 virtual Discovery Lecture

Oct. 22, 2020—The Discovery Lecture Series launches this fall with a webinar format, the first featuring George Koob, PhD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Event continues VUMC tradition of providing free hand surgeries

Aug. 24, 2020—For the fourth straight year, VUMC surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and support staff provided free surgeries for underinsured individuals with chronic upper extremity conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome and cysts.

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Land of plenty (of opioids)

Aug. 24, 2020—Surgical patients are being given more opioids than they need for postsurgical pain management, raising the risk of addiction.

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Study finds aerobic exercise spurs endorphins, relieves low back pain

Aug. 5, 2020—Six weeks of aerobic exercise can lead to sustained increases in endogenous opioid function and significant relief for chronic low back pain, according to a randomized controlled trial by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Stephen Bruehl, PhD, and colleagues, reported in Pain.

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Post-surgical bleeding associated with more deaths when compared to blood clots after surgery

Jul. 20, 2020—Post-surgical bleeding is associated with more deaths than blood clots from surgery, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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VUMC Obstetric Anesthesiology named a Center of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

Jun. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology has been designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP).

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New physician spotlight: Edward Yaghmour

Jun. 9, 2020—  Anesthesiologist Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in November, practicing in the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology and directing both the Acute Pain Service and Adult Regional Anesthesia. “We were delighted to recruit Dr. Yaghmour because he is a prominent leader in our specialty,” said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and...

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When rankings are unfounded

Jun. 8, 2020—There are many good reasons to survey anesthesiology patient satisfaction but ranking individual clinicians isn’t one of them, the authors of a new study conclude.

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 27, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Rounding based on acuity helps preserve attention of clinicians

May. 21, 2020—Multidisciplinary teams conducting daily rounds in intensive care units will typically work their way down hallways, going from one patient to the next based on spatial proximity.

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Damage, disruption, delirium

Apr. 20, 2020—New findings suggest that treatments that decrease oxidative damage might help with postoperative delirium that occurs in up to 30% of cardiac surgery patients.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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