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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

Team refines protocol for emergency surgical event

Jun. 15, 2023—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt recently collaborated on a live simulation to develop a new protocol for a rare but high-stakes cardiothoracic event — when a team has to perform a re-sternotomy at a patient’s bedside as a life-saving measure.

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Four named to academic health leadership program

Jun. 1, 2023—Four Vanderbilt faculty members have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.

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Treating kidney injury before it happens

May. 23, 2023—Pretreatment of an animal model with a novel compound called PHAD reduced kidney injury, suggesting it may be a good candidate for preventing kidney injury in surgical patients.

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Genetics and chronic pain

Apr. 20, 2023—Polygenic risk scores — scores that reflect the influence of common genetic variants — could be used to predict the likelihood of developing chronic overlapping pain conditions and guide biomarker and targeted prevention efforts.

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Three physicians appointed to VUH leadership roles

Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics have named physicians Chetan Aher, MD, Arna Banerjee, MD, MMHC, and Gregory Polkowski, MD, MSc, to leadership roles designed to increase internal collaboration and to further improve patient outcomes.

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Delpire recognized for advancing cell and molecular physiology

Apr. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Eric Delpire, PhD, has been awarded the 2023 Davson Distinguished Lectureship, the highest award bestowed by the Cell and Molecular Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society.

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Sex counts in the brain as seasons change

Mar. 2, 2023—Photoperiod, or length of day, has sex-specific impacts on dopamine dynamics in the brain, offering insights into sex differences in neuropsychiatric disorders, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Surgical risk persists for patients who’ve had COVID

Dec. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report that the trend of decreasing postoperative risk for people who have had COVID persists longer than previously known, for as long as 13 months after COVID.

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Study links excess oxygen during anesthesia to risk of organ injury

Nov. 30, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that higher levels of excess oxygen given to patients under general anesthesia add risk of injury to the kidneys, lungs and heart.

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Gene mutations impair gut barrier

Nov. 7, 2022—Mutations in a cell membrane transporter protein impair the integrity of the gut lining, contributing to chronic gastrointestinal distress for people with the mutations, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Social behavior brain circuitry

Nov. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a novel mechanism regulating social behavior: Neuropeptide Y signaling in the nucleus accumbens brain region.

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Study explores possible drug target for neurological problems

Nov. 3, 2022—A team at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has determined with atomic-level precision how two established drugs bind to and alter the conformation of a cell membrane transporter protein called NKCC1, shutting down its activity.

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