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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

Dunworth named associate director of Advanced Practice, Anesthesia

Sep. 3, 2015—Brent Dunworth, MSN, MBA, APN, CRNA, has been named associate director of Advanced Practice, Anesthesia.

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New apps increase efficiency and safety for anesthesiologists

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) have teamed to provide anesthesiologists with new applications to improve workflow and safety practices.

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New colorectal surgery protocol reduces length of hospital stay by 25 percent

May. 28, 2015—For colorectal surgery patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the introduction last summer of a new patient care protocol, which includes intensive follow-up by anesthesiologists in the hospital, has led to an average 25 percent reduction in hospital length of stay after surgery — from four days to three — and 90 percent reduction in the use of opioids to treat post-operative pain.

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Grant helps expand training outreach program in Kenya

May. 21, 2015—In an especially underserved region of western Kenya, expectant mothers requiring cesarean section are the focus of a new $2.6 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Kenya’s AIC Kijabe Hospital and the Kenya-based Center for Public Health and Development.

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Team tracks how kidney responds to blood pressure meds

Apr. 30, 2015—Changes in the kidney can limit the blood pressure-lowering effects of thiazide diuretics, a new study reports.

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Rice to lead Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology

Apr. 2, 2015—Mark Rice, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology as professor and chief of the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology.

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Optogenetics sheds new light on brain’s behavior modulators

Nov. 6, 2014—A new light-based technology is allowing scientists to peer deep into the brain and alter animal behavior with the “flip of a switch.”

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Vanderbilt team seeks to enhance nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 6, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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Anesthesiologist from Nairobi observes VU’s services, training

Oct. 16, 2014—Kenya struggles with a dearth of pediatric anesthesiologists, having a grand total of five. And that’s for a general population of 45 million, some 43 percent of whom are under the age of 15.

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Neuronal culprit in genetic disease

Oct. 14, 2014—A particular neuronal cell population is involved in the pathogenesis of a rare neurological disorder, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Shaw named head of Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Jun. 5, 2014—Andrew Shaw, M.B. B.S., has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

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Chestnut named head of Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology

May. 1, 2014—David Chestnut, M.D., has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology. Chestnut comes to Vanderbilt from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he served as professor of Anesthesiology and associate dean of the Western Academic Campus. He also served as the Edwin L. Overholt Director of Medical Education...

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