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Pediatric nursing leader Krause set to retire

Dec. 1, 2022—After nearly four decades of service to children and families, Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is set to retire.

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Risk score for muscular dystrophy

Nov. 22, 2022—An imaging-based risk score can identify patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are at greater risk of early mortality, allowing more intensive treatment and potentially prolonging life.

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Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance is crucial

Nov. 17, 2022—The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program provides oversight of antimicrobial therapies for both inpatient and outpatient populations.

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Lineup set for upcoming Nashville Holiday Music Special

Nov. 17, 2022—The lineup is set for the 2022 Nashville Holiday Music Special benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Spinal surgeries help restore young patient’s mobility

Nov. 10, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Reagan Brown was 7 years old in 2015 when she started dragging her right leg as she walked. Her parents took her to a chiropractor, then an orthopaedic specialist in her hometown of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, who recommended physical rehabilitation. But her gait worsened, and she was referred to Steven Lovejoy, MD,...

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Study defines role of steroids in congenital heart disease surgery

Nov. 10, 2022—Steroids are commonly given to infants during open-heart surgery to reduce inflammation, but whether the drugs significantly improve patient outcomes has not been settled — until now.

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Child passenger safety program receives funding from GM

Nov. 10, 2022—The Stay Seat Smart Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt recently received funding from General Motors to address child safety seat misuse through education, community outreach and media awareness.

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Study finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective for young children

Nov. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study finds that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children 6 months to 5 years of age.

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C. diff infections drop in children

Nov. 3, 2022—The number of pediatric infections caused by Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) decreased from 2013 to 2019, likely due to an increase in antibiotic stewardship programs and improved hospital contact protocols, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Two receive Medical Assistant of the Year awards

Nov. 3, 2022—Kimberly Hanna and Shelby Pate were named to receive Vanderbilt's Medical Assistant of the Year awards for 2022.

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Translational Research Forum highlights range of studies

Oct. 27, 2022—The 2022 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum exemplified the range of studies conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that are translating scientific discovery into clinical practice.

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Vanderbilt experts urge caution when using glow sticks

Oct. 27, 2022—Pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge everyone to use caution when using the popular glow-in-the-dark sticks and accessories.

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