Division of Allergy Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Archives
Jul. 18, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $7 million, five-year funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare two sedatives used to place breathing tubes in the emergency department or intensive care unit.
Jul. 6, 2023—James D. Snell Jr., MD, who helped transform the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine during his 45-year career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died July 3 in Nashville.
Jun. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt study study comparing the two types of laryngoscopes used in tracheal intubation of critically ill patients showed that the use of a video laryngoscope increased successful intubation on the first attempt, compared to the use of a direct laryngoscope, the standard approach for almost a century.
Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that some children with mystery digestive symptoms may actually have undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.
Feb. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt experts say getting rid of unnecessary penicillin allergy labels allows women to receive better treatments for common infections during pregnancy and delivery.
Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center had a leading role in a large national study designed to compare two early interventions in the treatment of patients with sepsis, the body’s severe response to an uncontrolled infection.
Jan. 26, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a first-of-its-kind Center for Learning Healthcare that will bring together clinicians, health system operations leaders and researchers to generate evidence in the course of health care delivery to continuously improve the quality, value and safety of health care offered to patients.