JAMA Internal Medicine Archives
Smokers have better quit rates with hospital-based interventions than quitline help, but study indicates need for longer follow-up
Jun. 28, 2022—A health care system model that offered tobacco cessation treatment to smokers being discharged from a hospital produced a higher rate of tobacco abstinence during the three-month program than referral to a state-based telephone quitline, but the advantage disappeared at six months when both treatments produced comparable quit rates, researchers have found.
Feb. 10, 2022—Gene variants increased the risk of acute kidney injury and death in veterans of African ancestry who were hospitalized with COVID-19, possibly explaining some health disparities associated with COVID-19.
Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers wrote two of the “top 10” papers representing key advances in genomic medicine published between September 2020 and August 2021.
Allergic reaction to first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should not keep people from getting the second dose: study
Jul. 26, 2021—An immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine — those manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech — should not keep people from getting the second dose, a multi-hospital analysis shows.
Jan. 28, 2020—High levels of protein in a patient’s urine after acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of kidney disease progression, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Large-Scale Study Finds Higher Rates of Severe Psychological Distress and Impaired Physical Health among LGBT Populations
Jun. 27, 2016—In one of the largest, most representative health surveys conducted to date, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults reported substantially higher rates of severe psychological distress, heavy drinking and smoking, and impaired physical health than did heterosexuals.
VU study finds peanut consumption associated with decreased total mortality and mortality from cardiovascular diseases
Mar. 2, 2015—If you’re looking for a simple way to lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, consider going nuts.
Jan. 20, 2015—Outside the hospital, use of methadone to treat pain carries a 46 percent increased risk of death when compared to the equally effective but more costly alternative, morphine SR (sustained release).