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Low-professionalism residents later draw higher patient complaints: study
Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study finds a strong association between lower ratings for interpersonal communication skills among medical residents in their last year of training and greater likelihood of unsolicited patient complaints among doctors during their first year of employment after training.
COVID-19’s lingering impact on health
Apr. 6, 2023—A decline in cardiovascular fitness — measured by activity trackers in the All of Us research program — persisted among some groups even after COVID-related restrictions were relaxed, exacerbating health disparities.
Survey finds patients value immediate access to test results
Mar. 22, 2023—A survey sent to more than 43,000 patients living in several states around the country finds that 96% of patients who use patient web portals prefer immediate online access to their clinical test results.
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.
Study that investigated whether three smoking cessation drugs could reduce alcohol intake yields unexpected finding
Aug. 5, 2022—A Vanderbilt study of three proven smoking cessation treatments suggests these medications could play an important role to reduce alcohol use and smoking at the same time.
Video vital for telehealth visits
Jul. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt study of 18,130 telehealth visits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic defines risk factors associated with telehealth access and suggests how health systems can improve access.
Black patients with cancer face worse COVID outcomes: study
Mar. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have found that Black patients with cancer experienced significantly worse outcomes after COVID-19 diagnosis than non-Hispanic white cancer patients.
Clinical score can guide PRRT therapy decisions for neuroendocrine tumors
Jan. 19, 2022—A clinical score system developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been validated that can guide peptide receptor radionuclide therapy treatment decisions.
Two VUMC papers named among genomic medicine’s top 10
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.
Surveys show VUMC patients value immediate online access to test results
Dec. 2, 2021— by Paul Govern Vanderbilt University Medical Center patients are overwhelmingly in favor of having immediate electronic access to their clinical test results, recent surveys show. A federal rule in effect since April 5 was designed in part to ensure that patients are given electronic access to their health information upon their request and at no cost, including, with very few exceptions,...
Shifts in neuroendocrine cancer clinical trial design
Nov. 2, 2021—Clinical trials that focus on specific types of neuroendocrine neoplasms — heterogeneous tumors that can occur anywhere in the body — will be more likely to enhance drug development for these tumors, Vanderbilt physicians assert.
Obese children, young adults at higher risk for thyroid cancer
Aug. 26, 2021—Children and young adults who are obese are at greater risk for malignant thyroid nodules, according to new study from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.