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Long-term follow-up pinpoints side effects of treatments for prostate cancer patients

Jan. 24, 2024—A 10-year follow up study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a diverse population.

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ICU antibiotics may be safe for kidneys

Oct. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that two antibiotics thought to cause kidney failure in ICU patients with a severe bacterial infection, especially when combined with another antibiotic, may be safer for the kidneys than previously reported.

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Study on miscarriage management finds combination treatment is more efficient and cost effective

Aug. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt research finds that only 1% of 22,116 commercially insured women ages 15-49 with medically managed miscarriages received the recommended combination of mifepristone.

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VUMC-led trial shows two investigational drugs are ineffective for treating severe COVID-19

Apr. 11, 2023—A Vanderbilt-led study evaluating two investigational drugs to treat severe COVID-19 demonstrated that neither drug was effective.

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Clinical trial compares different therapies for spine pain

Jan. 12, 2023—A Vanderbilt clinical trial to determine whether multidisciplinary biopsychosocial intervention or individualized postural therapy intervention improved disability and reduced health care spending in patients with acute or subacute spine pain.

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Study finds administering IV fluids during emergency tracheal intubation does not lower cardiac arrest risk

Jun. 20, 2022—Rapidly administering IV fluids to critically ill adults undergoing emergency tracheal intubation does not significantly decrease chances of hypotension (low blood pressure) and cardiac arrest, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led study shows.

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Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs

Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt research finds that individuals from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual individuals to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.

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Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs

Dec. 29, 2021—People from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual people to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.

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Study finds apixaban (Eliquis) is preferable to rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for stroke prevention, reduced bleeding complications

Dec. 21, 2021—  by Jill Clendening There is strong evidence that the medication apixaban (Eliquis) is preferable to rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), with both reduced rates of severe bleeding complications as well as strokes, according to study published Dec. 21 in JAMA. An estimated 3 million to 6 million persons...

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Study finds similar success rates with two devices for breathing tube placement

Dec. 15, 2021—Two devices for placing a breathing tube during critical illness had similar success rates for intubation on the first attempt, according to a study published Dec. 8 in JAMA.

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Study shows continuous glucose monitors improve management of type 2 diabetes

Jul. 15, 2021—For patients with type 2 diabetes treated with basal or long-acting insulin, the use of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) can result in significantly lower hemoglobin A1C (a blood test that reflects average blood glucose levels over three months), and better management of the disease according to a study recently published in the journal JAMA.

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Strength training for osteoarthritis

Mar. 18, 2021—High-intensity strength training is not more effective than low-intensity training or educational efforts for reducing knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis.

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