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Best way to place patients on breathing machines studied

Apr. 13, 2022—Starting on April 4, Vanderbilt providers initiated the “Randomized Trial of Sedative Choice for Intubation” (RSI) study to determine whether ketamine or etomidate is better for preventing low blood pressure, low oxygen levels, serious heart problems, or even death for severely ill patients undergoing intubation.

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Study shows young, healthy adults died from COVID-19 due to ECMO shortage

Feb. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt research found that nearly 90 percent of COVID-19 patients who qualified for, but did not receive, ECMO due to a shortage of resources during the height of the pandemic died in the hospital, despite being young with few other health issues

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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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Five land ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Awards

Apr. 14, 2021—Five Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have received Young Physician-Scientist Awards from the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists.

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Saline use on decline at Vanderbilt following landmark studies

Feb. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released Feb. 27 that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications.

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Sepsis trial ranked No. 1 on critical care website

Feb. 15, 2018—A clinical trial of an intervention for sepsis in patients in Zambia, led by Vanderbilt investigators, topped the list of 2017 trials featured by the website The Bottom Line.

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