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Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt Archives

Study: personalized decision support affects intensive care

Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.

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Nighttime event shines light on community support

Oct. 2, 2019—The Night Lights event showcased how the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities and businesses support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children’s Hospital debuts enhanced helipad

Oct. 2, 2019—The return of the Children’s Hospital helipad, painted with the hospital’s trademark paper dolls, will shorten the transport time for patients by several minutes — essentially eliminating the need to shuttle patients along a 400-yard connector to reach the freestanding, pediatric hospital.

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“Cool” selfie

Sep. 30, 2019—The Jonas Brothers visited Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital prior to their Happiness Begins Tour concert at Bridgestone Arena.

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Cardiac dysfunction in DMD

Mar. 28, 2019—The protein MMP7 is elevated in blood from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who have cardiac dysfunction, suggesting that it may be a biomarker for heart disease severity.

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My Special Aflac Duck engages and comforts children

Nov. 15, 2018—Patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were surprised with their very own My Special Aflac Duck, a high-tech robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement and emotions to engage and help comfort children during their cancer care.

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Parade kicks off holiday season

Nov. 15, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will again benefit from proceeds from the upcoming 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

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Patient’s indomitable spirit makes Lily’s Garden grow

Sep. 20, 2018—Lily Hensiek, diagnosed with pre B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia 10 years ago at age 7, has helped raise $1 million, through community fundraisers and individual donors, to create two funds to support pediatric cancer research and training at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The funds are the Lily’s Garden Endowed Lecture in Childhood Cancer and the Lily’s Garden Research Fund.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt safety expert offers summer water safety tips

May. 25, 2018—Memorial Day Weekend often means backyard barbecues and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Unfortunately, it can also mean an uptick in drowning and near-drowning incidents that often occur during long holiday weekends. 

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Register now for free VU Public Safety teen driving awareness course June 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is teaming up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Injury Prevention Program and Metro Nashville Police to offer a free Teen Driver Awareness Program at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Wond’ry exhibit takes digital humanities into three dimensions

Mar. 23, 2018—A new exhibit at the Wond’ry showcasing the work of Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive will feature some unusual pieces of digital preservation: 3D-printed replicas of significant artifacts.

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Children’s Hospital opens comprehensive Prader-Willi syndrome clinic

Jan. 8, 2018—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic serving patients with Prader-Willi syndrome recently opened at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. It is characterized by the inability to achieve satiety, developmental delays and intellectual disability, short stature, behavioral concerns, sleep...

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