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New NIH grant funds novel brain network approach to improve epilepsy surgery

Jan. 11, 2024—Investigators received a $3.2 million grant to develop novel brain network-based measures to guide surgical decisions and improve outcomes in the field of epilepsy surgery. The project builds upon work recently published by VUMC investigators in the journal Brain.

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Study explores concussion recovery by race

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring the outcomes and experiences of Black and White athletes following a sports-related concussion.

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Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery

May. 16, 2019—Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity like patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study.

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Neurosurgery, spine programs named among best in nation

Feb. 8, 2018—Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as having one of the 100 best neurosurgery and spine programs in the nation.

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Protocol shortens hospital stays for back surgery patients

May. 4, 2017—Patients undergoing lower back surgeries had shorter hospital stays and fewer complications after a team at the Vanderbilt Spine Institute identified best practices for perioperative care and implemented them under a standardized protocol.

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Study shows veteran, civilian patients at risk of ICU-related PTSD

Jan. 12, 2016—In a first-of-its-kind study of veterans and civilians, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that one in 10 patients is at risk of having a new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their time in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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Study to explore spinal cord stimulation to ease paralysis

Dec. 3, 2015—A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements.

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Teamwork, technology help keep Stroke Center on top

Mar. 12, 2015—For nearly a decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been at the forefront of stroke treatment using endovascular neuro-interventional techniques. Similar to procedures done for a heart attack, interventional stroke treatment employs suction and retrievers to remove blood clots.

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VUCast: Shocking Eels!

Dec. 11, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Watch how some shocking predators lure their prey; learn how a supercomputer uncovered a hummingbird mystery; and see Vanderbilt's national baseball champs celebrate the holidays. Watch now!

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Brain surgery through the cheek

Oct. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull.

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Number of neurointensivists grows nationally and at VUMC

May. 1, 2014—After eight Department of Anesthesiology faculty members recently passed neurocritical care board exams offered by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) now boasts one of the largest contingents of practicing neurointensivists in the United States. A neurointensivist is a physician who cares for patients in the Neurological ICU. The neurointensivist...

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Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.

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