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October 2023 Archives

VUMC seeks public input on blood-clotting agent study

Oct. 24, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt are considering participation in an international study to examine if a blood-clotting medication given to adults with major bleeding or in need of urgent surgery or an invasive procedure can improve survival.

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Initiative seeks to aid youth at risk for suicide

Oct. 16, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has joined a national initiative to better identify and care for youth at risk for suicide.

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How to overcome mistrust of medical science

Oct. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt expert in biomedical ethics says the public’s mistrust of medical science, including vaccination, is being driven in part by a top-down research enterprise that does not give human subjects a voice in the studies that affect them.

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Prostate cancer survivors symposium set for Nov. 11

Oct. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are hosting a symposium for prostate cancer survivors and their families on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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Stevenson named chair of Department of Health Policy

Oct. 12, 2023—David Stevenson has been named chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Student researchers at VUMC earn accolades for their report

Oct. 12, 2023—A research paper co-authored by 23 high school and undergraduate students participating in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Aspirnaut summer research program has been selected as one of the “Editor’s Picks” by the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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More work needed on plans of safe care for infants affected by maternal substance use

Oct. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt research found that there is variability in practice for infants affected by maternal substance use driven by vague policy, challenges of cross-system collaboration and a lack of general knowledge about substance use disorder.

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Study tracks clinical team engagement with health records by patient race/ethnicity

Oct. 10, 2023—A review of electronic health record user access logs found that EHRs of adult inpatients from minority racial and ethnic populations on average received lower engagement from health care teams than the records of white adult inpatients.

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Multidisciplinary care crucial in guiding Vanderbilt employee’s bile duct cancer journey

Oct. 10, 2023—Blane Hollingsworth became the first patient at Vanderbilt to undergo a liver transplant under the protocol for cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer.

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Build-out begins on final floors of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt expansion

Oct. 6, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt continues to grow to new heights. As part of the ongoing four-floor expansion of Monroe Carell, a temporary crane alongside the pediatric facility’s building signifies a move toward the final phases of the project.

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Study finds no difference in heart transplant outcomes using organs donated after circulatory death and after brain death

Oct. 5, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found no difference in one-year survival and other outcomes among heart transplant patients who received their new organs from from donation after circulatory death and donation after brain death.

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Study validates pyrvinium as treatment to prevent stomach cancer

Oct. 5, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a drug that has been used for decades for intestinal pinworms, can be repurposed as a preventative treatment for stomach cancer.

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