Nov. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt is recruiting pregnant women scheduled to undergo a repeat cesarean section at VUMC for a study of potential interventions to change the bacteria living in the nose of children born by C-section.
Jul. 6, 2022—Infants younger than 6 months were better protected from COVID-19 complications when mothers received two doses of the vaccine while pregnant, according to Vanderbilt researchers.
Mar. 28, 2022—Birth outcomes including postpartum infection and blood transfusion were similar in women with and without rheumatoid arthritis, and continued use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologics is recommended to limit steroid exposure.
Nov. 15, 2021— Recently, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief Epidemiologist, Dr. Tom Talbot, sat down to speak with his colleague Dr. Milner Staub, one of VUMC’s Adult Infectious Diseases specialists, about COVID vaccines, pregnancy and fertility. Staub, who is pregnant and has been vaccinated for COVID, answered important questions about issues and misperceptions associated with pregnancy and...
Oct. 29, 2021— by Emily Stembridge Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to long-term health problems including liver damage, liver failure, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. These outcomes are especially dangerous for pregnant people and their babies. The leading cause of HCV in the U.S. is injection drug use as a result of opioid use...
Sep. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt University Hospital treated 39 pregnant patients hospitalized with active COVID-19 infections in August, 10 of whom were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
Aug. 2, 2021—Physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have recently noticed an increase in pregnant patients ill with COVID-19. These cases are especially concerning due an increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and increased risk of death in pregnant patients with COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant patients.
Aug. 14, 2020—Women are having a difficult time getting into treatment for opioid addictions, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published today in JAMA Open.