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Reporter Dec 11 2020

A deeper look at out-of-home care

Dec. 15, 2020—Geographically targeted efforts to prevent children being placed in out-of-home care might be possible, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention outlines latest, best practices

Dec. 14, 2020—More than 170 nurses from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered over Zoom for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention, the first to be held virtually.

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Polymer protection for heart muscle

Dec. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers demonstrate that the polymer P188 has promise as a therapy to prevent reperfusion injury — the cellular damage that occurs when blood flow returns after an ischemic event like a heart attack.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight sees large increase in Covid-19 transports

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has transported more than 220 Covid-19 patients since the pandemic started with the numbers rising dramatically in the last few weeks.

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Model students: improving clinical decision-making

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt investigators have devised a system to alert health IT teams to deteriorating performance in clinical prediction models.

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Exploiting viral vulnerabilities

Dec. 10, 2020—The isolation of human monoclonal antibodies against dangerous viruses including EEEV, Hendra and Nipah could offer new ways to treat and prevent these infections.

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Study sheds light on diabetes and COVID interaction

Dec. 10, 2020—COVID-19 has been linked to cases of new-onset diabetes, diabetes-related emergencies and a higher death rate among diabetes patients.

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New approach helps conserve blood products for liver transplant patients

Dec. 10, 2020—Liver transplants have traditionally required a high volume of transfusions of blood products, which comes with several downsides. The products are costly to patients — as high as $15,000 on top of the expense of a transplant. And they are sometimes not well accepted in patients because they degrade over time and are derived from multiple patients.

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Calkins named Assistant VP for Research at VUMC

Dec. 10, 2020—David Calkins, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center and vice chair and director for Research of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study details early events of inflammatory response

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified a key molecular player in the early events of the inflammatory response to infection. The findings suggest new therapeutic possibilities for enhancing the inflammatory response to protect against pathogens and for blocking inflammation gone awry in diseases like arthritis and atherosclerosis.

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Huang named to Children’s Hospital leadership roles

Dec. 10, 2020—Eunice Huang, MD, MS, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate surgeon-in-chief and chief surgical quality and innovations officer. She is also professor and vice chair of Clinical Services in the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

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Predators gift helps bolster fight against childhood cancer

Dec. 10, 2020—The Nashville Predators hockey team, longtime supporters of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its programs, recently presented the hospital with the proceeds raised throughout the year from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily.

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