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Reporter March 25 2022

There’s no slowing arterial stiffening

Mar. 29, 2022—Over 10 years, multiple healthy behaviors did not slow the progression of arterial stiffness, a risk factor for coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: special deliveries

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.

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Stress in young adult cancer patients and caregivers

Mar. 24, 2022—Adolescent and young adult oncology patients and caregivers experience psychosocial impairment and financial toxicity at the time of cancer diagnosis, findings that will inform interventions to support patient and caregiver well-being.

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VUMC Clickbusters program helps reduce EHR alerts

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Clickbusters program is helping to stem alert fatigue associated with the Medical Center's clinical IT system.

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VUMC’s DeBaun elected president-elect of the American Pediatric Society

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Michael DeBaun, MD, MS, MPH, has been elected president-elect of the American Pediatric Society.

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Mohammad to direct Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center

Mar. 24, 2022—Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, has been named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Reducing obesity-related inflammation

Mar. 24, 2022—A treatment that increases levels of lipid signaling molecules reduced adipose tissue inflammation in obese adults, suggesting this pathway may be a valuable target for modulating fat and systemic inflammation.

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High blood pressure genes improve heart surgery survival in children

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have found that children with a genetic makeup that predicts high blood pressure as adults are more likely to survive congenital heart defect repair surgery.

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Complex Airway Center team helps patient breathe easier

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Otolaryngology’s Complex Airway Center team helped patient Shirley Beal recover from a serious complication that arose after she was treated for COVID-19.

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Celebrating six years of Seacrest Studios

Mar. 24, 2022—Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently celebrated six years of providing programming for pediatric patients.

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Grant set to support Georgiev’s research to identify new antibodies

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ivelin Georgiev, PhD, has received a three-year, $750,000 award from The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation of Rye Brook, New York, to support research aimed at rapidly identifying potent, disease-fighting antibodies.

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Woodard named High School Athletic Trainer of the Year

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital's Jacob Woodard, MAE, ATC, NASM-CES, has been named the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer of the Year.

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