Reporter March 3 2023
Treating delirium detected in the ED
Mar. 7, 2023—Higher intensity physical or occupational therapy may be a useful intervention to shorten delirium duration in older hospitalized adults, Vanderbilt researchers recently reported.
Cell-free hemoglobin in pulmonary hypertension
Mar. 6, 2023—Cell-free hemoglobin generated by the lungs may be a therapeutic target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Vanderbilt researchers found.
Sex counts in the brain as seasons change
Mar. 2, 2023—Photoperiod, or length of day, has sex-specific impacts on dopamine dynamics in the brain, offering insights into sex differences in neuropsychiatric disorders, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Sex-specific regulation of kidney signals
Mar. 2, 2023—Links between estrogen signaling and sodium excretion by the kidney could help explain a reduced risk of hypertension in females versus males.
VUMC joins group to accelerate implementation of research findings to improve patient outcomes
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a select group of health systems nationwide brought together to accelerate the implementation of medical research results that will improve patient outcomes.
VUMC’s Aspirnaut program to install science lab at Wynne High School in Arkansas
Mar. 2, 2023—A chemical biology research lab fit for an academic medical center is being installed at Wynne High School (WHS) in Wynne, Arkansas, as part of a pilot project of Aspirnaut STEM pipeline at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Global study tracks brain infection in people with HIV
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study is shedding new light on the incidence and mortality of cryptococcal meningitis among people with HIV
Medical Center help desk adds automated chat services
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s information technology help desk has an online component called Pegasus, which has added an automated chat feature to help serve VUMC employees, patients and families seeking technical assistance.
Cannula shortage led to more invasive lung support for infants
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a three-year shortage of a common cannula used in young infants needing lung support forced hospitals across the United States to switch to a more invasive form of lung support,
Serious pneumococcal infections increase the risk of heart attack
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that patients with serious pneumococcal infections, including pneumonia and sepsis, are at a substantially increased risk of heart attack after the onset of infection.
Orthopaedics lectureship honors legend in sports medicine
Mar. 2, 2023—The First Annual W. Ben Kibler Sports Medicine Lectureship supports an annual educational series in sports medicine for athletic trainers, medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians.
Eng invited to White House Cancer Moonshot forum
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt's Cathy Eng, MD, has been invited to participate in the White House Cancer Moonshot Colorectal Cancer Forum.