Reporter Nov 18 2022
Risk score for muscular dystrophy
Nov. 22, 2022—An imaging-based risk score can identify patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are at greater risk of early mortality, allowing more intensive treatment and potentially prolonging life.
Nov. 21, 2022—Natural language processing of notes in electronic health records can identify suicidal behavior and could be used to directly improve real-time risk prediction algorithms.
Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance is crucial
Nov. 17, 2022—The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program provides oversight of antimicrobial therapies for both inpatient and outpatient populations.
Surgery for hereditary breast cancer
Nov. 17, 2022—Similar rates of bilateral mastectomy in women with inherited mutations in high- and moderate-penetrance genes raises concerns about possible overtreatment of some patients, Vanderbilt researchers report.
A marker for mortality
Nov. 17, 2022—A urine biomarker of inflammation was associated with increased mortality and multiple lifestyle factors, suggesting that modifications could help reduce premature mortality.
VUMC adopts updated kidney function equation to better guide patient care decisions
Nov. 17, 2022—In December Vanderbilt University Medical Center will again update the equation used for estimating kidney function with the goals of improving health equity and better guiding patient care decisions.
Study supports removing race from estimate of kidney function
Nov. 17, 2022—An in-depth analysis by Vanderbilt investigators of published research studies supports removing race from the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — an assessment of kidney function.
Several from VUMC among most highly cited researchers
Nov. 17, 2022—Nine current faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.
Nurse Alerts! email communication tool to provide updates on a variety of topics
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt Nursing has relaunched Nurse Alerts!, an email communication tool designed to provide timely updates on a variety of topics of interest to nurses.
Study examines impulsiveness in Parkinson’s disease
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying aspects of dopamine release and its regulation in Parkinson’s patients with and without impulsive-compulsive behaviors.
VUMC hospitals and clinics receive fourth Magnet designation
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the organization announced in a conference call on Nov. 17.
Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades
Nov. 16, 2022—Multiple Vanderbilt Health hospitals have been recognized among the safest hospitals in the United States after receiving a fall 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.