rheumatology and immunology Archives
Billing codes aid lupus diagnosis
May. 18, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers used billing codes in electronic health records to develop a “phenotype risk score” that identified established and undiagnosed people with lupus.
Study identifies potential new approach for treating lupus
Jan. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that targeting iron metabolism in immune system cells may offer a new approach for treating systemic lupus erythematosus — the most common form of the chronic autoimmune disease lupus.
VUMC lauded for scleroderma treatment, research
Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently listed as a Designated Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center by the National Scleroderma Foundation.
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.
Aug. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a high-throughput screening method to identify and characterize antigen-specific B cells — potential biomarkers for autoimmune disease and targets for new treatments.
New Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville expands services in Sumner County
Mar. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville, a new 31,000-square-foot facility that offers adult outpatient specialty care, along with pediatric specialty care and imaging services to the citizens of Sumner and surrounding counties.
Microbial RNA and rheumatoid arthritis
Jan. 11, 2021—Small RNAs — short stretches of genetic material — from microbes may be playing a role in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
New therapeutic target for lung cancer
Nov. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new molecular partner — and potential therapeutic target — in a signaling axis that drives lung cancer.
A “torque” for tumor blood vessels
Aug. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered a new target for normalizing tumor blood vessels to improve cancer immunotherapies.
Rheumatology’s Fuchs remembered for dedication to medicine, family
Oct. 30, 2019—Howard Fuchs, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He was 64.
Brumbelow’s calm nature helps keep busy clinic rolling
Apr. 6, 2017—Taylor Brumbelow has a gift for quickly putting people at ease.
Pathways to delirium in the ICU
Apr. 17, 2012—Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.