Surgical risk persists for patients who’ve had COVID
Dec. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report that the trend of decreasing postoperative risk for people who have had COVID persists longer than previously known, for as long as 13 months after COVID.
Getting the goods on obesity
Nov. 19, 2019—Obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it have associated genetic variants in common, suggesting that obesity may be the culprit.
Jul. 19, 2018—One out of five deaths within 30 days of surgery are associated with a complication, suggesting that prevention and better treatment of common complications will improve postoperative mortality rates.
Blocking neuroblastoma cell growth
Mar. 22, 2017—An inhibitor of cell metabolism may be a good therapeutic target for neuroblastoma, which accounts for about 15 percent of pediatric cancer-related deaths.
Report highlights global need for surgical services
Apr. 8, 2016—An estimated 5 billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — do not have access to surgery because of a lack of facilities, money and trained surgeons and anesthesiologists.
John Sawyers, a steady hand in the operating room and as head of Surgical Sciences, dies at 90
Mar. 22, 2016—John Sawyers, M.D., whose decades-long career as a surgeon culminated in the chairmanship of the Vanderbilt Section of Surgical Sciences from 1983 to 1995, died Friday, March 18. He was 90. Dr. Sawyers was known for his surgical skill and his steady manner both in the operating room and the conference room. “Dr. Sawyers was...
Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty
May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.
Stuffed animals bring bacteria to OR
Apr. 17, 2015—Stuffed animals that pediatric patients bring to the operating room are a reservoir of bacteria that can be effectively sterilized in a household washer/dryer the day before surgery.
Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows
Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution
Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.
Dual-action enzyme protects esophagus
May. 9, 2013—An antioxidant enzyme also functions as a tumor suppressor to limit cancer development in the esophagus.
Noted pediatric surgeon to deliver Brooks Lecture May 10
Apr. 18, 2013—Renowned pediatric surgeon, scientist and Harvard Medical School’s first female professor of surgery Patricia K. Donahoe will address the Section of Surgical Sciences’ 55th Barney Brooks Lecture, Friday, May 10, at 7 a.m. in 208 Light Hall.