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Study identifies molecular trigger of severe injury-induced inflammatory response

Jan. 19, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that early inappropriate activation of the enzyme plasmin caused by severe injury is a trigger of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and resulting organ failure.

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U.S. Army and Vanderbilt University Medical Center formalize trauma training program

Mar. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is becoming an official site of the U.S. Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3), formalizing a longstanding relationship between the two entities that is built on a history of collaborative success.

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Calcification after severe injury

Feb. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have linked bone-related complications of severely injured patients — findings that could help minimize these complications.

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Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders in electronic health records study

Jan. 7, 2021—In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them.

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Study tracks how to best help patients breathe after trauma

Feb. 7, 2020—by Craig Boerner Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining the Nashville Fire Department and nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with breathing techniques used to keep patients alive at the scene of...

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New center to explore best trauma care practices

Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, through the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), Center for Health Services Research and the Department of Emergency Medicine, has established a new Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) to help determine the best care for patients who experience trauma or require emergency services — even before they get to the hospital.

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VUMC offering public courses on how to control bleeding

Mar. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is providing bleeding control training courses across the region in an effort to educate the public on what they can do in an emergency to potentially save a life.

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Guillamondegui: One standard needed to track concussions

Oct. 22, 2015—Data in sports concussion studies will continue to be disputed as long as the injuries are diagnosed by differing standards instead of universal guidelines, a Vanderbilt investigator concludes in a recent review.

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Teamwork key to treating infant’s neurovascular trauma

Jul. 16, 2015—Laura and Justin Burney watched anxiously as the platform holding their infant daughter slowly moved into place inside the CT scanner.

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Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight, extends trial to Rutherford County base

Feb. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. Randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging could receive two units of plasma, which can improve a patient’s...

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Young girl’s road to recovery paved at Children’s Hospital

Nov. 20, 2014—When Kendra Kaufman walked into to a recent follow-up appointment with surgeon Dai Chung, M.D., the only help she needed to steady her steps came from ankle-foot-orthotics.

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Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Aug. 19, 2014—Understanding the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury could guide new treatment development.

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