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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

New screening model quickly spots acute kidney injury

Jun. 8, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have developed a screening tool intended to more quickly identify patients with acute kidney injury (AKI).

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VUMC offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 6, 2017—  As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury. Patients at the 2016 festival were treated for a variety of issues including heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption, sprains and even blisters from improper...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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Rush honored by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

May. 11, 2017—The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) recently named Meg Rush, M.D., as the 2017 JDRF Living & Giving Honoree.

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Wellons to co-chair neurosurgery journal’s board

May. 4, 2017—Jay Wellons, M.D., MSPH, chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and professor of Neurological Surgery, was recently named co-chair of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

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May honored by Society of Critical Care Medicine

Apr. 6, 2017—The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently awarded Addison May, M.D., the Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management.

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Birthday bash celebrates first year of Seacrest Studios

Mar. 30, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated the first birthday of its Seacrest Studios at an event on Tuesday, March 21.

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American Academy of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt neonatologist urge public health approach for women who use opioids during pregnancy

Feb. 20, 2017—Punitive approach has not been shown to be effective and may deter women from seeking help The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement today stating that a public health response, rather than a punitive approach, is needed to address the increasing number of pregnant women using opioids. Vanderbilt neonatologist Stephen Patrick, M.D., co-authored...

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Seacrest family visit

Feb. 16, 2017—Gary, Connie and Meredith Seacrest recently made their first trip back to Seacrest Studios since opening the multimedia broadcast facility at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last March.

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Volunteer finds common ground with trauma patients

Feb. 16, 2017—By 5 each morning, businessman Doug Brown is already hard at work, making calls to colleagues around the world.

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New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt exceeds fundraising goal for hospital expansion

Feb. 9, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has surpassed its fundraising goal of $40 million in support of a four-floor building expansion that will help advance the size and scope of the hospital’s specialized pediatric health care programs.

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