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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

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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Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play

Jan. 26, 2015—Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Vanderbilt University examined social play exchanges on multiple levels, revealing associations among brain regions, behavior and arousal in children with ASD. The...

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Study finds national decline in one type of serious heart attack

Nov. 20, 2014—The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments’ quality and timeliness of care.

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Vanderbilt study finds nationwide decline in one type of serious heart attack

Nov. 18, 2014—The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments’ quality and timeliness of care. This is the key finding of a Vanderbilt University study released today in the American Journal of Cardiology and presented at the national American Heart Association meeting in Chicago this week. Using...

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Mindfulness training for parents of children with ASD studied

Oct. 30, 2014—Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, will be leading a study among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness training as part of early interventions for children with ASD.

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VU receives grant renewal from Autism Speaks

Aug. 28, 2014—Autism Speaks is renewing Vanderbilt University as an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) site with a three-year, $420,000 grant.

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Vanderbilt enrolling children with autism in medication-related weight gain study

Aug. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt University is one of four sites in the United States and Canada to enroll children with autism in a study to examine weight gain commonly experienced while taking antipsychotic medication.

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Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study

Jul. 21, 2014—Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities.

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Happy anniversary

Jul. 10, 2014—Current and former LifeFlight employees gathered recently at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center to commemorate 30 years of service to the community.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 30, 2014—Nothing says Fourth of July like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 30, 2014—Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage. Nationwide last year, eight people died and an estimated...

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VUMC’s Seger lauded by European clinical toxicology association

Jun. 26, 2014—Donna Seger, M.D., professor of Clinical Medicine and medical director for the Tennessee Poison Center, has received a fellowship in the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT).

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