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April Pettit

AIDS-defining events increase mortality risk: study

Feb. 8, 2018—When they occur among people living with HIV, certain cancers and opportunistic infections are considered by health authorities as AIDS-defining events, or ADEs.

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HIV treatment and TB risk

Aug. 4, 2016—Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important public health problem, particularly among people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Tennessee Hospital Association honors three from VUMC

Nov. 14, 2013—Three members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community were among 19 individuals and organizations honored at the 75th annual meeting of the Tennessee Hospital Association, held recently in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

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Newsmakers: Vanderbilt’s teaching, research and patient care efforts are making an impact

May. 6, 2013—These stories from the past year show how Vanderbilt is making an impact, on campus and in the world.

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Doctor Isolates Cause in Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak

Jan. 11, 2013—A Vanderbilt physician’s determination to find the cause of a patient’s illness provided the crucial discovery in a meningitis outbreak that has sickened 704 people in 20 states and has led to 46 deaths.

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VU’s Pettit named ‘Tennessean of the Year’

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt’s April Pettit, M.D., MPH, instructor in Medicine, is being recognized as the “Tennessean of the Year” by the readers and editorial board of The Tennessean.

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The Tennessean: Vanderbilt team details TN meningitis death

Oct. 22, 2012—The New England Journal of Medicine has published a detailed account by April Pettit and colleagues at Vanderbilt University describing one man’s rapid deterioration after receiving a tainted steroid injection for back pain from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.

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