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Reporter Dec 8 2017

Leapfrog names Children’s Hospital among top 10 in U.S.

Dec. 7, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2017.

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Telemedicine simplifies gestational diabetes treatment

Dec. 7, 2017—When 32-year-old Dana Shaw was diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during her pregnancy with her first child, she was happy to learn she could meet with a physician about the condition through video conferencing rather than taking time off from work for an appointment.

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Event celebrates 2,000th liver transplant at VUMC

Dec. 7, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center gathered last week to commemorate the 2,000th liver transplant performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Study seeks to aid diagnosis, management of catatonia

Dec. 7, 2017—Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with great excitement or agitation, can occur during a critical illness and appear similar to delirium. But the management strategies are vastly different.

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Protocol reduces antibiotic use prior to cytoscopy

Dec. 7, 2017—A study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) by Justin Gregg, MD, and colleagues demonstrates how a clinical protocol can help reduce unnecessary use of outpatient antibiotics.

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Multi-center project seeks to reduce primary cesarean births

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of 24 institutions nationwide seeking to reduce the incidence of primary cesarean births through an initiative sponsored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

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Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

Dec. 7, 2017—Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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Lindsley honored by Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

Dec. 7, 2017—Craig Lindsley, PhD, the William K. Warren Jr. Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, is the 2018 recipient of the Sato Memorial International Award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan.

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Fellowships reflect Michal’s deep commitment to children

Dec. 7, 2017—Mary Michal, MD,’60, may have entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine by mistake, but she’s remained devoted to its mission by design.

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Nashville Christmas Parade

Dec. 7, 2017—In its 64th year, the Nashville Christmas Parade on Dec. 2 — themed “The Musical Mile!” — was a celebration of music with a record number of celebrities, marching bands, floats and large balloons filling the streets of downtown Music City with holiday festivity.

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Holiday Project cards, merchandise benefit Children’s Hospital

Dec. 7, 2017—A reindeer, polar bears and an ice skater are among the artistic creations adorning products available through the annual Gifts from Friends Holiday Project benefiting patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt receives national designation for excellence in infection prevention

Dec. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first health system in the nation to receive the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Program of Distinction designation, an acknowledgement of excellence for infection prevention and control programs that meet stringent standards established by the association.

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