Wes Ely

  • Dr. Wes Ely

    Flexner Deans’ Lecture to feature Wes Ely Oct. 25

    E. Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, will discuss “Every Deep-drawn Breath: Vanderbilt’s role in Revolutionizing ICU Care Globally” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at noon in Light Hall, Room 202. Read More

    Oct 21, 2022

  • Hot Topics in MHS

    ‘Doctors Write the Pandemic–and Critics Respond’ panel is Sept. 20

    Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery and chair of Nashville’s COVID-19 Task Force, and Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, will discuss their pandemic-related books on Tuesday, Sept. 20, as part of a panel hosted by the Department of Medicine, Health and Society’s “Hot Topics” series. Read More

    Sep 16, 2022

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    Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction, is widespread in critically ill patients in lower resourced hospitals, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. Read More

    Feb 11, 2021

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    Crowd honors eight new endowed chair recipients

    Colleagues, friends and family gathered April 25 to honor eight Vanderbilt University faculty named to endowed chairs. Read More

    Apr 27, 2018

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    Sedative-associated delirium increases risk of dementia

    A Vanderbilt study of more than 1,000 intensive care unit patients around the country, nearly three-fourths of whom experienced delirium, showed that many drugs given to sedate patients in the ICU are actually increasing their chances of — and duration of — delirium instead of helping them recover. Read More

    Mar 29, 2018

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    Alzheimer’s proteins in ICU survivors

    The cognitive impairment that affects patients who survive a stay in the ICU does not appear to have a similar mechanism to Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered. Read More

    Mar 27, 2018

  • VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

    VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

    The 2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during the May 19 Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Read More

    May 26, 2015

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    VUCast: Startling brain-related study on critically ill patients

    In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now. Read More

    Oct 16, 2013

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    Long-term brain impairment too common after critical illness

    A recent Vanderbilt study shows a significant number of patients are entering I.C.U.’s throughout the world with no evidence of cognitive — brain related issues, but are leaving with symptoms associated with mild Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injury. Barb Cramer has more. Read More

    Oct 8, 2013

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    Study finds cognitive deficits common after critical illness

    Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe enter their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but often leave with deficits similar to those seen in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that persist for at least a year, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More

    Oct 3, 2013

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    Five elected to Association of American Physicians

    Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP), one of the nation’s most respected medical honor societies. They are E. Wesley Ely, M.D., James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., Marie Griffin, M.D., MPH, Mark Magnuson, M.D., and Richard Peek, M.D. Read More

    May 2, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grant to bolster care of ventilated ICU patients

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have received a $2.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to continue studying ways to improve sedation management for intensive care unit patients who are on mechanical ventilators. Read More

    Nov 15, 2012