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2014-08-01 12:26:08

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) helps prove that written care protocols can significantly improve the overall emergency care pathway for stroke, the nation's fourth leading cause of death in the US. The findings were announced this week at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 11(th) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Over the last decade, an accumulation of evidence has...

2014-05-20 08:33:18

Academic Medical Center to use performance management tool to deliver informed analysis and continuous performance improvement CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced that Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), a comprehensive healthcare organization based in Nashville, Tenn., has selected Allscripts EPSi(TM) to facilitate enterprise-wide financial planning in order to set priorities and direction, supporting its mission of improving...

2013-12-17 10:56:35

Researchers included 48 middle- and high-school students in five states, from Arkansas to Maine A chemical bond discovered by Vanderbilt University scientists that is essential for animal life and which hastened the "dawn of the animal kingdom" could lead to new therapies for cancer and other diseases. The report, published online today by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), was co-authored by 83 participants in the "Aspirnaut" K-20 STEM pipeline program for...

2013-12-06 15:01:22

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alberta in Canada have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread. The study, posted online recently in advance of publication in Cancer Research, was led by co-investigators Andries Zijlstra, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, and John Lewis,...

2013-11-01 11:23:54

Knowing who your doctor is — and a couple of facts about that person — may go a long way toward improving patient satisfaction, according to a Vanderbilt study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Faced with the knowledge that between 82 percent and 90 percent of medical patients are unable to correctly name their treating physician following inpatient admission, orthopaedic trauma surgeon Alex Jahangir, M.D., and his Vanderbilt colleagues studied the effects of giving a randomized...

2013-08-22 10:29:47

Prescribing of "atypical" antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. Young people using medications like risperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazol and olanzapine led to a threefold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the first year of taking the drug, according to the study published Aug. 21 in the journal JAMA...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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