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2010-07-09 14:47:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Galil Medical, a global leader in minimally invasive cryotherapy cancer treatments, today announced that Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has treated the first patient to be included in its new patient registry. The registry, called Tracking Renal Tumors After Cryoablation Evaluation (TRACE), will allow physicians and the company to follow and evaluate the use and effectiveness of cryotherapy treatment for patients with...

2010-06-09 13:51:55

Defects in insulin function "“ which occur in diabetes and obesity "“ could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular link between impaired insulin signaling in the brain and schizophrenia-like behaviors in mice. The findings, reported June 8 in PLoS Biology, offer a new perspective on the psychiatric and cognitive disorders that affect patients with diabetes and suggest new...

2010-05-11 07:00:00

CHICAGO and NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Vanderbilt University Hospital, one of the leading academic medical centers of the mid-South and the flagship of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, selected Allscripts Care Management's discharge planning solution to ensure continuity of care and improve the efficiency of the hospital patient discharge process. (Logo:...

2010-03-24 10:25:00

ATLANTA, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SeeMyRadiology.com, Accelarad's new online medical image cloud computing service, today announced its launch with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), bringing new medical image exchange technology to VUMC, a leader in the Southeast's medical education, research and patient care. VUMC's orthopedic surgeons can exchange medical images in real-time via secure web access or via smartphones and other mobile devices for instant delivery and assessment...

2010-02-01 17:43:18

Findings could offer new treatment option for victims of earthquakes, explosions Severe muscle injuries "“ such as crush injuries suffered in earthquakes, car accidents and explosions, and muscle damage from excessive exercise or statin drug interactions "“ can cause life-threatening kidney damage. Treatment has been limited to intravenous fluids and dialysis, but a new study suggests that the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may protect the kidneys from damage. An...

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2009-12-09 12:40:00

Experts have found that women in China who had breast cancer and a higher intake of soy food had an associated lower risk of death and breast cancer recurrence. Xiao Ou Shu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues examined the association between soy isoflavone intake with breast cancer recurrence and survival. They found that soy foods are rich in isoflavones, a major group of phytoestrogens that have been hypothesized to reduce the risk of breast cancer. However, the...

2009-11-25 15:20:47

A drug used to treat colorectal cancer also can reverse a rare stomach disorder and should be considered first-line therapy for the disease, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report this week. M©n©trier's disease causes thickening of the stomach lining, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, as well as anemia and swelling in the feet and ankles due to protein loss. Patients are at increased risk for gastric cancer. Previously, the only effective treatment was...

2009-10-12 16:53:19

A multi-national research team has discovered that two genetic factors converge to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. The investigators "“ from the United States, Italy and South Africa "“ report in the journal Circulation that variations in the gene NOS1AP increase the risk of cardiac symptoms and sudden death in patients who have an inherited cardiac disease called congenital long-QT syndrome. The findings will help in assessing the risk of sudden death "“ and...

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2009-07-01 05:30:00

A new report shows that kidney transplant patients have a weaker response to flu vaccines than healthy individuals, especially in the first six months after receiving a transplant. Kelly A. Birdwell of Vanderbilt University Medical Center noted that transplant patients are known to be at an increased risk for respiratory viral infections, which can be particularly harmful to people with suppressed immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges kidney transplant patients...

2009-05-20 07:10:04

Modifications could improve TB vaccine, offer platform for other vaccines A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators has cracked one of clinical medicine's enduring mysteries "“ what happened to the tuberculosis vaccine. The once-effective vaccine no longer prevents the bacterial lung infection that kills more than 1.7 million people worldwide each year. Their solution, reported in the journal PLoS ONE, could lead to an improved TB vaccine and also may offer a novel...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.