Inherited syndromes arising from rare genetic variants that cause cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) are the most common cause of unexplained sudden death in people 15 to 30 years old. Yet it is difficult to distinguish benign (harmless) variants from those that are pathogenic.
On June 29 Stephen Raffanti, MD, MPH, hung up his scrubs at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic for the last time. It was a bittersweet moment for the man who helped lead Nashville out of the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic 30 years ago.
Patients whose race is recorded as Black in their electronic health record (EHR) are more likely to have azathioprine, an immunosuppressant medication, discontinued or its dose reduced because their laboratory results show a low white blood cell count.
Smokers have better quit rates with hospital-based interventions than quitline help, but study indicates need for longer follow-up
A health care system model that offered tobacco cessation treatment to smokers being discharged from a hospital produced a higher rate of tobacco abstinence during the three-month program than referral to a state-based telephone quitline, but the advantage disappeared at six months when both…
People with food allergies are surprisingly less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Tina Hartert, MD, MPH, has found.
The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center has been awarded renewal of the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification, to recognize the center’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or…
“I think it’s both humbling and exciting to be a part of a research team that’s focused on something that’s so immediately beneficial to those who are waiting for liver transplants, PhD, associate professor of Biomedical Informatics, an author of the study.