Research and innovation from experts in geriatrics at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Geriatrics

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Age-Friendly Care for Seniors Dealing with Substance Abuse

Curricula are being developed at VUMC to train health care personnel in the details of managing older adults with substance use disorder.
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Exceptional Growth for Amyloidosis Care

Vanderbilt soars with emerging therapeutics and is the first dedicated amyloidosis treatment center in Tennessee.
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Osteoblast’s Appetites Tied to Bone Health

Osteoblasts of old and young mice differ in metabolic activity that underlies degenerative porosity.

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Stroke and Aneurysm Treatment Scrutinized in Multiple Trials

Device improvements, drugs and registries for cerebrovascular disease are examined for their life-saving potential.
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Studies Examine Elements of Optimal Nursing Care

Studies underway focus on nurse staffing allocations, discharge transitions, and social drivers of health for patients.
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Advanced Liver Disease Deserves More Palliative Research

Studies pose obstacles but are do-able for progressive liver disease.
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Mobile Stroke Teams Driven to Improve Incident Aftercare

After an encouraging pilot, a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study is underway to measure the impact of stroke aftercare that extends beyond discharge.
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Therapy can Reduce Delirium in the ED

Intense PT and OT intervention improves overall functioning in older patients.
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PT Best Approach for Atraumatic Rotator-Cuff Tears

The occurrence of a torn rotator cuff and onset of shoulder pain don’t always coincide, underscoring a need for caution before embarking on surgery.