Pulmonology & Critical Care

Research and innovation from Vanderbilt Lung Institute’s pulmonology and critical-care experts

Latest in Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Untangling Childhood Asthma Disparities

Study shows that neighborhood factors track with asthma morbidity, but race and ethnicity remain independent factors.
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AI to Address Questions Left by Lung Screenings

Research team refines method for diagnosis of indeterminant lung nodules using artificial intelligence and advanced learning.
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Making Sense of Macrophage Diversity in Lung Healing

Study describes fluorescence-activated cell-sorting technique for more targeted study of inflammation and aging in lungs.

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Ketamine Lowers Pressure in Pediatric TBI

New, retrospective analysis could help reverse decades-old thinking.
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Target for Lung-Cancer Subtype Identified

Multifaceted study connects early amplified oncogene MDM2 with outcomes and therapy responses.
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RSV Exposure Heightens Childhood Asthma Risk

The new INSPIRE study demonstrates associations between first-year RSV infection and asthma.
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Excess Amniotic Fluid Tied to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Large database elucidates new association between neonatal exposures and lung disease development.
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Serologies Identify Myopathies Disguised as Lung Disease

Experts stress delays in diagnosing anti-tRNA synthetase syndrome can be corrected with comprehensive serologies.
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Diabetes-targeting Agonists Eyed for Asthma, Obesity Use

Drugs reduce symptoms and cut health care visits for overweight patients who also have asthma.