Congratulations to Senior Associate Dean Betsy Weiner and DNP Faculty Mark Frisse on being inducted into the Institute of Medicine this past weekend.
With more than 1,900 members, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academies, serving as an adviser to the nation to improve health and promote health-related research. [ Article ]
VUSN Study Seeks to Improve Lymphedema Care
A new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) study may lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for the 20-30 percent of breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the painful and stigmatizing arm swelling that often results from treatment. The study is testing bioimpedance spectroscopy, a device where electrodes are placed on the patient’s arms so that the fluid buildup can be accurately measured. The randomized study is enrolling 1,100 research subjects over two years at five sites in the United States and Australia.
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