Posts Tagged ‘Research’
Study shows people with Alzheimer’s have a lower ability to detect pain but they feel it as intensely as healthy adults
July 12, 2016
People with Alzheimer’s disease don’t perceive pain as readily as healthy older adults, and this may lead to delays and underreporting of pain. This alteration in pain detection may be one reason that people with Alzheimer’s disease and pain tend to be undermedicated and suffer unnecessarily, a trans-institutional group of Vanderbilt researchers reported recently in…
Search committee for VUSN Senior Associate Dean for Research announced
June 24, 2016
Barbara A. Given, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, the Visiting Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) and university distinguished professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing, will lead the search committee for the next senior associate dean for research for VUSN. The trans-institutional search committee will work with executive search…
Advanced Device Improves Health and Costs for Patients With Lymphedema
October 21, 2015
Lymphedema patients experienced a nearly 80% reduction in their cellulitis episodes just by using an advanced pneumatic compression device (APCD) at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology (2015; doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1895).
VUSN Study on Alzheimer’s to Explore Perception of Pain
October 15, 2015
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).