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CME Pediatricians: Rule out other explanations before an MIS-C screening

Pediatricians: Rule out other explanations before an MIS-C screening

Pediatricians seeing children with prolonged fever should rule out other explanations before screening for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19, according to pediatric specialists with Norton Children’s. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory May 14 defining the syndrome, which had previously been described as an illness …

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Infectious Disease Providers: Telephone consultations available with pediatric infectious disease specialists

Providers: Telephone consultations available with pediatric infectious disease specialists

Amid the shifting manifestations of COVID-19 in children, Norton Children’s is providing infectious disease telephone consultations to providers. Option 9 on the Norton Children’s helpline, (800) 722-5725, puts any provider with questions about pediatric COVID-19 — including multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) — in touch with an infectious disease specialist. Norton Children’s has a …

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Weight Management Offering weight-loss patients trust and a plan for success without judgments

Offering weight-loss patients trust and a plan for success without judgments

By Jennifer Kyser, R.D., CSOWM, L.D. Patients receive extensive counseling on diet and behavioral issues at Norton Weight Management Services before and after bariatric surgery to maximize their chance for a successful outcome. Prior to surgery, all patients undergo a detailed readiness assessment. They see a nurse, a licensed clinical social worker and a dietitian, …

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Heart & Vascular Specialized training for pediatric CICU nurse practitioners

Specialized training for pediatric CICU nurse practitioners

By Misty D. Ellis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC Nurse practitioners in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit are trained and certified in pediatric acute care. They are dedicated to caring for and managing critically ill pediatric heart patients. This specialized training is now the gold standard for children’s hospitals. By adopting this standard, Norton Children’s …

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NMG Norton Healthcare expands access to community COVID-19 testing

Norton Healthcare expands access to community COVID-19 testing

Those who think they may have COVID-19 now have easier access to testing. As availability of test kits and the ability to process results have improved, Norton Healthcare is pleased to begin providing COVID-19 testing to anyone in the community. This includes individuals who are required by their employer to be tested. It is recommend …

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CME Provider update: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) [Video]

Provider update: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) [Video]

Leading pediatric physicians with Norton Children’s presented an update Tuesday, May 19, on COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The panel discussion provided the latest updates and answered questions. The moderator was Mark J. McDonald, M.D., FAAP, medical director of Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Medical Center. Panelists: Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., pediatric …

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Pediatrics First-class care after the cardiac intensive care unit

First-class care after the cardiac intensive care unit

By Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D. Even after children no longer need care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital, they continue to be followed by the multidisciplinary team at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. After leaving the CICU, patients can step down to …

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Infectious Disease Critically ill COVID-19 patients who received convalescent plasma leaving hospital

Critically ill COVID-19 patients who received convalescent plasma leaving hospital

More than 30 critically ill COVID-19 patients at Norton Healthcare have received convalescent plasma, an experimental treatment that began in mid-April. Some are still recovering, while many patients have been able to go home. Norton Healthcare physicians have been testing the treatment for COVID-19 that has shown promise in smaller studies around the world. The …

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Pediatrics Transitioning to adult OB/GYN care

Transitioning to adult OB/GYN care

Turning 18 comes with a lot of milestones and new beginnings for young adults. One milestone young women should consider after turning 18 is transitioning from pediatric gynecologic care to an OB/GYN provider who works with adults. Providers can help with that transition by starting conversations with patients before these young adults start managing their …

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Uncategorized Targeting the No. 1 cancer killer

Targeting the No. 1 cancer killer

Despite earlier detection efforts and improved treatment options, lung cancer remains the top cancer killer in the United States. According to Adam D. Lye, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist with Norton Cancer Institute, the majority of lung cancer clinical trials there focus on non-small cell lung cancer, the most common form of lung cancer. “We’re working with …

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