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Recent News

Stroke Summary: Mechanical thrombectomy helps marathoner, 47, recover from stroke

The patient presented to the emergency department at Norton Audubon Hospital. He had been found at home, down in the bathroom. Incident details: May 3, 2021 47-year-old male arrived at Norton Audubon Hospital, 12:27 a.m. […]

Additional approval makes hybrid ablation available to more atrial fibrillation patients

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hybrid ablation as a treatment for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most severe form of the condition affecting about 45% of A-fib patients. Hybrid ablation treats […]

COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 […]

Addressing invisible multiple sclerosis symptoms

“Comprehensive Approach to Management of Multiple Sclerosis: Addressing Invisible Symptoms — A Narrative Review” was published recently in the journal Neurology and Therapy. The authors, which included Bryan Davis, Psy.D., Clinical Health Psychologist with Norton […]

John W. McConnell, M.D., a leader in pulmonary hypertension, brings decades of Louisville experience to Norton Pulmonary Specialists

John W. McConnell, M.D., recently joined Norton Pulmonary Specialists, but he has been a leading pulmonologist in Louisville for three decades, known for his work with pulmonary hypertension. Dr. McConnell is medical director of the […]

Opioid pills are shown to illustrate a study of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols for spine surgery.

Study finds Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols help recovery after lumbar fusion

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have the potential to hasten recovery from lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative spine conditions, with reduced in-hospital opioid consumption and improved postoperative pain scores, according to a study published […]

Nonsurgical Orthopedic Options

A bone health program to prevent fractures, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for overuse injuries, joint arthritis and other tendon and ligament injuries are among the nonsurgical interventions offered by Norton Orthopedic Institute. Platelet rich […]

MS medications can affect timing of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, but shouldn’t stop immunization

Based on the data so far, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for COVID-19 are considered safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and safe to use while on disease-modifying therapies, according to […]

July 2021 Norton Medical Group new providers

Joyce Achenjang, M.D. Hospital Medicine Jason L. Crowell, M.D. Neurology Elsa S. Kuhl, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Laith J. Sweis, M.D. Family Medicine Kaitlyn Tinius, APRN Pulmonology Michael Bailey, PA-C Pulmonology Kelley Morris, APRN Family Medicine

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Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D.

Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and an assistant professor at the medical school.

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Stroke Summary: Mechanical thrombectomy helps marathoner, 47, recover from stroke

The patient presented to the emergency department at Norton Audubon Hospital. He had been found at home, down in the bathroom. Incident details: May 3, 2021 47-year-old male arrived at Norton Audubon Hospital, 12:27 a.m. […]

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Follow-up care for kids with single ventricle anomalies and adults with Fontan circulation

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened its Fontan Clinic to provide follow-up care to children and adults who have undergone the third of a three-surgery series to treat […]

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Additional approval makes hybrid ablation available to more atrial fibrillation patients

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hybrid ablation as a treatment for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most severe form of the condition affecting about 45% of A-fib patients. Hybrid ablation treats […]

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Newborn screening helps uncover serious and treatable disorders that aren’t clinically apparent

When a newborn metabolic screen shows the possibility of an inherited genetic disorder in an infant in the western half of Kentucky, counselors at Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, […]

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COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 […]

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