All Norton Healthcare providers now can order convalescent plasma for severe or critical COVID-19 patients

Under an emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), all Norton Healthcare providers can order convalescent plasma therapy for confirmed COVID-19 hospitalized patients with severe or critical symptoms. Norton Healthcare hospitals have […]

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Norton Healthcare to offer COVID-19 Long-term Care Clinic for patients with lasting side effects

Norton Healthcare will launch a COVID-19 Long-term Care Clinic for adult patients who continue to experience side effects after having battled the coronavirus. “Norton Healthcare has been a regional leader in caring for patients with […]

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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 […]

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New algorithm available for C. difficile testing

Effective Monday, Sept. 9​, Norton Healthcare replaced the algorithm for C. difficile testing with a new approach designed to provide clinicians greater clarity regar​ding the significance of a positive result. The new algorithm will begin […]

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Sepsis information for providers

Define sepsis Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria Temperature > 38.3 C (> 100.9 F) Temperature < 36.0 C (< 96.8 F) Heart rate > 90 Respiratory rate > 20 White blood cell >12,000 or […]

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Updates in hepatitis C treatment eligibility

Norton Healthcare treats all patients with chronic hepatitis C regardless of F score or sobriety. Here’s what providers should know. Many factors can affect the plan of care to treat hepatitis C, including genotype of […]

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Norton Complex Care Clinic opens new location in Corydon

Norton Healthcare launched the Norton Complex Care Clinic in Louisville to treat patients with hepatitis C. A new location is now open in Corydon, Indiana to bring expertise and educational resources to patients in the […]

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Active pulmonary tuberculosis cases on the rise

The number of active pulmonary tuberculosis cases has increased in Louisville Metro recently. Symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis include a chronic cough lasting more than two weeks, fever, night sweats and unintended weight loss. In the […]

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Norton Healthcare’s response to hepatitis A outbreak

Norton Healthcare is working to combat Louisville’s hepatitis A outbreak by making vaccinations available to employees and vaccinating high-risk patients in our Emergency Departments. “This is a little out of the ordinary. We don’t normally […]

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Norton Infectious Disease specialist leads presentation on LGBTQ health

Paul S. Schulz, M.D. with Norton Infectious Disease Specialists led a Norton Healthcare system-wide presentation last month on the staggering statistics related to the health of LGBTQ individuals, in an effort to continuously educate providers […]

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Infectious Disease specialists available through Norton Healthcare

Norton Infectious Disease specialists are committed to providing quality health care. All of the specialists in the practice are specially trained in infectious diseases. The physicians also provide inpatient and outpatient care at Norton Brownsboro […]

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Be informed to prevent sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection, typically caused by germs such as staphylococcus aureus (staph), Escherichia coli (E. coli) and some types of Streptococcus – in the lungs (pneumonia), kidney (urinary tract […]

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