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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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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Infectious Disease New algorithm available for C. difficile testing

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 with a PCR test, which will determine if C. difficile organism is present. ​If that is positive, a second test …

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Infectious Disease Sepsis information for providers

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 < 4,000 or > 10 percent bands Sepsis is: 2 SIRS + Confirmed/suspected source of infection Severe sepsis* is: Sepsis …

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Infectious Disease Updates in hepatitis C treatment eligibility

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 the virus, stage of liver disease, whether the patient has had previous treatment and what other health conditions the patient …

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Cancer Norton Complex Care Clinic opens new location in Corydon

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 community. Led by Thomas M. Woodcock, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist with Norton Cancer Institute, the clinic offers liver health education, treatment …

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Infectious Disease Active pulmonary tuberculosis cases on the rise

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 United States, the majority of tuberculosis cases occur in individuals who have emigrated from countries with high rates of the …

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Infectious Disease Norton Healthcare’s response to hepatitis A outbreak

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 vaccinate in the ED setting,” said Paul S. Schulz, M.D., medical director, Infection Prevention, Employee Health and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Front-line …

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Infectious Disease Norton Infectious Disease specialist leads presentation on LGBTQ health

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 on the health risks associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Dr. Schulz summarized five points of keeping healthy …

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Infectious Disease Infectious Disease specialists available through Norton Healthcare

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 Hospital and Norton Hospital. Norton Infectious Disease specialists are skilled in managing a wide range of infectious disease including: Bone …

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