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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Infectious Disease Be informed to prevent sepsis

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 infection), skin or gut. Sepsis is life threatening and catching it in its late stages could cause tissue damage, organ …

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Infectious Disease New clinic established to treat hepatitis C patients

New clinic established to treat hepatitis C patients

Our region’s new diagnoses for hepatitis C are higher than the national average reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Within Norton Healthcare alone, approximately 100 patients a week are diagnosed with hepatitis C. We have developed aggressive screening guidelines to properly care for patients who are at risk for the disease …

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