Pediatrics Pediatric heart rates during supraventricular tachycardia

Pediatric heart rates during supraventricular tachycardia

By Chris L. Johnsrude, M.D. It is important to understand that sometimes a recorded heart rate can confirm if a child or teenager is in supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), but not always. SVT is a common cause of abnormally fast heartbeats in children and teenagers, but the range of heart rates in SVT is pretty broad. …

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Pediatrics 2019 Pediatric Bioethics Day

2019 Pediatric Bioethics Day

The upcoming Pediatric Bioethics Day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, gives physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, therapists and hospital ethics committee members the opportunity to discuss approaches that can support families when life-sustaining medical interventions are no longer considered medically beneficial. Appropriate communication can be difficult when parents and providers do not share the same values …

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Pediatrics What are phimosis and paraphimosis?

What are phimosis and paraphimosis?

By Kimberly Huston Phimosis and paraphimosis are issues that affect the foreskin of the penis. Phimosis is when the foreskin can’t retract (pull down) from the tip of the penis. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted but can’t be replaced over the glans penis. They are common conditions in boys, but serious complications can …

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Pediatrics Norton Children’s Hospital nationally recognized for combating overuse of antibiotics

Norton Children’s Hospital nationally recognized for combating overuse of antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics is a worldwide problem, reducing the drug’s effectiveness and making serious bacterial infections resistant to treatment. For its efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing, Norton Children’s Hospital has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. The Infectious Diseases Society of America awards the distinction to hospitals that effectively prescribe antibiotics and combat …

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Pediatrics Transitional care for young adults with reproductive conditions

Transitional care for young adults with reproductive conditions

Transitioning healthy young women from pediatric to adult health care can be a challenge. However, patients who have undergone reproductive surgical procedures during their childhood present added complexity. Adolescents with gynecological anomalies, disorders of sexual development (DSD) and other ovarian conditions can benefit from communication and long-term planning about their care. Paige Hertweck, M.D., pediatric …

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Pediatrics Fetal echocardiograms: Finding more heart defects before birth

Fetal echocardiograms: Finding more heart defects before birth

In 2011, Norton Children’s Heart Institute identified an area where we could improve the care provided to families in our region. We have been working hard to make things better ever since. We reviewed the records of all babies who had heart surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital. We found that only about one-third of the …

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Pediatrics Ten fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists at Norton Children’s Radiology

Ten fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists at Norton Children’s Radiology

Norton Children’s Radiology comprises 10 fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists with training in various subspecialties, including pediatric neuroradiology, cardiac imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and interventional radiology, plus a registered radiologist assistant. Our clinicians and radiologists are experienced and knowledgeable in imaging for pediatric diseases using magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scans, radiographs, fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine. If imaging …

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Pediatrics Continuing medical education: Update on newborn infections

Continuing medical education: Update on newborn infections

Speakers from Norton Children’s Neonatology and the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics will present the latest recommendations and practice guidelines for common infectious complications affecting newborn infants. Dinner will be served. This activity is intended for physicians and advanced practice providers in pediatrics, family medicine and neonatology. Registration The registration deadline …

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Pediatrics Child maltreatment prevention, recognition and response-reporting: How to spot child abuse for physicians

Child maltreatment prevention, recognition and response-reporting: How to spot child abuse for physicians

By Vinod B. Rao, M.D. Child maltreatment is a significant concern in society today. The primary goal should always be to prevent child maltreatment; however, when abuse does occur it is important for everyone to know how to recognize signs and how to respond. The following will discuss strategies for how you can help with …

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Pediatrics Lisa A. Norfleet, M.D.

Lisa A. Norfleet, M.D.

Lisa A. Norfleet, M.D., is an OB/GYN with Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She cares for women with high-risk pregnancies admitted to the hospital, providing consultations and emergency care. Dr. Norfleet earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville, where she completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency. Dr. Norfleet also has an MBA in health …

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