Phenol neurolysis for spasticity management

Precisely placed phenol injections can relieve spasticity by inducing axon necrosis, essentially destroying the nerve causing the spasticity. As a focal treatment, the phenol needs to be injected at the motor points of the right […]

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Identifying common bleeding disorders in pediatric patients

Signs of common bleeding disorders in children can take many forms from birth through adolescence, according to Ashok B. Raj, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. […]

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New emergency department algorithms for assessing febrile neonates, abdominal pain and bronchiolitis

In recent years, emergency departments have changed how they assess three common pediatric issues: febrile neonates, abdominal pain and bronchiolitis. Reflecting the evolving nature of evaluating patients, these new algorithms seek to reduce interventional risk, […]

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Pediatric aortic and mitral valve repair versus replacement

Repairing the aortic and mitral valves of children is not as common as replacement with mechanical or tissue valves, but it has distinct advantages. If we can keep the child’s own tissue and have good […]

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Teamwork for placenta accreta and other complicated deliveries

Karen Reed, M.D., has been delivering the babies in high-risk pregnancies for more than three decades and still feels the exhilaration of such a meaningful medical role. “It’s the excitement of something new, a new […]

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September 2021 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Dylan C. Brock, M.D. Pediatric Neurology Jessica Ford, D.O. Neonatology Roddy D. McDowell Jr., M.D. Pediatric Cardiology Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D. Pediatric Cardiology Kristin E. Reeve, M.D. Maternal-Fetal Medicine Julia S. Spalding, M.D. Neonatology Lindsey […]

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Offering the latest childhood brain tumor therapies so kids and their families don’t have to travel far from home

Brain tumors are now the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among children. Year after year, Kentucky ranks among states with the highest incidence of children with brain tumors, and Kentucky currently ranks third in the […]

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Focusing quality pediatric heart care on what can be done better

Traditionally, quality improvement for surgeons focuses on cases that did not go as planned. These cases are dissected at weekly morbidity and mortality meetings. A little more than a year ago, Norton Children’s Heart Institute, […]

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Optimizing leukemia/lymphoma care with a multidisciplinary team

The most effective way to optimize patient care revolves around a combination of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, social workers and case managers. Members of the team work together to help with decision-making in each […]

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Access to evolving clinical science close to home

Norton Cancer Institute’s clinical research program was developed to ensure that cancer patients in our community and region have access to evolving clinical science. Guided by an experienced cadre of physicians and supported by a […]

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Groundbreaking research and exceptional care come with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute/UofL School of Medicine affiliation

This is an exciting time for Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. The clinical-academic partnership for all pediatric hematology/oncology inpatient, outpatient and pediatric infusion care provides more integrated care options, […]

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Pediatric oncology case study: Rotationplasty aids osteosarcoma recovery

The patient A 12-year-old female presented to Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department with a one-week history of worsening right knee pain and swelling. There was no known trauma, but pain started after exertion in gym […]

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