Classification and treatment of pediatric cancerous brain tumor, medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is one of the most common malignant brain tumors in children, with cases tending to surface around ages 4 or 5. Currently, the treatment protocol is resection of as much of the tumor as […]

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Better detect bruising from child abuse by following updated TEN-4-FACESp guidelines

Every adult in Kentucky, regardless of profession, is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect.  Health care providers should follow the updated TEN-4 FACESp clinical decision rule any time they are evaluating [...]

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Kentucky pediatric providers report ADHD practice not consistent with clinical practice guidelines

Researchers with Cleveland Clinic, the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Norton Children’s recently conducted a survey of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) care in Kentucky and found areas of deviation from established practice patterns [...]

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Case Study: Uncovering a hidden case of pediatric septic arthritis

The patient A 14-month-old female presented to the emergency department with fever and refusal to bear weight. She had bilateral ear tube insertion 13 days previously and presented to her primary care provider (PCP) three […]

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Headache or migraine: How to spot the red flags

Not all headache or migraine symptoms in children signify red flags that require additional referrals or advanced treatment, said Elizabeth S. Doll, M.D., child neurologist at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School […]

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Diagnosing and treating brain tumors in children

There are many types and subtypes of brain tumors in children, and heterogeneity is common among tumors with similar morphology, according to Mustafa Barbour, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the [...]

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April 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Norton Children’s Medical Group welcomes these new providers. Julie A. Klensch, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Vasudha Mahajan, M.D. Pediatrics Kelsie L. Houchens, APRN Pediatric Emergency Medicine Sable C. Iglesias, APRN Medical Oncology Elisha McAlmont, APRN […]

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Exercise is key to managing diabetes and preventing complications

In addition to general health and wellness, exercise is an essential element to blood glucose regulation in patients with diabetes mellitus. Studies have found the benefits of exercise include decreased body mass index (BMI), lower […]

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Metabolic syndrome criteria, risk factors and implications for cardiovascular disease

The criteria for metabolic syndrome include five factors with varying benchmarks for children and adults. Three out of five of the following criteria are necessary for a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in children: Abdominal obesity, […]

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Case study: MIS-C patient with complications seeks return to sports

The patient A young adolescent male who participates in competitive football and basketball and with history of recent COVID-19 infection was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at Norton Children’s Hospital. The initial workup […]

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Kimberly B. Schauder, Ph.D., joins Norton Children’s Development Center and Norton Children’s Autism Center

Kimberly B. Schauder, Ph.D., who recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National in Rockville, Maryland, has joined Norton Children’s Autism Center and Norton Children’s [...]

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The acute lymphoblastic leukemia link to obesity

Survivors of the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), need long-term monitoring for obesity and other ongoing health consequences of their disease and treatment. “The etiology of obesity among ALL survivors is not […]

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