Adam M. Skaff, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Adam M. Skaff, M.D., has joined Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Skaff completed his initial medical training at the West Virginia University School of […]

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Low pediatric asthma readmissions help Norton Children’s Hospital earn No. 38 U.S. News & World Report ranking for pulmonology and lung surgery

Care provided by Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, helped Norton Children’s Hospital earn the No. 38 U.S. News & World Report ranking for pulmonology and lung surgery in 2022, aided […]

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Essentials of clinical trials

Clinical trials and studies, which are essential to the development of new drugs and treatments, need to be conducted under strict ethical, clinical and investigational structures. The most common are investigational trials with new medications [...]

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Adolescents at ‘unique risk’ for STIs

Young people ages 15 to 24 account for at least half of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States, despite only making up around 25% of the population, with higher numbers of infections […]

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Genetic testing reveals new diagnosis for patient originally presenting with long QT syndrome

This is a condensed version of “One Family’s Clinical Odyssey From Evolving Phenotypic and Genotypic Knowledge of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia and Long QT Syndrome,” which is open access and available to read in full […]

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Diagnosing autism with diffusion tensor MR imaging

Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain combined with machine learning could provide a fast and objective alternative to traditional methods of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a recently published study. […]

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December 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Michele N. Bresler, D.O. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Sarah Grout, M.D. Neonatology Jessica D. Hatfield, APRN Pediatric Neurology William David Lohr, M.D. Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Adrian R. O’Hagan, M.D. Pediatric Pulmonology Kristin E. Maguino, APRN Pediatric […]

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When to refer a patient with an imperforate hymen

An imperforate hymen is a vaginal abnormality that may be discovered at birth or later during puberty. It is the most common type of vaginal blockage that eventually requires a corrective surgical procedure, which is […]

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Red flags and diagnostic criteria for eating disorders

Diagnosing eating disorders can be challenging because telltale behaviors typically are hidden, even from those closest to the patient, according to Andrea L. Krause, M.D., who heads the team involved with the medical stabilization of […]

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Intraoperative conduction mapping locates bundle of His in congenital heart surgery

A new intraoperative technique during complex congenital heart surgeries allows us to map the location of conduction tissue. This is important, because damage to the tissue during surgery can result in a condition called heart [...]

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Tele-echo network nearly triples rate of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

We know babies with a congenital heart condition have a much better chance of survival if they are born near a pediatric surgical center. The challenge has been detecting these conditions before birth. Prenatal diagnosis [...]

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Improving extubation failure rate in neonate cardiac patients

Often, after lifesaving cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects, neonates require help with breathing using a breathing tube and a mechanical ventilator. Deciding when to extubate, or remove the breathing tube and ventilator, after cardiac […]

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