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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Orthopedics Complex scoliosis surgery aided by 3D model of patient’s severely curved spine

Complex scoliosis surgery aided by 3D model of patient’s severely curved spine

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville recently printed a 3D model of a patient’s severely curved spine to prepare with greater precision for her complex surgery. The 3D model of Gracie Latkovski’s spine was used to create custom-made drill guides for each of her affected vertebra. Joshua W. Meier, M.D., and his …

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Heart & Vascular Ebstein anomaly discovered in pregnancy treated with interdisciplinary care

Ebstein anomaly discovered in pregnancy treated with interdisciplinary care

Audrey Sims’ first clue that her twins’ birth would be complicated came at 14 weeks of pregnancy, when a routine ultrasound found that one of her sons, Aiden, had a cystic hygroma, a fluid collection on the neck. Audrey’s OB/GYN at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana, referred Audrey and her husband, Andrew, to Norton …

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Heart & Vascular Your pediatric patients don’t need to travel too far from home for quality heart care

Your pediatric patients don’t need to travel too far from home for quality heart care

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, includes an expansive outreach service, with 29 participating sites in the region. These sites, throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, link directly to Norton Children’s Hospital and the specialists at Norton Children’s Heart Institute. Technicians perform echocardiograms on patients from in utero to young adults to …

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Pediatrics Stacie Hartlage, R.N., guides pediatric heart patients and their families to quality care at a stressful time

Stacie Hartlage, R.N., guides pediatric heart patients and their families to quality care at a stressful time

If you have a patient with a congenital heart disease, you want to make sure he or she gets quality care. But it’s also comforting to know your patient will be well supported and guided through the often complex world of specialist medical care. Stacie Hartlage, R.N., is nurse navigator with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, …

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Cancer Experienced pediatric cancer care

Experienced pediatric cancer care

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute provides the latest in pediatric cancer treatments, programs for treating rare tumors and blood disorders, a blood and marrow transplant program, and resources to support the needs of young patients and the entire family. Norton Children’s Cancer Institute features a skilled cancer care team that is completely focused on the needs …

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