Pediatrics Register soon for the Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Symposium

Register soon for the Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Symposium

The Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Symposium will provide insight into key issues and challenges affecting children of Kentucky. These include the opioid crisis, pediatric suicidality, human trafficking and exposure to violence. Topics covered at the symposium include: Recommended screenings for suicidal ideation in elementary school-age children Treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder and resources …

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Pediatrics Registration deadline soon for Wendy Novak Diabetes Symposium

Registration deadline soon for Wendy Novak Diabetes Symposium

Come to the Wendy Novak Diabetes Symposium to get up to date with the American Diabetes Association’s latest guidelines for pediatric diabetes patients. Topics include: New guidelines and limitations for the management of pediatric diabetes The multidisciplinary approach to care and how it improves patient outcomes New therapeutic modalities into the management of children and …

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Pediatrics Norton Children’s Neurosurgery using new virtual reality brain-modeling technology

Norton Children’s Neurosurgery using new virtual reality brain-modeling technology

Norton Children’s Neurosurgery, a Part of Norton Neuroscience Institute, now has Surgical Theater virtual reality (VR) technology. It creates an immersive, 3D view of a patient’s brain. This allows neurosurgeons, patients and families to see inside the patient’s brain to get a greater understanding of the condition and any potential procedures. Norton Children’s Hospital is …

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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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