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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Study of Paxlovid for children with COVID-19 underway at Norton Children’s Research Institute

Norton Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is involved in a study to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (authorized as Paxlovid in older children and adults) in symptomatic [...]

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2022-2023 flu vaccine recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) flu vaccine recommendations for the 2022-23 season will mirror the previous season, and pediatricians should begin to plan their flu immunization campaigns. “Kids experience really substantial morbidity from flu, […]

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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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New vaccine clinic opens at Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases

Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened a new clinic that will serve the pediatric community by addressing a wide variety of vaccination needs, including special immunization circumstances, catch-up, […]

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Kids can develop ‘long-haul’ symptoms after COVID-19 infection

Even though children are more likely to be spared serious illness from COVID-19, the so-called long COVID-19 in children has brought symptoms like headache and fatigue lasting a month or more. The U.S. Centers for […]

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COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 […]

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Specialized infectious diseases care for kids who need organ transplants

Victoria A. Statler, M.D., M.S., offers specialized care in a relatively new field: pediatric transplant infectious diseases. Dr. Statler, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School of […]

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New option for kids with prolonged symptoms after COVID-19

Since October 2020, Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has offered a clinic for children who continue to feel unwell long after they recover from acute COVID-19. As the pandemic […]

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Norton Children’s opens preregistration for COVID-19 vaccinations in children ages 12 and older

In anticipation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, Norton Children’s has opened vaccine preregistration for children ages 12 and up on […]

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Preventing and treating infection in vulnerable pediatric transplant patients

As infectious diseases pose a greater risk for pediatric transplant patients than other kids, Victoria A. Statler, M.D., will follow up with her patients for years to help protect them from infection, and if they […]

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UofL pediatric infectious diseases providers are now Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases

The affiliation between Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians ­– Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine makes it easier for children and their families to access comprehensive infectious diseases care connected to the Norton […]

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