Insurance-driven inhaler changes have a negative impact on asthma control in children

Children on Medicaid in Kentucky who experience asthma may have had a tougher time managing their symptoms following a payer-initiated formulary change that led to the use of a different inhaler device, according to a […]

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Cystic fibrosis drug approved for children ages 6 and older

A new cystic fibrosis treatment is now available for children ages 6 to 11. The drug Trikafta was previously prescribed only to children 12 and older. In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved Trikafta […]

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Case study: Diagnosing underlying asthma after COVID-19 infection in child

The patient A 3-year-old twin girl with a history of prematurity (32 weeks gestational age), intubated for five days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and who developed pneumothorax as a neonate, was referred […]

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When to refer a child with severe asthma

Children and teens experiencing severe cases of asthma face unique challenges living in the Louisville area. Louisville is routinely among the most challenging cities to live with asthma and among the top cities with emergency […]

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Cerebral palsy multidisciplinary clinic opens downtown

A new multidisciplinary cerebral palsy clinic for children who need a higher level of care has opened in the Novak Center for Children’s Health in downtown Louisville. The clinic aims to streamline care, make appointments […]

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Returning to classrooms could increase vaping-related risks of COVID-19 and lung injury

With kids returning to in-classroom instruction, the availability of vaping products and the peer pressure to use them could increase. That adds to the risks of developing COVID-19 as well as e-cigarette or vaping use-associated […]

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Helping your pediatric patients adhere to their asthma action plans

Establishing an asthma action plan for your pediatric patients is a great first step, but helping them and their families adhere to it could be even more important. Self-management through an asthma action plan that […]

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Helping kids have active lives and the chance to chase their dreams

Scott G. Bickel, M.D., had received an undergraduate degree in computer science when he decided he’d rather be interacting with patients than computer screens. Now a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with […]

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UofL pediatric pulmonology providers are now with Norton Children’s Pulmonology

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 pulmonology care connected to the Norton Children’s […]

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Provider update: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) [Video]

Leading pediatric physicians with Norton Children’s presented an update Tuesday, May 19, on COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The panel discussion provided the latest updates and answered questions. The moderator was Mark J. […]

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