Classification and treatment of pediatric cancerous brain tumor, medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is one of the most common malignant brain tumors in children, with cases tending to surface around ages 4 or 5. Currently, the treatment protocol is resection of as much of the tumor as […]

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Better detect bruising from child abuse by following updated TEN-4-FACESp guidelines

Every adult in Kentucky, regardless of profession, is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect.  Health care providers should follow the updated TEN-4 FACESp clinical decision rule any time they are evaluating [...]

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Kentucky pediatric providers report ADHD practice not consistent with clinical practice guidelines

Researchers with Cleveland Clinic, the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Norton Children’s recently conducted a survey of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) care in Kentucky and found areas of deviation from established practice patterns [...]

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Case study: Awake brain tumor resection helps preserve healthy tissue

The patient A 39-year-old nursing student initially presented with complaints of a two-year history of intermittent numbness in the tips of the middle and ring finger on her left hand. Over the past six months, […]

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Case Study: Uncovering a hidden case of pediatric septic arthritis

The patient A 14-month-old female presented to the emergency department with fever and refusal to bear weight. She had bilateral ear tube insertion 13 days previously and presented to her primary care provider (PCP) three […]

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Ayryn P. Chilton-Gelfo, PA-C, joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Ayryn P. Chilton-Gelfo, PA-C, has joined Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. The physician assistant is seeing patients in offices in downtown Louisville, on the Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Healthcare – St. […]

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Norton Women’s Doula Program works to improve health outcomes for Black mothers

Norton Women’s Doula Program currently has three doulas who are actively working with patients, with plans for additional doulas to join the expanding program soon. “Our doula program is the first of its kind in […]

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Headache or migraine: How to spot the red flags

Not all headache or migraine symptoms in children signify red flags that require additional referrals or advanced treatment, said Elizabeth S. Doll, M.D., child neurologist at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School […]

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Diagnosing and treating brain tumors in children

There are many types and subtypes of brain tumors in children, and heterogeneity is common among tumors with similar morphology, according to Mustafa Barbour, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the [...]

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Douglas A. Nelson, M.D., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Douglas A. Nelson, M.D., has joined Norton Cancer Institute, practicing at the downtown Louisville and St. Matthews offices. Dr. Nelson most recently was an associate professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and Department [...]

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April 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Norton Children’s Medical Group welcomes these new providers. Julie A. Klensch, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Vasudha Mahajan, M.D. Pediatrics Kelsie L. Houchens, APRN Pediatric Emergency Medicine Sable C. Iglesias, APRN Medical Oncology Elisha McAlmont, APRN […]

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First successful “valve-in-MAC” transcatheter mitral valve replacement in Louisville region

A multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists and a cardiothoracic surgeon performed Louisville’s first successful transcatheter replacement of a native mitral valve this week. The team with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Structural Heart Program used […]

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