Study finds Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols help recovery after lumbar fusion

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have the potential to hasten recovery from lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative spine conditions, with reduced in-hospital opioid consumption and improved postoperative pain scores, according to a study published […]

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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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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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Causes and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

One of the most common reasons adolescents have heavy menstrual bleeding is they’re having anovulatory periods — they aren’t releasing an egg monthly from an ovary, so when they do bleed it’s because the uterus […]

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Nonsurgical Orthopedic Options

A bone health program to prevent fractures, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for overuse injuries, joint arthritis and other tendon and ligament injuries are among the nonsurgical interventions offered by Norton Orthopedic Institute. Platelet rich […]

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MS medications can affect timing of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, but shouldn’t stop immunization

Based on the data so far, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for COVID-19 are considered safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and safe to use while on disease-modifying therapies, according to […]

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July 2021 Norton Medical Group new providers

Joyce Achenjang, M.D. Hospital Medicine Jason L. Crowell, M.D. Neurology Elsa S. Kuhl, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Laith J. Sweis, M.D. Family Medicine Kaitlyn Tinius, APRN Pulmonology Michael Bailey, PA-C Pulmonology Kelley Morris, APRN Family Medicine

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Pharmacists help facilitate rigorous treatment plans for kids with cancer

Every day at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, pharmacists round with the teams. We’re part of the decision-making process for hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant patients. Our goal […]

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Hemlibra revolutionizing care for pediatric hemophilia A patients

A new drug has revolutionized the care of children with moderate to severe hemophilia A, not only dramatically improving their quality of life but potentially eliminating future complications from the disease. Hemophilia A affects 1 […]

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Norton Heart & Vascular Institute using Lux-Dx insertable cardiac monitor with arrhythmia patients

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute is first in the area to adopt the Lux-DX insertable cardiac monitor technology, which reduces the patient’s need for in-person monitoring. Arrhythmia patients of the institute have begun receiving the […]

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Melissa G. Wilkerson, APRN, joins Norton Children’s Urology

Melissa G. Wilkerson, APRN, a former nurse at Norton Children’s Hospital and a nurse practitioner with experience in pediatrics, has joined Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Melissa practices at Norton […]

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Orthopedic oncologist describes multidisciplinary care

Specialists at Norton Orthopedic Institute and Norton Cancer Institute work together in a team approach for treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. As an orthopedic oncologist, I work closely with medical and radiation oncologists, […]

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