Intraoperative conduction mapping locates bundle of His in congenital heart surgery

A new intraoperative technique during complex congenital heart surgeries allows us to map the location of conduction tissue. This is important, because damage to the tissue during surgery can result in a condition called heart [...]

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Tele-echo network nearly triples rate of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

We know babies with a congenital heart condition have a much better chance of survival if they are born near a pediatric surgical center. The challenge has been detecting these conditions before birth. Prenatal diagnosis [...]

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Improving extubation failure rate in neonate cardiac patients

Often, after lifesaving cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects, neonates require help with breathing using a breathing tube and a mechanical ventilator. Deciding when to extubate, or remove the breathing tube and ventilator, after cardiac […]

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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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Low-dose aspirin (LDA) prophylaxis during pregnancy can prevent, delay preeclampsia

Low-dose aspirin (LDA) prophylaxis is a safe and effective method to help prevent or delay preeclampsia in at-risk patients. The cyclooxygenase inhibitor carries anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet properties that can support a patient’s health during pregnancy. […]

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Norton Healthcare receives first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence designation in country from DNV

Norton Healthcare has been named the first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence in the country by DNV, a national accrediting body. This designation is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in diagnostic services, […]

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Elisha N. McAlmont, APRN, joins Norton Children’s Urology

Elisha N. McAlmont, APRN, a nurse practitioner for nine years, has joined Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Elisha most recently worked in pediatric emergency medicine and had been a registered […]

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Considering the whole patient before spinal surgery

Even though I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in spine, I spend a lot of time talking to my patients about issues other than their backs. Rarely do I see back pain in isolation. Before they undergo […]

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Myocarditis in athletes after COVID-19

It is hard to find a group not been adversely affected by COVID-19 and all its variants in the last two years. One such group that has seen lingering and sometimes fatal effects of COVID-19 […]

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Clinical research: Asking questions, sharing answers

Clinical research drives progress for every element of health and requires global collaboration. At Norton Healthcare alone, our research teams lead and contribute to studies about pediatric medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, cardiology, neurology, the spine, […]

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Clinical Update: Defeating cancer with multidisciplinary care, discoveries and customized care

Each year, as we look back over our progress and program highlights, we are struck by a singular fact. Time and again, what we are able to achieve is the result of exceptional teamwork. Our [...]

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Bevacizumab shown to reduce radiation necrosis in clinical trial

Clinical challenge Radiation necrosis of the brain causes debilitating headaches, recurrent seizures, focal neurological deficits and subcortical neurocognitive slowing. Radiation necrosis occurs in about a fifth of patients who receive stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) or [...]

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