Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatments and advances

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the dystrophin protein. In the absence of dystrophin, skeletal muscle fibers rupture and atrophy over time leading to progressive weakness, respiratory muscle […]

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October 2021 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Heron Baumgarten, M.D. Pediatric Surgery Jessica Ford, D.O. Neonatology Alexandra C. Cheerva, M.D. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Amy L. Holthouser, M.D. Pediatrics John N. Juneau, D.O. Neonatology Kelly Betz, APRN Sleep Medicine Sarah Hatter, APRN Pediatrics Krystal […]

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Mental health and provider considerations when treating multiple sclerosis

As mental health disorders can be one of the “invisible” symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), mental health care can be a part of routine MS care through the regular use of screening tools and an [...]

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Opioid prescribing guidelines and best practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not consider opioids a first-line therapy. CDC opioid prescribing guidelines favor nonopioid therapies for chronic pain outside of active cancer, palliative care and end-of-life care. These […]

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Assessing children for developmental delay

Children who are behind their peers in motor skills, speech, listening, understanding or social development are developmentally delayed, a common condition affecting 15% to 20% of children nationally. “It’s important to identify and screen for […]

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MS case study: Specialized care allows for early therapy that resolves symptoms in months

The patient A 29-year-old woman with no major medical issues awoke with blurry vision. As the day went on, she began to see double. She looked in the mirror and saw that one of her […]

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Basel Altoos, M.D., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Basel M. Altoos, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist, has joined Norton Cancer Institute and will see patients downtown and at King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison, Indiana. Refer a patient To refer a patient to Norton [...]

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Hybrid ablation case study: Left ventricular function normalized, medication reduced

The patient A woman presented to Norton Audubon Hospital with shortness of breath and dizziness and was noted to be in new-onset atrial fibrillation (A-fib). She underwent immediate cardioversion but had recurrent A-fib and then […]

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October 2021 Norton Medical Group new providers

Emily K. Camp, M.D. Emily K. Camp, M.D. Internal Medicine Terrence Hadley, M.D. Hematology Oncology Julio Ramirez, M.D. Infectious Disease Christopher M. Moser, D.O. Internal Medicine Kristina R. Trubey, D.O. Internal Medicine Morgan Frierson, PA-C […]

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Phenol neurolysis for spasticity management

Precisely placed phenol injections can relieve spasticity by inducing axon necrosis, essentially destroying the nerve causing the spasticity. As a focal treatment, the phenol needs to be injected at the motor points of the right […]

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Identifying common bleeding disorders in pediatric patients

Signs of common bleeding disorders in children can take many forms from birth through adolescence, according to Ashok B. Raj, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. […]

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New emergency department algorithms for assessing febrile neonates, abdominal pain and bronchiolitis

In recent years, emergency departments have changed how they assess three common pediatric issues: febrile neonates, abdominal pain and bronchiolitis. Reflecting the evolving nature of evaluating patients, these new algorithms seek to reduce interventional risk, […]

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