Reduced-toxicity myeloablative conditioning regimen effective against high-risk pediatric leukemias

A low-toxicity myeloablative conditioning regimen is safe and effective in treating high-risk leukemias, particularly myeloid disease, according to a study recently published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Conventional myeloablative conditioning is effective at […]

New guidelines for bone health assessment before elective spinal reconstruction

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Perioperative Spine: Preoperative Osteoporosis Assessment recently was published in Neurosurgery. To develop these recommendations, the authors performed systematic review of the literature using national [...]

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 integrated approach to treatment.

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 [...]

New evidence-based guidelines published for perioperative spine surgery assessments

New evidence-based guidelines covering five key perioperative spine assessments were issued recently by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The guidelines, published in the medical journal Neurosurgery, provide insight on the following: Preoperative osteoporosis assessment Preoperative […]

Drug targeting prostate cancer cells to deliver radioisotope prolongs survival in trial

A cutting-edge new treatment specifically targets prostate cancer cells to deliver a tumor-killing radioisotope and helped extend patients’ lives longer in an international clinical trial (VISION Study), according to a study published in the New […]

Offering the latest childhood brain tumor therapies so kids and their families don’t have to travel far from home

Brain tumors are now the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among children. Year after year, Kentucky ranks among states with the highest incidence of children with brain tumors, and Kentucky currently ranks third in the [...]

Access to evolving clinical science close to home

Norton Cancer Institute’s clinical research program was developed to ensure that cancer patients in our community and region have access to evolving clinical science. Guided by an experienced cadre of physicians and supported by a […]

The latest advancements in pediatric cancer research for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana

At any time, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is participating in dozens of clinical trials, representing a wide gamut of diagnoses and moving our understanding of childhood cancers forward. […]

Dual-pitch screws allow for inline revision of pedicle screws, study finds

Inline revision of pedicle screws without increasing the screw diameter can be achieved using dual-pitch screws with cancellous pitch in the vertebral body and cortical pitch in the pedicle, according to a study published in […]

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Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D.

Pediatric cardiologist Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

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Classifying and treating osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a clinically heterogeneous, heritable disorder characterized by increased bone fragility with a predisposition to fractures, low bone mass, bone deformities and short stature. It affects an estimate 1 in 10,000 to […]

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Diagnosing heart disease in women

The notion that heart disease is a man’s disease can be misleading. Women are at greater risk for heart disease than men, yet their symptoms more often are overlooked by physicians — and women themselves […]

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Growth, more sophisticated care mark 2021 at Norton Children’s Heart Institute

This has been a momentous year for Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. We’re completing our first full year officially integrated with the former UofL Pediatrics – Cardiology practice, which […]

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Cardiologist aims to prevent and treat acquired heart disease in children

Preventive cardiologist Amy E. DiPietro, M.D., is joining Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as part of an expanded effort to arrest and prevent acquired heart disease in children. Dr. […]

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Louisville’s first Spanish-English bilingual clinic opens

Norton Community Medical Associates – La Clínica Preston, Norton Healthcare’s first 100% bilingual practice, is now open in Okolona. The facility features staff and providers who understand the unique concerns of Louisville’s Latinx community and […]

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