Abnormal movements in pediatric patients can be challenging to characterize, and it can be difficult to determine when one should be concerned. Babies and children do lots of funny things, but knowing when to move forward with a diagnostic workup of abnormal movement can be confusing.
A pediatric neurologist from Cook Children’s is now seeing patients in Lubbock thanks to a hospital partnership that brings specialized care closer to home for residents of West Texas and eastern New Mexico.
The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s continues to grow our faculty to meet the needs of our patients. In January 2022, we welcomed Lindsey Carnes, Ph.D. as our fourth neuropsychologist.
Cook Children’s Institute for MIND Health is pleased to welcome Laila Mohammad, M.D. to Neurosurgery. She completed her medical degree at Vanderbilt University and neurosurgery residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine prior to completing fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Northwestern University (Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.)
Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues the tradition of making November, Epilepsy Awareness Month, a priority each year as we aim to bring more attention to this common, yet rarely discussed condition.
In August 2021, Dr. Linh Tran joins Neurology as an epileptologist in our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Dr. Tran is a native of Fort Worth and completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the human body. They are present in every human organ and are responsible for cellular energy production. As a result, mitochondrial disorders can involve one or many organ systems and are often difficult to diagnose and treat.
Cook Children’s Genetic Epilepsy Program was founded as a collaboration between Neurology (M. Scott Perry, M.D.) and Genetics (Alice Basinger, M.D.) to better serve children with rare epilepsies secondary to genetic etiology.
Sleep disorders are common among the general pediatric population, but children with neurologic conditions are more likely to develop certain sleep disorders. Two of the most common pediatric neurologic conditions—epilepsy and cerebral palsy—and their frequently associated sleep disorders are presented here.
The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center and Dodson Neurosciences Research Endowment at Cook Children’s Health Care System hired Rupesh K. Chikara, Ph.D., who will work as a postdoctoral research fellow on National Institutes of Health-funded projects related to pediatric refractory epilepsy under the supervision of Christos Papadelis , Ph.D., director of the Cook Children’s Neuroscience Research Center.
Cook Children’s neurologist, Stephanie Acord, M.D., discusses the importance of early identification of cerebral palsy, common misconceptions of the diagnoses as well as new diagnostic methods and therapies for children with mild to severe cerebral palsy and how they are helping improve life-long outcomes.
Yanlong Song Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s was awarded the 2020 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Research Grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center.
Central to a newborn examination is the tracking of growth parameters; head circumference is a key component in that evaluation. Identification of an abnormal head circumference, especially in the context of developmental delays, warrants evaluation by a neurologist and possibly a geneticist.