Advanced care options for refractory epilepsy

The majority of children with epilepsy respond well to medications. However, 20% to 30% of patients with epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control even with two or more appropriately chosen antiseizure medications. When […]

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A multidisciplinary spina bifida team all in one place

Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has created multidisciplinary clinics so children with spina bifida — and children with other complicated conditions — can see all subspecialists in one place […]

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Surgical Theater: Exploring the brain in 3D

A powerful new technology gives neurosurgeons at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, an incredible tool for planning complex surgeries and then sharing that information with patients and families in […]

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Collaboration leads to convenience and a range of viewpoints in pediatric neuroscience care

Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, brings pediatric neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, pediatric rehabilitation and neuropsychology together in a collaborative role. “The goals are to provide excellent and convenient care for […]

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A multidisciplinary team approach to craniofacial care

Norton Children’s has offered families multiple surgical interventions to address complex craniofacial pathology for more than 30 years. Paul Tessier, M.D., the father of craniofacial surgery, planted the seed by training surgeons who practiced in […]

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A baseline concussion test aids sports concussion diagnosis and treatment

A baseline concussion test provides data to measure functional change in an athlete, making it crucial to concussion care, according to Tad D. Seifert, M.D., a neurologist and sports concussion specialist who is director of […]

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AFM diagnosis is rare — Consider a spectrum for acute weakness

When a child presents with acute, sudden weakness, a neurologist needs to consider a broad spectrum of different diseases, according to Michael L. Sweeney, M.D., a pediatric neurologist with Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with […]

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Neurosurgeon gives pediatric epilepsy surgery candidates’ families decision-making tools

The choices parents have to face when considering elective brain surgery to treat refractory epilepsy can be overwhelming. Pediatric neurosurgeon Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D. M.S., and the refractory epilepsy team at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, […]

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Using autologous stem cell transplant to avoid neurocognitive adverse effects in young medulloblastoma patient

In 2016, not long after his 4th birthday, Jameson Milby began experiencing headaches, nausea and vomiting. The Milby family’s pediatrician, James A. Tavelli, M.D., with Norton Children’s Medical Group – Okolona, ordered an MRI, which […]

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CME opportunity: Pediatric Neurology Update Aug. 7

The 18th annual Pediatric Neurology Update will be livestreamed (via BlueSky) Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. The continuing medical education opportunity will cover developments in identification of neurological disorders and […]

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Norton Children’s Neurosurgery using new virtual reality brain-modeling technology

Norton Children’s Neurosurgery, a Part of Norton Neuroscience Institute, now has Surgical Theater virtual reality (VR) technology. It creates an immersive, 3D view of a patient’s brain. This allows neurosurgeons, patients and families to see […]

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