Headache or migraine: How to spot the red flags

Not all headache or migraine symptoms in children signify red flags that require additional referrals or advanced treatment, said Elizabeth S. Doll, M.D., child neurologist at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School […]

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Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody therapy for relapsing MS in adult patients

Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody therapy represents a major advance in treating relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adult patients, reducing relapse risk and mitigating disability progression. These monoclonal antibody therapies deplete circulating B cells by targeting CD20, [...]

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Eyestrain, excessive screen time could be causing pediatric headaches

If a pediatric patient complains of headaches, primary care providers should inquire about their screen time habits. Spending too much time staring at a screen, such as a phone, tablet or computer, can cause digital […]

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Initial lines of treatment for primary care providers evaluating headaches in children

Migraine is the most frequent primary headache disorder among the pediatric population, and while headaches in children can be complicated to treat and diagnose, there are several steps a primary care provider can take prior [...]

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Three neuromodulation approaches to treating refractory epilepsy

For two-thirds of children with epilepsy, medications are effective at reducing seizures. After trying two or more anti-seizure medications without success, the remaining one-third have medically refractory epilepsy. For these children, surgery, a ketogenic diet […]

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Neurological effects of COVID-19 in children double with preexisting neurological condition

Neurological effects of COVID-19 in children have been most common in those who had a preexisting neurological condition, representing both new symptoms and a continuation or worsening of previous symptoms, according to a recently published […]

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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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Concussion management: Do’s and don’ts for treating concussion

Concussion recognition, diagnosis and treatment have improved significantly in recent years. To further that progress (especially in pediatric patients), Tad D. Seifert, M.D. a neurologist and sports concussion specialist with Norton Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology [...]

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Classifying and treating cerebral palsy in children

Assessing a child for cerebral palsy treatment and therapy starts with understanding the etiology, which parts of the body are affected and identifying the predominant movement pattern, according to Catherine P. Schuster, M.D., medical director […]

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Multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic brings specialists together each month

On the third Wednesday of each month, a team of specialists from across Norton Children’s come together to provide multidisciplinary care to kids with spina bifida (SB). Since 2016, the Norton Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic […]

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New providers bring sophisticated neurological care closer to kids in Western Kentucky

New providers with Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are seeing patients in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Paducah, Kentucky, bringing sophisticated care closer to kids. Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute […]

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Cerebral palsy multidisciplinary clinic opens downtown

A new multidisciplinary cerebral palsy clinic for children who need a higher level of care has opened in the Novak Center for Children’s Health in downtown Louisville. The clinic aims to streamline care, make appointments […]

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