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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Mystery solved: Sudden onset of obsessive behaviors following infection

A 5-year-old girl arrived in the Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department in December with behavior that was frightening her parents and her siblings. Earlier in the month, the girl began moving abnormally and had become […]

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Pediatricians can prepare families for the possibility of persistent cloaca with prenatal ultrasound

Cloaca — a severe anorectal malformation where the genital, urinary and gastrointestinal tracts share a common channel — can be observed through prenatal ultrasound, and pediatricians should be alerted to the possibility of persistent cloaca, […]

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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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