Exciting innovations in pediatric neuroscience

New programs, research, stories, and continued efforts to provide the best neurosciences care to patients.

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Forging the way as leaders.

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children’s, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for “curved bundle,” the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke’s area (receptive speech) to Broca’s area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

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Forging the way as leaders.

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children’s, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for “curved bundle,” the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke’s area (receptive speech) to Broca’s area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

The Arcuate Newsletter keeps you on the edge of research news.

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Innovative Care

Dedicated to bringing extraordinary technologies and treatments forward to the neurosciences community.

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Primary Steps for Primary Care

Signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for a neurology evaluation.

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Neuroscience Research

Leading-edge clinical research investigating a variety of neurological conditions.

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Recent Arcuate Articles

Patient at table writing Testing for Success – Primary Steps for Primary Care (2/26/2019) - Hearing the word “neuropsychological” can make any child feel confused and scared. The idea of testing may also bring up unpleasant associations with school tests or painful shots. At Cook Children’s, our program is developed with kids in mind. Tests are introduced as “games,” and most children find them fun and entertaining. Pediatric neuropsychologists are trained to communicate with young patients and use prizes … Continue reading Testing for Success – Primary Steps for Primary Care
Patient with doctor Convenience is King: Improving the Neuroscience Patient Experience (4/19/2019) - Today, convenience is king.  For caregivers and patients, streamlining healthcare has multiple benefits.  Focused on our goal to provide an exceptional patient experience, we sought to make our family-centered care more convenient in Neurosciences.  Here are just three of our convenience programs put into action over the last year. #1 Direct communication Caregivers requested that staff make communication with caregivers easier.  Over the last … Continue reading Convenience is King: Improving the Neuroscience Patient Experience
advanced surgical technology in pediataric brain tumors Advancements in Cancer Care: Brain Tumors and Children (4/8/2019) - The multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology team at Cook Children’s is equipped to meet the unique medical needs of children plagued with brain tumors. According to the National Institutes of Health, brain tumors make up about 30 percent of all pediatric cancers. Whether treating tumors such as brainstem gliomas, neurofibromatosis or medulloblastoma, Cook Children’s remains committed to providing patients with compassionate care and innovative treatment solutions. Brain … Continue reading Advancements in Cancer Care: Brain Tumors and Children
Disconnecting the brain Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures (3/29/2019) - Owen’s story begins at 8 months of age when his parents noticed weakness on his right side. His parents knew something wasn’t right with their son. They made an appointment for Monday with their pediatrician, but over the weekend they became afraid when they noticed Owen stopped using the right side of his body.   His parents rushed Owen to the nearest emergency room in Cleburne, … Continue reading Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures
Neuroscience conference banner Inaugural Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Conference a Success (3/28/2019) - Texas is fortunate to have multiple nationally-recognized Pediatric Neuroscience programs providing care for children. An essential component to the success of these programs has been a willingness to share expertise, collaborate on new research, and work together to improve the care of children in our state. With these goals in mind, Medical Director of Neurology at Cook Children's, M. Scott Perry, M.D. chaired a … Continue reading Inaugural Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Conference a Success
boy with hand on head with headache pain Avoiding Medication Overuse Headache – Primary Steps for Primary Care (3/28/2019) - Headaches are a common complaint to primary care offices. In children, headaches are frequently transient, related to concurrent illness, inadequate hydration, or other common lifestyle factors. Commonly, over-the-counter treatments (i.e. NSAIDs) are recommended for the treatment of acute headache. While this is often effective, for patients with more frequent headaches – the repeated use of pain medications can worsen the headache disorder and produce … Continue reading Avoiding Medication Overuse Headache – Primary Steps for Primary Care
Dr. Perry with adult patient Insuring Quality Care for Adults With Rare Genetic Epilepsies (3/26/2019) - As recently as 10 years ago, many patients with difficult to control epilepsy syndromes – such as Lennox Gastaut Syndrome – had no explanation for the cause of their epilepsy. Worse than not knowing the cause, disorders such as Lennox Gastaut and other rare epilepsies had almost no treatments specifically studied for them and research was limited. Over the last decade, improvements in genetic … Continue reading Insuring Quality Care for Adults With Rare Genetic Epilepsies

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Forging the way as leaders.

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children’s, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for “curved bundle,” the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke’s area (receptive speech) to Broca’s area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

The Arcuate Newsletter keeps you on the edge of research news.

Sign up to receive relevant updates on research, programs and our continued efforts in pediatric neuroscience.

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