Neurology Expanding Services in Texas


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to expand our faculty and services in an effort to provide the highest quality, convenient care to children in our region. We recognize the difficulties many families face when traveling long distances to reach providers at our main campus in Fort Worth. For many years we … Continue reading Neurology Expanding Services in Texas

Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade


Each June, U.S. News and World Report unveils its list of Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking multiple pediatric specialties based on excellence in clinical services, outcomes, patient experience and reputation. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s is proud to be recognized for the 10th consecutive year among the best pediatric Neurology and … Continue reading Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade

Neurofibromatosis type 1 – Primary Steps for Primary Care


Neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1 is a common genetic disorder, occurring in one out of 2,700 people.  It is inherited as an autosomal dominant, fully penetrant genetic disorder, though 50% of new presenters are de novo mutations. The genetic abnormality arises from the neurofibromin gene on chromosome 17 which, when intact, suppresses tumor growth.  How is … Continue reading Neurofibromatosis type 1 – Primary Steps for Primary Care

Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference March 6-8, 2020


The second annual Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference will be held March 6-8 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Following up on the successful inaugural conference hosted by Cook Children’s in 2019, this year’s conference will once again bring together pediatric neurology colleagues from across Texas to share their expertise, collaborate on new research, and … Continue reading Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference March 6-8, 2020

Dravet Syndrome Foundation Family and Professional Conference


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center is pleased to welcome those committed to improving the lives of those with Dravet syndrome – including families, caregivers, clinicians, researchers and industry professionals – to Fort Worth on June 18-20, 2020 for the fifth biennial Family and Professional Conference. This three-day event features a professional education … Continue reading Dravet Syndrome Foundation Family and Professional Conference

Child Neurology Foundation Welcomes New Board Member


Cook Children’s Neurology Medical Director M. Scott Perry, M.D., was elected to the Board of Directors for the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) in December 2019. Founded in 2001, CNF serves pediatric patients with neurological disorders through advocacy, education, research and support initiatives while maintaining a close working relationship with the Child Neurology Society – the … Continue reading Child Neurology Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

New Frontiers for Neurosciences Research


Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s recently finalized a research relationship with the Department of Bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. Funded by the Dodson Neuro Research Endowment, the Cook Children’s Neurosciences Research Center will add postdoctoral research fellows, Ph.D. students and interns to a growing team dedicated to neuroscience … Continue reading New Frontiers for Neurosciences Research

Arachnoid Cysts – Primary Steps for Primary Care


A frequent reason for urgent calls to our neurosurgery clinic is the incidental finding of an arachnoid cyst on a CT or MRI scan of the brain. Often these imaging studies are ordered for headaches, possible seizures, post-concussion symptoms or other neurologic concerns. As the ordering physician, the primary care doctor must determine what role, … Continue reading Arachnoid Cysts – Primary Steps for Primary Care

Infantile Spasms – Primary Steps for Primary Care


A type of severe seizure, infantile spasms require urgent evaluation and treatment. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of infantile spasms is too often delayed because they may be subtle, go unrecognized, or be misdiagnosed as some other less serious condition (i.e., reflux). When associated with an electroencephalography (EEG) pattern of hypsarrhythmia (Figure 1), this is known as … Continue reading Infantile Spasms – Primary Steps for Primary Care