BrainBytes: Short video segments discussing topics of interest to clinicians and professionals in the field of neuroscience.

BrainBytes: Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation (11/19/2018) - Cook Children’s epileptologist, Cynthia Keator, M.D. discusses epilepsy surgery which is considered at any age when patients do not respond after trying multiple seizure medications. The best candidates have seizures that occur in a single region of the brain, where there is minimal risk for surgery impacting vision, speech or memory. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s epileptologist, Cynthia Keator, M.D. We're here to … Continue reading BrainBytes: Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
BrainBytes: Epilepsy Treatment Options (11/30/2018) - Neurologists have access to many anti-seizure medications to help epilepsy patients, however when those medications do not work, there are other epilepsy treatment options. Dr. Saleem Malik, M.D., explains additional options to treat epilepsy, including surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, responsive neurostimulation and ketogenic diet. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. We're here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, … Continue reading BrainBytes: Epilepsy Treatment Options
BrainBytes: What an Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation Entails (11/30/2018) - Because every child is different, an epilepsy surgical evaluation is crafted to meet his or her specific needs. Cook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D., explains what patients and their families can expect during their surgery evaluation. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children's epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. We're here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can … Continue reading BrainBytes: What an Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation Entails
BrainBytes: What is SUDEP? (11/19/2018) - Although this subject can be a difficult one, Dr. Saleem Malik discusses SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy), which occurs when patients with seizures pass away suddenly and no other cause of death can be found. Learn about the risk factors for epilepsy patients and the precautions that may help reduce the risk of SUDEP. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s neurologist, Saleem Malik, … Continue reading BrainBytes: What is SUDEP?
BrainBytes: What is Video EEG? (11/19/2018) - What is a Video EEG? Dr. Cynthia G. Keator, M.D., discusses what Video EEG does and how it's changing the landscape for what we know and don't know about epilepsy. Video EEGs help doctors see the physical characteristics of a seizure while reading the brain activity on EEG. This helps to diagnose the specific type of epilepsy a patient has and guides the family … Continue reading BrainBytes: What is Video EEG?
BrainBytes: Will My Child Outgrow Epilepsy? (12/3/2018) - Cook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. addresses the most common question about childhood epilepsy – will my child outgrow it? While certain types of epilepsies that occur in children can go away with age, others are managed through medication and consistent care. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. We're here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, you probably … Continue reading BrainBytes: Will My Child Outgrow Epilepsy?