Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures


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 … Continue reading Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures

Research shedding new light on causes and treatments of pediatric stroke


In 2009, Fernando Acosta, M.D. and Marcela Torres, M.D. created an outpatient multidisciplinary comprehensive stroke clinic with the primary goal of improving stroke care and patient outcomes. With this goal at the forefront, they joined the International Pediatric Stroke Study and opened for enrollment in April 2012. The study entitled “Towards the Establishment of Standards … Continue reading Research shedding new light on causes and treatments of pediatric stroke

Dedicated Neuroscience ICU


The three primary diagnostic categories of patients discharged from Cook Children’s Pediatric ICU (January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010) were: respiratory (892 patients/24.18% of total discharges), cardiovascular (758/20.55%) and neurologic (617/16.73%). In 2011, Cook Children’s set out to develop its own Neuro Critical Care Program with a vision to improve patient care and outcomes … Continue reading Dedicated Neuroscience ICU