Primary steps: The value of electroencephalography (EEG) in epilepsy


Scalp EEG is an electrophysiological tool that examines the electrical activity of the human brain. EEG is commonly ordered as part of the evaluation of “spells” or suspected seizures in children, and is a useful study that can guide the diagnosis of epilepsy and direct medication management. In patients with known epilepsy, EEG can help … Continue reading Primary steps: The value of electroencephalography (EEG) in epilepsy

Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s: Providing neurology care in Lubbock


A pediatric neurologist from Cook Children’s is now seeing patients in Lubbock thanks to a hospital partnership that brings specialized care closer to home for residents of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Jennifer Pitts, M.D. joined the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s in December and opened her full-time practice at … Continue reading Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s: Providing neurology care in Lubbock

Epilepsy is more than seizures: Epilepsy Awareness Month


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues the tradition of making November, Epilepsy Awareness Month, a priority each year as we aim to bring more attention to this common, yet rarely discussed condition. Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 people during their lifetime and 3.4 million people currently live with active epilepsy in the U.S. … Continue reading Epilepsy is more than seizures: Epilepsy Awareness Month

Primary steps for primary care: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)


TSC is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder affecting one in every 6,000-10,000 people. TSC manifests with multi-organ involvement including the skin, central nervous system, heart, lungs, eyes and kidneys. The most common identified cause is a variant in the tumor suppressor genes TSC1 or TSC2, on chromosomes 9p34 and 16p13, respectively. Abnormalities of these genes … Continue reading Primary steps for primary care: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)

Linh Tran, D.O., M.S., joins Cook Children’s Epilepsy Program


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to grow our team in an effort to provide the highest quality care to children in our region. In August 2021, Dr. Linh Tran joins Neurology as an epileptologist in our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Dr. Tran is a native of Fort Worth and completed her Doctor … Continue reading Linh Tran, D.O., M.S., joins Cook Children’s Epilepsy Program

Neurosciences Research Center receives major grant from Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation


Crystal Cooper , Ph.D., a principal investigator at Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center , recently received a research grant from the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation. The grant for up to $100,000, will help fund her work investigating Cognitive and Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Well-being in Youth with and without Epilepsy. The mission of the Harris … Continue reading Neurosciences Research Center receives major grant from Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation

Genetic Epilepsy program expands with sleep specialist and neuropharmacist


Cook Children’s Genetic Epilepsy Program was founded as a collaboration between Neurology (M. Scott Perry, M.D.) and Genetics (Alice Basinger, M.D.) to better serve children with rare epilepsies secondary to genetic etiology. The program helps children with confirmed diagnoses, as well as children whose genetic testing results are unclear (i.e., variants of uncertain significance) and those … Continue reading Genetic Epilepsy program expands with sleep specialist and neuropharmacist

Primary steps for primary care: Sleep disorders in epilepsy and cerebral palsy


Sleep disorders are common among the general pediatric population, but children with neurologic conditions are more likely to develop certain sleep disorders. Two of the most common pediatric neurologic conditions—epilepsy and cerebral palsy—and their frequently associated sleep disorders are presented here. Recognizing the elements that contribute to sleep disturbances in these unique populations can guide … Continue reading Primary steps for primary care: Sleep disorders in epilepsy and cerebral palsy

Epilepsy Awareness: Seizure Recognition and First Aid Program


November 1 marks the beginning of Epilepsy Awareness Month across the U.S. Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center makes this month a priority each year to raise awareness for this common, yet rarely discussed condition. Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 people during their lifetime and 3.4 million people currently live with active epilepsy … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness: Seizure Recognition and First Aid Program

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