Division of Pediatric Neurology Archives
Spinal surgeries help restore young patient’s mobility
Nov. 10, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Reagan Brown was 7 years old in 2015 when she started dragging her right leg as she walked. Her parents took her to a chiropractor, then an orthopaedic specialist in her hometown of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, who recommended physical rehabilitation. But her gait worsened, and she was referred to Steven Lovejoy, MD,...
Ess, Warren, Williams elected to American Pediatric Society
Dec. 16, 2021—Three Vanderbilt pediatricians have been elected to the American Pediatric Society, one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned academic societies.
Potential Rett syndrome drug shows promising results in phase 3 trial
Dec. 6, 2021—A potential first-of-its-kind drug to treat the symptoms of Rett syndrome received positive top-line results from a phase 3 trial led by investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to evaluate efficacy and safety.
Clinics created to treat children with genetic disorders
Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt has established clinics for children with adrenoleukodystrophy and other genetic disorders that are found on newborn screening, including Fabry disease, Krabbe disease and others.
VUMC Neurology pioneer Anthony Kilroy mourned
Aug. 11, 2021—Anthony W. Kilroy, MD, adjunct associate professor of Pediatrics, died July 25. He was 86.
ROSA technology helps ease patient’s violent seizures
Dec. 5, 2019—In the span of a month in December 2018, Daniel Lookabaugh suffered six severe seizures, requiring hospitalization at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt each time to have neurological care as well as intervention from Pediatric Orthopaedics to reset his jaw and shoulder.
Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease
Mar. 8, 2018—Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby.
Cannabis compound reduces seizures
Feb. 26, 2018—Cannabidiol (CBD) oils reduced seizures in patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy, Vanderbilt investigators have found.
Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs
Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.
Grants bolster research on rare neurological disorder AHC
Aug. 24, 2017—Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D., Gerald M. Fenichel Professor of Neurology, has received two grants from the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF).
Children, heart disease, and IQ
Nov. 16, 2015—Treatment for congenital heart disease during infancy may result in cognitive and attentional deficits during adolescence and young adulthood, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Vanderbilt pediatricians call for a tracking system for babies not getting vitamin K shot
May. 1, 2014—Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have seen a rise in late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding in young infants due to parents declining the shot at birth. Over eight months, Vanderbilt physicians saw and diagnosed seven infants, ages 7 weeks to 20 weeks, with vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), formerly known as...