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When your child has a neurological condition or needs neurological monitoring, the experts in the Neurophysiology Department at Arkansas Children’s provide highly skilled care.
Our team works with you and your doctor to help diagnose common to complex conditions from headaches to seizures. We also perform a variety of electroencephalogram (EEG) tests to carefully monitor nerve and brain activity for:
We also provide other services, including electromyography (EMG) and evoked potentials tests.
Our team of 14 experts is highly skilled in providing the most advanced neurophysiological care.
The neurophysiology team works with your child’s doctors and surgeons by performing highly specialized tests to make an accurate diagnosis of your child’s specific condition, whether it is headaches or a rare genetic disorder.
Neurogenetic disorders are conditions caused by changes in genes and chromosomes. These changes can affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles and can cause health problems at birth or later in childhood. There are different types of neurogenetic conditions but only some are inherited.
A posterior fossa tumor is a brain tumor found at the bottom of the skull. These tumors are usually primary brain cancers. If they grow large enough they may block the flow of spinal fluid, cause increased pressure on the brain and spinal cord and damage the cranial nerves.
Families have enough to manage when a child needs specialized care. That’s why the pediatric neurophysiology team at Arkansas Children’s delivers a personal, high-quality experience tailored to each patient and their family.
As the only pediatric Neuroscience Center in Arkansas, our skilled neurophysiology specialists are part of a multidisciplinary neurological team. Together, we have the expertise to diagnose, treat and monitor a wide range of neurological conditions — from headaches to seizures, from common to the most complex. No matter the condition, we work collaboratively to deliver seamless, compassionate care.
Our neurophysiology team has the skill to expertly monitor nerve and brain activity for your child – because we have the experience and specialized training needed. Advanced certifications of our team include:
To make an appointment or schedule a neurophysiology test, please contact the Neurophysiology Appointment Center at 501-364-4000 or fax the Referred Patient Requisition/Order/Referral form to 501-364-5440.
If your child is coming to Arkansas Children’s for an electroencephalogram (EEG), you may have some questions about how to prepare for your visit. Here are some helpful tips:
The neurophysiology team at Arkansas Children’s is actively involved in research to find the best treatments for pediatric neurophysiological conditions. Our technicians take part in local, national and global investigations of new and existing treatments. This means your child has access to the most advanced care available, including the opportunity to participate in clinical trials when appropriate. The research activities of our team include:
Use of ZX008 to treat Dravet Syndrome. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled trial of two fixed doses of ZX008 (Fenfluramine Hydrochloride) oral solution as an adjunctive therapy in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome.
Use of perampanel oral suspension in children with certain seizures. An open-label, multicenter study with an extension phase to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and exposure-efficacy relationship of perampanel oral suspension when administered as an adjunctive therapy in pediatric subjects (age 4 to less than 12 years) with inadequately controlled partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
Use of perampanel for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial with an open-label extension phase of perampanel as adjunctive treatment in subjects at least 2 years of age with inadequately controlled seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
Use of cannabidiol in patients with Tuberous Sclerosis. Use of SAGE-547 for super-refractory status epilepticus. The STATUS Trial to evaluate SAGE-547, an investigational medication for super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE).
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