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Neuroscience Institute

Neurology and Neurosurgery Resources for Healthcare Professionals

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to helping all healthcare professionals improve the quality of life for children with neurological disorders. Get the latest in pediatric neuroscience information to better your practice and learn about innovation within our various programs.

Referral guidelines

These referral guidelines provide useful information to assist referring physicians in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients. Use these to determine the best approach to treat your patients, or to determine when to refer to a specialist.

Doctors in a research lab.

Research articles and summaries

Research article

Focal cortical dysplasia is a common cause of treatment-resistant epilepsy in children. At Children's Hospital Colorado, however, researchers are homing in on focal cortical dysplasia treatment.

Clinical trial

As part of the eXtraordinarY Babies Study, your child can help researchers identify early predictors of developmental and health outcomes associated with sex chromosome variations.

XXY/Klinefelter syndrome, XYY, XXX and other sex chromosome variations
6 weeks to 12 months old

Professional resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.


Seizure Management

In this episode, Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, discusses acute seizure management. The conversation includes the importance of gathering a detailed history of a seizure event, identifying provocations of a seizure and options for anti-seizure and rescue medications.


Headaches and Migraines in Children Management

Our guest for this episode is Marcy Yonker, MD, discussing headache and migraine management in primary care, including their prevalence, triggers and treatment options.


Abnormal Head Growth and Shapes in Pediatrics

In this episode, we discuss abnormal pediatric head growth, shape and treatment options with Todd Hankinson, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Children's Colorado.

Neurology news

JAMA Pediatrics

Association of Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution with Autism Spectrum Disorder

January 9, 2019

In this population-based cohort study, researchers assessed if prenatal exposures to airborne pollutants and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related.

Journal of Child Neurology

Serum Interleukin-6 Level in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

November 15, 2018

Researchers conducted this case-control study to measure the level at which serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) could predict the immunologic status in children with ADHD and assessed its association with symptom severity.

Journal of Child Neurology

Efficacy of Stiripentol and the Clinical Outcome in Dravet Syndrome

October 26, 2018

Dravet syndrome is a rare and progressive epileptic encephalopathy of infancy. Stiripentol reduces the seizure frequency in patients with Dravet syndrome. We evaluated the clinical characteristics of patients with Dravet syndrome and their response to stiripentol.

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