Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions: The central nervous system: the brain and the spinal cord.

A general practice doctor might make a referral to a neurologist if they believe that an individual shows signs of a neurological problem. Neurological issues encompass a broad range of conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetic neuropathy, headache, and nerve damage.

Research Projects

  1. Number of epilepsy surgeries has decreased despite an increase in pre-surgical evaluations at a tertiary pediatric epilepsy center in Ontario


    Despite an increasing trend in pre-surgical evaluation, there was a decreasing trend in the number of epilepsy surgery in the later period as there was a larger proportion of patients in whom the seizures could not be localized. Trends in presurgical evaluation and epilepsy surgery will continue to evolve with introduction of technologies such as stereo-EEG and minimally invasive laser therapy.

  2. Real-time detection of neonatal seizures improves with on demand EEG interpretation


    Combining aEEG with on-demand cEEG interpretation improved accurate seizure detection in a high-risk NICU population, with the potential to avoid over-treatment.

  3. Tremor Presenting in Infants and Children Aged less than 2 Years


    Tremor with onset at age <2 years follows a benign course, with many patients requiring no treatment and outgrowing the disorder.

  4. Genomics in Cerebral Palsy phenotype across the lifespan: Comparison of diagnostic yield between children and adult population


    Major conclusions: Given the combined high yield of positive genetic diagnosis in pediatric and adult cases presenting with symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, and the more readily available Next Generation Sequencing testing in major academic centres, we recommend that either a referral to a pediatric or adult neurometabolic centre to be made, or genetic testing to be initiated where this is available.

  5. Potential Benefit of Add-on Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: A Case Series


    Based on our experiences and reports in the literature, we propose that, in patients who fail management with an initial trial of high-dose CBD-focused therapy, there may be a role for add-on THC-focused formulations.

  6. Multidisciplinary Practice Variations of Anti-Thrombotic Strategies for Free Tissue Transfers


    There are diverse practice variations in anti-thrombotic strategies for free tissue transfers and a difference in perceived risk factors for flap failure that may affect patient management.

  7. Bibliometric Analysis of Neurology Articles Published in General Medicine Journals


    Compared with other specialties, neurology-based articles are published more frequently in general medicine journals.

  8. Not so Shocking: Electromyography in Pediatrics Remains Feasible and Diagnostically Useful


    Overall NCS/EMG is well tolerated and able to be performed without sedation in children of all ages.

  9. Continuous EEG in a pediatric intensive care unit: adherence to monitoring criteria and barriers to adequate implementation


    we strongly advocate for a routine screening for cEEG monitoring indications as part of the PICU admission process, and a care model allowing for cEEG initiation around-the-clock.

  10. Tuberous sclerosis complex associated intracranial lesion found by antenatal ultrasound


    Though there are no reports of sensitivity of neurosonography for the antenatal detection of intracranial abnormalities associated with TSC, our case suggests that antenatal ultrasound could be used as a screening modality for antenatal diagnosis of TSC.


  1. Kevin Cheung

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  2. Asif Doja

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  3. Helly Goez

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  4. Brigitte Lemyre

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  5. Nicholas Mitsakakis

    Associate Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  6. Erick Sell

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  7. Richard Webster

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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