Dr. Veerapandiyan's clinical research focuses on neuromuscular disorders in children such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, other muscular dystrophies (FSHD, LGMD), spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, congenital myasthenic syndromes, and myasthenia gravis. Other areas of research interest include pediatric headaches, migraines, and autoimmune encephalopathy, such as pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS).
Dr. Veerapandiyan has been involved in several industry-sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated projects in these areas. Dr. Veerapandiyan also has interests in research focusing on resident and medical student education and implementation science.
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Neurodevelopmental & Neurobehavioral Clinic. This clinic provides evaluation and developmental concerns (autism developmental delays, and general learning disability) and dual diagnoses (learning problems combined with attention problems, anxiety, etc.)
The Spasticity and Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Clinic provides diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with hypertonia and cerebral palsy, and provides evaluation for treatment of spasticity using botulinum toxin or intrathecal baclofen pump therapy.
If a child has a seizure, it does not mean they have epilepsy. The number of seizures and the time frame when those seizures happen are important to diagnose epilepsy, a brain disease where normal nerve activity becomes abnormal.
Learn how the neurology team at Arkansas Children's Northwest diagnoses and treats both of these conditions.
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Learn the difference between a migraine and headache and how migraines can be prevented.
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MEG is the latest advanced technology implementation at Arkansas Children's. MEG is a non-invasive procedure to study human brain activity.
If your child has been diagnosed with Epilepsy, there is a chance that your child could lose consciousness during a seizure, so there could be certain circumstances and activities that should be avoided or closely monitored.
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Kids may suffer from occasional headaches, but tension, migraine and chronic headaches are cause for concern.
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