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Department of Pediatrics

Quillen College of Medicine

Neurology
   

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Our Child Neurologist, Dr. Xixis, is a doctor that has taken special training to become an expert in treatment of problems involving a child's nervous system. Examples of such problems are seizures, delayed speech, weakness, or headaches. Types of services a Child Neurologist may provide include:

Seizure disorders, including seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions, and epilepsy
Medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumors
Weakness, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and nerve-muscle disorders
Headaches, including migraines
Developmental disorders, including delayed speech, motor milestones, and coordination issues
Intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation)
Hydrocephalus
More information can be found at www.healthychildren.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Kathryn Xixis, MD | Assistant Professor

k  Medical Education: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, from August 2006 to May 2010
Residency: Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, from June 2010 to June 2012
Fellowship: Child Neurology Fellow at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, from July 2012 to June 2015
  
 

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Abstracts, posters and presentations given at international, national or regional meetings

22nd Annual Pulmonary Critical Care Symposium (Regional), Suspecting, Detecting, and Treating Subclinical Seizures in the ICU, Millenium Centre, Johnson City, TN, November 6, 2015
ETSU Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds (Institutional), Ambulatory Pediatric Neurology for the PCP, Niswonger Childrens Hospital/ETSU, October 8,2015
ETSU Pediatric Resident Noon Conference (Institutional), Acute Pediatric Neurology Issues,Niswonger Childrens Hospital/ETSU, August 13, 2015
31st Annual East Tennessee State University and Southwest Virginia Pediatrics Conference: Primary Care for Children with Chronic Health Problems (Regional), Help! My Kid is Having a Seizure! Epilepsy Basics for the Primary Care Provider, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA, August 1, 2015
Pediatric Neurology Noon Conference, Neurocutaneous Syndromes. Duke University Medical Center, Spring 2014 and Spring 2015
Journal publications, chapters or textbooks

Smith E, Xixis KI, Grant G, Grant S.  Assessment of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury with Pre-Operative Ultrasound [main article]. Accepted to Muscle and Nerve. 9 November 2015. Pending publication.
Xixis KLI. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome). Chapter Author and Section Editor for StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, LLC. St. Petersburg. November 2015.
Xixis KI, Mikati MA. Epileptic Spasms: A Previously Unreported Manifestation of a WDR45 Gene Mutation [case report]. Accepted to Epileptic Disorders. 30 September 2015.  Pending publication.
Xixis KI, Khalid R, Mikati M.Antiepileptic Drugs: Second Generationin Practical Epilepsy, edited byAatif Husain.Published September 2015.
Xixis KI, Mikati MA. Infantile Spasms: A Previously Unreported Manifestation of a WDR45 Gene Mutation [case report]. 2015. Submitted to Journal of Child Neurology. Decision pending.
Snchez Fernndez I, Abend N, Agadi S, An S, et al. And the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG) (Co-investigators: including Xixis, K). Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children. Neurology 2015;84(23): 2304-11.
Smith E, Xixis KI, Grant G, Grant S. Assessment of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury with Pre-Operative Ultrasound [poster]. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2015.
Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Multi-center. Patient enrollment and Data collection. 2014 2015.
Leadership role serving on committees, governing boards in national medical organizations or as a review or editorial board member for a peer reviewed journal.

Xixis KLI.Pediatric-Neurology, Editor-In-Chief.StatPearls Publishing, LLC. St. Petersburg. December 2015-present.  
Xixis KLI. Seizures, Febrile. Chapter Author and Section Editor for StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, LLC. St. Petersburg. December 2015.
Duke Graduate Medical Education Patient Safety Quality Council, Division Representative, Duke University Medical Center, 2013-2014

     
 

 

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