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Alexis A. Topjian, MD

Alexis A. Topjian, MD

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3915
Fax: 215-590-4327
Education:
BA (Biology)
Harvard College, 1996.
MD (Medicine)
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2001.
MSCE (Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Conlon TW, Falkensammer CB, Hammond RS, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Association of left ventricular systolic function and vasopressor support with survival following pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(2): 146-154, February 2015.

Topjian AA, Fry M, Jawad AF, Herman ST, Nadkarni VM, Ichord R, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Detection of electrographic seizures by critical care providers using color density spectral array after cardiac arrest is feasible. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine February 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Yang A, Arndt DH, Berg R, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS: Development and validation of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. Seizure 25: 104-111, February 2015.

Abend NS, Topjian AA, Williams S: How much does it cost to identify a critically ill child experiencing electrographic seizures? Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Epub ahead of print (eds.). January 2015.

Starling RM, Shekdar K, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Early head computed tomography findings are associated with outcomes after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In Press 2015.

Topjian AA, Stuart A, Pabalan AA, Clair A, Kilbaugh TJ, Abend NS, Storm PB, Berg RA, Huh JW, Friess SH: Greater fluctuations in serum sodium levels are associated with increased mortality I children with externalized ventriculostomy drains in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(9): 846-855, November 2014.

Kirschen MP, Topjian AA, Hammond R, Illes J, Abend NS: Neuroprognostication after pediatric cardiac arrest. Pediatric Neurology 51(5): 663-668, November 2014.

Topjian AA, Stuart A, Pabalan AA, Clair A, Kilbaugh TJ, Abend NS, Berg RA, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Huh JW, Friess SH: Risk factors associated with infections and need for permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in pediatric intensive care patients with externalized ventricular drains. Neurocritical Care 21(2): 294-299, October 2014.

Sutton RM, French B, Niles DE, Donoghue AJ, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Wolfe HA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Meaney PA: 2010 American Heart Association recommended compression depths during pediatric in-hospital resuscitations are associated with survival. Resuscitation 85(9): 1179-1184, September 2014.

Wolfe HA, Zebuhr C, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Niles DE, Meaney PA, Boyle L, Giordano RT, Davis DH, Priestley MA, Apkon M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Interdisciplinary intensive care unit cardiac arrest debriefing improves survival outcomes. Critical Care Medicine 42(7): 1688-1695, July 2014.

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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