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Nicholas Scott Abend, MD

Nicholas Scott Abend, MD

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Associate Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
Colket Translational Research Building, Room 10016
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Washington University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
The University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy, EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children and Neonates, Management of Pediatric Status Epilepticus, Identification and Management of Pediatric and Neonatal Non-Convulsive Seizures

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric Electroencephalography

Selected Publications

Thibault DP, Mendizabal A, Abend NS, Davis KA, Crispo J, Willis AW. : Hospital care for mental health and substance abuse in children with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior 57: 161-166, 2016.

McBain LK, Payne ET, Sharma R, Frndova H, Abend NS, Sanchez SM, Gallentine WB, Cornett KM, Nash KB, Klein J, Snead OC, Parshuram CS, Hutchison JS, Hahn CD.: Strategies to maximize enrollment in a prospective study of comatose children in the PICU. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(3): 246-250, 2016.

Lee JW, LaRoche S, Choi H, Rodriguez Ruiz AA, Fertig E, Politsky J, Herman S, Loddenkemper T, Sansevere A, Korb PJ, Abend NS, Goldstein JL, Sinha SR, Dombrowski KE, Ritzl EK, Westover MB, Gavvala J, Schmitt S, Szaflarski JP, Ding K, Haas KF, Buchsbaum R, Hirsch LJ, Wusthoff CJ, Hopp JL, Hahn CD.: Development and feasibility of a critical care EEG monitoring database for standardized clinical reporting and multicenter collaborative research. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 33: 133-140, 2016.

Kurz JE, Poloyac SM, Abend NS, Fabio A, Bell MJ, Wainwright MS. : Variation in anticonvulsant selection and EEG monitoring following severe traumatic brain injury in children – Understanding resource availability in sites participating in a comparative effectiveness study. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(7): 649-57, 2016.

Williams RP, Banwell B, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Donnelly M, Ichord R, Kessler SK, Lavelle J, Massey SL, Hewlett J, Parker A, Topjian AA, Abend NS. : Impact of an ICU EEG monitoring pathway on timeliness of therapeutic intervention and electrographic seizure termination. Epilepsia 75(5): 786-795. 2016.

Tasker RC, Goodkin HP, Sanchez Fernandez I, Chapman KE, Abend NS, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein J, Helseth AR, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Wainwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. : Refractory status epilepticus in children: intention to treat with continuous infusions or midazolam and pentobarbital. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(10): 968-975, 2016.

Topjian AA, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Early Electroencephalographic Background Features Predict Outcomes in Children Resuscitated From Cardiac Arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(6): 545-557, 2016.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Abend NS, Chu CJ, Cilio R, Glidden DV, Bonifacio SK, Massey S, Tsuchida T, Silverstein FS, Soul JS. : Contemporary profile of seizures in neonates: a prospective cohort study of the Neonatal Seizure Registry. Journal of Pediatrics 174: 98-103, 2016.

Topjian AA, Fry M, Jawad AF, Herman ST, Nadkarni VM, Ichord I, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS. : Detection of electrographic seizures by critical care providers using color density array after cardiac arrest is feasible. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(5): 461-467, June 2015.

Sánchez Fernández I, Abend NS, Agadi S, Arya R, Carpenter J, Chapman K, Choi S, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein D, Goldstein J, Goodkin HP, Hahn C, Heinzen E, Mikati M, Peariso K, Pestian J, Ream M, Riviello JJ, Tasker RC, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. : Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children. Neurology 84(23): 2304-2311, June 2015.

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