Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Nicholas Scott Abend, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Scholar, Epidemiology Unit, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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
Education:
BS
Washington University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
The University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatrics Internship, The University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2002-2003.
Pediatrics Residency, The University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2003-2004.
Child Neurology Fellowship, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 2007-2008.
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2009.
Certificate of Development in Leadership, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2015.
Certifications
Neurology (with special qualification in child neurology) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008.
Epilepsy - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2012.
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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 prospective studies in the pediatric intensive care unit. 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.

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.

Abend Nicholas S, Dlugos Dennis J, Zhu Xiaowei, Schwartz Erin S: Utility of CT-compatible EEG electrodes in critically ill children. Pediatric Radiology 45(5): 714=718, April 2015.

Abend NS, Topjian AA, Williams S.: Could EEG monitoring in critically ill children be a cost-effective neuroprotective strategy? Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 32(6): 486-94, 2015.

Naim MY, Gaynor JW, Chen J, Nicolson SC, Fuller S, Spray TL, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR, Vianez L, Licht DJ, Abend NS. : Subclinical seizures identified by postoperative electroencephalographic monitoring are common following neonatal cardiac surgery. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 150(1): 169-180, 2015.

Abend NS, Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ. : Electrographic status epilepticus and neurobehavioral outcomes in critically ill children. Epilepsy & Behavior 49: 238-244, 2015.

Abend Nicholas S, Loddenkemper Tobias: Pediatric status epilepticus management. Current opinion in pediatrics 26(6): 668-74, Dec 2014.

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