Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Nicholas Scott Abend, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, 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.
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.
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2009.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 2007-2008.
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 Epilpesy, EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children, Management of Pediatric Status Epilepticus, Identification and Management of Pediatric Non-Convulsive Seizures

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric Electroencephalography

Selected Publications

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, Mucaj V, Kilbaugh TJ, Abend NS, Berg RA, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Huh JW, Friess SH.: Greater fluctuations in serum sodium levels are associated with increased mortality in children with externalized ventriculostomy drains in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(9): 846-855, 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.

Gavvala J, Abend N, LaRoche S, Hahn C, Herman S, Claassen J, Macken M, Schuele S, Gerard E.: Continuous EEG Monitoring: A Survey of Neurophysiologists & Neurointensivists. Epilepsia 55(11): 1864-1871, 2014.

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. : Gaps and opportunities in refractory status epilepticus research in children: A multi-center approach by the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Seizure 23(2): 87-97, 2014.

Sanchez Fernandez I, Abend NS, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez SM, Williams K, Loddenkemper T: Electrographic seizures after convulsive status epilepticus in children and young adults. A retrospective multicenter study. Journal of Pediatrics 164(2): 339-346, 2014.

Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Sanchez SM, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA, Abend NS.: Electrographic Status Epilepticus and Long-Term Outcome in Critically Ill Children. Neurology 82(5): 396-404, 2014.

Glass HC, Wusthoff CJ, Shellhaas RA, Tsuchida TN, Bonifacio SL, Cordeiro M, Sullivan J, Abend NS, Chang T. : Risk Factors for Electrographic Seizures Among Neonates Treated with Hypothermia: A Multi-Center Study. Neurology 82(14): 1239-1244, 2014.

Wenger TL, Gerdes J, Taub K, Swarr DT, Deardorff MA, Abend NS.: Telemedicine for genetic and neurologic evaluation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Perinatology 34: 234-240, 2014.

Pensirikul A, Beslow-Kaye LA, Kessler SK, Sanchez SM, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS. : Density Spectral Array for Seizure Identification in Critically Ill Children. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 30(4): 371-375, August 2013.

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