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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 (Masters in 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

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.

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

Topjian Alexis A, Stuart Amber, Pabalan Alyssa A, Clair Ashleigh, Kilbaugh Todd J, Abend Nicholas S, Storm Phillip B, Berg Robert A, Huh Jimmy W, Friess Stuart H: Greater fluctuations in serum sodium levels are associated with increased mortality in children with externalized ventriculostomy drains in a PICU. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 15(9): 846-55, Nov 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.

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