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
Education:
BS
Washington University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 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

Description of Other Expertise

Quality Improvement

Selected Publications

Thibault C, Massey SL, Abend NS, Naim MY, Zoraian A, Zuppa AF. : Population pharmacokinetics of phenobarbital in neonates and infants on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the influence of concomitant renal replacement therapy. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 61(3): 378-387, 2021.

Grinspan ZM, Patel AD, Shellhaas RA, Berg AT, Axeen ET, Bolton J, Clarke D, Coryell J, Gaillard WD, Goodkin HP, Koh S, Kukla A, Mbwana J, Morgan LA, Singhal NS, Storey MM, Yozawitz EG, Abend NS, Fitzgerald MP, Fridinger SE, Helbig I, Massey SL, Prelack MS, Buchhalter J. : Design and Implementation of Electronic Health Record Common Data Elements for Pediatric Epilepsy: Foundations for a Learning Healthcare System. Epilepsia 62: 198-216, 2021.

Lemmon ME, Bonifacio SL, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Greenberg R, Soul JS, Chang T, Chu CJ, Bates S, Massey SL, Abend NS, Cilio MR, Glass HC. : Characterization of death in a cohort of neonates with seizures. Pediatric Neurology 113: 21-25, 2020.

Franck LS, Shellhaas RA, Lemmon M, Sturza J, Soul JS, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Abend NS, Thomas C, Rogers EE, McCulloch CE, Grant K, Grossbauer L, Pawlowski K, Glass HC: Associations between Infant and Parent Characteristics and Measures of Family Well-Being in Neonates with Seizures: A Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatrics 221: 64-71, 2020.

Witzman S, Massey SL, Kessler S, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Fridinger SE, Worden L, Lewin N, Dlugos D, Melamed S, Fitzgerald M, Fung FW, Ferruzi M, McNamee N, LaFalce D, Donnelly M, Haywood A, Allen-Napoli L, Banwell B, Abend NS: Acceptability of EEG Reporting in an Electronic Health Record. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 37(5): 455-461, 2020.

Fung FW, Parikh DS, Jacobwitz M, Vala L, Donnelly M, Wang Z, Xiao R, Topjian AA, Abend NS. : Validation of a Model to Predict Electroencephalographic Seizures in Critically Ill Children. Epilepsia(61), 2754-2762 12 2020.

Vasquez A, Gainza-Lein M, Sanchez-Fernandez IS, Abend NS, Amengual-Gual M, Anderson A, Arya R, Brenton N, Capenter JL, Chapman KE, Clark J, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Guerriero RM, Kaupr K, Lai YC, McDonough T, Mikati M, Morgan L, Novotny E, Ostendorf A, Payne ET, Peariso K, Piantino J, Sands TT, Sannagowdara K, Tasker RC, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian A, Wainwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. : First-line medication dosing in pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Neurology(95), e2683-2696 19 2020.

Thibault C, Naim MY, Abend NS, Licht DJ, Gaynor JW, Massey SL: A Retrospective Comparison of Phenobarbital and Levetiracetam for the Treatment of Seizures following Cardiac Surgery in Neonates. Epilepsia 61(4): 627-635, 2020.

Lemmon ME, Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Barks MC, Bailey B, Grant K, Grossbauer L, Pawlowski K, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Soul J, Chu C, Thomas C, Massey S, Abend NS, Franck L: Parent Experience of Caring for Neonates with Seizures. Archives Disease Child Fetal Neonatal(105), 634-639, 6 2020.

Sanchez-Fernandez I, Abend NS, Amengual-Gual M, Anderson A, Arya R, Aguilar CCB, Brenton N, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Clark J, Farias-Moeller R, Gaillard WD, Gainza-Lein M, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Guerriero RM, Lai YC, McDonough T, Mikati M, Morgan L, Novotny E, Payne ET, Peariso K, Piantino J, Ostendorf AP, Sands TT, Sannagowdara K, Tasker RC, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian A, Vasquez A, Wainwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. : Association of Guideline Publication and Delays to Treatment in Pediatric Status Epilepticus. Association of Guideline Publication and Delays to Treatment in Pediatric Status Epilepticus. Neurology 95(9): e1222-e1235, 2020.

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