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)
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

Selected Publications

Vasquez A, Gaínza-Lein M, Sánchez-Fernández I, Abend NS, Anderson A, Brenton NJ, Carpenter JL, Chapman K, Clark J, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Lai Y, Loddenkemper T, McDonough TL, Mikati MA, Nayak A, Payne E, Riviello J, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian, Wainwright MS, Tasker RC. : Hospital Emergency Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus: Comparison of Pathways from Ten Pediatric Research Centers. Pediatric Neurology 86: 33-41, 2018.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Fung F, Kessler SK, Abend NS.: High electroencephalographic seizure exposure is associate with unfavorable outcomes in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Seizure 61: 221-226, 2018.

DuPont–Thibodau G, Fry M, Kirchen M, Abend NS, Ichord R, Nadkarni VM, Berg R, Topjian A: Timing and modes of death after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation. Resuscitation 133: 160-166, 2018.

Abend NS, Xiao R, Kessler S, Topjian AA: Stability of early EEG background patterns after pediatric cardiac arrest. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 35(3): 246-250, 2018.

Amorim E, Gilmore EJ, Cohen J, Abend NS, Hahn CD, Gaspard N, Herman S, Hirsch LJ, Lee JW, Cash SS, Westover MB. : EEG reactivity evaluation practices for adult and pediatric hypoxic-ischemic coma prognostication in North America. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 35(6): 510-514, 2018.

Sanchez Fernandez I, Gainza-Lein M, Abend NS, Anderson A, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Clark J, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Helseth AR, Jackson M, Kapur K, Lai YC, McDonough T, Mikati M, Nayak A, Peariso K, Riviello J, Tasker RC, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian A, Waiwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams K, Loddenkemper T.: Factors associated with treatment delays in pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Neurology 90: e1692-1701, 2018.

Mavroudis CD, Mensah-Brown KG, Ko T, Boorady T, Busch DR, Massey SL, Abend NS, Nicolson SC, Morgan RW, Gaynor JW, Kilbaugh TJ, Licht DJ: Electroencephalographic Response to Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest in Neonatal Swine and Humans. Annals Thoracic Surgery 106(6): 1841-1846, 2018.

Abend NS, Wiebe DJ, Xiao R, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Topjian AA: EEG Factors After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 35(3): 251-255, 2018.

Lein MG, Sanchez Fernandez I, Jackson M, Abend NS, Ravindra A, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Gaillard KE,Glauser WD, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Kapur K, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Tasker RC, Rchapynikov D, Topjian AA, Wainwright MS, Wilfong A, Williams K, Loddenkemper T: Association of Time to Treatment With Short-Term Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with Refractory Convulsive Status Epilepticus. JAMA Neurology 75(4): 410-418, 2018.

Abend NS, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Atkin NJ, Xiao R, Topjian AA: Interrater Agreement of EEG Interpretation After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Using Standardized Critical Care Terminology. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 34(8): 534-541, November 2017.

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