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

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.

Welsh S, Lin N, Topjian A, Abend N: Safety of Lacosamide in Critically Ill Children. Seizure 52: 76-80, November 2017.

Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Tsuchida T, Glass HC, Chu CJ, Massey S, Soul JS, Wiwattanadittakun N, Abend NS, Cilio MR: Profile of neonatal epilepsies: characteristics of a prospective US cohort. Neurology 89(9): 893-899, August 2017.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Tsuchida TN, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Massey SL, Abend NS, Soul JS: Seizures in Preterm Neonates: a Multicenter Observational Cohort Study. Pediatric Neurology 72: 19-24, July 2017.

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, Abend NS: Early discontinuation of antiseizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia 58(6): 1047-1053, June 2017.

Du Pont–Thibodau G, Abend NS, Topjian AA: Seizure Detection by Critical Care Providers using Amplitude-Integrated EEG and Color Density Spectral Array in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Patients. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18: 363-369, April 2017.

Wusthoff CJ, Sullivan J, Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Abend NS, Chang T, Tsuchida TN: Interrater agreement in the interpretation of neonatal electroencephalography in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia 58(3): 429-435, March 2017.

Lin J, Banwell BL, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Ichord RN, Kilbaugh TJ, Kirsch RE, Kirschen MP, Licht DJ, Massey SL, Naim MY, Rintoul NE, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Electrographic Seizures in Children and Neonates Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(3): 249-257, March 2017.

Shellhaas RA, Chang R, Wusthoff CJ, Soul JS, Masse SL, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Abend NS, Tsuchida T, Glass HC: Treatment duration after acute symptomatic seizures in neonates: a multi-center cohort study. Journal of Pediatrics 181: 298-301, February 2017.

Billinghurst LL, Beslow LA, Abend NS, Uohara M, Jastrzab L, Licht DJ, Ichord RN: Incidence and predictors of remote symptomatic seizures and epilepsy after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke. Neurology 88(7): 630-637, February 2017.

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