Nicholas S. Abend, MD, MSCE

Nicholas S. Abend, MD, MSCE

Nicholas S. Abend, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology and Medical Director of Clinical Neurophysiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric epilepsy, Video EEG monitoring, Management of seizures in critically ill children and neonates, Management of status epilepticus
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

Pediatrics - The University of Chicago Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Child Neurology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Epilepsy & Neurophysiology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Epilepsy - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology (with special qualification in child neurology) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Graduate Degree

Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director of Strategy and Operations, Division of Neurology

Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology

Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

EEG monitoring and seizure management in critically ill children and neonates
Status epilepticus management

Publications

Papers

2018

Stredny CM, Abend NS, Loddenkemper T. Towards acute pediatric status epilepticus intervention teams: Do we need "Seizure Codes"? Seizure. 58 133-140 2018.

Sánchez Fernández I, Gaínza-Lein M, Abend NS, Anderson AE, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Clark J, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Helseth AR, Jackson MC, Kapur K, Lai YC, McDonough TL, Mikati MA, Nayak A, Peariso K, Riviello JJ Jr, Tasker RC, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian AA, Wainwright MS, Wilfong A, Williams K, Loddenkemper T; Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Factors associated with treatment delays in pediatric refractory convulsive status epilepticus. Neurology. 90 (19) e1692-e1701 May 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.

Hirsch LJ, Gaspard N, van Baalen A, Nabbout R, Demeret S, Loddenkemper T, Navarro V, Specchio N, Lagae L, Rossetti AO, Hocker S, Gofton T, Abend NS, Gilmore E, Hahn C, Khosravani H, Rosenow F, Trinka E.  Proposed consensus definitions for new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE), febrile illness-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), and related conditions.  Epilepsia. 59 (4) 739-744 2018.

Abend NS, Xiao R, Kessler S, Topjian AA. Stability of early EEG background patterns after pediatric cardiac arrest. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.  May;35(3):246-250 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. May;35(3):251-255 2018.

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 2017.

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 2017.

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

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, Abend NS.  Early discontinuation of antiseizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.  Epilepsia.  58 (6) 1047-1053 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 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 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 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. 18 249-257. 2017.

Fernandez S, Jackson M, Abend NS, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Gaillard WD, Gainza LM, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Helseth A, Kapur K, McDonough T, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Riviello J, Tasker RC, Topjian A, Wainwright M, Wilfong A, Williams K, Loddenkemper T.  Refractory status epilepticus in children with and without prior epilepsy or status epilepticus. Neurology.  88(4) 386-394. 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. 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. 2017.

2016

Tasker RC, Goodkin HP, Sanchez Fernandez I, Chapman KE, Abend NS, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein J, Helseth AR, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Wainwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams K, Loddenkemper T.  Refractory status epilepticus in children: intention to treat with continuous infusions or midazolam and pentobarbital.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  17 (10) 968-975 2016. 

Kurz JE, Poloyac SM, Abend NS, Fabio A, Bell MJ, Wainwright MS.  Variation in anticonvulsant selection and EEG monitoring following severe traumatic brain injury in children – Understanding resource availability in sites participating in a comparative effectiveness study.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  17 (7) 649-57 2016.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Abend NS, Chu CJ, Cilio R, Glidden DV, Bonifacio SK, Massey S, Tsuchida T, Silverstein FS, Soul JS.  Contemporary profile of seizures in neonates: a prospective cohort study of the Neonatal Seizure Registry.  Journal of Pediatrics.  174 98-103 2016.

Topjian AA, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS. Early Electroencephalographic Background Features Predict Outcomes in Children Resuscitated From Cardiac Arrest.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 17 (6) 547-557 2016.

Williams RP, Banwell B, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Donnelly M, Ichord R, Kessler SK, Lavelle J, Massey SL, Hewlett J, Parker A, Topjian AA, Abend NS.  Impact of an ICU EEG monitoring pathway on timeliness of therapeutic intervention and electrographic seizure termination.  Epilepsia.  75 (5) 786-95 2016.

Thibault DP, Mendizabal A, Abend NS, Davis KA, Crispo J, Willis AW.  Hospital care for mental health and substance abuse in children with epilepsy.  Epilepsy and Behavior.  57 161-166 2016.

McBain LK, Payne ET, Sharma R, Frndova H, Abend NS, Sanchez SM, Gallentine WB, Cornett KM, Nash KB, Snead OC, Parshuram CS, Hutchison JS, Hahn CD.  Strategies to maximize enrollment in a prospective study of comatose children in the PICU.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  17(3) 246-250 2016.

Lee JW, LaRoche S, Choi H, Rodriguez Ruiz AA, Fertig E, Politsky J, Herman S, Loddenkemper T, Sansevere A, Korb PJ, Abend NS, Goldstein JL, Sinha SR, Dombrowski KE, Ritzl EK, Westover MB, Gavvala J, Schmitt S, Szaflarski JP, Ding K, Haas KF, Buchsbaum R, Hirsch LJ, Wusthoff CJ, Hopp JL, Hahn CD.  Development and feasibility of a critical care EEG monitoring database for standardized clinical reporting and multicenter collaborative research.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.  33 133-140 2016.

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.

Abend NS, Topjian AA, Williams S.  How much does it cost to identify a critically ill child experiencing electrographic seizures?  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.  32 (3) 257-264 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.

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.

Herman ST, Abend NS, Bleck TP, Chapman KE, Drislane FW, Emerson RG, Gerard E, Hahn CD, Husain AM, Kaplan, PW, LaRoche SM, Nuwer MR, Quigg M, Riviello JJ, Schmitt SE, Simmons L, Tsuchida TN, Hirsch LJ.  Consensus Statement on Continuous EEG in Critically Ill Adults and Children, Part II: Personnel, Technical Specifications and Clinical Practice.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.   32 (2) 96-108  2015.

Herman ST, Abend NS, Bleck TP, Chapman KE, Drislane FW, Emerson RG, Gerard E, Hahn CD, Husain AM, Kaplan, PW, LaRoche SM, Nuwer MR, Quigg M, Riviello JJ, Schmitt SE, Simmons L, Tsuchida TN, Hirsch LJ.  Consensus Statement on Continuous EEG in Critically Ill Adults and Children, Part I: Indications.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.   32 (2) 87-95  2015.

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) 461-7 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):2304-11 2015.

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Zhu X, Schwartz ES.  Utility of CT Compatible EEG Electrodes in Critically Ill Children.  Pediatric Radiology.  45 (5) 714-718 2015.

Yang A, Arndt DH, Berg R, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS.  Development and validation of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children.  Seizure.  25 104-111  2015.

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.

Kirschen MP, Topjian AA, Hammond R, Illes J, Abend NS.  Neuroprognostication after pediatric cardiac arrest.  Pediatric Neurology.  51 (6) 663-668 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 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 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.  J Perinatology.  34 234-240  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.

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.

2013

Sanchez SM, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Williams K, Yang A, Abend NS.  Electroencephalographic Monitoring in Critically Ill Children: Current Practice and Implications for Future Study Design.  Epilepsia 54 (8) 1419-1427 2013.

Abend NS, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez SM, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Williams K, Yang A, Dlugos DJ.  Electrographic Seizures in pediatric ICU patients: cohort study of risk factors and mortality.  Neurology. 81 (4) 383-391 2013.

Hasbani DM, Topjian AA, Friess AA, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA, Christian CW, Dlugos DJ, Huh J. Abend NS.  Non-Convulsive Electrographic Seizures are Common in Children with Abusive Head Trauma.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 14(7) 709-15  2013.

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 2013.

Abend NS, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA.  Treatment of Electrographic Seizures and Status Epilepticus in Critically Ill Children: a Single Center Experience.  Seizure.  22(6) 467-71 2013.

Tsuchida T, Wusthoff CJ, Shellhaas RA, Abend NS, Hahn C, Sullivan J, Nguyen S, Weinstein S, Scher M, Riviello JJ, Clancy RR. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Standardized EEG Terminology and Categorization for the Description of Continuous EEG Monitoring in Neonates.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 30(2) 161-173 2013.

Beslow-Kaye LA, Abend NS, Gindville MC, Bastian RA, Licht DJ, Smith SE, Hillis AE, Ichord RN, Jordan LC.  Pediatric Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Acute Symptomatic Seizures and Epilepsy.  JAMA Neurology.  70(4) 448-454 2013.

Sanchez SM, Carpenter J, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine W, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Kessler SK, Loddenkemper T, Riviello JJ, Abend NS.  Pediatric ICU EEG Monitoring: Current Resources and Practice in the United States and Canada. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 30(2) 156-160 2013.

Topjian AA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Friess SH, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS.  Electrographic Status Epilepticus is Associated with Mortality and Worse Short-Term Outcome in Critically Ill Children.  Critical Care Medicine. 41(1)  210-218 2013.

2012

Adelson PD, Pineda J, Bell MJ, Abend NS, Berger RP, Giza CC, Hotz G, Wainwright M.  Common data elements for pediatric traumatic brain injury: recommendations from the working group on demographics and clinical assessment.  J Neurotrauma.  29(4)  639-53 2012.

Gutierrez-Colina AM, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS.  Electroencephalogram Monitoring in Critically Ill Children: Indications and Strategies.  Pediatric Neurology.  46(3) 158-161 2012.

Abend NS, Topjian AA, Kessler SK, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Berg RA, Nadkarni V, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR, Ichord RN.  Outcome prediction by motor and pupillary responses in children treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 13(1) 32-38 2012.

2011

Shellhaas RA, Chang T, Tsuchida T, Scher MS, Riviello JJ, Abend NS, Nguyen S, Wusthoff CJ, Clancy RR.  The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Guideline on Continuous EEG Monitoring in Neonates. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.  28(6) 611-617 2011.

Abend NS, Beslow LA, Smith SE, Kessler SK, Vossough A, Mason S, Agner S, Licht DJ, Ichord RN.  Seizures as a presenting symptom of acute arterial ischemic stroke in childhood. Journal of Pediatrics.  159(3) 479-83 2011.

Dean JM, Moravec MD, Grafe M, Abend N, Ren J, Gong X, Volpe JJ, Jensen FE, Hohimer AR, Back SA.  Strain-specific differences in perinatal rodent oligodendrocyte lineage progression and its correlation with human.  Dev Neurosci.  33(3-4):251-60 2011.

Abend NS, Guteirrez-Colina AM, Monk HM, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR.  Levetiracetam for treatment of neonatal seizures.  Journal of Child Neurology.  26(4) 465-70 2011.

Abend NS, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Topjian AA, Zhao H, Guo R, Donnelly M, Clancy RR, Dlugos DJ.  Non-convulsive seizures are common in critically ill children. Neurology 76(12) 1071-1077 2011.

Abend NS, Topjian AA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Donnelly M, Clancy RR, Dlugos DJ.  Impact of Continuous EEG Monitoring on Clinical Management in Critically Ill Children.  Neurocritical Care 15(1) 70-75 2011.

Topjian A, Hutchins L, Diliberto MA, Abend NS, Ichord R, Helfaer M, Berg RA, Nadkarni V.  Induction and maintenance of therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest: Efficacy of a surface cooling protocol. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  12(3) e127-135 2011.

Wusthoff CJ, Dlugos DJ, Guteirrez-Colina AM, Wang A, Cook N, Donnelly M, Clancy RR, Abend NS.  Electrographic seizures during therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy.  Journal of Child Neurology. 26(6) 724-728  2011.

Abend NS, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Zhao H, Guo R, Marsh E, Clancy RR, Dlugos DJ.   Interobserver reproducibility of electroencephalogram interpretation in critically ill children.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 28(1) 15-19 2011.

Kessler S, Topjian AA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Ichord RN, Donnelly M, Nadkarni V, Berg R, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR, Abend NS.  Short-term outcome prediction by electroencephalographic features in children treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.  Neurocritical Care 14(1)  37-43 2011.

2010

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Hahn CD, Hirsch LJ, Herman ST.  Use of EEG monitoring and management of non-convulsive seizures in critically ill patients: a survey of neurologists.  Neurocritical Care 12(3) 382-389 2010.

2009

Abend NS, Topjian A, Ichord R, Herman ST, Helfaer M,  Donnelly M, Nadkarni V, Dlugos D, Clancy R.  Electroencephalographic monitoring during hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest.   Neurology 72(22) 1931-1940 2009.

Abend NS, Monk HM, Licht DJ, Dlugos DJ.  Intravenous levetiracetam in critically ill children with status epilepticus or acute repetitive seizures.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 10(4) 505-510 2009.

2008

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ.  Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus: Literature Review and a Proposed Protocol.  Pediatric Neurology 38(6) 377-90 2008.

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Herman S.  Neonatal Seizure Detection Using Multichannel Display of Envelope Trend. Epilepsia.  49(2):349-353 2008.

Abend NS, Licht D.  Predicting Outcome in Children with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 9(1) 32-39 2008.

2007

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ.  Non-convulsive status epilepticus in a pediatric intensive care unit.  Pediatric Neurology. 37(3):165-170 2007.

1999

Burton H, Abend NS, MacLeod AM, Sinclair RJ, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME. Tactile Attention Tasks Enhance Activation in Somatosensory Regions of Parietal Cortex: A Positron Emisson Tomography Study.  Cerebral Cortex. 9(7):662-674 1999.

Books

2013

Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Editors: Nicholas S. Abend, Mark A. Helfaer. Demos. 2013

Chapters

2018

Abend NS, Wusthoff CJ.  Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Neonatal and Pediatric Populations.  Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring. 106-115.  2018

Abend NS, Hirsch L.  EEG Monitoring in the ICU: Future Directions.  Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring.  381-386.  2018

Abend NS, Kelly A.  Epilepsy in Hyperammonemia/Hyperinsulinemia Syndrome.  Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies. 345-251.  2018.

2017

Walleigh DJ, Smith DM, McGinnis EL, Abend NS.  Status Epilepticus in Critically Ill Children.  Status Epilepticus. 353-369.  2017.

Abend NS, Jensen FE, Inder TE, Volpe JJ.  Neonatal Seizures.  Neurology of the Newborn (6th Edition).  275-324. 2017.

Abend NS.  Seizures and Status Epilepticus in Pediatric Critical Care.  Seizures in Critical Care.  366-368. 2017.

Sanchez Fernandez I, Abend NS, Loddenkemper T.  Status Epilepticus.  Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology: Principles and Practice.  543-551. 2017.

Abend NS, Wusthoff CJ.  Epidemiology of seizures in critically ill children and neonates.  Continuous EEG Monitoring – Principles and Practice. 29-50. 2017.

2016

Abend NS, Licht DJ. Evaluation of the Comatose Child.  Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Critical Care (5th Edition). 213-221. 2016.

Taub KS, Abend NS.  Seizure Disorders.  In: Society of Critical Care Medicine. Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric. Mt. Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine.  329-346. 2016.

2015

Hantus S, Abend N, Lachhwant D. Application of electroencephalography in the intensive care setting.  Wyllie’s Treatment of Epilepsy (6th edition). 492-497 2015.

2014

Topjian AT, Abend N. Coma and Altered Mental Status. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Volume 1: Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child. 2nd Edition. Edited by Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP. Volume 1:  Springer Science. 433-445  2014.

2013

Abend NS, Donnelly M.  Normal Pediatric EEG.  Continuous EEG in Pediatric Patients. ASET.  40-63.   2013.

Abend NS, Wusthoff CJ, Hahn CD, Tsuchida T, Riviello JJ.  EEG Patterns in the Neonatal and Pediatric Population.  Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring.  183-194.  2013.

Abend NS, Wusthoff CJ.  Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Pediatric Population.  Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring.  83-92.  2013.

Kessler SK, Licht DJ, Abend NS.  Approach to Acute Encephalopathy and Coma. 1-16. Pediatric Neurocritical Care.  2013.

Ahmad S, Abend NS.  Hyperthermic drug induced disorders.  Pediatric Neurocritical Care. 349-357. 2013.

Ahmad S, Abend NS.  Movement Disorders.  Pediatric Neurocritical Care.  373-384.  2013.

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ.  Electroencephalography in Critically Ill Children.  139-160.  Pediatric Neurocritical Care.  2013.

2012

Taub KS, Abend NS.  Chapter 31:  Seizure Disorders.  In: Society of Critical Care Medicine. Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric. Mt. Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2012.

Abend NS, Kelly A.  Epilepsy in Hyperammonemia/Hyperinsulinemia Syndrome.  Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies. 201-211  2012.

Ryan, N, Licht D, Abend NS.  Concussion.  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult 6th Edition.  208-210.  2012.

Abend NS.  Coma.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition.  228-240.  2012

Abend NS, Younkin DY.  Headache.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition.  404-413.

Taub KS, Abend NS.  Seizures.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition.  711-725.  2012

2011

Abend NS, Licht DJ.  Evaluation of Acute Headache in Children.  BMJ Point of Care Electronic Resource.  http://group.bmj.com.  2008 and updated 2011.

2009

Abend NS.  Coma.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 4th Edition.   249-262.  2009

Abend NS.  Headache.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 4th Edition.  436-444.2009

Abend NS.  Seizures.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 4TH Edition.  777-792.  2009

Abend NS, Kilaru S, Helfaer MA, Licht DJ. Evaluation of the Comatose Child.  Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 4th Edition.  256-265.  2009.

2008

Abend NS, Younkin D.  Medical Causes of Headache.  Headache in Children and Adolescents,  2nd Edition.  177-203.  2008.

Abend NS, Kilaru S, Helfaer MA, Licht DJ. Evaluation of the Comatose Child.  Rogers’ Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 4th Edition.  846-61.  2008.

Licht D, Abend NS.  Concussion.  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult 5th Edition.  206-7.  2008

Awards and Honors

2012,  Award for Resident Teaching, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology

2008,  Fellow’s Clinical Research Award, Stokes Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2007,  Samuel Zeritsky Award for Excellence in Research, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology

2007,  Meg Barkman Humanism in Medicine Award, Neurology Division, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2006,  Outstanding Junior Member Award, Child Neurology Society

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2013-present, Editorial Board Member, Epilepsia
2012-present, Editorial Board Member, Seizure

Institutional and Academic Committees

2015-present, Member, Safety & Quality Committee, Division of Neurology,  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2015-present, Member, Education Committee, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2015-present, Member, Recruitment Committee, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2015-2018, Councilor At Large, Executive Committee, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
2015-present, Chair, Webinar Committee, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
2015-2017, Chair, Residency Program Evaluation Committee, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Fellow
American Epilepsy Society, Fellow
American Neurological Assocation, Member
American Academy of Neurology, Member
Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium, Member (Past Chair 2017-2019, Chair 2015-2017, Secretary 2011-2015)