Members from our team are actively engaged in a wide variety of research projects locally and nationally. Through the collective research endeavors here in Houston and around the country, we will continue to improve the health and wellbeing with critical neurological conditions.

Select Publications

  • Lai YC, Muscal E, Wells E, Shukla N, Eschbach K, Hyeong Lee K, Kaliakatsos M, Desai N, Wickström R, Viri M, Freri E, Granata T, Nangia S, Dilena R, Brunklaus A, Wainwright MS, Gorman MP, Stredny CM, Asiri A, Hundallah K, Doja A, Payne E, Wirrell E, Koh S, Carpenter JL, Riviello J. Anakinra usage in febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome: an international cohort. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 Dec;7(12):2467-2474. PMID: 33506622.
  • Ettinger NA, Coleman RD, Loftis LL. Pediatric Intensivists Reply to "Can a Parent Refuse the Brain Death Examination?". Pediatrics. 2020 Sep;146(3):e2020008144B. PMID: 32868468.
  • Levine AT, Born HA, Landstrom AP, Larson S, Lee WL, Dao AT, Wehrens XH, Lai YC, Anderson AE. Cardiac dysregulation following intrahippocampal kainate-induced status epilepticus. Sci Rep. 2020 Mar 4;10(1):4043. PMID: 32132552.
  • Press CA, Kirschen M, LaRovere K, Risen S, Guilliams KP, Chung M, Griffith J, Erklauer J, Peariso K, Ducharme-Crevier L, Shah SS, Hall M, Wainwright MS. Variation in Treatment and Outcomes of Children With Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Feb;10(2):159-165. PMID: 31996356.
  • Harrar DB, Salussolia CL, Vittner P, Danehy A, Sen S, Whitehill R, Chao JH, Bernson-Leung ME, Rivkin MJ. Stroke After Cardiac Catheterization in Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2019 Nov;100:42-48. PMID: 31481331.
  • Erklauer J, Graf J, McPherson M, Anderson A, Wilfong A, Minard CG, Loftis L. Outcomes in Children Treated with Pentobarbital Infusion for Refractory and Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus. Neurocrit Care. 2018 Oct;29(2):171-179. PMID: 29582225.
  • Appavu B, Riviello JJ. Electroencephalographic Patterns in Neurocritical Care: Pathologic Contributors or Epiphenomena? Neurocrit Care. 2018 Aug;29(1):9-19. PMID: 28660340.
  • Moffett BS, Weingarten MM, Schmees LR, Galati M, Erklauer J, Riviello JJ. Fosphenytoin Population Pharmacokinetics in the Acutely Ill Pediatric Population. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug;19(8):748-754. PMID: 29927880.
  • Lai YC, Li N, Lawrence W, Wang S, Levine A, Burchhardt DM, Pautler RG, Valderrábano M, Wehrens XH, Anderson AE. Myocardial remodeling and susceptibility to ventricular tachycardia in a model of chronic epilepsy. Epilepsia Open. 2018 Mar 23;3(2):213-223. PMID: 29881800.
  • Pinto VL, Pruthi S, Westrick AC, Shannon CN, Bridges BC, Le TM. Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Pediatric Patients Post Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2017 Nov/Dec;63(6):810-814. PMID: 29084038.
  • Dillman NO, Messinger MM, Dinh KN, Placencia JL, Moffett BS, Guaman MC, Erklauer JC, Kaiser JR, Wilfong AA. Evaluation of the Effects of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation on Antiepileptic Drug Serum Concentrations in Pediatric Patients. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep-Oct;22(5):352-357. PMID: 29042836.
  • Brewster AL, Marzec K, Hairston A, Ho M, Anderson AE, Lai YC. Early cardiac electrographic and molecular remodeling in a model of status epilepticus and acquired epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 Nov;57(11):1907-1915. PMID: 27555091.
  • Risen SR, Barber AD, Mostofsky SH, Suskauer SJ. Altered functional connectivity in children with mild to moderate TBI relates to motor control. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015;8(4):309-19. PMID: 26684071.
  • Ettinger N, Pearson M, Lamb FS, Wellons JC 3rd. Pediatric posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome presenting with isolated cerebellar edema and obstructive hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Oct;14(4):344-7. PMID: 25062302.
  • Risen SR, Suskauer SJ, Dematt EJ, Slomine BS, Salorio CF. Functional outcomes in children with abusive head trauma receiving inpatient rehabilitation compared with children with nonabusive head trauma. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar;164(3):613-9.e1-2. PMID: 24321537.
  • Riviello JJ Jr. Digital trend analysis in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2013 Apr;30(2):143-55. PMID: 23545765.
  • Riviello JJ Jr, Claassen J, LaRoche SM, Sperling MR, Alldredge B, Bleck TP, Glauser T, Shutter L, Treiman DM, Vespa PM, Bell R, Brophy GM; Neurocritical Care Society Status Epilepticus Guideline Writing Committee. Treatment of status epilepticus: an international survey of experts. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Apr;18(2):193-200. PMID: 23097138.

National Consensus Guidelines

  • O’brien N, Reuter-Rice K, Wainwright M, Kaplan S, Appavu B, Erklauer J, et al.  Practice Recommendations for Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography in Critically Ill Children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Multidisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. 2020; Sept; DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715128.
  • Glauser T, Shinnar S, Gloss D, Alldredge B, Arya R, Bainbridge J, Bare M, Bleck T, Dodson WE, Garrity L, Jagoda A, Lowenstein D, Pellock J, Riviello J, Sloan E, Treiman DM. Evidence-Based Guideline: Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children and Adults: Report of the Guideline Committee of the American Epilepsy Society. Epilepsy Curr. 2016 Jan-Feb;16(1):48-61. PMID: 26900382.
  • Brophy GM, Bell R, Claassen J, Alldredge B, Bleck TP, Glauser T, Laroche SM, Riviello JJ Jr, Shutter L, Sperling MR, Treiman DM, Vespa PM; Neurocritical Care Society Status Epilepticus Guideline Writing Committee. Guidelines for the evaluation and management of status epilepticus. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Aug;17(1):3-23. PMID: 22528274.


  • Brown KA, Riley AF, Alade KH, Kyle WB, Castro D, Tcharmtchi MH, Thammasitboon S. A Novel Tool for Teaching Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound: An Exploratory Application of the Design-Based Research Approach. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Dec;21(12):e1113-e1118. PMID: 32701750.
  • Boyer DL, Zurca AD, Mason K, Mink R, Petrillo T, Schuette J, Tcharmtchi MH, Winkler M, Fleming GM, Turner DA; Education in Pediatric Intensive Care (E.P.I.C.) Investigators. Assessing Competence in Central Venous Catheter Placement by Pediatric Critical Care Fellows: A National Survey Study. Crit Care Med. 2019 Aug;47(8):e654-e661. PMID: 31135502.
  • Fleming GM, Mink RB, Hornik C, Emke AR, Green ML, Mason K, Petrillo T, Schuette J, Tcharmtchi MH, Winkler M, Turner DA. Developing a Tool to Assess Placement of Central Venous Catheters in Pediatrics Patients. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Jul;8(3):346-52. PMID: 27413436.
  • Lee JC, Riviello JJ Jr. Education of the child neurologist: pediatric neurocritical care. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jun;18(2):128-30. PMID: 22036499.