M Brandon Westover

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Inferring seizure frequency from brief EEG recordings
    M Brandon Westover
    MGH Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 30:174-7. 2013
  2. pmc Real-time segmentation of burst suppression patterns in critical care EEG monitoring
    M Brandon Westover
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosci Methods 219:131-41. 2013
  3. pmc Revising the "Rule of Three" for inferring seizure freedom
    M Brandon Westover
    Neurology Department, Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Epilepsia 53:368-76. 2012
  4. pmc Significance testing as perverse probabilistic reasoning
    M Brandon Westover
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med 9:20. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint The information theoretic perspective on medical diagnostic inference
    Nathaniel A Eiseman
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Hosp Pract (1995) 42:125-38. 2014
  6. pmc Absence of early epileptiform abnormalities predicts lack of seizures on continuous EEG
    Mouhsin M Shafi
    Epilepsy Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 79:1796-801. 2012
  7. pmc Calculating the risk benefit equation for aggressive treatment of non-convulsive status epilepticus
    Matthew Ferguson
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurocrit Care 18:216-27. 2013
  8. pmc The impact of body posture and sleep stages on sleep apnea severity in adults
    Nathaniel A Eiseman
    Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 8:655-66A. 2012
  9. pmc Real-time closed-loop control in a rodent model of medically induced coma using burst suppression
    Shinung Ching
    Research Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts Research Assistant, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Instructor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School Assistant Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instructor, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School Instructor, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Warren M Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Computational Neuroscience
    Anesthesiology 119:848-60. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Spectrogram screening of adult EEGs is sensitive and efficient
    Lidia M V R Moura
    From the Department of Neurology L M V R M, M N, S P, S S C, A J C, D B H, E S R, M B W, Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Department of Neurology M M S, Division of Epilepsy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Neurology 83:56-64. 2014

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Publications19

  1. pmc Inferring seizure frequency from brief EEG recordings
    M Brandon Westover
    MGH Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 30:174-7. 2013
    ..This framework should aid the clinician in applying a more principled approach toward decision making in the setting of a single seizure on a routine EEG...
  2. pmc Real-time segmentation of burst suppression patterns in critical care EEG monitoring
    M Brandon Westover
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosci Methods 219:131-41. 2013
    ..Develop a real-time algorithm to automatically discriminate suppressions from non-suppressions (bursts) in electroencephalograms of critically ill adult patients...
  3. pmc Revising the "Rule of Three" for inferring seizure freedom
    M Brandon Westover
    Neurology Department, Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Epilepsia 53:368-76. 2012
    ..Therefore, we set out to determine whether an alternative approach to the Rule of Three might be possible, and under what conditions the rule may be expected to hold or would need to be extended...
  4. pmc Significance testing as perverse probabilistic reasoning
    M Brandon Westover
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med 9:20. 2011
    ..This essay provides a technically sound review of these concepts that is accessible to a medical audience. We also briefly review the debate in the cognitive sciences regarding physicians' aptitude for probabilistic inference...
  5. ncbi request reprint The information theoretic perspective on medical diagnostic inference
    Nathaniel A Eiseman
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Hosp Pract (1995) 42:125-38. 2014
    ..We show that information theory provides a quantitative framework for understanding uncertainty that readily extends to medical diagnostic contexts. ..
  6. pmc Absence of early epileptiform abnormalities predicts lack of seizures on continuous EEG
    Mouhsin M Shafi
    Epilepsy Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 79:1796-801. 2012
    ..To determine whether the absence of early epileptiform abnormalities predicts absence of later seizures on continuous EEG monitoring of hospitalized patients...
  7. pmc Calculating the risk benefit equation for aggressive treatment of non-convulsive status epilepticus
    Matthew Ferguson
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurocrit Care 18:216-27. 2013
    ..To address the question: does non-convulsive status epilepticus warrant the same aggressive treatment as convulsive status epilepticus?..
  8. pmc The impact of body posture and sleep stages on sleep apnea severity in adults
    Nathaniel A Eiseman
    Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 8:655-66A. 2012
    ..Making this determination presents a diagnostic challenge, given that summary metrics do not consider certain factors that influence severity, such as body position and the composition of sleep stages...
  9. pmc Real-time closed-loop control in a rodent model of medically induced coma using burst suppression
    Shinung Ching
    Research Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts Research Assistant, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Instructor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School Assistant Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instructor, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School Instructor, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Warren M Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Computational Neuroscience
    Anesthesiology 119:848-60. 2013
    ..The authors hypothesized that a closed-loop anesthetic delivery system could automatically and precisely control the electroencephalogram state of burst suppression and efficiently maintain a medically induced coma...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spectrogram screening of adult EEGs is sensitive and efficient
    Lidia M V R Moura
    From the Department of Neurology L M V R M, M N, S P, S S C, A J C, D B H, E S R, M B W, Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Department of Neurology M M S, Division of Epilepsy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Neurology 83:56-64. 2014
    ..Quantitatively evaluate whether screening with compressed spectral arrays (CSAs) is a practical and time-effective protocol for assisting expert review of continuous EEG (cEEG) studies in hospitalized adults...
  11. pmc Emergence of stable functional networks in long-term human electroencephalography
    Catherine J Chu
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosci 32:2703-13. 2012
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  12. pmc Exploration and modulation of brain network interactions with noninvasive brain stimulation in combination with neuroimaging
    Mouhsin M Shafi
    Berenson Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Division of Cognitive Neurology, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 35:805-25. 2012
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  13. pmc Information theoretic quantification of diagnostic uncertainty
    M Brandon Westover
    Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang 720, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Open Med Inform J 6:36-50. 2012
    ..Finally, we illustrate how, in information theoretic terms, one can understand the effect on diagnostic uncertainty of considering ranges instead of simple point estimates of pre-test probability...
  14. ncbi request reprint The challenge of undiagnosed sleep apnea in low-risk populations: a decision analysis
    Matt T Bianchi
    Neurology Department, 55 Fruit Street, Wang 720, MGH Neurology, Boston, MA 02114
    Mil Med 179:47-54. 2014
    ..We used decision analysis to evaluate three approaches to identifying and treating OSA in low-risk populations, which may differ from current standard practice for high-risk populations...
  15. doi request reprint Should risky treatments be reserved for secondary prevention? Theoretical considerations regarding risk-benefit tradeoffs
    M Brandon Westover
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:877-86. 2012
    ..However, under certain conditions treatment benefits may be greater in primary prevention, even when the treatment carries harmful adverse effect potential...
  16. ncbi request reprint Propagation of uncertainty in Bayesian diagnostic test interpretation
    Preethi Srinivasan
    Bioinformatics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    South Med J 105:452-9. 2012
    ..We thus sought to demonstrate how uncertainty in sensitivity, specificity, and disease pretest probability can be accommodated in Bayesian interpretation of diagnostic testing...
  17. pmc Should a sentinel node biopsy be performed in patients with high-risk breast cancer?
    Kenneth D Westover
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Breast Cancer 2011:973245. 2011
    ..This tool may be useful in identifying patients who should have expanded upfront exploration of the axilla or comprehensive axillary irradiation...
  18. pmc Classification algorithms for predicting sleepiness and sleep apnea severity
    Nathaniel A Eiseman
    Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Sleep Res 21:101-12. 2012
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  19. pmc Estimating cerebral microinfarct burden from autopsy samples
    M Brandon Westover
    Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Neurology 80:1365-9. 2013
    ..To estimate whole-brain microinfarct burden from microinfarct counts in routine postmortem examination...