Robert A Avery

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Orbital/Periorbital Plexiform Neurofibromas in Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Multidisciplinary Recommendations for Care
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Division of Ophthalmology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Ophthalmology 124:123-132. 2017
  2. pmc Optic pathway glioma volume predicts retinal axon degeneration in neurofibromatosis type 1
    Robert A Avery
    From the Center for Neuroscience and Behavior R A A, R J P, The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute R A A, C T H, R J P, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation A M, M G L, and The Brain Tumor Institute R J P, Children s National Health System The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences R I, M G L, Washington, DC UPMC Eye Center, Eye and Ear Institute H I, Ophthalmology and Visual Science Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Department of Bioengineering H I, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA
    Neurology 87:2403-2407. 2016
  3. pmc Quantitative MRI criteria for optic pathway enlargement in neurofibromatosis type 1
    Robert A Avery
    From the Center for Neuroscience and Behavior R A A, R J P, The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute R A A, R J P, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation A M, E B, M A A, M G L, and The Brain Tumor Institute R J P, Children s National Health System The George Washington University R I and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences M G L, Washington, DC
    Neurology 86:2264-70. 2016
  4. pmc Separation of outer retinal layers secondary to selumetinib
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    J AAPOS 20:268-71. 2016
  5. ncbi request reprint Prediction of Lyme meningitis in children from a Lyme disease-endemic region: a logistic-regression model using history, physical, and laboratory findings
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e1-7. 2006
  6. pmc Patient position during lumbar puncture has no meaningful effect on cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children
    Robert A Avery
    Division of Neurology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:616-9. 2010
  7. pmc Handheld optical coherence tomography during sedation in young children with optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC2Department of Neurology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC3Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC7
    JAMA Ophthalmol 132:265-71. 2014
  8. pmc Intra- and inter-visit reproducibility of ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer measurements using handheld optical coherence tomography in children with optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Pediatrics, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Am J Ophthalmol 158:916-23. 2014
  9. pmc Longitudinal Change of Circumpapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Children With Optic Pathway Gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Pediatrics, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Am J Ophthalmol 160:944-952.e1. 2015
  10. doi request reprint Feasibility and comparison of visual acuity testing methods in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and/or optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Neurology, Children s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:1034-8. 2013

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Orbital/Periorbital Plexiform Neurofibromas in Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Multidisciplinary Recommendations for Care
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Division of Ophthalmology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Ophthalmology 124:123-132. 2017
    ..Equally important, OPPNs can cause significant alteration in physical appearance secondary to proptosis, ptosis, and facial disfigurement, leading to social embarrassment and decreased self-esteem...
  2. pmc Optic pathway glioma volume predicts retinal axon degeneration in neurofibromatosis type 1
    Robert A Avery
    From the Center for Neuroscience and Behavior R A A, R J P, The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute R A A, C T H, R J P, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation A M, M G L, and The Brain Tumor Institute R J P, Children s National Health System The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences R I, M G L, Washington, DC UPMC Eye Center, Eye and Ear Institute H I, Ophthalmology and Visual Science Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Department of Bioengineering H I, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA
    Neurology 87:2403-2407. 2016
    ....
  3. pmc Quantitative MRI criteria for optic pathway enlargement in neurofibromatosis type 1
    Robert A Avery
    From the Center for Neuroscience and Behavior R A A, R J P, The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute R A A, R J P, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation A M, E B, M A A, M G L, and The Brain Tumor Institute R J P, Children s National Health System The George Washington University R I and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences M G L, Washington, DC
    Neurology 86:2264-70. 2016
    ..To determine quantitative size thresholds for enlargement of the optic nerve, chiasm, and tract in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)...
  4. pmc Separation of outer retinal layers secondary to selumetinib
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    J AAPOS 20:268-71. 2016
    ..After discontinuation of selumetinib, the outer retinal layer separation resolved without visual sequelae. One patient has been retreated with selumetinib and experienced recurrence of these findings. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Prediction of Lyme meningitis in children from a Lyme disease-endemic region: a logistic-regression model using history, physical, and laboratory findings
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e1-7. 2006
    ..No large studies have compared patients with LM to all patients presenting with AM and attempted to define a clinical prediction model...
  6. pmc Patient position during lumbar puncture has no meaningful effect on cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children
    Robert A Avery
    Division of Neurology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:616-9. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Handheld optical coherence tomography during sedation in young children with optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC2Department of Neurology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC3Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC7
    JAMA Ophthalmol 132:265-71. 2014
    ..Optical coherence tomography (OCT) measures of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness have been proposed as a surrogate marker of vision but this technique is also limited by patient cooperation...
  8. pmc Intra- and inter-visit reproducibility of ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer measurements using handheld optical coherence tomography in children with optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Pediatrics, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Am J Ophthalmol 158:916-23. 2014
    ....
  9. pmc Longitudinal Change of Circumpapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Children With Optic Pathway Gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Pediatrics, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Am J Ophthalmol 160:944-952.e1. 2015
    ..To evaluate longitudinal changes in circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, as measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT), in children with optic pathway gliomas...
  10. doi request reprint Feasibility and comparison of visual acuity testing methods in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and/or optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Neurology, Children s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:1034-8. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the success rate and comparability of two different VA testing methods in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and/or optic pathway gliomas (OPGs)...
  11. pmc Ganglion cell layer-inner plexiform layer thickness and vision loss in young children with optic pathway gliomas
    Sherry Gu
    George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55:1402-8. 2014
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Visual acuity in children with low grade gliomas of the visual pathway: implications for patient care and clinical research
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics and Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Center, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    J Neurooncol 110:1-7. 2012
    ..This review describes the VA assessment in children with OPGs and proposes a standardized VA testing protocol for future pediatric OPG clinical treatment trials...
  13. doi request reprint Visual outcomes in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and orbitotemporal plexiform neurofibromas
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Neurology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 155:1089-1094.e1. 2013
    ..To describe the visual outcomes and volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (3D MRI) in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and orbitotemporal plexiform neurofibromas...
  14. doi request reprint Marked recovery of vision in children with optic pathway gliomas treated with bevacizumab
    Robert A Avery
    Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC2The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC3Division of Neurology, Children s National Medical Cente
    JAMA Ophthalmol 132:111-4. 2014
    ..Recent reports suggest a qualitative improvement in vision after bevacizumab-based treatment in children with OPGs...
  15. pmc Reproducibility of circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer measurements using handheld optical coherence tomography in sedated children
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Neurology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Ophthalmology, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Department of Pediatrics, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Am J Ophthalmol 158:780-787.e1. 2014
    ..To determine the intra- and intervisit reproducibility of circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measures using handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) in sedated children...
  16. doi request reprint Myopia associated with optic nerve gliomas in neurofibromatosis type 1
    Alejandra G de Alba Campomanes
    Division of Ophthalmology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J AAPOS 16:89-91. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, the association of myopia ipsilateral to the presence or growth of optic nerve gliomas has not been reported...
  17. pmc Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in children with optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    Division of Ophthalmology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 151:542-9.e2. 2011
    ..To determine the relationship of high-contrast visual acuity (VA) and low-contrast letter acuity with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in children with optic pathway gliomas...
  18. pmc Applications of optical coherence tomography in pediatric clinical neuroscience
    Robert A Avery
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children s National Health System, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
    Neuropediatrics 46:88-97. 2015
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Optic pathway gliomas
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Neurology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    J Neuroophthalmol 31:269-78. 2011
    ..Childhood optic pathway gliomas (OPGs) are low-grade neoplasms intrinsic to the optic nerve, optic chiasm, tracts, and radiations. The management of OPGs is still a highly controversial topic among neuro-ophthalmologists...
  20. pmc Reproducibility of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness measures using eye tracking in children with nonglaucomatous optic neuropathy
    Raneem D Rajjoub
    George Washington University School of Medicine, Children s National Health System, Washington, DC
    Am J Ophthalmol 159:71-7.e1. 2015
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Vitamin B12 optic neuropathy in autism
    Stacy L Pineles
    Neuro Ophthalmology Service, Division of Neuro ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:e967-70. 2010
    ..Physicians must have a high index of suspicion when evaluating children with autism and visual loss to detect this rare cause of optic atrophy...
  22. pmc Volume Averaging of Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Impacts Retinal Segmentation in Children
    Carmelina Trimboli-Heidler
    The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Transl Vis Sci Technol 5:12. 2016
    ..To determine the influence of volume averaging on retinal layer thickness measures acquired with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in children...
  23. pmc Elevated cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in a pediatric demyelinating disease cohort
    Sona Narula
    Division of Neurology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Pediatr Neurol 52:446-9. 2015
    ..This retrospective study sought to determine whether children with demyelinating disease demonstrate elevated cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure, and to explore possible clinical and radiologic correlates...
  24. doi request reprint Symptomatic increased intracranial pressure due to arachnoid cysts
    Sashank Prasad
    Neuro Ophthalmology Service, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatr Neurol 44:377-80. 2011
    ..These cases illustrate the potential for arachnoid cysts to outstrip compensatory mechanisms and cause signs and symptoms requiring definitive surgical intervention...
  25. doi request reprint Visual and systemic outcomes in pediatric ocular myasthenia gravis
    Stacy L Pineles
    Neuro Ophthalmology Service, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 150:453-459.e3. 2010
    ..To evaluate visual and systemic outcomes in pediatric patients with purely ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic utility of Borrelia burgdorferi cerebrospinal fluid polymerase chain reaction in children with Lyme meningitis
    Robert A Avery
    Department of Pediatrics, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Children s Clinic Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:705-8. 2005
    ..No studies have specifically examined the diagnostic utility of Lyme CSF-PCR in North American children with Lyme meningitis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Predictive model for Lyme meningitis: a reply
    Robert A Avery
    Pediatrics 119:219-20. 2007