Publications from the Pestian Lab

Kessler SK, Shinnar S, Cnaan A, Dlugos D, Conry J, Hirtz DG, Hu F, Liu C, Mizrahi EM, Moshé SL, Clark P, Glauser TA; Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study Group. Pretreatment seizure semiology in childhood absence epilepsy. Neurology. 2017 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Szczesbiak R, Brokam R, Cole R, Weiji S, McPhail G, Pestian J, Clancy J. Early Detection of Rapid Cystic Fibrosis Disease Progression Tailored to Point of Care: A Proof-of-Principle Study. IEEE- NIH 2017 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies, (HI-POCT 2017) NIH Bethesda Campus, MD, USA.

Connolly B, Cohen KB, Santel D, Bayram U, Pestian J. A nonparametric Bayesian method of translating machine learning scores to probabilities in clinical decision support. BMC Bioinformatics. 2017 Aug 7;18(1):361.

Laksana E, Baltrusaitis T, Morency LP, Pestian JP. Investigating Facial Behavior Indicators of Suicidal Ideation. IEEE Face and Gestures. Washington DC, May 2017.

Szczesniak R, Seid M, Brokamp M, Cole R, Li D, Pestian J, Clancey JP. Phenotypes of Rapid Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease Progression during Adolescence and Young Adulthood. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Apr 14.

Glauser TA, Holland K, O'Brien VP, Keddache M, Martin LJ, Clark PO, Grabowski G, and The Epilepsy Study Group. Pharmacogenetics of Antiepileptic Drug Efficacy in Childhood Absence Epilepsy. Annals of Neurology. March 2017.

Pestian JP, Sorter M, Cohen KB, McCullumsmith C, Gee JT, Morency LP, Scherer S, Rohlfs L for the STM Research Group. A Machine Learning Approach to Identifying the Thought Markers of Suicidal Subjects: A Prospective Multicenter Trial. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2017 Feb;47(1):112-121.

Cohen KB, Glass B, Greiner HM, Holland-Bouley K, Standridge S, Arya R, Faist R, Morita D, Mangano F, Connolly B, Glauser T, Pestian J. Methodological Issues in Predicting Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Candidates Through Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. Biomed Inform Insights. 2016;8:11–18.

Connolly B, Glass B, Pestian J. An Information Foraging Approach to Determining the Number of Relevant Features, Association for Computational Linguistics. BioNLP Berlin. Aug 2016.

Connolly B, Miller T, Ni Y, Cohen KB, Savova G, Dexheimer JW, Pestian J. Natural Language Processing – Overview and History. In: Hutton JJ (Ed). Pediatric Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Pediatric Research, 2nd edition. New York: Springer; 2016.

Savova G, Pestian J, Connolly B, Miller T, Ni Y, Dexheimer JW. Natural Language Processing: Applications in Pediatric Research. In Hutton JJ (Ed). Pediatric Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Pediatric Research, 2nd edition. New York: Springer; 2016.

Pestian J, Matykiewicz P, Duch W, Glauser T, Kowatch RA, Grupp-Phelan J. U.S. Patent No. 8,930,178. Washington, DC: Processing text with domain-specific spreading activation methods. 2015 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Scherer S, Morency LP, Gratch J, Pestian J. Reduced vowel space is a robust indicator of psychological distress: a cross-corpus analysis. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). 2015 April IEEE International Conference on (pp. 4789-4793). IEEE. 

Shinnar S, Cnaan A, Hu F, Clark P, Dlugos D, Hirtz DG, Masur D, Mizrahi EM, Moshé SL, Glauser TA; Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study Group. Long-term outcomes of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in a childhood absence epilepsy trial. Neurology . 2015 Sep 29;85(13):1108-14.

Pestian JP, Grupp‐Phelan J, Bretonnel Cohen K, Meyers G, Richey LA, Matykiewicz P, Sorter MT. (2015). A controlled trial using natural language processing to examine the language of suicidal adolescents in the emergency department. Suicide and life-threatening behavior. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2016 Apr;46(2):154-9.

Sánchez Fernández I, Abend NS, Agadi S, An S, Arya R, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein DB, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Hahn CD, Heinzen EL, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Pestian JP, Ream M, Riviello JJ Jr, Tasker RC, Williams K, Loddenkemper T; Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Gaps and opportunities in refractory status epilepticus research in children: a multi-center approach by the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Seizure. 2014 Feb;23(2):87-97.

Venek V, Scherer S, Morency LP, Rizzo A, Pestian J. Adolescent suicidal risk assessment in clinician-patient interaction: A study of verbal and acoustic behaviors. In Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT). 2014 December IEEE (pp. 277-282).

Connolly B, Matykiewicz P, Bretonnel Cohen K, Standridge SM, Glauser TA, Dlugos DJ, Koh S, Tham E, Pestian J. Assessing the similarity of surface linguistic features related to epilepsy across pediatric hospitals. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):866-70.

Connolly B, Faist R, West C, Holland KD, Matykiewicz P, Glauser TA., Pestian J. A Statistical Approach for Visualizing the Quality of Multi-Hospital Data. Visible Language. 2014 48(3), 68.

Standridge S, Faist R, Pestian J, Glauser T, Ittenbach R. The Reliability of an Epilepsy Treatment Clinical Decision Support System. J Med Syst. 2014 Oct;38(10):119.

Pestian JP, Matykiewicz P, Duch W, Glauser TA, Kowatch RA, Grupp-Phelan JM. Processing Text with Domain-Specific Spreading Activation Methods. U.S. Patent Application No. 14/553,562. 2014.

Scherer S, Pestian J, Morency LP.  Investigating the speech characteristics of suicidal adolescents. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). 2013 May IEEE International Conference on (pp. 709-713).

Pestian,J, Matykiewicz P, Holland‐Bouley K, Standridge S, Spencer M, Glauser T. Selecting anti‐epileptic drugs: a pediatric epileptologist's view, a computer's view. Acta Neurol Scand. 2013 Mar;127(3):208-15.

Matykiewicz P, Cohen KB, Holland KD, Glauser TA, Standridge SM, Verspoor KM, Pestian J. Earlier Identification of Epilepsy Surgery Candidates Using Natural Language Processing. ACL 2013, 1.

Glauser TA, Wenstrup RJ, Vinks AA, Pestian J. Optimization and individualization of medication selection and dosing. U.S. Patent No. 8,589,175. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 2013.

Pestian JP. Computational semantics in clinical text supplement. Biomed Inform Insights. 2013 Jun 24;6(Suppl 1):1-2.

Glauser TA, Wenstrup RJ, Vinks AA, Pestian J. Optimization and individualization of medication selection and dosing. U.S. Patent Application No. 14/053,220. 2013.

Pestian JP, Brew C, Matykiewicz P, Hovermale DJ, Johnson N, Cohen KB, Duch W. A shared task involving multi-label classification of clinical free text. In Proceedings of the Workshop on BioNLP 2007: Biological, Translational, and Clinical Language Processing (pp. 97-104). Association for Computational Linguistics.

Pestian JP, Matykiewicz P, Linn-Gust M, South B, Uzuner O, Wiebe J, Cohen KB, Hurdle J, Brew C. Sentiment analysis of suicide notes: A shared task. Biomed Inform Insights. 2012 Jan 30;5(Suppl 1):3-16.

Pestian J, Nasrallah H, Matykiewicz P, Bennett A, Leenaars A. Suicide note classification using natural language processing: A content analysis. Biomed Inform Insights. 2010 Aug 4;2010(3):19-28.

Duch W, Matykiewicz P, Pestian J. Neurolinguistic approach to natural language processing with applications to medical text analysis. Neural Netw. 2008 Dec;21(10):1500-10.

Pestian JP, Matykiewicz P, Grupp-Phelan J, Lavanier SA, Combs J, Kowatch R. Using natural language processing to classify suicide notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:1091.

Matykiewicz P, Duch W, Pestian J. Clustering semantic spaces of suicide notes and news groups articles. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Current Trends in Biomedical Natural Language Processing (pp. 179-184). 2009 June. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Pestian JP, Matykiewicz P, Linn-Gust M. What’s in a note: construction of a suicide note corpus. Biomed Inform Insights. 2012;5:1-6.