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Todd Lyons, MD

Todd Lyons MD
Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Emergency Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Assistant in Medicine
Academic Title:
Instructor in Pediatrics
Research Focus Area:
Head TraumaInformaticsHead InjuryNeurologic Disorders

About Todd Lyons

Todd Lyons received his MD in Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital where he was chief resident. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lyons completed the program in clinic-effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a research fellow in the Division of Emergency Medicine under the NIH T32 training program. He joined the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015.

Research Overview:

The research interests of Dr. Lyons include the diagnosis and management of children with meningitis, seizures and head trauma. He has also begun work on health information technology, care fragmentation and health information exchange. His previous work has included studies of enteroviral meningitis, Lyme meningitis, status epilepticus, head trauma and skull fractures.

Publications

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  1. Bressan S, Marchetto L, Lyons TW, Monuteaux MC, Freedman SB, Da Dalt L, Nigrovic LE. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Management and Outcomes of Isolated Skull Fractures in Children. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov 23.
  2. Lyons TW, Olson KL, Palmer NP, Horwitz R, Mandl KD, Fine AM. Patients Visiting Multiple Emergency Departments: Patterns, Costs, and Risk Factors. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Nov; 24(11):1349-1357.
  3. Lyons TW, Cruz AT, Freedman SB, Arms JL, Aronson PL, Fleming AH, Kulik DM, Mahajan P, Mistry RD, Pruitt CM, Thompson AD, Nigrovic LE. Correction of Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein in Infants With Traumatic Lumbar Punctures. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Oct; 36(10):1006-1008.
  4. Michelson KA, Lyons TW, Johnson KB, Nigrovic LE, Harper MB, Kimia AA. Utility of Lumbar Puncture in Children Presenting With Status Epilepticus. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Aug; 33(8):544-547.
  5. Aronson PL, Lyons TW, Cruz AT, Freedman SB, Okada PJ, Fleming AH, Arms JL, Thompson AD, Schmidt SM, Louie J, Alfonzo MJ, Monuteaux MC, Nigrovic LE. Impact of Enteroviral Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing on Length of Stay for Infants 60 Days Old or Younger. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 189:169-174.e2.
  6. Lyons TW, Cruz AT, Freedman SB, Neuman MI, Balamuth F, Mistry RD, Mahajan P, Aronson PL, Thomson JE, Pruitt CM, Shah SS, Nigrovic LE. Interpretation of Cerebrospinal Fluid White Blood Cell Counts in Young Infants With a Traumatic Lumbar Puncture. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 May; 69(5):622-631.
  7. Lyons TW, Stack AM, Monuteaux MC, Parver SL, Gordon CR, Gordon CD, Proctor MR, Nigrovic LE. A QI Initiative to Reduce Hospitalization for Children With Isolated Skull Fractures. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6).
  8. Lyons TW, Johnson KB, Michelson KA, Nigrovic LE, Loddenkemper T, Prabhu SP, Kimia AA. Yield of emergent neuroimaging in children with new-onset seizure and status epilepticus. Seizure. 2016 Feb; 35:4-10.
  9. Nigrovic LE, Stack AM, Mannix RC, Lyons TW, Samnaliev M, Bachur RG, Proctor MR. Quality Improvement Effort to Reduce Cranial CTs for Children With Minor Blunt Head Trauma. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e227-33.
  10. Johnson KB, Michelson KA, Lyons TW, Nigrovic LE, Landschaft A, Loddenkemper T, Kimia AA. Pediatric status epilepticus: how common is cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in the absence of infection? Seizure. 2014 Aug; 23(7):573-5.
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  12. Nigrovic LE, Cohn KA, Lyons TW, Thompson AD, Hines EM, Welsh EJ, Shah SS. Enteroviral testing and length of hospital stay for children evaluated for lyme meningitis. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jun; 44(6):1196-200.
  13. Thompson AD, Cohn KA, Shah SS, Lyons T, Welsh EJ, Hines EM, Nigrovic LE. Treatment complications in children with lyme meningitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Oct; 31(10):1032-5.
  14. Welsh EJ, Cohn KA, Nigrovic LE, Thompson AD, Hines EM, Glatz A, Shah SS. Electrocardiograph abnormalities in children with Lyme meningitis. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society. 2012; 1(4):293-298.
  15. Welsh EJ, Cohn KA, Nigrovic LE, Thompson AD, Hines EM, Lyons TW, Glatz AC, Shah SS. Electrocardiograph Abnormalities in Children With Lyme Meningitis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Dec; 1(4):293-8.
  16. Lyons TW, McAdam AJ, Cohn KA, Monuteaux MC, Nigrovic LE. Impact of in-hospital enteroviral polymerase chain reaction testing on the clinical management of children with meningitis. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sep; 7(7):517-20.
  17. Cohn KA, Thompson AD, Shah SS, Hines EM, Lyons TW, Welsh EJ, Nigrovic LE. Validation of a clinical prediction rule to distinguish Lyme meningitis from aseptic meningitis. Pediatrics. 2012 Jan; 129(1):e46-53.
  18. Lyons TW, Wakefield DB, Cloutier MM. Mold and Alternaria skin test reactivity and asthma in children in Connecticut. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Apr; 106(4):301-7.
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