Neurocritical Care

Venkatesh Aiyagari

My current research explores the relationship of quantitative changes in the pupillary light reflex with neurological injury and the nuances of blood pressure management in critically ill patients.

Christiana Hall, M.D.

The Neurocritical Care and Stroke Units serve actively as Emergency Neurology clinical research venues  There Under IRB/ peer reviewed conditions we study interventions that may improve outcomes in selected disease states such as acute ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Subarachnoid hemorrhage;  We also validate tools that may provide early warning to enable earlier interventions to prevent neurological decline.  We recently contributed level 1 data showing that for acute stroke patients with type 2 diabetes that sub-cutaneous insulin to keep glucose < 180 mg/dL yields similar outcomes with less risk for hypoglycemia compared to tighter glucose control to targets < 130 mg/DL using insulin drip.

DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., R.N.

Optimizing Neurocritical Care outcomes requires complex interdisciplinary teamwork. Our research is focused on identifying methods to quantify the proportion of variance (r2) in outcomes that can be attributed to nursing care for patients with neurologic illness or injury.