Research Seminar: “Can neurologic injury from critical illness be prevented by hemodynamic optimization?”

October 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Saban Research Institute Auditorium
4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Presented by

Ken Brady, MD
Division Head, Cardiac Anesthesia
Intensivist, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Talk Summary

Children with critical illness are at risk of neurologic injury and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. High-risk populations include children with congenital heart disease, preterm neonates, and children who have suffered a head injury. We seek to inform hemodynamic management of these high-risk populations by improved neuromonitoring. In this talk we explore autoregulation monitoring as a method to optimize blood pressure management for children with heart disease. We explain perfusion pressure monitoring using the critical closing pressure and show potential relevance to the preterm neonate.

Hosted by

Jodie Votava-Smith, MD
Attending Physician
Associate Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Nhu Tran, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCRP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
Future of Nursing Scholar
Division of Pediatric Surgery
The Saban Research Institute of CHLA

Additional Information

Lunch will be provided to seminar guests; first come, first served

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