Madeline Greil, MD receives the Association of VA Surgeons Foundation Resident Research Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Dr. Greil whose proposal “Using Automated Pupillometry for Prediction of Intracranial Hypertension in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury” was selected to receive the $25,000 AVAS Foundation award. 

Project Summary: Invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitors are the gold standard for identifying intracranial hypertension (ICH), however determining which patients require invasive monitors remains challenging. The automated pupillometer, which can measure distinct components of the pupillary light reflex, may help solve this problem. The goal of this research is to study methods to refine the selection of patients for ICP monitoring using noninvasive measures, investigate the relationship between automated pupillometry and ICH, and to prospectively validate the CREVICE clinical decision rule, a set of criteria that aims to predict ICH.