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July 1, 2017 – Two Clinical Papers Published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing


CHICAGO, IL- Two clinical papers were published in the latest edition of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN), the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing (AANN).

The first clinical study, “Correlations Between Hourly Pupillometer Readings and Intracranial Pressure Values”, authored by M McNett, C Moran, C Janki and A Gianakis, from MetroHealth System, is the first study of its kind that examines how serial pupil assessments correlate with patient ICP values.  In the study, more than 2,100 pupillometer readings from 76 subjects were obtained with the primary aim of examining correlations between serial hourly pupillometer readings and ICP values among neurocritically ill patients. The authors conclude that automated pupillometer assessments improves the accuracy of examinations and does correlate with ICP values. The clinical paper can be viewed here.


The second clinical paper, “Establishing Normative Data for Pupillometer Assessment in Neuroscience Intensive Care: The “END-PANIC” Registry”, authored by D Olson, S Stutzman, F Atem, J Kincaide, T Ho, B Carlisle and V Aiyagari, from UT Southwestern Medical Center, sets the foundation for the development of the “Establishing Normative Data for Pupillometer Assessments in Neuroscience Intensive Care (END-PANIC)” Registry.  The authors describe the methods used to develop a large, multicenter prospective registry of pupillometer data and associated patient variables. The authors conclude the data will be important for defining the normative values and central tendencies of key pupillometry parameters in neurocritical care patients. The clinical paper can be viewed here.