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Monica S. Vavilala, MD

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Monica S. Vavilala, MD

Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics-Primary Care

On staff since July 1994

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Anesthesiology
Medical/Professional School
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston
Residency
Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston
Fellowship
Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Traumatic brain injury, Cerebrovascular changes in diabetic ketoacidosis

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Publications

Vasopressor Use and Effect on Blood Pressure After Severe Adult Traumatic Brain Injury.
Neurocritical care , 2010 Sep 28
Intraoperative adherence to a low tidal volume ventilation strategy in critically ill patients with preexisting acute lung injury.
Journal of critical care , 2010 Sep 22
Use of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and jugular oximetry to optimize hemodynamics during pediatric posterior fossa craniotomy.
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia , 2010 Aug 25
Change in blood-brain barrier permeability during pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis treatment.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2010 May: 332-8
Radiation dose and excess risk of cancer in children undergoing neuroangiography.
AJR. American journal of roentgenology , 2009 Dec: 1621-8
Variation in cerebral blood flow velocity with cerebral perfusion pressure >40 mm Hg in 42 children with severe traumatic brain injury.
Critical care medicine , 2009 Nov: 2973-8
Prolonged propofol anesthesia is not associated with an increase in blood lactate.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2009 Oct: 1105-10
What is new in pediatric traumatic brain injury?
Current opinion in anaesthesiology , 2009 Oct: 572-8
Radiation exposure from pediatric head CT: a bi-institutional study.
Pediatric radiology , 2009 Oct: 1059-65
Cerebrovascular pathophysiology in pediatric traumatic brain injury.
The Journal of trauma , 2009 Aug: S128-34
Cerebral hemodynamic predictors of poor 6-month Glasgow Outcome Score in severe pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Journal of neurotrauma , 2009 May: 657-63
Transfusion improves cerebral oxygenation . . . but not always.
Critical care medicine , 2009 Mar: 1166-7
Early packed red blood cell transfusion and acute respiratory distress syndrome after trauma.
Anesthesiology , 2009 Feb: 351-60
Incidence and risk factors for perioperative hyperglycemia in children with traumatic brain injury.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2009 Jan: 81-9
Complications associated with arterial catheterization in children.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2008 Jul: 367-71
Time of hypotension and discharge outcome in children with severe traumatic brain injury.
Journal of neurotrauma , 2008 May: 495-502
Young age as a risk factor for impaired cerebral autoregulation after moderate to severe pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Anesthesiology , 2008 Apr: 588-95
Cerebral blood flow and autoregulation after pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Pediatric neurology , 2008 Apr: 225-34
Antipyretic treatment of noninfectious fever in children with severe traumatic brain injury.
Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery , 2008 Apr: 477-83
Incidence of hypo- and hypercarbia in severe traumatic brain injury before and after 2003 pediatric guidelines.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2008 Mar: 141-6
Hemispheric differences in cerebral autoregulation in children with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury.
Neurocritical care , 2008: 45-54
Effect of equiosmolar solutions of mannitol versus hypertonic saline on intraoperative brain relaxation and electrolyte balance.
Anesthesiology , 2007 Nov: 697-704
Subarachnoid lumbar drains: a case series of fractured catheters and a near miss.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie , 2007 Oct: 829-34
Change in cerebral autoregulation as a function of time in children after severe traumatic brain injury: a case series.
Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery , 2007 Oct: 1163-9
Adrenomedullin reduces gender-dependent loss of hypotensive cerebrovasodilation after newborn brain injury through activation of ATP-dependent K channels.
Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism , 2007 Oct: 1702-9
Risks and benefits of patient positioning during neurosurgical care.
Anesthesiology clinics , 2007 Sep: 631-53, x
The use of repeated head computed tomography in pediatric blunt head trauma: factors predicting new and worsening brain injury.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 Jul: 348-56; CEU quiz 357
Cerebral oximetry: patience is a virtue but not a virtue for the patient, yet?
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 Mar: 192-3
Early childhood gender differences in anterior and posterior cerebral blood flow velocity and autoregulation.
Pediatrics , 2007 Mar: e610-5
Neurointensive care; impaired cerebral autoregulation in infants and young children early after inflicted traumatic brain injury: a preliminary report.
Journal of neurotrauma , 2007 Jan: 87-96
Clinical experience with dexmedetomidine for implantation of deep brain stimulators in Parkinson's disease.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2006 Nov: 1224-8
The incidence and risk factors for hypotension during emergent decompressive craniotomy in children with traumatic brain injury.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2006 Oct: 869-75
Cerebral hyperemia and impaired cerebral autoregulation associated with diabetic ketoacidosis in critically ill children.
Critical care medicine , 2006 Aug: 2217-23
Cerebral autoregulation and CO2 reactivity in anterior and posterior cerebral circulation during sevoflurane anesthesia.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2006 Feb: 560-4
Clinical features of fever associated with poor outcome in severe pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2006 Jan: 5-10
Influence of definition and location of hypotension on outcome following severe pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Critical care medicine , 2005 Nov: 2645-50
Motor vehicle crash brain injury in infants and toddlers: a suitable model for inflicted head injury?
Child abuse & neglect , 2005 Sep: 953-67
Gender differences in cerebral blood flow velocity and autoregulation between the anterior and posterior circulations in healthy children.
Pediatric research , 2005 Sep: 574-8
Identification of pressure passive cerebral perfusion and its mediators after infant cardiac surgery.
Pediatric research , 2005 May: 749; author reply 749
Hyperemia and impaired cerebral autoregulation in a surgical patient with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie , 2005 Mar: 323-6
Association of hospital trauma designation with admission patterns of injured children.
The Journal of trauma , 2004 Jul: 119-24; discussion 124
Cerebral autoregulation in pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2004 May: 257-63
Water intoxication and symptomatic hyponatremia after outpatient surgery.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2004 May: 1294-6, table of contents
CBF reactivity to changes in MAP (cerebral autoregulation) or CO2 (CO2 reactivity) is lost in hypotensive, ventilated, preterm infants.
Pediatric research , 2004 May: 898; author reply 898-9
Ophthalmic artery blood flow velocity increases during hypocapnia.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie , 2004 Apr: 388-92
Society for neurosurgical anesthesia and critical care: 31st annual meeting report.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2004 Apr: 182-3
Global cerebral edema and subarachnoid hemorrhage in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2004 Apr: 164-6
Feeding intolerance as a result of small-intestine intussusception in a child with major burns.
The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation , 2004 Mar-Apr: 212-4; discussion 211
Blood pressure and outcome after severe pediatric traumatic brain injury.
The Journal of trauma , 2003 Dec: 1039-44
The lower limit of cerebral autoregulation in children during sevoflurane anesthesia.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2003 Oct: 307-12
Propofol decreases cerebral blood flow velocity in anesthetized children.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie , 2003 May: 527-8; author reply 528
Cerebral infarct in head injury: relationship to child abuse.
Child abuse & neglect , 2003 Apr: 381-92
Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care (SNACC) newsletter: report of the 2002 annual meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2003 Apr: 165-7
The use of transesophageal echocardiography to facilitate removal of a thoracic nail.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2002 Sep: 624-6, table of contents
Cerebral blood flow and vascular physiology.
Anesthesiology clinics of North America , 2002 Jun: 247-64, v
Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in pediatric trauma.
The Journal of trauma , 2002 May: 922-7
Perioperative considerations in pediatric traumatic brain injury.
International anesthesiology clinics , 2002 Summer: 69-87

Primary Office

Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359724 - Anesthesiology
325 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
206-731-8386

Additional Offices

Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359960 - Injury Prevention
325 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
206-521-1550

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