David Y. Hwang
Assistant Professor of Neurology; Staff Neurointensivist, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Neurocritical care; Intensive care unit; Family satisfaction; Consistency of communication by ICU staff; Family anxiety and depression in the ICU; Palliative care
I am currently the Yale PI for the following studies:
Family Satisfaction in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit - survey study of Neuro ICU patients' families regarding their impressions of care
GAMES - study of IV glyburide for cerebral edema following acute ischemic stroke
I am a sub-investigator for the following clinical trials:
CLEAR III - study of intraventricular TPA for intraventricular hemorrhage
DIAS 4 - study of desmoteplase for thrombolysis of acute ischemic stroke
ICTuS 2/3 - study of induced hypothermia in acute ischemic stroke
I am interested in improving the care of patients in the neuroscience intensive care unit (Neuro ICU) and their families, many of whom are making important medical decisions for their loved ones.
My most recent research project has involves surveying the family members of Neuro ICU patients about their experiences. Among our collaborative research team's interests are (1) how well families feel that Neuro ICU staff members communicate information and (2) how satisfied families are with support from staff while making decisions for their hospitalized relatives. I am interested in improving decision-making and psychosocial support for these families, particularly for those who find themselves in end-of-life care situations.
I also act as the local site PI for the multicenter GAMES clinical trial, which is investigating the efficacy of IV glyburide for reduction of cerebral edema for patients with large territory anterior circulation ischemic stroke. I am a Yale co-investigator for several other national clinical trials that are enrolling patients admitted to the Neuro ICU with acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.