The Queen’s Neuroscience Institute
Staff Profiles—Kazuma Nakagawa, MD
Kazuma Nakagawa, MD
Staff Neurointensivist, Neuroscience Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, The John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
- Cornell University – Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
- University of Florida – Doctor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Intern in Internal Medicine
- Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital – Resident in Neurology
- University of California, San Francisco – Fellow in Neurocritical Care
- Diplomate, Specialty of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Diplomate, Neurocritical Care, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
- Diplomate, Neurosonology, American Society of Neuroimaging
- Racial disparities in stroke risk factors and outcomes among the Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders who are living in Hawaii.
- Characterization and application of cerebral autoregulation measurements using transcranial Doppler ultrasound in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Current Research Projects:
- Queen Emma Stroke Study, Principal Investigator
- Temporal Change in Cerebral Autoregulation after Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: (TASICH) Study, Principal Investigator
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
- Nakagawa K, Sorond FA, Ropper AH. Ultra-early magnetic resonance imaging findings of eclampsia. Arch Neurol. 2008 Jul;65(7):974-6.
- Nakagawa K, Sheikh SI, Snuderl M, Frosch MP, Greenberg, SM. A new Thr49Pro transthyretin gene mutation associated with leptomeningeal amyloidosis. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Sep 15;272(1-2):186-90.
- Nakagawa K, Serrador JM, LaRose SL, Moslehi F, Lipsitz LA, Sorond FA. Autoregulation in the posterior circulation is altered by the metabolic state of the visual cortex. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):2062-7.
- Nakagawa K, Bianchi MT, Nakagawa SS, Sorond FA. Aggressive care after a massive stroke in young patients: Is that what they want? Neurocrit Care. 2010 Aug;13(1):118-22.
- Dhand A, Nakagawa K, Nagpal, S, Gelfand JM, Kim AS, Smith WS, Tihan T. Cardiac rupture after intravenous t-PA administration in acute ischemic stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Oct;13(2):261-2.
- Kamel H, Navi B, Nakagawa K, Hemphill JC, Ko N. Hypertonic saline versus mannitol for the treatment of elevated intracranial pressure: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar;39(3):554-9.
- Nakagawa K, Tang JF. Physiologic response of human brain death and the use of vasopressin for successful organ transplantation. J Clin Anesth. 2011 Mar;23(2):145-8.
- Deegan BM, Serrador JM, Nakagawa K, Jones E, Sorond FA, ÓLaighin G. The effect of blood pressure calibrations and transcranial Doppler signal loss on transfer function estimates of cerebral autoregulation. Med Eng Phys. 2011 Jun;33(5):553-62.
- Nakagawa K, Smith WS. Paradoxical vasoconstrictive effect in the contralateral hemisphere after carotid stenting. Neurology. 2011 Jul 19;77(3):300.
- Nakagawa K, Hills NK, Kamel H, Morabito D, Patel PV, Manley GT, Hemphill JC. The effect of decompressive hemicraniectomy on brain temperature after severe brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Aug;15(1):101-6.
- Nakagawa K, Serrador JM, LaRose SL, Sorond FA. Dynamic cerebral autoregulation after intracerebral hemorrhage: A case-control study. BMC Neurology. 2011 Aug 31;11(1):108.
- Nakagawa K, Smith WS. Evaluation and management of increased intracranial pressure. Neurologic Consultation in the Hospital. Neurologic Consultation in the Hospital. Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol. 2011 Oct;17 (5):1077-1093.
- Navi BB, Kamel H, McCulloch CE, Nakagawa K, Naravetla B, Moheet AM, Johnston SC, Hemphill JC, Smith WS. Accuracy of neurovascular fellows’ prognostication of outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke. 2012 Mar;43(3):702-7.
- Nakagawa K, Chang CWJ, Koenig MA, Yu M, Tokumaru S. Treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension with 23.4% saline in children with severe traumatic brain injury. J Clin Anesth. In press.
- Nakagawa K, Koenig MA, Seto TB, Asai S, Chang CWJ. Racial disparities among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders with intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurology. In press.