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Aarti Sarwal, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Neurocritical Care

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4101
Department: 336-716-4101

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Education & Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Patiala Government Medical College, 2001
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, U Missouri Hosp & Clinics, 2006
  • Residency, Neurology, U Missouri Hosp & Clinics, 2009
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

NPI Number

  • 1043321011
Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

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Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Diaphragm; Ultrasonography; Coma; Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult; Respiratory Paralysis
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2357 | Department: 336-716-4101

Recent Publications

Electro-radiological observations of grade III/IV hepatic encephalopathy patients with seizures. Newey CR, George P, Sarwal A, So N, Hantus S.. Neurocrit Care. 2018;28(1):97-103.

Trans-cranial doppler as an ancillary study supporting irreversible brain injury in a post cardiac arrest patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Mullaguri N, Sarwal A, Katyal N, Nattanamai P, George P, Newey CR.. Cureus. 2018;10(2):e2161.

Evolution of cerebral atrophy in a patient with super refractory status epilepticus treated with barbiturate coma. Newey CR, George P, Nattanmai P, Ahrens C, Hantus S, Sarwal A.. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2017;2017():9131579.

Emergency neurological life support: approach to the patient with coma. Cadena RS, Sarwal A.. Neurocrit Care. 2017;27(Suppl 1):74-81.

Subdural instillation of a thrombolytic agent for treatment of recurrent subdural hematoma. Frenkel MB, Sarwal A, Wren MP, Newey CR, Couture DE.. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2017;40(6):279-280.

The relationship of triphasic waves with intracranial pressure as a possible prognostic marker in traumatic brain injury. Katyal N, Sarwal A, George P, Banik B, Newey CR.. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2017;2017():4742026.

Pitfall in pupillometry: exaggerated ciliospinal reflex in a patient in barbiturate coma mimicking a nonreactive pupil. Mullaguri N, Katyal N, Sarwal A, Beary JM, George P, Karthikeyan N, Nattanamai P, Newey CR.. Cureus. 2017;9(12):e2004.

Use of ketamine in barbiturate coma for status epilepticus. McGinn KA, Bishop L, Sarwal A.. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2016;39(1):62-65.

Standardized rehabilitation and hospital length of stay among patients with acute respiratory failure: a randomized clinical trial. Morris PE, Berry MJ, Files DC, Thompson JC, Hauser J, Flores L, Dhar S, Chmelo E, Lovato J, Case LD, Bakhru RN, Sarwal A, Parry SM, Campbell P, Mote A, Winkelman C, Hite RD, Nicklas B, Chatterjee A, Young MP.. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2694-2702.

[(18)F]-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography scan should be obtained early in cases of autoimmune encephalitis. Newey CR, Sarwal A, Hantus S.. Autoimmune Dis. 2016;2016():9450452.

Observed medical and surgical complications of prolonged barbiturate coma for refractory status epilepticus. Newey CR, Wisco D, Nattanmai P, Sarwal A.. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2016;7(5):195-203.

Guiding intramuscular diaphragm injections using real-time ultrasound and electromyography. Sarwal A, Cartwright MS, Mitchell E, Williams K, Walker FO, Childers MK.. Muscle Nerve. 2015;51(2):287-289.

Interobserver reliability of quantitative muscle sonographic analysis in the critically ill population. Sarwal A, Parry SM, Berry MJ, Hsu FC, Lewis MT, Justus NW, Morris PE, Denehy L, Berney S, Dhar S, Cartwright MS.. J Ultrasound Med. 2015;34(7):1191-1200.

Ultrasonography in the intensive care setting can be used to detect changes in the quality and quantity of muscle and is related to muscle strength and function. Parry SM, El-Ansary D, Cartwright MS, Sarwal A, Berney S, Koopman R, Annoni R, Puthucheary Z, Gordon IR, Morris PE, Denehy L.. J Crit Care. 2015;30(5):1151.e9-14.

Sonography for assessing dynamic diaphragm dysfunction in acute respiratory distress. Sarwal A, Liu A, Cartwright MS, Dhar S, Morris PE.. J Ultrasound Med. 2015;34(9):1701-1706.

Ictal asystole in focal epilepsy: to pace or not to pace?. Newey CR, Sarwal A.. Neurohospitalist. 2015;5(4):NP3-NP6.

Hyponatremia and voltage gated potassium channel antibody associated limbic encephalitis. Newey CR, Sarwal A.. J Neurol Neurophysiol. 2014;5(2):195.

Ultrasound assessment of the diaphragm: preliminary study of a canine model of x-linked myotubular myopathy. Sarwal A, Cartwright MS, Walker FO, Mitchell E, Buj-Bello A, Beggs AH, Childers MK.. Muscle Nerve. 2014;50(4):607-609.

Reliability of ultrasound measures of diaphragm muscle thickness: novice versus experienced operators [abstract]. Berry MJ, Justus NW, Lewis MT, Sarwal A, Parry SM.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5 Suppl 1):197.

A comparison of two methods for determining diaphragm muscle echodensity [abstract]. Lewis MT, Berry MJ, Justus NW, Sarwal A, Parry S.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5 Suppl 1):197.

Respiratory muscle changes in neurocritical patients: effect of MV, age, obesity and volume status [abstract]. Caveney M, Cartwright M, Morris P, Dhar S, Sarwal A.. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(12 Suppl 1):A1495.

Quantitative neuromuscular ultrasound in the intensive care unit. Cartwright MS, Kwayisi G, Griffin LP, Sarwal A, Walker FO, Harris JM, Berry MJ, Chahal PS, Morris PE.. Muscle Nerve. 2013;47(2):255-259.

Neuromuscular ultrasound for evaluation of the diaphragm. Sarwal A, Walker FO, Cartwright MS.. Muscle Nerve. 2013;47(3):319-329.

Radiological correlate of ocular flutter in a case with paraneoplastic encephalitis. Newey CR, Sarwal A, Wu G.. J Neuroimaging. 2013;23(2):251-253.

Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) changes precede clinical changes in a case of progressive cerebral edema. Newey CR, Sarwal A, Hantus S.. Neurocrit Care. 2013;18(2):261-265.

Variability in diagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using standard and proposed diagnostic criteria. Newey CR, Sarwal A, Wisco D, Alam S, Lederman RJ.. J Neuroimaging. 2013;23(1):58-63.

Patient with voltage-gated potassium-channel (VGKC) limbic encephalitis found to have Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) at autopsy [letter]. Newey CR, Appleby BS, Shook S, Sarwal A.. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013;25(3):E5-E7.

Early serial changes on diaphragm muscle ultrasound may predict duration of mechanical ventilation [abstract]. Sarwal A, Bringolf K, Cartwright M, Hsu FC, Berry M, Bowton D, Dhar S, Morris P.. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A89-A90.

Visualisation of a redundant diaphragm in acute respiratory distress on bedside ultrasound [abstract]. Liu A, Walker J, Cartwright M, Sarwal A.. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A301.

Cerebral vasospasm post craniopharyngioma surgery with diabetes insipidus: challenges of management [abstract]. Bergene J, Walker J, Tatter S, Sarwal A.. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A330.

Muscle ultrasound and short physical performance battery (SPPB) to predict ICU functional outcomes [abstract]. Dhar S, Sarwal A, Files DC, Berry M, Hauser J, Campbell P, Thompson C, Morris P.. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A89.

Reliability of quantitative muscle ultrasound analysis in the critically ill population [abstract]. Parry S, Sarwal A, Cartwright M, Morris P Denehy L.. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A108.

Iatrogenic venous thrombosis secondary to supplemental medicine toxicity. Newey CR, Sarwal A, Tepper D.. J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(1):129-134.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Neurocritical Care
Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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