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Katharine Rose Colton

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology, Neurocritical Care

Selected Publications


Association of Early Beta-Blocker Exposure and Functional Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Transforming Clinical Research and Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury Study.

Journal Article Critical care explorations · September 2023 ObjectivesWe aimed to 1) describe patterns of beta-blocker utilization among critically ill patients following moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 2) examine the association of early beta-blocker exposure with functional and clinical ... Full text Open Access Cite

Pharmacologic Treatment Reduces Pressure Times Time Dose and Relative Duration of Intracranial Hypertension.

Journal Article J Intensive Care Med · May 2016 INTRODUCTION: Past work has shown the importance of the "pressure times time dose" (PTD) of intracranial hypertension (intracranial pressure [ICP] > 19 mm Hg) in predicting outcome after severe traumatic brain injury. We used automated data collection to m ... Full text Link to item Cite

Indirect signs of blunt duodenal injury on computed tomography: Is non-operative management safe?

Journal Article Injury · January 2016 INTRODUCTION: Clear signs of duodenal injury (DI) such as pneumoperitoneum and/or oral contrast extravasation mandate laparotomy. Management when computed tomography (CT) reveals indirect evidence of DI namely duodenal hematoma or periduodenal fluid is unc ... Full text Link to item Cite

Origin, Incidence, and Management of Nongynecologic Pelvic Masses Seen on Cross-sectional Imaging.

Journal Article J Reprod Med · 2015 OBJECTIVE: To characterize the origin of nongynecologic pelvic masses. STUDY DESIGN: Using a radiology database, women who underwent transvaginal ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI for the indication of pelvic mass or pelvic fullness were identified. Demographic ... Link to item Cite

Predictive value of hyperthermia and intracranial hypertension on neurological outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

Journal Article Brain Inj · 2015 BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypertension (ICH) and hyperthermia are common after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and associated with worse neurological outcomes. This study sets out to determine the combined power of temperature and intracranial pressure (ICP) f ... Full text Link to item Cite

Responsiveness to therapy for increased intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury is associated with neurological outcome.

Journal Article Injury · December 2014 In patients with severe traumatic brain injury, increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is associated with poor functional outcome or death. Hypertonic saline (HTS) is a hyperosmolar therapy commonly used to treat increased ICP; this study aimed to measure i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intracranial pressure response after pharmacologic treatment of intracranial hypertension.

Journal Article J Trauma Acute Care Surg · July 2014 BACKGROUND: The accepted treatment of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients experiencing severe traumatic brain injury is multimodal and algorithmic, obscuring individual effects of treatment. Using continuous vital signs monitoring, we sought ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pericyte requirement for anti-leak action of angiopoietin-1 and vascular remodeling in sustained inflammation.

Journal Article Am J Pathol · June 2011 Blood vessel leakiness is an early, transient event in acute inflammation but can also persist as vessels undergo remodeling in sustained inflammation. Angiopoietin/Tie2 signaling can reduce the leakiness through changes in endothelial cells. The role of p ... Full text Link to item Cite