Karen C Albright

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc No consensus on definition criteria for stroke registry common data elements
    Karen C Albright
    Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis Extra 1:84-92. 2011
  2. pmc Comprehensive stroke centers and the 'weekend effect': the SPOTRIAS experience
    Karen C Albright
    Health Services and Center for Outcome and Effectiveness Research and Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 3280, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 34:424-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Is there a role for echocardiography in intracerebral haemorrhage?
    Karen C Albright
    Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int J Stroke 5:383-4. 2010
  4. doi request reprint What change in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale should define neurologic deterioration in acute ischemic stroke?
    James E Siegler
    Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:675-82. 2013
  5. pmc Thrombus burden is associated with clinical outcome after intra-arterial therapy for acute ischemic stroke
    Andrew D Barreto
    Department of Neurology, Stroke Division, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 39:3231-5. 2008
  6. pmc Does study enrollment delay treatment with intravenous thrombolytics for acute ischemic stroke?
    Sheryl Martin-Schild
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical SchoolHouston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Stroke 40:663. 2009
  7. pmc Aggressive blood pressure-lowering treatment before intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy in acute ischemic stroke
    Sheryl Martin-Schild
    Vascular Neurology Program, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Medical School Bldg Room 7 128, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1174-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Safety of protocol violations in acute stroke tPA administration
    Michael J Lyerly
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:855-60. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Explicit consideration of baseline factors to assess recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator response with respect to race and sex
    Pitchaiah Mandava
    Stroke Outcomes Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 127, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 44:1525-31. 2013
  10. pmc Racial and gender differences in stroke severity, outcomes, and treatment in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Amelia K Boehme
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:e255-61. 2014

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  1. pmc No consensus on definition criteria for stroke registry common data elements
    Karen C Albright
    Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis Extra 1:84-92. 2011
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  2. pmc Comprehensive stroke centers and the 'weekend effect': the SPOTRIAS experience
    Karen C Albright
    Health Services and Center for Outcome and Effectiveness Research and Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 3280, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 34:424-9. 2012
    ..Previous studies have found mortality among ischemic stroke patients to be higher on weekends. We sought to evaluate whether weekend admission was associated with worse outcomes in a large comprehensive stroke center (CSC) cohort...
  3. doi request reprint Is there a role for echocardiography in intracerebral haemorrhage?
    Karen C Albright
    Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int J Stroke 5:383-4. 2010
    ..Further study is required to determine whether angiotensin directed therapies provide optimal secondary prevention in ICH patients with HHD...
  4. doi request reprint What change in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale should define neurologic deterioration in acute ischemic stroke?
    James E Siegler
    Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:675-82. 2013
    ..Our study compared the prognostic value of a range of definitions for ND in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS)...
  5. pmc Thrombus burden is associated with clinical outcome after intra-arterial therapy for acute ischemic stroke
    Andrew D Barreto
    Department of Neurology, Stroke Division, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 39:3231-5. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the impact of intra-arterial thrombus burden on intra-arterial treatment (IAT) and clinical outcome...
  6. pmc Does study enrollment delay treatment with intravenous thrombolytics for acute ischemic stroke?
    Sheryl Martin-Schild
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical SchoolHouston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Stroke 40:663. 2009
    ..Enrollment in acute stroke trials at a stroke center with multiple study protocols may delay the initiation of intravenous thrombolytics in patients who present within 3 hours of symptom onset...
  7. pmc Aggressive blood pressure-lowering treatment before intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy in acute ischemic stroke
    Sheryl Martin-Schild
    Vascular Neurology Program, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Medical School Bldg Room 7 128, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1174-8. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effect of elevated BP and its management on clinical outcomes after tPA therapy in AIS...
  8. ncbi request reprint Safety of protocol violations in acute stroke tPA administration
    Michael J Lyerly
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:855-60. 2014
    ..This is partially because of the large number of contraindications, narrow treatment window, and physician reluctance to deviate from these criteria...
  9. ncbi request reprint Explicit consideration of baseline factors to assess recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator response with respect to race and sex
    Pitchaiah Mandava
    Stroke Outcomes Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 127, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 44:1525-31. 2013
    ..We applied balancing methods to test the hypothesis that race and sex influence outcome after rtPA independent of baseline conditions...
  10. pmc Racial and gender differences in stroke severity, outcomes, and treatment in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Amelia K Boehme
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:e255-61. 2014
    ..We sought to determine the association of race and gender on initial stroke severity, thrombolysis, and functional outcome after AIS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in ischemic stroke undergoing systemic thrombolysis with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator
    Amelia K Boehme
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:e271-6. 2014
    ..However, no study to date has investigated predictors of SIRS in AIS patients treated with intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Safety of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator administration with computed tomography evidence of prior infarction
    Michael J Lyerly
    Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:1657-61. 2014
    ..We aimed to determine if the presence of a previous infarct on pretreatment CT is a predictor of hemorrhagic complications and functional outcomes after the administration of intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)...
  13. pmc Inpatient rehabilitation centers and concern for increasing volume of ischemic stroke patients requiring rehabilitation
    James E Siegler
    From the Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    South Med J 106:693-6. 2013
    ..To determine whether prolonged length of stay (pLOS) in ischemic stroke is related to delays in discharge disposition arrangement...
  14. pmc New model for predicting surgical feeding tube placement in patients with an acute stroke event
    Perry H Dubin
    From the Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, LA P H D, J E S, A s, J J, S M S Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Clinical Research Fellow, New York, NY P H D Department of Epidemiology A K B, K C A, and Department of Neurology A K B, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL Health Services and Outcomes Research Center for Outcome and Effectiveness Research and Education COERE, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL K C A and Center of Excellence in Comparative Effectiveness Research for Eliminating Disparities CERED Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center MHRC, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL K C A
    Stroke 44:3232-4. 2013
    ..The need for surgical feeding tube placement after acute stroke can be uncertain and associated with further morbidity...
  15. pmc Anticoagulation after cardioembolic stroke: to bridge or not to bridge?
    Hen Hallevi
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, MSB 7 044, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1169-73. 2008
    ..Outcome measures and adverse events were collected prospectively. Laboratory values were captured from the records...
  16. doi request reprint Recovery after ischemic stroke: criteria for good outcome by level of disability at day 7
    Hen Hallevi
    Department of Neurology, Vascular Neurology Program, University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 28:341-8. 2009
    ..Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity. Assessing the chances of recovery is critical to optimize poststroke care...
  17. pmc Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in tissue-type plasminogen activator-treated patients is associated with worse short-term functional outcome
    Amelia K Boehme
    Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 6810, USA
    Stroke 44:2321-3. 2013
    ..The primary goal of the study was to determine whether differences exist in outcomes in SIRS and non-SIRS intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator-treated patients...
  18. pmc Intracerebral hemorrhage in cocaine users
    Sheryl Martin-Schild
    Department of Neurology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Stroke 41:680-4. 2010
    ..Cocaine is a cause of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but there are no large studies that have characterized the location, pathology, and outcome of patients with cocaine-associated ICH...
  19. pmc Joint commission primary stroke centers utilize more rt-PA in the nationwide inpatient sample
    Michael T Mullen
    Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000071. 2013
    ..It is unknown if PSCs outperform noncertified hospitals. We hypothesized that PSCs would use more recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for ischemic stroke than would non-PSCs...
  20. doi request reprint Changing demographics at a comprehensive stroke center amidst the rise in primary stroke centers
    Karen C Albright
    Health Services and Outcomes Research Center for Outcome and Effectiveness Research and Education, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama atBirmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Stroke 44:1117-23. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that the rise in PSCs in the Houston area was associated with demographic changes and decreased trial enrollment at our comprehensive stroke center...
  21. doi request reprint Slim stroke scales for assessing patients with acute stroke: ease of use or loss of valuable assessment data?
    Brandon R Nye
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Crit Care 21:442-7; quiz 448. 2012
    ..Scientific guidelines recommend the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale for ischemic stroke assessment. However, many nurses find "slim" National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale versions or the Glasgow Coma Scale easier to use...
  22. ncbi request reprint Is intra-arterial thrombolysis safe after full-dose intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke?
    Hashem M Shaltoni
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 38:80-4. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the safety and response to intra-arterial thrombolytics (IATs) in patients unresponsive to full-dose IV rt-PA...
  23. doi request reprint Velocity criteria for intracranial stenosis revisited: an international multicenter study of transcranial Doppler and digital subtraction angiography
    LiMin Zhao
    Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama Hospital, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Stroke 42:3429-34. 2011
    ..Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is associated with a high risk of stroke recurrence. We aimed to determine accuracy of transcranial Doppler screening at laboratories that share the same standardized scanning protocol...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities trump other risk factors in determining delay to emergency department arrival in acute ischemic stroke
    James E Siegler
    Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:29-34. 2013
    ..Blacks also experience a longer delay between symptom onset and Emergency Department (ED) arrival for unclear reasons. The purpose of our study was to determine if these disparities exist within our biracial patient population and why...
  25. doi request reprint Infections present on admission compared with hospital-acquired infections in acute ischemic stroke patients
    Amelia K Boehme
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:e582-9. 2013
    ..To date, few studies have assessed the influence of infections present on admission (POA) compared with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on neurologic deterioration (ND) and other outcome measures in acute ischemic stroke (AIS)...
  26. doi request reprint Emergency department shift change is associated with pneumonia in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Erica M Jones
    Stroke Program at Tulane University Hospital, Department of Neurology, 1415 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Stroke 42:3226-30. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that patients exposed to ED nursing shift changes (SC) may develop pneumonia (PNA) more frequently and have worse early outcomes than do patients who have continuity of care until stroke unit admission...
  27. pmc Circle of Willis Variants: Fetal PCA
    Amir Shaban
    Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, 1440 Canal Street, TB 52, Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
    Stroke Res Treat 2013:105937. 2013
    ..Fetal PCA may predispose to stroke mechanism, but is not associated with vascular distribution, stroke severity, or early outcome...
  28. doi request reprint Factor VIII in the setting of acute ischemic stroke among patients with suspected hypercoagulable state
    Tiffany R Chang
    1Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 20:124-8. 2014
    ..Elevation of factor VIII is associated with higher risk of large vessel arterial occlusions including stroke...
  29. doi request reprint Computed tomography perfusion prognostic maps do not predict reversible and irreversible neurological dysfunction following reperfusion therapies
    LiMin Zhao
    Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int J Stroke 6:544-6. 2011
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  30. ncbi request reprint Using telemedicine to facilitate thrombolytic therapy for patients with acute stroke
    John Y Choi
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:199-205. 2006
    ..Given their incomplete neurology coverage, the remote-site hospitals identified telemedicine as the best option, with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston stroke team as the provider of expertise...