Katharina Busl

Katharina Busl, MD, MS

Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery; Associate Chair Of Clinical Operations; Chief, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Director, UF Health Shands Neurointensive Care Unit; Associate Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000

About Katharina Busl

Katharina M. Busl, MD, MS, Associate Professor and division chief of Neurocritical care in the Department of Neurology, James E. Rooks, Jr. Professor, and medical director of the NeuroICU at UF Health Shands. Her main professional quest is to be patients’ and families’ resource, support, and advocate in the neurointensive care unit.

Dr. Busl received her medical degree with high honors from Technical University of Munich in Germany after which she moved to Boston to complete her neurology residency at Harvard Medical School/Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. She subsequently stayed at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for her fellowship in neurological critical care. After five years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as assistant professor of neurology and attending in neurocritical care, she joined University of Florida in 2016. As fellowship-trained neurointensivist, Dr. Busl is board-certified in neurology and neurocritical care and holds a master’s degree in science from Rush University. She is an active member of various professional societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. At the University of Florida, she directs the Neurosciences ICU and related services. Dr. Busl also serves as the Physician Director of Quality for the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Busl’s research interests center around care innovations and quality of care in neurocritical care. Specific interests include treatment of headache in the neuroICU, medical complications of neurocritical disease, neurogenic bladder, and infections of the brain. Dr. Busl is a member of the American Academy of Neurology Ethics, Laws and Humanities Committee, serves as Associate Editor for Critical Care Explorations, is the Editor-in-Chief for Neurocritical Care On Call, and is an Editorial Board Member for Neurocritical Care.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Busl loves Florida for its sun and the many beautiful days that allow to be outside. She is an avid runner and swimmer and also loves yoga and tennis. She and her husband have three children who are all attending or graduates of the Baby Gator program at UF.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016
GMS6029 Brain Journal Club
2021
MDC7800 Neurology Clerkship

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Subspecialties
  • Neurocritical Care
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

My research interests include characterization of systemic complications in neurocritical illness, neuroICU organization, and quality in the neuroICU and in neurology.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9961-0527

Publications

2022
5-Fluorouracil Neurotoxicity in the Absence of Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase Deficiency Case Report.
The Neurohospitalist. [DOI] 10.1177/19418744211068913. [PMID] 35419161.
2022
Acute Headache Management for Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: An International Survey of Health Care Providers
Neurocritical Care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-022-01571-7.
2022
Calcitonin gene-related peptide and neurologic injury: An emerging target for headache management.
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2022.107355. [PMID] 35785661.
2022
Catch Me If You Can-How Herpes Simplex Virus Tries to Evade Diagnosis in Viral Encephalitis.
Critical care medicine. [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005501. [PMID] 35726985.
2022
Decisions With Patients and Families Regarding Aducanumab in Alzheimer Disease, With Recommendations for Consent
Neurology. [DOI] 10.1212/wnl.0000000000013053.
2022
Early vigabatrin augmenting GABA-ergic pathways in post-anoxic status epilepticus (VIGAB-STAT) phase IIa clinical trial study protocol.
Neurological research and practice. [DOI] 10.1186/s42466-022-00168-x. [PMID] 35067230.
2022
Going with the Flow or Shockwave? How Systemic Circulation May Potentially be Affected by Anoxic Depolarization.
Neurocritical care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-022-01480-9. [PMID] 35332425.
2022
Neurology Access Clinic: A Model to Improve Access to Neurologic Care in an Academic Medical Center.
Neurology. Clinical practice. [DOI] 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000001158. [PMID] 35747536.
2022
Pregabalin for Recurrent Seizures in Critical Illness: A Promising Adjunctive Therapy, Especially for cyclic Seizures.
Neurocritical care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-022-01459-6. [PMID] 35217998.
2022
Role of Dexmedetomidine in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Comprehensive Scoping Review.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000728. [PMID] 33060552.
2022
Sensorineural hearing loss due to delayed cerebral ischemia in bilateral auditory cortices following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: illustrative case.
Journal of neurosurgery. Case lessons. [DOI] 10.3171/case21700. [PMID] 35712049.
2022
Severe headache trajectory following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: the association with lower sodium levels.
Brain injury. [DOI] 10.1080/02699052.2022.2055146. [PMID] 35353644.
2022
Ultrasound-Guided Suprazygomatic Nerve Blocks to the Pterygopalatine Fossa: A Safe Procedure
Pain Medicine. [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnac007.
2022
Understanding the genetics of intracranial aneurysms: A primer.
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.107060. [PMID] 34863053.
2021
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Case Series
World Neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.06.092. [PMID] 34242830.
2021
Apnea Testing for the Determination of Brain Death: A Systematic Scoping Review
Neurocritical Care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01015-0. [PMID] 32524528.
2021
Applying the Care and Communication Bundle to Promote Palliative Care in a Neuro-Intensive Care Unit: Why and How.
Journal of palliative medicine. [DOI] 10.1089/jpm.2020.0730. [PMID] 34191600.
2021
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) in the NeuroICU: Identification of Risk Factors and Time-to-CAUTI Using a Case–Control Design
Neurocritical Care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01020-3.
2021
Change in opioid and analgesic use for headaches after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage over time.
Neuro-Chirurgie. [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuchi.2021.03.006. [PMID] 33771620.
2021
Early chemoprophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis does not increase the risk of hematoma expansion in patients presenting with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.
Surgical neurology international. [DOI] 10.25259/SNI_100_2021. [PMID] 34221608.
2021
Examination of Early CNS Symptoms and Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Observational Case Series.
Critical care explorations. [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000456. [PMID] 34136827.
2021
Nonepileptic, Stereotypical, and Intermittent Symptoms After Subdural Hematoma Evacuation.
Cureus. [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.18361. [PMID] 34725611.
2021
Palliative Care Services in the NeuroICU: Opportunities and Persisting Barriers.
The American journal of hospice & palliative care. [DOI] 10.1177/1049909120987215. [PMID] 33433236.
2021
Pterygopalatine Fossa Blockade as Novel, Narcotic-Sparing Treatment for Headache in Patients with Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Neurocritical Care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01157-1.
2021
Severe COVID-19 and Stroke-Another Piece in the Puzzle.
Critical care medicine. [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005225. [PMID] 34325448.
2021
The Modified Early Warning Score: A Useful Marker of Neurological Worsening but Unreliable Predictor of Sepsis in the Neurocritically Ill-A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Critical care explorations. [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000386. [PMID] 34036267.
2021
Use of Social Media in Health Care-Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations: A Position Statement of the American Academy of Neurology.
Neurology. [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012557. [PMID] 34864637.
2021
When Is My Care Team Rounding? A Simple Signage Intervention to Increase Awareness of Rounding Times.
Journal of patient experience. [DOI] 10.1177/23743735211007358. [PMID] 34179417.
2020
Electronic patient portal utilization by neurology patients and association with outcomes.
Health informatics journal. [DOI] 10.1177/1460458220938533. [PMID] 32674698.
2020
Learning to Chart Courses Prior to Navigating Stormy Waters: The Urgent Need for a Standardized Roadmap in Status Epilepticus Studies.
Critical care medicine. [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004678. [PMID] 33255110.
2020
Neurologic Manifestations of Severe Respiratory Viral Contagions.
Critical care explorations. [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000107. [PMID] 32426749.
2020
Proceedings from the Neurotherapeutics Symposium on Neurological Emergencies: Shaping the Future of Neurocritical Care.
Neurocritical care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01085-0. [PMID] 32959201.
2020
Urinary dysfunction in acute brain injury: A narrative review
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2019.105614.
2020
What Does the Public Need to Know About Brain Death?
AMA journal of ethics. [DOI] 10.1001/amajethics.2020.1047. [PMID] 33419506.
2019
Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Neurocritical Care Unit.
Current neurology and neuroscience reports. [DOI] 10.1007/s11910-019-0987-y. [PMID] 31456054.
2019
Meningitis and encephalitis management in the ICU.
Current opinion in critical care. [DOI] 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000640. [PMID] 31306182.
2019
Neurocritical Care Outcomes, Research, and Technology: A Review.
JAMA neurology. [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.4407. [PMID] 30667464.
2019
Patient-perceived value of a specialty-specific welcome letter: What you say and how you say it.
Neurology. Clinical practice. [DOI] 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000633. [PMID] 31341710.
2018
Bilateral Basal Ganglia Necrosis Secondary to Methamphetamine.
Movement disorders clinical practice. [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12649. [PMID] 30515446.
2018
Letter re: Diagnosis of ventriculostomy-related infection: Is cerebrospinal fluid lactate measurement a useful tool?
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.11.017. [PMID] 29217430.
2018
Nosocomial Infections in the Neurointensive Care Unit.
Neurosurgery clinics of North America. [DOI] 10.1016/j.nec.2017.11.008. [PMID] 29502719.
2017
CSF lactate alone is not a reliable indicator of bacterial ventriculitis in patients with ventriculostomies.
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.03.021. [PMID] 28458153.
2017
Nosocomial Infections in the Neurointensive Care Unit.
Neurologic clinics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.ncl.2017.06.012. [PMID] 28962814.
2017
Seizures and Epileptiform Discharges in Patients With Acute Subdural Hematoma.
Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. [DOI] 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000311. [PMID] 27748723.
2017
Three-Month Outcomes Are Poor in Stroke Patients with Cancer Despite Acute Stroke Treatment.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.10.021. [PMID] 27890440.
2016
Comparison of ABC/2 with the Simplified ABC/2 Formula in Calculating Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume
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2016
Hyperammonemia: What Urea-lly Need to Know: Case Report of Severe Noncirrhotic Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy and Review of the Literature
Case Reports in Medicine. [DOI] 10.1155/2016/8512721. [PMID] 27738433.
2015
Falcine and Tentorial Subdural Hematomas May Not Routinely Require Transfer to a Tertiary Care Center
The Journal of Emergency Medicine. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.06.055.
2015
Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema.
Critical care medicine. [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001101. [PMID] 26066018.
2015
Patient Management Problem
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2015
Patient Management Problem.
Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). [DOI] 10.1212/CON.0000000000000237. [PMID] 26426247.
2015
Prolonged mechanical ventilation is associated with pulmonary complications, increased length of stay, and unfavorable discharge destination among patients with subdural hematoma.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000085. [PMID] 24922337.
2014
Treatment of acute subdural hematoma.
Current treatment options in neurology. [DOI] 10.1007/s11940-013-0275-0. [PMID] 24363148.
2014
Treatment of Subdural Hemorrhage
Current Treatment Options in Neurology.
2013
Cardiac Abnormalities in patients with Acute Subdural Hemorrhage
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2013
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system.
Current infectious disease reports. [DOI] 10.1007/s11908-013-0384-7. [PMID] 24190736.
2013
Cardiac abnormalities in patients with acute subdural hemorrhage.
Neurocritical care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-013-9864-8. [PMID] 23896814.
2013
Predictors of Mortality in non-traumatic Subdural Hematoma
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2013
Predictors of mortality in nontraumatic subdural hematoma.
Journal of neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.3171/2013.4.JNS122236. [PMID] 23746103.
2013
Prestroke dementia is associated with poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy among elderly stroke patients.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2011.11.005. [PMID] 22182760.
2012
Treatment of neuroterrorism.
Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. [DOI] 10.1007/s13311-011-0097-2. [PMID] 22227729.
2011
Hospital consultation for the patient with generalized weakness
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2011
Hospital consultation for the patient with generalized weakness.
Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). [DOI] 10.1212/01.CON.0000407059.40532.b3. [PMID] 22809981.
2011
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula mimicking prostate hyperplasia.
The Journal of emergency medicine. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.05.017. [PMID] 19022613.
2010
Aspirin and recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181eee40f. [PMID] 20733144.
2010
Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury: pathophysiology, neuropathology and mechanisms
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
2010
Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury: pathophysiology, neuropathology and mechanisms.
NeuroRehabilitation. [DOI] 10.3233/NRE-2010-0531. [PMID] 20130351.
2009
Neuroimaging in subclavian steal syndrome.
BMJ case reports. [DOI] 10.1136/bcr.11.2008.1198. [PMID] 21686421.
2009
Neuroimaging in Subclavian Steel Syndrome
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2009
Pitfalls in the diagnosis of brain death.
Neurocritical care. [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-009-9231-y. [PMID] 19444652.
2008
A surprising cause of sinusitis.
Journal of neuro-oncology. [PMID] 18094937.
2008
Spinal dural arterio-venous fistula mimicking prostate hyperplasiaTwo case reports and review of the literature
Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Grants

Jun 2021 ACTIVE
CODE-Brain – Emergency Neurological Life Support: What to do (and not to do) in the first hour of a neurological emergency
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FLORIDA SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM
May 2021 ACTIVE
ADAPT: Autonomous Delirium Monitoring and Adaptive Prevention
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Jun 2020 ACTIVE
CTOA – Neurocritical Care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Aug 2019 – Oct 2020
Automated assessment of head computed tomography (CT) in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MINNETRONIX NEURO
Oct 2017 ACTIVE
Impact of Fever Prevention in Brain Injured Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BARD, C R INC

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