Tessa KusUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center | MD Anderson · Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Master of Public Health
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
Citations since 2017
4 Research Items
Introduction Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs) deliver acute stroke treatment on-scene in coordination with Emergency Medical Services (EMS). One criticism of the MSU approach is the limited range of a single MSU. The Houston MSU is evaluating MSU implementation, and we developed a rendezvous approach as an innovative solution to expand the range and numb...
Introduction: The purpose of the Houston Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) is to expedite stroke care by treating patients in the pre-hospital setting where obtaining a measured body weight, critical for accurate pre-hospital tPA dosing, is challenging and impossible. The paramedic and nurse on the MSU subjectively estimate by assessment (with patient repor...
Purpose: Mobile Stroke Units (MSU) deliver acute stroke treatment on-scene in coordination with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) prior to transport to a stroke center. One criticism is the limited range of a single MSU. The Houston MSU is the only one in the U.S. using a rendezvous system with EMS to expand its range. Methods: In addition to direct...
Objective: Mobile stroke units offer improved time to administration of thrombolytics for ischemic stroke patients. Acquisition of intravenous (IV) access, however, can be challenging in the prehospital environment leading to treatment delays. Intraosseous (IO) access is commonly used in the prehospital setting for a variety of conditions and may...