Telephone-based follow-up of children with epilepsy: comparison of accuracy between a specialty nurse and a pediatric neurology fellow

Telemedicine is the provision of health care services to a patient separated from the physician by a distance, with the help of information technologies and telecommunication[1]. In recent years, there is quick advancement of scope and usage of telemedicine in the field of neurology, also referred to as teleneurology. Beginning with acute stroke care, it is fast expanding to the care of persons with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson ’s disease, and epilepsy[2–6]. The two key factors driving the ever-increasing demand for telemedicine in Neurology are limited access to specialists (Neurologists) and difficulties faced by these patients while attending for face-to-face consultation[6].
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Summary: Using visual evoked fields (VEFs) to differentiate healthy, normal brain function from dysfunctional cortex has been demonstrated to be both valid and reliable. Currently, VEFs are widely implemented to guide intracranial surgeries for epilepsy and brain tumors. There are several areas of possible future clinical use of VEFs, including early identification of disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and human immunodeficiency virus–associated neurocognitive disorders. These studies have suggested that VEFs could be used to study disease pathophysiology or as a biomarker for ear...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neurology Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
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Source: Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Curr Stem Cell Res Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions Despite theoretical concerns about its validity, the PHQ-9 performed well at its standard cut-point of 10. Consistent with the literature, being able to use a validated, brief tool that is available publicly should improve case finding of depression in neurologic populations. When considering clinical practicality along with the findings of this analyzed, this study confirmed that the PHQ-9 is valid in a general outpatient neurologic population.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cost effectiveness/economic, Diagnostic test assessment, All Clinical Neurology, Depression, All epidemiology Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Preliminary literature suggests that FMT may be a promising treatment option for several neurological disorders. However, available evidence is still scanty and some contrasting results were observed. A limited number of studies in humans have been performed or are ongoing, while for some disorders only animal experiments have been conducted. Large double-blinded randomized controlled trials are needed to further elucidate the effect of FMT in neurological disorders.
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Health Care Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia Swallowing Disorders Source Type: blogs
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Source: Current Neuropharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Neuropharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
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Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
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