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: Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Curr Stem Cell Res Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cost effectiveness/economic, Diagnostic test assessment, All Clinical Neurology, Depression, All epidemiology Research 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: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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