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Teleneurology: is it really at a distance?

Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Journal of Neurology (Impact Factor: 3.84). 02/2011; 258(6):971-81. DOI: 10.1007/s00415-011-5920-5
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ABSTRACT Telemedicine refers to the transfer of medical information from one site to another using distance communications technology. This approach has benefitted many medical specialties, with telestroke being a prelude to its applications in neurology. Our review will focus on the use of telemedicine in neurological practice (teleneurology) following a brief discussion of telestroke. Given the emerging nature of trial evidence in teleneurology, our aim is to provide a narrative review and highlight areas that merit further investigation.

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