Journal of Clinical Pathways May 16, 2022
Brionna Mendoza

Teleneurological consultations overall produce accurate diagnoses in emergency situations for both stroke and nonstroke patients, but accuracy varies based on the specific diagnosis and disease case, according to new research presented at the 2022 European Stroke Organisation Conference in Lyon, France.

“Treatments via telemedicine in neurology for acute ischemic stroke is well established,” said Christina Verez Sola, Department of Neurology, Heidelberg University, Germany, and co-authors. “[But] telemedicine in neurology is increasingly used for nonstroke neurological emergencies.”

Researchers analyzed 1418 teleconsultations for a cohort of 1841 randomly selected patients within the stroke network in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region who were treated and hospitalized in 2018 and 2019. The study included in its data patient characteristics, neurological symptoms presented, cardiovascular risk factors, preliminary diagnosis...

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