MedPage Today October 15, 2021
Judy George

— Early study paves the way to look at how telehealth may fit into MS care

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who incorporated teleneurology into their care had similar clinical outcomes as MS patients who received only in-person care, a longitudinal study suggested.

Over a 1-year period, MS patients who received care both virtually and in person showed no significant differences in manual dexterity, processing speed, or walking speed over MS patients who had only in-person visits, after adjusting for demographic and disease characteristics (P>0.05 for all), reported Marisa McGinley, DO, of the Cleveland Clinic, in a presentation at the 2021 European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress.

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