Monday, August 11, 2008

Advances in Telemedicine

Technology continues to advance medicine in many ways. High-speed internet connections are making telemedicine options more feasible in many rural areas.

The Lancet Neurology has an article about a telemedicine study called the STRokE DOC trial. In this study, telemedicine consults led to improved use of thrombolytic agents for strokes. Although there were no differences in mortality or functional outcomes, the authors conclude that telemedicine may be an effective option to assist in strike care.

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