full paper at https://www.mdpi.com/2035-8377/14/1/12/htm Systemic thrombolysis represents the main proven therapy for acute ischemic stroke, but safe treatment is reported only in well-established stroke units. To extend the use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment in primary care hospitals on isolated areas through telemedic was the purpose of specific initiatives in southern Umbria, Italy. —The […]
The Umbria network is our own Telestroke / Tele neurology network based in southern Umbria and covering the mountain area of the Appennini (Norcia), central Umbria valley (Spoleto) and internal hills of Orvieto municipality. The distance from the hub and the farthest spoke is above 100km. The first tele thrombolysis was successfully performed in February […]
When we try to talk about stroke in different languages the first step is to code/define a keyword. Stroke in many languages can be defined in different ways but often the English one may be considered. This is not always possible if the alphabet adopted is not one of the mainstream. Geʽez (Geʽez: ግዕዝ, Gəʿəz) is a […]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a broader implementation of telemedicine for many diseases has become apparent. Televisits are one type of telemedicine in which clinical visits are conducted remotely using an audio-visual connection with the patient at home. The use of televisits is more established in Stroke care but was also recently formally evaluated for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This retrospective case series describes patient characteristics and reasons for televisits in persons with MS during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Italy, which was declared in February 2020.
A round of talks on social media strategies and stroke awareness. From Europe, America and Africa. Take a chance to focus on markers, tools and topics. Developed by ESO Social Media committee. Chair Francesco Corea. Muhammad Alhammad, France Gian Marco De Marchis, Switzerland Ana Isabel Fumagalli, Argentina Inna Lutsenko, Kyrgyzstan Marios Psychogios, Germany Stela Rutovic, […]
by F. Corea and S. Rutovic INFODEMIOLOGY Infodemiology, a concept defined by Eysenbach, relates to “the science of distribution and determinants of information in an electronic medium, specifically the Internet, or in a population, with the ultimate aim to inform public health and public policy”. The source of information for infodemiological studies, in most of […]
Key aspects of the analysis: the Increasing median age of the medical staff, the need to implement telemedicine, disruption of the standard stroke pathways, use of tenecteplase to cut treatment timing.
By Marialuisa Zedde, Reggio Emilia Hospital, Italy Following Francesco’s example, I wrote some practical considerations on how the organization of our daily work has already changed and is still changing in taking care of patients with acute stroke. My point of observation comes from a hospital earlier and more directly involved in the ongoing […]
While the price in terms of victims for COVID19 increases there can be further dramatic repercussions for many other diseases and clinical fields. The toll could be very high. My personal point of view, The Italian health care system suffers the shock of coronavirus pandemic. From the news that I have available, several stroke units […]
Health: Telemedicine between hospitals Foligno-Norcia-Orvieto. At the San Giovanni Battista Hospital took place the workshop 2019 of the European Stroke Organization (ESO). (ANSA) – FOLIGNO (PERUGIA), OCTOBER 26 – The workshop organized by the European Stroke Organization (ESO) took place in Foligno, in the Neurorehabilitation department of the San Giovanni Battista hospital. The core topic […]