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Sasaki, Ryo Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University
Yamashita, Toru Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University ORCID Kaken ID researchmap
Omote, Yoshio Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University
Takemoto, Mami Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University ORCID Kaken ID
Hishikawa, Nozomi Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Kaken ID
Yunoki, Taijun Department of Neurology, Tsuyama Central Hospital
Kobayashi, Kazuki Department of Neurosurgery, Tsuyama Central Hospital
Sawata, Takashi Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tsuyama 1st Hospital
Sato, Yuki Department of Internal Medicine, Sato Memorial Hospital
Kubota, Junichi Department of Internal Medicine, Tajiri Hospital
Mizobuchi, Masayuki Department of Neurosurgery, Kaneda Hospital
Hayashi, Takashi Department of Orthopedics, Sayo Central Hospital
Abe, Koji Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Kaken ID publons researchmap
Abstract
Background
Telestroke network can provide rapid access to specialized treatment and improves on‐site management of acute stroke patients through the “hub‐and‐spoke” model. In the northern part of Okayama Prefecture, there has been a regional gap of stroke care due to the shortage of stroke specialists and facilities. In addition, due to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19), it is required to reduce the unnecessary contact with stroke patients from other hospitals.
Aim
We organized a novel cost‐free telestroke network with an image and video sharing for neurological diseases in the northern part of Okayama Prefecture to improve the stroke management in the area.
Method
We prepared the tablet device on which Skype® application was installed for each hospital and recruited the patients who visited or hospitalized in the spoke hospitals and were suspected to have some neurological diseases from April 2019 to May 2020. The patient's clinical data were recorded and analyzed.
Results
During the study period, 5 patients were recruited including the cases with the initial diagnosis of stroke or brain tumor. Among them, 2 cases were transferred to the hub hospital, 2 cases were transferred to other hospitals, and 1 case was treated on site under specialist's advice.
Conclusion
The new telestroke network system may be beneficial for acute stroke management and reducing the unnecessary patient's transfer in the rural area, especially under coexistence with COVID‐19.
Keywords
COVID‐19
Okayama
skype
telemedicine
telestroke
Note
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ryo Sasaki et. al. A new telestroke network system in northern area of Okayama prefecture (2020), which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ncn3.12475. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Published Date
2020-12-14
Publication Title
Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume
volume9
Issue
issue2
Publisher
Wiley
Start Page
166
End Page
170
ISSN
2049-4173
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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岡山大学
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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
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7211800049
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