publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Concept and Pilot Feasibility Study

Liman, Thomas G.; Winter, Benjamin; Waldschmidt, Carolin; Zerbe, Norman; Hufnagl, Peter; Audebert, Heinrich J.; Endres, Matthias;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2012 Journal: Stroke, volume 43, pages 2,086-2,090 (issn: 0039-2499, eissn: 1524-4628, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Abstract
Background and Purpose—Pre- and intrahospital time delays are major concerns in acute stroke care. Telemedicine-equipped ambulances may improve time management and identify patients with stroke eligible for thrombolysis by an early prehospital stroke diagnosis. The aims of this study were (1) to develop a telestroke ambulance prototype; (2) to test the reliability of stroke severity assessment; and (3) to evaluate its feasibility in the prehospital emergency setting. Methods—Mobil, real-time audio–video streaming telemedicine devices were implemented into advanced life support ambulances. Feasibility of telestroke ambulances and reliability of the National Insti...
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Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular diseases
free text keywords: Advanced and Specialised Nursing, Clinical Neurology, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, business.industry, business, Stroke, medicine.disease, Stroke scale, Stroke syndromes, Advanced life support, Telemedicine, Left middle cerebral artery, Emergency medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Medical emergency, Thrombolysis, medicine.medical_treatment, Acute care
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Concept and Pilot Feasibility Study

Liman, Thomas G.; Winter, Benjamin; Waldschmidt, Carolin; Zerbe, Norman; Hufnagl, Peter; Audebert, Heinrich J.; Endres, Matthias;