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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


SANCHEZ-ZAPATA, Paola  and  ZAPATA, José Fernando. Telehealth And Telemedicine For The Management Of Epilepsy. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.63-69. ISSN 2631-2581.


Epilepsy is one of the most frequent chronic neurological diseases, with figures close to 70 million cases worldwide; for which telehealth and telemedicine are framed as promising models that can bring multiple benefits.


To evaluate the initial schemes that have been proposed from telemedicine and telehealth in the management of the patient with epilepsy and the benefits that they have in the management.


A search of scientific literature was carried out in (PubMed, Cochrane library and LILACS). Different models of telehealth and telemedicine implemented in the management of patients with epilepsy are presented and the main benefits in terms of acceptability, costs and clinical results are described.


Current research of these models of care for the management of patients with epilepsy has the potential to effectively reduce the diagnostic and treatment gap, with the possibility of reducing costs in care for the institutions, the health system, patients and their families and harmoniously integrate with education in the self-control of the disease. Proving that there is a need for a more personalized approach to stimulate the use of these tools

Keywords : telehealth; telemedicine; teleneurology epilepsy; clinical trial; observational study..

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