LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2022 | Volume
: 25 | Issue : 3 | Page : 533-
Adverse effects of telemedicine
Pathums Sookaromdee1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,
1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Honorary Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Dr D Y Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok
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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Adverse effects of telemedicine.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2022;25:533-533
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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Adverse effects of telemedicine. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];25:533-533
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We would like to share ideas on “Teleneurorehabilitation Among Person with Parkinson's Disease in India: The Initial Experience and Barriers to Implementation” by Garg et al. In the paper, they conclude that “Multiple challenges were faced in implementing a telerehabilitation program among persons with PD, exacerbated … adherence issues and maintenance. Future TNR programs must address these concerns.” In general, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in several problems in patient care. Difficulty in accessing health care services at medical centers has become a common problem during the pandemic. An adjustment to the situation is required. Telemedicine is a current useful method for providing care during the pandemic.
Garg et al. give many useful points in implementation of a telemedicine communication system. We would like to add a little mentioned aspect: the negative effect of telemedicine. As an electronic tool, telemedicine might cause problems to the neurological patient. A recent report observes that seizures might be associated with telemedicine use. Sounds or bright lights from electronic phones might be the cause. For patients with Parkinson's disease, seizures are also a possible problem. It is necessary to have a good instruction for patient and cousin on safe and appropriate environmental adjustment when using telemedicine communication.
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