The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Ioana Veronica Grajdeanu

Ioana Veronica Grajdeanu

Telemedicine in Europe - Current Status and Future Perspectives

Telemedicine ensures remote medical services through technologies that facilitate the interaction between a health professional and patients and offers the possibility of a interdiciplinary consultation between specialists, in order to obtain a diagnosis and treatment plan. It involves secure transmission of medical data and information, through text, sound, images or other forms needed for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients. With the help of telemedicine, people from rural areas, with dificult access to primary care, and those with reduced mobility can benefit from healthcare services. This paper is a review of the latest data available in the literature regarding telemedicine and the future prespectives in this field in Europe.

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Contraindications to Breastfeeding - Current Issues at the Border Between Myth and Reality

Breast milk is recommended as an optimal and exclusive source of early nutrition for all infants from birth to at least 6 months of age. Despite all the benefits of breastfeeding, there are situations where breastfeeding is contraindicated. There are differences of opinion regarding the contraindications of breastfeeding, the current research bringing more knowledge in this area. It is important to know the differences of opinion for the correct approach of the breastfeeding patient.

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