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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346430/estimation-of-inhalation-flow-profile-using-audio-based-methods-to-assess-inhaler-medication-adherence
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Terence E Taylor, Helena Lacalle Muls, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are required to inhale forcefully and deeply to receive medication when using a dry powder inhaler (DPI). There is a clinical need to objectively monitor the inhalation flow profile of DPIs in order to remotely monitor patient inhalation technique. Audio-based methods have been previously employed to accurately estimate flow parameters such as the peak inspiratory flow rate of inhalations, however, these methods required multiple calibration inhalation audio recordings...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341843/smart-care-based-on-telemonitoring-and-telemedicine-for-type-2-diabetes-care-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ji Yun Jeong, Jae-Han Jeon, Kwi-Hyun Bae, Yeon-Kyung Choi, Keun-Gyu Park, Jung-Guk Kim, Kyu Chang Won, Bong Soo Cha, Chul Woo Ahn, Dong Won Kim, Chang Hee Lee, In-Kyu Lee
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to determine the effectiveness of the Smart Care service on glucose control based on telemedicine and telemonitoring compared with conventional treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This 24-week prospective multi-center randomized controlled trial involved 338 adult patients with type 2 diabetes at four university hospitals in South Korea. The patients were randomly assigned to a control group (group A, n = 113), a telemonitoring group (group B, n = 113), or a telemedicine group (group C, n = 112)...
January 17, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340327/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-reduces-rates-of-melioidosis-in-high-risk-hemodialysis-patients
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Sandawana William Majoni, Jaquelyne T Hughes, Bianca Heron, Bart J Currie
Introduction: Melioidosis causes sepsis and death in the Top End of Northern Australia during the monsoonal wet season. Dialysis-dependent adults suffer higher melioidosis rates compared to low rates among renal transplant patients who routinely receive trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis. Methods: We performed a prospective interventional study to determine the efficacy and safety of daily trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis in hemodialysis patients during the wet season, from 1 November 2014 to 30 April 2015...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334953/care-relationships-at-stake-home-healthcare-professionals-experiences-with-digital-medicine-dispensers-a-qualitative-study
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Sigrid Nakrem, Marit Solbjør, Ida Nilstad Pettersen, Hanne Hestvik Kleiven
BACKGROUND: Although digital technologies can mitigate the burdens of home healthcare services caused by an ageing population that lives at home longer with complex health problems, research on the impacts and consequences of digitalised remote communication between patients and caregivers is lacking. The present study explores how home healthcare professionals had experienced the introduction of digital medicine dispensers and their influence on patient-caregiver relationships. METHODS: The multi-case study comprised semi-structured interviews with 21 healthcare professionals whose home healthcare service involved using the digital medicine dispensers...
January 15, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330154/novel-wearable-seismocardiography-and-machine-learning-algorithms-can-assess-clinical-status-of-heart-failure-patients
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Omer T Inan, Maziyar Baran Pouyan, Abdul Q Javaid, Sean Dowling, Mozziyar Etemadi, Alexis Dorier, J Alex Heller, A Ozan Bicen, Shuvo Roy, Teresa De Marco, Liviu Klein
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring of patients with heart failure (HF) using wearable devices can allow patient-specific adjustments to treatments and thereby potentially reduce hospitalizations. We aimed to assess HF state using wearable measurements of electrical and mechanical aspects of cardiac function in the context of exercise. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with compensated (outpatient) and decompensated (hospitalized) HF were fitted with a wearable ECG and seismocardiogram sensing patch...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326098/cognitive-and-behavioral-skills-exercises-completed-by-patients-with-major-depression-during-smartphone-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Toshi A Furukawa, Masaru Horikoshi, Hirokazu Fujita, Naohisa Tsujino, Ran Jinnin, Yuki Kako, Sei Ogawa, Hirotoshi Sato, Nobuki Kitagawa, Yoshihiro Shinagawa, Yoshio Ikeda, Hissei Imai, Aran Tajika, Yusuke Ogawa, Tatsuo Akechi, Mitsuhiko Yamada, Shinji Shimodera, Norio Watanabe, Masatoshi Inagaki, Akio Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: A strong and growing body of evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), either face-to-face, in person, or as self-help via the Internet, for depression. However, CBT is a complex intervention consisting of several putatively effective components, and how each component may or may not contribute to the overall effectiveness of CBT is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate how the users of smartphone CBT use and benefit from various components of the program...
January 11, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306976/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Tim A M Bouwens van der Vlis, Olaf E M G Schijns, Frédéric L W V J Schaper, Govert Hoogland, Pieter Kubben, Louis Wagner, Rob Rouhl, Yasin Temel, Linda Ackermans
Despite the use of first-choice anti-epileptic drugs and satisfactory seizure outcome rates after resective epilepsy surgery, a considerable percentage of patients do not become seizure free. ANT-DBS may provide for an alternative treatment option in these patients. This literature review discusses the rationale, mechanism of action, clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ANT-DBS in drug-resistant epilepsy patients. A review using systematic methods of the available literature was performed using relevant databases including Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library pertaining to the different aspects ANT-DBS...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297472/the-effect-of-hybrid-treatment-on-the-rehabilitation-and-clinical-condition-of-patients-with-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Joanna Foik, Anna Brzęk, Marek J Gierlotka, Michał O Zembala, Mariusz Gąsior, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION    Rehabilitation after coronary revascularization procedures is an intrinsic element of treatment during the in-hospital period. OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to compare the course and effects of rehabilitation in patients receiving hybrid or classical treatment during the in-hospital period. PATIENTS AND METHODS    Two hundred patients participating in a prospective, random-ized clinical trial (POLMIDES), that assessed the effect of hybrid treatment on in-hospital outcomes and remote results in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease were ana-lysed...
January 2, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288419/based-real-time-remote-health-monitoring-systems-a-review-on-patients-prioritization-and-related-big-data-using-body-sensors-information-and-communication-technology
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REVIEW
Naser Kalid, A A Zaidan, B B Zaidan, Omar H Salman, M Hashim, H Muzammil
The growing worldwide population has increased the need for technologies, computerised software algorithms and smart devices that can monitor and assist patients anytime and anywhere and thus enable them to lead independent lives. The real-time remote monitoring of patients is an important issue in telemedicine. In the provision of healthcare services, patient prioritisation poses a significant challenge because of the complex decision-making process it involves when patients are considered 'big data'. To our knowledge, no study has highlighted the link between 'big data' characteristics and real-time remote healthcare monitoring in the patient prioritisation process, as well as the inherent challenges involved...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283915/diagnostic-power-and-healthcare-resource-consumption-of-a-dedicated-workflow-algorithm-designed-to-manage-thoracic-impedance-alerts-in-heart-failure-patients-by-remote-monitoring
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Renato P Ricci, Loredana Morichelli, Antonio Porfili, Laura Quarta, Anna Sassi
PURPOSE: Modern cardiac implantable devices provide diagnostic information on several physiological variables which are associated with worsening heart failure, creating an opportunity for early intervention to prevent heart failure symptoms and hospitalizations. We evaluated diagnostic accuracy and workload of a remote monitoring (RM) workflow algorithm which leverages intrathoracic impedance and other device diagnostics. METHODS: In our RM workflow a team of expert nurses was responsible for continuity of care, direct relationship with patients and implementation of a specific protocol to evaluate RM alerts and to limit unnecessary resource consumption...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277330/a-hidden-semi-markov-model-based-approach-for-rehabilitation-exercise-assessment
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Marianna Capecci, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Francesco Ferracuti, Sabrina Iarlori, Ville Kyrki, Andrea Monteriù, Luca Romeo, Federica Verdini
In this paper, a Hidden Semi-Markov Model (HSMM) based approach is proposed to evaluate and monitor body motion during a rehabilitation training program. The approach extracts clinically relevant motion features from skeleton joint trajectories, acquired by the RGB-D camera, and provides a score for the subject's performance. The approach combines different aspects of rule and template based methods. The features have been defined by clinicians as exercise descriptors and are then assessed by a HSMM, trained upon an exemplar motion sequence...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259912/smartphones-tele-ophthalmology-and-vision-2020
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REVIEW
Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Zahra Heidari, Masoud Mirghorbani, Hassan Hashemi
Telemedicine is an emerging field in recent medical achievements with rapid development. The "smartphone" availability has increased in both developed and developing countries even among people in rural and remotes areas. Tele-based services can be used for screening ophthalmic diseases and also monitoring patients with known diseases. Electronic ophthalmologic records of the patients including captured images by smartphones from anterior and posterior segments of the eye will be evaluated by ophthalmologists, and if patients require further evaluations, they will be referred to experts in the relevant field...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250232/the-role-of-implantable-cardiac-monitors-in-atrial-fibrillation-management
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Ciconte, Daniele Giacopelli, Carlo Pappone
Continuous heart rhythm monitoring using implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) for atrial fibrillation (AF) management is steadily increasing in current clinical practice, even in the absence of an established indication provided by international guidelines. The increasing use of such devices is mainly associated with recent technological improvements including miniaturization, easier implant procedures, and remote monitoring, all of which make this strategy continuously more appealing and promising. For these and other reasons, ICMs have been proven to be a safe and highly effective tool for detecting AF episodes...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249375/towards-remote-monitoring-of-parkinson-s-disease-tremor-using-wearable-motion-capture-systems
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Mehdi Delrobaei, Sara Memar, Marcus Pieterman, Tyler W Stratton, Kenneth McIsaac, Mandar Jog
The management of movement disorders is shifting from a centralized-clinical assessment towards remote monitoring and individualized therapy. While a variety of treatment options are available, ranging from pharmaceutical drugs to invasive neuromodulation, the clinical effects are inconsistent and often poorly measured. For instance, the lack of remote monitoring has been a major limitation to optimize therapeutic interventions for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD). In this work, we focus on the assessment of full-body tremor as the most recognized PD symptom...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242996/personalized%C3%A2-health-monitoring%C3%A2-system-for-managing-well-being-in-rural-areas
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Prema Nedungadi, Akshay Jayakumar, Raghu Raman
Rural India lacks easy access to health practitioners and medical centers, depending instead on community health workers. In these areas, common ailments that are easy to manage with medicines, often lead to medical escalations and even fatalities due to lack of awareness and delayed diagnosis. The introduction of wearable health devices has made it easier to monitor health conditions and to connect doctors and patients in urban areas. However, existing initiatives have not succeeded in providing adequate health monitoring to rural and low-literate patients, as current methods are expensive, require consistent connectivity and expect literate users...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240772/monitoring-of-arrhythmia-and-sudden-death-in-a-hemodialysis-population-the-crash-ilr-study
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Paul R Roberts, Donah Zachariah, John M Morgan, Arthur M Yue, Elizabeth F Greenwood, Patrick C Phillips, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green, Robert J Lewis, Paul R Kalra
INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that sudden cardiac death (SCD) contributes around 50% of cardiovascular and 27% of all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. The true burden of arrhythmias and arrhythmic deaths in this population, however, remains poorly characterised. Cardio Renal Arrhythmia Study in Hemodialysis (CRASH-ILR) is a prospective, implantable loop recorder single centre study of 30 established hemodialysis patients and one of the first to provide long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239004/providing-comprehensive-medication-management-in-telehealth
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Melissa E Badowski, Scot Walker, Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Sandy Bartlett, Juliana Chan, Kelly A Cochran, Scott Coon, Michelle Liedtke, Brad Phillips, Taylor White
The goal of this white paper is to provide direction for clinical pharmacists providing telehealth. Telehealth care is rapidly emerging to improve patient access to health care and optimize patient health outcomes. With the increasing ability to access electronic health record portals, as many as 75 million telehealth encounters are expected in North America annually. Although electronic "point of access" undoubtedly increases the use of medical and pharmacy services, the real value of telehealth lies in improved access to patients in remote areas lacking adequate medical and pharmacy services and to high-risk patients requiring frequent monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229238/effectiveness-of-an-automated-digital-remote-guidance-and-telemonitoring-platform-on-costs-readmissions-and-complications-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
#18
Benjamin I Rosner, Marc Gottlieb, William N Anderson
BACKGROUND: The impact of a new class of automated digital patient engagement (DPE) platforms on potentially avoidable costs, hospital admissions, and complications after discharge following hip and knee arthroplasties has not been established. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter observational cohort study comparing claims data for potentially avoidable costs, hospital admissions, and complications for 90 days after discharge following hip and knee arthroplasties at 10 practice sites in CA and NV...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227155/using-mobile-health-to-improve-social-support-for-low-income-latino-patients-with-diabetes-a-mixed-methods-analysis-of-the-feasibility-trial-of-text-med%C3%A2-%C3%A2-fans
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Elizabeth Burner, Chun Nok Lam, Rebecca DeRoss, Marjorie Kagawa Singer, Michael Menchine, Sanjay Arora
BACKGROUND: Social support interventions can improve diabetes self-care, particularly for Latinos, but are time and resource intensive. Mobile health may overcome these barriers by engaging and training supporters remotely. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled feasibility trial of emergency department patients with diabetes to determine the feasibility of enrolling patients and supporters, acceptability of the intervention, and preliminary efficacy results to power a larger trial...
December 11, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214596/preparing-for-the-future-of-rare-diseases
#20
Stephen C Groft, Manuel Posada de la Paz
Members of the rare disease community have devoted significant financial and personnel resources to address the numerous issues surrounding rare diseases. The past has been devoted to developing an emphasis on rare diseases including an emphasis on research studies or locating information on rare diseases and the requirements and limitations of conducting clinical trials with small patient populations. The expanded role of patient advocacy organizations and patient engagement in all aspects of clinical research continues to gain acceptance within the research community...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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