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Ahmadreza Argha, Andrey Savkin, Siaw-Teng Liaw, Branko George Celler
BACKGROUND: Seasonal variation has an impact on the hospitalization rate of patients with a range of cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and angina. This paper presents findings on the influence of seasonal variation on the results of a recently completed national trial of home telemonitoring of patients with chronic conditions, carried out at five locations along the east coast of Australia. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to evaluate the effect of the seasonal timing of hospital admission and length of stay on clinical outcome of a home telemonitoring trial involving patients (age: mean 72...
March 16, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
Prem N Ramkumar, Heather S Haeberle, Sergio M Navarro, Assem A Sultan, Michael A Mont, Eric T Ricchetti, Mark S Schickendantz, Joseph P Iannotti
BACKGROUND: Mobile technology offers the prospect of delivering high-value care with increased patient access and reduced costs. Advances in mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine have been inhibited by the lack of interconnectivity between devices and software and inability to process consumer sensor data. The objective of this study was to preliminarily validate a motion-based machine learning software development kit (SDK) for the shoulder compared with a goniometer for 4 arcs of motion: (1) abduction, (2) forward flexion, (3) internal rotation, and (4) external rotation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Robyn A Clark
BACKGROUND: In a series of studies over the past decade we have measured the effectiveness of telehealth for elderly heart failure patients (>70 years) on rehospitalisation, mortality, adherence, satisfaction, cost effectiveness, health related quality of life, age and types of technology. METHODS: Evidence has been derived from a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis (1 original and 2 updates: 2007-2016), two sub-analysis of this data and a large NHMRC funded multicentre randomised controlled trial (CHAT study 2010)...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Branko Celler, Marlien Varnfield, Rajiv Jayasena
The CSIRO National NBN Telehealth Trial investigated the effects of introducing at home telemonitoring of vital signs for the management of a heterogeneous group of chronically ill patients. Patients suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions who were frequently admitted to hospital, were selected from nominated hospital lists. The impact of telemonitoring was analysed using a wide range of health and wellbeing outcomes as well as numerous health economic metrics derived from Medicare Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data and Hospital Health Roundtable data...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Richard J McManus, Jonathan Mant, Marloes Franssen, Alecia Nickless, Claire Schwartz, James Hodgkinson, Peter Bradburn, Andrew Farmer, Sabrina Grant, Sheila M Greenfield, Carl Heneghan, Susan Jowett, Una Martin, Siobhan Milner, Mark Monahan, Sam Mort, Emma Ogburn, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Syed Ahmar Shah, Ly-Mee Yu, Lionel Tarassenko, F D Richard Hobbs
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating titration of antihypertensive medication using self-monitoring give contradictory findings and the precise place of telemonitoring over self-monitoring alone is unclear. The TASMINH4 trial aimed to assess the efficacy of self-monitored blood pressure, with or without telemonitoring, for antihypertensive titration in primary care, compared with usual care. METHODS: This study was a parallel randomised controlled trial done in 142 general practices in the UK, and included hypertensive patients older than 35 years, with blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg, who were willing to self-monitor their blood pressure...
February 27, 2018: Lancet
Miha Mlakar, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Maja Somrak, Silvio Bonfiglio, Mitja Luštrek
This paper addresses patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and telemonitoring in congestive heart failure (CHF), both increasingly important topics. The interest in CHF trials is shifting from hard end-points such as hospitalization and mortality, to softer end-points such health-related quality of life. However, the relation of these softer end-points to objective parameters is not well studied. Telemonitoring is suitable for collecting both patient-reported outcomes and objective parameters. Most telemonitoring studies, however, do not take full advantage of the available sensor technology and intelligent data analysis...
2018: PloS One
Angela Tedesco, Valentina Lavermicocca, Marilina Notarnicola, Luca De Francesco, Anna Rita Dellomonaco
The process of medical-healthcare technological revolution represents an advantage for the patient and for the care provider, in terms of costs and distances reduction. The telehomecare approach could be useful for monitoring the swallowing disorder in neurodegenerative diseases, preventing complications. In this study the applicability of telemedicine techniques for the monitoring of swallowing function, in patients affected by Huntington's disease (HD), was evaluated through the acquisition and analysis of the sound of swallowing...
February 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
Carlos Suso-Ribera, Ángela Mesas, Javier Medel, Anna Server, Esther Márquez, Diana Castilla, Irene Zaragozá, Azucena García-Palacios
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain has become a major health problem across the world, especially in older adults. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of medical interventions is modest. Some have argued that assessment strategies should be improved if the impact of medical interventions is to be improved. Ecological momentary assessment using smartphones is now considered the gold standard in monitoring in health settings, including chronic pain. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no randomized controlled trial to show that telemonitoring using a smartphone app can indeed improve the effectiveness of medical treatments in adults with chronic pain...
February 27, 2018: Trials
S Verdonckt, J Gerris
Objective: To examine advantages and disadvantages as perceived by patients and their partners using home sonography for monitoring ovarian stimulation prior to artificial fertility treatment. Method: We interviewed 25 patients and their partners and took 44 online questionnaires. All interviews were written out and the transcripts were coded, based on words patients used to describe their experience. The query consisted mostly of statements, of which the participant had to ascertain whether or not they agreed (1= I absolutely don't agree and 5 = I absolutely agree)...
September 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
L Dalewyn, E Deschepper, J Gerris
Introduction: Serial measurements of the number of follicles and their growth by ultrasound is a standard way of monitoring fertility treatments using controlled ovarian stimulation. This is stressful for both the patient and the professional. Self-operated endovaginal telemonitoring (SOET) is more patient friendly and less time-consuming. Aim of the study: The goal of the study is to see if there's a correlation in the number of follicles and in two- dimensional growth between recordings made using SOET versus measurements performed by a professional sonographer...
September 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
Manuel Mirón Rubio, Rocío Ceballos Fernández, Inmaculada Parras Pastor, Amaya Palomo Iloro, Borja Manuel Fernández Félix, Jenifer Medina Miralles, Esther Zamudio López, Javier González Pastor, Caridad Amador Lorente, Nazaret Mena Hortelano, Alejandro Domínguez Sánchez, Soledad Alonso-Viteri
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major consumer of healthcare resources, with most costs related to disease exacerbations. Telemonitoring of patients with COPD may help to reduce the number of exacerbations and/or the related costs. On the other hand, home hospitalization is a cost-saving alternative to inpatient hospitalization associated with increased comfort for patients. The results are reported regarding using telemonitoring and home hospitalization for the management of patients with COPD...
February 21, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Christian Schmidt, Alper Öner, Miriam Mann, Katja Krockenberger, Melanie Abbondanzieri, Bernard Brandewiede, Armin Brüge, Gisela Hostenkamp, Axel Kaiser, Henriette Neumeyer, Andreas Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death globally and represent a major economic burden on health care systems. Positive effects of disease management programs have been shown for patients with heart failure (HF). Remote monitoring and telemonitoring with active intervention are beneficial in atrial fibrillation (AF) and therapy-resistant hypertension (TRH), respectively. For these patients, we have developed a novel integrated care concept (NICC) which combines telemedicine with intensive support by a care center, including a call center, an integrated care network including inpatient and outpatient care providers and guideline therapy for patients...
February 20, 2018: Trials
G Gras
Communication technologies have invaded our daily lives. Several studies have assessed these technologies in the management of infectious diseases (mainly HIV). Weekly short text messages and real-time compliance monitoring assessed in HIV patients are both associated with higher compliance in low-income countries. Virtual consultations to monitor stable chronic HIV patients or tuberculosis treatment in high-income countries appear to be acceptable and efficient. Although assessed in small studies, virtual monitoring seems to reinforce the doctor-patient relationship and the relation between primary care settings and hospitals in various infectious diseases (endocarditis, urinary tract infection, skin and soft tissue infection, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis C)...
February 13, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Norihiko Kotooka, Masafumi Kitakaze, Kengo Nagashima, Machiko Asaka, Yoshiharu Kinugasa, Kotaro Nochioka, Atsushi Mizuno, Daisuke Nagatomo, Daigo Mine, Yoko Yamada, Akiko Kuratomi, Norihiro Okada, Daisuke Fujimatsu, So Kuwahata, Shigeru Toyoda, Shin-Ichi Hirotani, Takahiro Komori, Kazuo Eguchi, Kazuomi Kario, Takayuki Inomata, Kaoru Sugi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Tohru Masuyama, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Yoshihiko Seino, Yasunori Sato, Teruo Inoue, Koichi Node
Home telemonitoring is becoming more important to home medical care for patients with heart failure. Since there are no data on home telemonitoring for Japanese patients with heart failure, we investigated its effect on cardiovascular outcomes. The HOMES-HF study was the first multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to elucidate the effectiveness of home telemonitoring of physiological data, such as body weight, blood pressure, and pulse rate, for Japanese patients with heart failure (UMIN Clinical Trials Registry 000006839)...
February 15, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Karen Bauce, Deborah B Fahs, Janene Batten, Robin Whittemore
Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease associated with poor prognosis, poor quality of life (QOL), and high medical costs among older adults. Monitoring symptoms, interpreting symptoms, and decision making are self-care skills required for effective HF management. Telemonitoring (TM) is increasingly used to reduce incidence of symptom exacerbation leading to rehospitalization. An integrative review was performed to describe the efficacy of TM interventions that include videoconferencing (VC) on the HF outcomes of hospital service s use, self-care, and QOL...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Holger Woehrle, Michael Arzt, Andrea Graml, Ingo Fietze, Peter Young, Helmut Teschler, Joachim H Ficker
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: This study investigated the addition of a real-time feedback patient engagement tool on positive airway pressure (PAP) adherence when added to a proactive telemedicine strategy. PATIENTS/METHODS: Data from a German healthcare provider (ResMed Healthcare Germany) were retrospectively analyzed. Patients who first started PAP therapy between 1 September 2009 and 30 April 2014, and were managed using telemedicine (AirView™; proactive care) or telemedicine + patient engagement tool (AirView™ + myAir™; patient engagement) were eligible...
January 2018: Sleep Medicine
Ponrathi Athilingam, Bradlee A Jenkins, Heather Zumpano, Miguel A Labrador
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) causes significant symptom burden and human suffering with considerable economic burden due to hospital readmissions. Targeted interventions to encourage and support self-management behavior is warranted. AIM: To test the proof of concept of a mobile application (HeartMapp) in improving self-care management of patients with heart failure. METHOD: An exploratory inquiry used a field study strategy with purposeful sampling and constant comparative analysis to test the proof of concept of HeartMapp using The Business Model Canvas framework...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
G Koulaouzidis, D Barrett, K Mohee, A L Clark
Introduction Heart failure is increasingly common, and characterised by frequent admissions to hospital. To try and reduce the risk of hospitalisation, techniques such as telemonitoring (TM) may have a role. We wanted to determine if TM in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure and ejection fraction <40% reduces the risk of readmission or death from any cause in a 'real-world' setting. Methods This is a retrospective study of 124 patients (78.2% male; 68.6 ± 12.6 years) who underwent TM and 345 patients (68...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Michele Vitacca, Alessandra Montini, Laura Comini
Within telehealth there are a number of domains relevant to pulmonary care: telemonitoring, teleassistance, telerehabilitation, teleconsultation and second opinion calls. In the last decade, several studies focusing on the effects of various telemanagement programs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been published but with contradictory findings. From the literature, the best telemonitoring outcomes come from programs dedicated to aged and very sick patients, frequent exacerbators with multimorbidity and limited community support; programs using third-generation telemonitoring systems providing constant analytical and decisionmaking support (24 h/day, 7 days/week); countries where strong community links are not available; and zones where telemonitoring and rehabilitation can be delivered directly to the patient's location...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Richard A Parker, Mary Paterson, Paul Padfield, Hilary Pinnock, Janet Hanley, Vicky S Hammersley, Adam Steventon, Brian McKinstry
OBJECTIVE: Simple forms of blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring require patients to text readings to central servers creating an opportunity for both entry error and manipulation. We wished to determine if there was an apparent preference for particular end digits and entries which were just below target BPs which might suggest evidence of data manipulation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study SETTING: 37 socioeconomically diverse primary care practices from South East Scotland...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Open
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