Tag: Digital health

What are the experiences of people with COPD using activity monitors?

Qualitative review finds several themes including acceptability, supporting motivation, technical issues and goal setting. Patients generally benefited but improvements are needed such as addressing t...
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Telemedicine: evidence & limitations

Commentary on telemedicine for respiratory diseases management including COPD highlights the need for digital health technologies. Further evidences are required to better position telemedicine in th...
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Revealing the Nature of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Self-tracking and Analysis of Contact Patterns

Study of COPD patients enrolled in a personalised health project shows HCP-patient interactions over time. The highest interaction number was in the 1st month, indicating that patients likely learned ...
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Effectiveness of telemonitoring for reducing exacerbation occurrence in COPD patients with past exacerbation history

Meta-analysis of 17 studies finds that in patients with COPD acute exacerbation (AECOPD) history, telemonitoring reduces emergency room visits, AECOPD-related readmissions, AECOPD-related hospital day...
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Early identification and treatment of COPD exacerbation using remote respiratory monitoring

Can remote monitoring allow early COPD exacerbation identification? This case report shows the successful treatment of a patient with an exacerbation identified via remote monitoring (photoplethysmog...
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The role of telemedicine in the management of COPD patients

Can telemedicine improve the delivery & efficiency of COPD care? New review discusses evidence for telemedicine for self-management interventions (including PR), noninvasive ventilation monitoring & e...
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Telemedicine in the management of patients with chronic respiratory failure

Comprehensive review of telemedicine for patients with chronic respiratory failure highlights several potential benefits including reduced burden of hospital appointments and acute care as well as imp...
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eHealth program to reduce hospitalizations due to AECOPD

eHealth program may lead to fewer COPD exacerbations & hospitalised days. eHealth intervention in pts with ≥2 exacerbations/prior year (n=29) significantly reduced exacerbations (2 vs 1) and days of...
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Home telemonitoring for chronic disease management

Patients and clinicians recognise the benefits of home telemonitoring for chronic disease management. Interviews/questionnaires found high patient satisfaction and improved patient empowerment and pat...
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