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Introduction Special Issue Clinical ehealth ‘Disease monitoring and eHealth’

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Prospect and application of Internet of Things technology for prevention of SARIs

The Internet of Things (IoT) includes three core procedures: full spectrum perception, reliable transmission, and intelligent processing. It can be applied for the prevention and control of SARI (severe...

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Chinese experts’ consensus on the Internet of Things-aided diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The aim is to diagnose COVID-19 earlier and to improve its treatment by applying medical technology, the “COVID-19 Intelligent Diagnosis and Treatment Assistant Program (nCapp)” based on the Internet...

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General practitioners attitude towards the use of eHealth and online testing in primary care

As people live longer and multimorbidity is common, the workload for general practitioners (GPs) is increasing. eHealth services, like online diagnostic testing, might help to increase efficiency in...

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A systematic review on the use of mHealth to increase physical activity in older people

Physical activity (PA) is important for maintaining good physical health. WHO recommends 150 min of PA per week to the older population but many older people do not meet this recommendation. The increasing...

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Long-term effects of telemonitoring on healthcare usage in patients with heart failure or COPD

Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are leading causes of disability and lead to substantial healthcare costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of home...

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eHealth only interventions and blended interventions to support self-management in adolescents with asthma: A systematic review

•Relevant databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and PsycINFO) were searched.•The review focused specifically on adolescents with asthma.•Both eHealth only and blended self-management...

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REducing Delay through edUcation on eXacerbations (REDUX) in patients with COPD: a pilot study

Early recognition of COPD exacerbations and prompt treatment could reduce recovery time, hospitalization risk and improve quality of life. We aimed to assess whether education of patients and healthcare...

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The effectiveness of smartphone applications to aid smoking cessation: A meta-analysis

Smartphone smoking cessation applications (SCAs) are widely available and extensively used by smokers to aid smoking cessation. However, their efficacy is unproven. The aim of this meta-analysis was...

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A pilot study of the ‘PSGCloud’ — A cloud-based care service delivery and sleep disorders diagnosis system. Part I: Sleep structure and arousal analysis

The high prevalence of sleep disorders has greatly increased the demands for diagnosis and treatment; while the imbalance in geographical distribution of necessary medical resources coupled with lacking...

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The design choices for the development of an Augmented Reality game for people with visuospatial neglect

Visuospatial neglect (VSN) is common after stroke and can seriously hamper everyday life. One of the most commonly used and highly recommended rehabilitation methods is Visual Scanning Training (VST)...

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Implementation of an eHealth self-management care path for chronic somatic conditions

Self-management support for people with chronic somatic conditions can enhance clinical outcomes and patients’ quality of life. Implementing self-management support via eHealth could increase its availability...

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Optimizing smoking cessation guideline implementation using text-messages and summary-sheets: A mixed-method evaluation

Implementation of smoking cessation care (SCC) guidelines is suboptimal. This mixed-method study evaluated a two-component implementation strategy for the revised Dutch multidisciplinary tobacco dependence...

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An Internet of Things based COPD managing system: Its development, challenges and first experiences

In order to improve stable COPD patients’ management and reduce exacerbation, we established an Internet of Things based COPD managing system in Qingpu District Shanghai City....

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Needed: Evidence Based EHealth!

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Social media use for patient empowerment in the Gulf Cooperation Council region

Social media has emerged to become the most important review mechanism for customers in various industries. Healthcare, largely a credence service, was once thought to be immune from the influence of...

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Chinese experts consensus for aerosol therapy assisted by Internet of Things

Aerosol inhalation treatment imposes direct effects on target organs with less systematic side effects and no need of deliberate cooperation of patients. However, the lack of resources and experience...

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