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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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From chronic disease management to person-centered eHealth; a review on the necessity for blended care

A growing need for structural changes in the organization of the health care system has emerged from the fast-growing number of people with chronic illnesses. eHealth supported self-management programs...

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Precautionary measures for accidents due to mobile phone using IOT

“Every human life is the same and is worth saving” quotes renowned novelist and screenwriter JK Rowling. The significance of human life is of utmost importance and has to be universally respected. There...

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The time has come for “Real-World Studies” (RWS)

The time has come for “real-world studies (RWS)” to assume its rightful place in clinical trials. RWS have a broader and more representative scope than randomized controlled trial (RCT) (Roy-Byrne et...

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Clinical eHealth: A new era of medicine

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