Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

remote monitoring

Experience of introducing telemedicine technologies for prophylaxis of cardio-vascular diseases

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №1 Pages: 011-016
Heading: Health Service Organization Article type: Original article
Authors: Molodtsova E.V., Shemetova G.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

Aim: to study the effectiveness of the implementation of the telemedicine program for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in patients from high risk group and patients with arterial hypertension. Material and Methods. On the basis of "Railway clinical hospital at Saratov-ll station of "Russian Railways" developed and introduced to the work of the telemedicine program for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in patients from high risk group that integrates all the activities of rehabilitation institutions and nursing nursing and telemedicine center. The analysis of efficiency of telemedical prevention work in the group of persons with risk factors and patients with arterial hypertension was performed. Results. In the group of patients participating in the telemedicine program, a decrease of morbidity with temporary disability on average by 58.8%; not registered any case of transfer of disease in the subsequent stage; there was a decline in hospitalization rates about of hypertension is 17.4%, and a reduction in the level of removal from flight among workers in locomotive service because of high blood pressure and excessive heart rate from 7.9 to 3.6 cases per 10000 examinations. Conclusion. Implementation of "home" telemedicine monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, pulse rate, regularity of taking medications, virtual communication between doctor and patient, a visit to the online "Schools patient for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases" demonstrated sufficient efficacy. Tele-health program for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients from high risk group and patients with arterial hypertension help to teach patients to correct risk factors and to control their disease.

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Remote monitoring in patients with spondylitis

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №2 Pages: 314-317
Heading: Proceedings of all-Russia week of science with international participants Article type: Original article
Authors: Akulova A.l., Gaydukova I.Z.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

Objective: to evaluate the adherence to therapy and treatment outcomes in patients with spondylitis (SpA) in which activity of the disease managed remotely. Material and Methods. 193 patients with axial SpA were randomized into 3 groups with the different ways of the disease activity monitoring: 96 patients were managed in free way, 26 patients visited rheumatologist every 12 weeks, 69 patients managed remotely — we called them every 4 weeks. After the first year of follow up we made 3-month break in the telephone monitoring. The data on the treatment and SpA activity (indexes BASDAI, PASS, ESR, CRP) were collected. Results. In patients managed in a free way SpA activity was severe after a year. In groups managed remotely and once in 3 month the significant reduction in the disease activity was achieved with maximal decrease in remote monitoring group. Positive PASS group 3 was found in 15 patients (57.69%, n=26), in group 2 — in 4 patients (20%, n=20), in group 1 — no patients (0%). NSAIDs intake was arbitrarily changed by 5 (19.23%, n=26), 15(75%, n=20), and 93(96.87%, n=96) patients of groups 3, 2 and 1, respectively. After a 3- month break in remote monitoring in 13 patients with initial BASDAI>4 disease activity significantly increased, in 33 patients with BASDAK4 disease activity decreased. 17 (51.5%) patients independently changed the drug intake regimen after the break in monitoring. Conclusion. Remote monitoring is associated with better adherence to therapy and the best results of treatment of patients with SpA than the other modes of observation. Remote monitoring frequency must be determined individually.

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