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J Clin Neurosci. 2021 Apr;86:324-331. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.01.024. Epub 2021 Feb 6. ABSTRACT A collaborative global working group of women neurosurgeons in multiple countries at different stages of their neurosurgical careers undertook the task of researching the history of European women in neurosurgery. While doing so, we happened upon many remarkable female neurosurgeons who overcame great...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:674-678. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210257. ABSTRACT Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing Public Health problem. Recent evidence points that low education and poor socio-economic conditions are associated with higher risk of developing CKD and progressing to dialysis or transplantation need. Hence patient empowerment through health education and qualification with technological...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:839-844. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210297. ABSTRACT In this paper, we present an approach to improve the accuracy of hand tremor severity in Parkinson’s patients in real-life unconstrained environments. The system leverages data achieved from daily interaction people with their smartphones and uses technologies for classifying and combining data. We describe the...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 24;278:195-202. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210069. ABSTRACT Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) of the shoulder is a multifaceted long-term process, which is often not transparent to affected patients. Mobile health applications (apps) have the potential to support this complex process by improving patients’ self-management skills. However, there seems to be a lack...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:1102-1103. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210364. ABSTRACT To facilitate interaction with mobile health applications, chatbots are increasingly used. They realize the interaction as a dialog where users can ask questions and get answers from the chatbot. A big challenge is to create a comprehensive knowledge base comprising patterns and rules for representing...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:1083-1084. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210355. ABSTRACT Potential benefits of mHealth applications are large for chronic diseases. To get an overview of how these applications are being evaluated, a scoping review is being conducted. First results show that single factors are most commonly assessed. The results of clinical outcome measures are the...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:1100-1101. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210363. ABSTRACT Our aim in the present study was to evaluate the HealthBuddy+ smartphone app, designed and implemented by the World Health Organization for the European region. For this purpose, we have used Heuristic evaluation method. The tools utilized in this study included 10 heuristics and measure...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:1027-1028. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210339. ABSTRACT The COVID-19 pandemic has brought along a massive increase in app development. However, most of these apps are not using interoperable data. The COMPASS project of the German COVID-19 Research Network of University Medicine (“Netzwerk Universitätsmedizin (NUM)”) tackles this issue, by offering open-source technology, best...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:947-951. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210318. ABSTRACT People are increasingly able to access their laboratory (lab) results using patient-facing portals. However, lab reports for citizens are often identical to those for clinicians; without specialized training they can be near impossible to interpret. In this study, we inspected a mobile health application (app)...
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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:322-326. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210173. ABSTRACT The system described in this paper notifies the user about possible indoor environmental hazards through a smartphone application. Events such as house fires or increasing levels of dangerous substances are detected; thus, raising the awareness level in regard to the quality of the indoor environment....
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