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A telephone-linked computer system for home enteral nutrition.
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PMID:  20713511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We studied the effect of telephone-linked computer (TLC) communication in patients being treated with home enteral nutrition. A total of 290 patients were enrolled in the study which compared two groups of patients who were recruited at different times (control: 193, TLC: 97). At baseline there were no significant differences in characteristics or clinical practice between the two groups. Over a three-month period, 823 automatic telephone calls were dialled out to the TLC patients and in 787 of the calls (96%) there were complete responses to all questions. A total of 205 alert messages were generated for the 823 calls. Less than 10% were false alerts. All health outcome measures, the EQ-5D and three components of the SF-36 improved slightly with time in both groups, but there was no significant difference between the groups. The patients' body mass index increased slightly in both groups, but the change was not significant. Home enteral nutrition prevented weight loss and improved some components of the QOL scores. The TLC system detected a high number of abnormal nutritional symptoms.
Nicolas Boisseau; Alain Burde; Patrick Bachmann; Pierre Senesse; Xavier Hebuterne
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of telemedicine and telecare     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1758-1109     ISO Abbreviation:  J Telemed Telecare     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506702     Medline TA:  J Telemed Telecare     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre Hospitalier de Fréjus - Saint Raphaël, Frejus, France.
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