New published article: Schoevaerdts et al., 2024


Congratulations to Pr. Schoevaerdts and colleagues on the publication of their article on home telemonitoring in rural areas in the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. We are happy to have contributed to the success of this article!

𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 has grown in recent years to enable patients, particularly those with chronic conditions, to be 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. Of course, this medical monitoring technique is even more beneficial for patients living in 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬. While the healthcare system is usually organized by the country's authorities, border areas are a special case and are managed by the 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐞́𝐞𝐬 𝐝'𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞̀𝐬 𝐚𝐮𝐱 𝐒𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬 (ZOAST).

The authors studied the feasibility of setting up a device 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐚 𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐭 and managed by a telemonitoring system in patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease living on the 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡-𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐠𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 (ZOAST Ardennes zone). More specifically, the aim was to detect the 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 and adjust treatment accordingly. Of 87 eligible patients, 21 were included. Hospitalization and mortality rates were high (32% and 10%). A total of 644 alerts were recorded, 26% of which were related to the technical aspect of the device. Only 𝟏% 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. Treatment adaptation was proposed for 12 patients.

Telemonitoring seems to be a 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 for improving follow-up care for patients living in 𝐫𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬. The article is already available on the journal's website! 𝐃𝐎𝐈: 𝟏𝟎.𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟕/𝐬𝟒𝟎𝟓𝟐𝟎-𝟎𝟐𝟒-𝟎𝟐𝟕𝟎𝟗-𝟕