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A Telemedicine-Based Intervention Reduces the Frequency and Severity of COPD Exacerbation Symptoms: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

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This randomized controlled trial examined the impact of a COPD telehealth intervention on patient symptoms and hospitalization rates. Patients in the treatment condition received a device used to report their symptoms and, if appropriate, proactive outreach by healthcare providers while control subjects received standard of care. A total of 79 patients participated. Researchers reported that daily peak flow and dyspnea scores improved for those receiving the telehealth intervention; there were no differences between groups in hospitalization or mortality.

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Citation: Cordova FC, Ciccolella D, Grabianowski C, et al. A Telemedicine-Based Intervention Reduces the Frequency and Severity of COPD Exacerbation Symptoms: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Telemedicine and e-Health. -Not available-, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/tmj.2015.0035.
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