Internet Protocol Television for Personalized Home-Based Health Information: Design-Based Research on a Diabetes Education System
by Kathleen Mary Gray, Ken Clarke, Basil Alzougool, Carolyn Hines, Gil Tidhar, Feodor Frukhtman
(Published on 10 Mar 2014)
Background: The use of Internet protocol television (IPTV) as a channel for consumer health information is a relatively under-explored area of medical Internet research. IPTV may afford new opportunities for health care service providers to provide health information and for consumers, patients, and caretakers to access health information. The technologies of Web 2.0 add a new and even less explored dimension to IPTV’s potential. Objective: Our research explored an application of Web 2.0 integrated with IPTV for personalized home-based health information in diabetes education, particularly for people with diabetes who are not strong computer and Internet users, and thus may miss out on Web-based resources. We wanted to establish whether this system could enable diabetes educators...
Nonsurgical Strategies in Patients With NET Liver Metastases: A Protocol of Four Systematic Reviews
by Perparim Limani, Christoph Tschuor, Laura Gort, Bettina Balmer, Alexander Gu, Christos Ceresa, Dimitri Aristotle Raptis, Mickael Lesurtel, Milo Puhan, Stefan Breitenstein
(Published on 07 Mar 2014)
Background: Patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with hepatic metastases generally have a worse prognosis as compared with patients with nonmetastasized NETs. Due to tumor location and distant metastases, a surgical approach is often not possible and nonsurgical therapeutic strategies may apply. Objective: The aim of these systematic reviews is to evaluate the role of nonsurgical therapy options for patients with nonresectable liver metastases of NETs. Methods: An objective group of librarians will provide an electronic search strategy to examine the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials [CENTRAL]) databases. There will be no...
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