Detection of COPD Exacerbations

Detection of COPD Exacerbations

A properly designed patient diary or ePRO can bring tremendous benefits to the conduct and outcome of a clinical trial. In this trial sponsored by AstraZeneca, HealthDiary Inc designed a patient diary that generated record-breaking patient diary compliance of 99.9%. Furthermore, the smartphone based patient diary had a background algorithm implemented to detect symptom progression toward a COPD exacerbation. The symptom monitoring algorithm was able to detect all COPD exacerbations, allowing health care providers to address them in a timely manner. Detailed information can be found in the following article:

Detection of COPD Exacerbations and Compliance with Patient Reported Daily Symptom Diaries Using a BlackBerry-Based Information System COPD Exacerbation Detection with BlackBerrys.

Neil W. Johnston MSc; Kim Lambert RN, MSc; Patricia Hussack RN; MariaGerhardsson de Verdier MD, PhD; Tim Higenbottam MD, DSc; Jonathan Lewis BSc; Paul Newbold PhD; Martin Jenkins MMath; Geoff R. Norman PhD; Peter.V. Coyle MD; and R. Andrew McIvor MD*

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