Telemedicine in the Elderly

A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).

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Interests: frailty syndrome; telemonitoring; comprehensive geriatric assessment; telemedicine; hypervitaminosis B12 syn-drome; hematological disease in the elderly; vitamin B12-related diseases
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Dear Colleagues,

Telemedicine refers to health care provision through information technologies and telecommunication systems. Telemedicine is particularly important in the field of geriatrics, especially when it comes to the monitoring of elderly patients with chronic diseases. The development and implementation of a telemonitoring care pathway in the clinical workflow is challenging. Telemedicine has demonstrated its effectiveness in the management of chronic pathologies such as heart failure, hypertension, etc. Initially, telemedicine was developed in the field of rhythm disorders and for patients with pacemakers. The monitoring of patients with chronic pathologies by telemedicine systems is a means of optimising the management of these patients. Telemedicine thus helps to improve the quality of life of elderly patients. Telemonitoring can enable a significant reduction in the number of re-hospitalizations, which is mechanically correlated with a reduction in costs for the Company/Society. These solutions also promote the collection of accurate medical data to allow for appropriate monitoring of the patient's state of health. The stakes of telemedicine are high in geriatrics, particularly in the follow-up of elderly people with chronic pathologies requiring repeated trips to the hospital. The goal of this call of paper is to describe telemedicine protocols dedicated to elderly subjects, whether they are at the experimental or project stage, or at the final stage of the experiment with the implications, the repercussions on the care of elderly subjects, the benefits of this method and any limitations.

Dr. Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar
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  • telemedicine
  • elderly
  • quality of life
  • nursing home
  • telemonitoring
  • teleassistance
  • re-hospitalizations
  • geriatric risk
  • costs

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11 pages, 7474 KiB  
Erbium Laser for Skin Surgery: A Single-Center Twenty-Five Years’ Experience
by Steven Paul Nisticò, Giovanni Cannarozzo, Piero Campolmi, Federica Dragoni, Silvia Moretti, Cataldo Patruno and Luigi Bennardo
Medicines 2021, 8(12), 74; - 24 Nov 2021
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 (1) Introduction: The Erbium laser is a very versatile laser system used in dermatology. Its ability to be almost selectively absorbed by water makes it a perfect device for managing various cutaneous skin conditions. (2) Methods: In this paper, we report our twenty-five [...] Read more.
 (1) Introduction: The Erbium laser is a very versatile laser system used in dermatology. Its ability to be almost selectively absorbed by water makes it a perfect device for managing various cutaneous skin conditions. (2) Methods: In this paper, we report our twenty-five years’ experience with the Erbium laser. More than three thousand patients were treated for common skin disorders such as flat warts, seborrheic keratosis, xanthelasmas, and scars. (3) Results: A complete response was observed in 89.6%, without significant side effects. Local anesthesia was used in only a tiny percentage of patients. (4) Conclusions: This study confirms that the Erbium laser is a valuable and flexible procedure for laser surgery with excellent safety and short healing times. Full article
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