Alejandra Guillén

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Improving patient self-management can have a greater impact than improving any clinical treatment (WHO). We propose here a systematic and comprehensive user centered design approach for delivering a technological platform for diabetes disease management. The system was developed under the METABO research project framework, involving patients from 3(More)
Chronic diseases are currently recognized as one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. On top of this, these diseases represent a major burden for the healthcare systems in terms of costs and resources, which is driving them to define and adopt novel programs for prevention and chronic disease management. Still, many aspects of the(More)
METABO is a diabetes monitoring and management system which aims at recording and interpreting patient's context, as well as, at providing decision support to both the patient and the doctor. The METABO system consists of (a) a Patient's Mobile Device (PMD), (b) different types of unobtrusive biosensors, (c) a Central Subsystem (CS) located remotely at the(More)
Losing weight can be one of the toughest objectives related to diabetes treatment, especially for Type 2 diabetes mellitus. This paper describes a tool to set goals to achieve lifestyle behavioral changes, and keep track of the benefits derived from these changes. This strategy leans on the capability of evaluating users' compliance to treatment,(More)
Dealing with a chronic disease and, more specifically, with Diabetes Mellitus and other metabolic disorders, represents a great challenge for care givers, patients and the healthcare systems as their treatment requires continuous medical care and patient self management. The engagement of patients in the adoption of healthy lifestyles with a positive impact(More)
For patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), telemonitoring promises improved quality of life and safety, since events recorded by the device or observed by the patient can alert a health professional. Taking into account the latest clinical guidelines when responding to such alerts, is a topic of active research addressed by the(More)
Dealing with a chronic disease and, more specifically, with Diabetes Mellitus and other metabolic disorders, represents a great challenge for care givers, patients and the Health Care Systems as their treatment requires continuous medical care and patient self management. The engagement of patients in the adoption of healthy lifestyles with a positive(More)
There is no doubt that the contribution of the Health Care Technologies to the tremendous evolution on Medicine since mid XX century has been one of its most important pillars. At the same time the innovation has been sometimes accused of been the root of the increase in the Health Care expenditure to support the Health of the society. Actually, when the(More)
Knowledge and lessons from past accidental exposures in radiotherapy are very helpful in finding safety provisions to prevent recurrence. Disseminating lessons is necessary but not sufficient. There may be additional latent risks for other accidental exposures, which have not been reported or have not occurred, but are possible and may occur in the future(More)
Resume. — La repartition de neuf especes de chauves-souris dans la Peninsule Iberique est revisee et completee. Jusqu'ä present, cette repartition etait presque inconnue en raison de leu r reelle rarete ou de absence de prospections. II s'agit de: Myotis bechsteini, M. emarginatus, M. mystacinus, Nyctalus lasiopterus, N. leisleri, N. noctula, Pipistrellus(More)
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