George E. Dafoulas

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Heart failure (HF) is a growing epidemic with the annual number of hospitalizations constantly increasing over the last decades for HF as a primary or secondary diagnosis. Despite the emergence of novel therapeutic approached that can prolong life and shorten hospital stay, HF patients will be needing rehospitalization and will often have a poor prognosis.(More)
The aim of this research was to explore the relationship between incident epilepsy and type 1 diabetes in British participants. Using The Health Improvement Network database, we conducted a retrospective, open-cohort study. Patients who were newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus at the age of ≤40 years were identified and followed-up from 1 January(More)
The incidence of cognitive impairment in older age is increasing, as is the number of cognitively impaired older adults living in their own homes. Due to lack of social care resources for these adults and their desires to remain in their own homes and live as independently as possible, research shows that the current standard care provisions are inadequate.(More)
The challenge of providing quality healthcare to underserved populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has attracted increasing attention from information and communication technology (ICT) professionals interested in providing societal impact through their work. Sana is an organisation hosted at the Institute for Medical Engineering and(More)
AIMS Epidemiological data regarding diabetes in Greece are based on regional, small-scale studies. We aimed to identify all citizens with prescribed pharmacological treatment for diabetes, to further explore type 1 diabetes prevalence and describe pharmacological treatment patterns in type 2 diabetes. METHODS The electronic prescription database of the(More)
Diabetes is one of the foremost causes of death in many countries and a leading cause of blindness, renal failure, and non-traumatic amputation. Therefore, diabetic foot ulceration and amputation cause extensive burden on individuals and health care systems in developed and developing countries. Due to the multi-disciplinary requirements for the treatment(More)
The paper describes the strategies and guidelines for building effective global student teams based on the experiences obtained from six global software development projects involving 438 students from the universities in the US, Panama, UK, and Turkey. According to the findings obtained from these projects, the factors affecting online collaboration and(More)
Introduction: Sana is a cell phone-facilitated clinical information system that connects community health workers and medical specialists, to improve screening and diagnostics in resource-constrained settings. Aims and objectives: The platform allows the transmission of any type of medical data—text, audio, video or photo—from a rural health worker to a(More)
Renewing Health, a Pilot A, CIP/PSP project, funded from the European Commission, aims at implementing large-scale real-life test beds for the validation and subsequent evaluation of innovative telemedicine services using a patient-centric approach and a common rigorous assessment methodology. The services offered are designed to give patients a central(More)
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