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A previous phase II clinical trial of adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) therapy for fistulae associated with Crohn's disease, a devastating condition with a high recurrence rate, demonstrated safety and therapeutic potential with a 1-year sustained response. In the present study, 41 of the 43 phase II trial patients were followed for an additional year,(More)
Effective communication between health professionals and patients positively influences chronic health management, as does increased patient awareness of their symptoms and general knowledge of the condition. In this study, we leverage the use of mobile phones by pediatric patients and report results from a four-month randomized controlled trial (RCT). We(More)
Parents always desire to take good care of their children and manage their numerous responsibilities. One of parents' main responsibilities is to manage their children's health. Through their actions of caring for their children, parents want to know they're doing the best job to ensure their children's well being. Unfortunately, much of the time this(More)
In this paper, we propose a collaborative and educational game for families with asthmatic children to improve their health. This paper describes design approaches and specifications of a game called TriggerHunter that enables asthmatic children to see asthma triggers in their home environment through an augmented reality technology. The goal of designing a(More)
To investigate the mechanisms that contribute to the acceleration of atherosclerosis in diabetes, the role of NAD(P)H oxidase in the enhanced proliferative capacity of diabetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) was studied. VSMC from streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat aorta had increased proliferative capacity and generated higher levels of(More)
Mobile technologies, due to their ubiquitous nature, play an important role in supporting health care. However, it is not easy to design useful integrated mobile services without a systematic understanding of users, and this is especially true for children. Therefore, we propose a new theoretical perspective for generating design concepts in the early stage(More)
Asthma is one of the most common childhood chronic diseases in the world, and the nature of paediatric asthma management inherently requires intense collaborative care. In this paper, we report the results of a multi-method qualitative inquiry aimed at understanding paediatric asthma management and the potential for technologies to support low-income(More)
Parents find themselves experiencing breakdowns when attempting to record, retrieve, or transfer health related information for their children in the many different contexts where it is needed. While the activities of caring for their children take place in diverse locations, there is currently no appropriate tool for helping parents record, retrieve, and(More)
Asthma is a complex disorder and a leading chronic disease among children in USA. Families and pediatric patients with asthma need to manage different triggers and symptoms. We investigate existing asthma management practices and deploy technology probes to understand how they use technologies to manage asthma. The findings suggest that severity of asthma(More)
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