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BACKGROUND Asynchronous telehealth captures clinically important digital samples (e.g., still images, video, audio, text files) and relevant data in one location and subsequently transmits these files for interpretation at a remote site by health professionals without requiring the simultaneous presence of the patient involved and his or her health care(More)
Most of the patients who are in hospitals and, increasingly, patients controlled remotely from their homes, at-home monitoring, are continuously monitored in order to control their evolution. The medical devices used up to now, force the sanitary staff to go to the patients' room to control the biosignals that are being monitored, although in many cases,(More)
— Mobility management in so-called heterogeneous networks (HetNets) becomes a complicated issue due to the increased complexity of inter-layer radio resource management (RRM) techniques. Frequent inter-layer reselections and handovers should be minimized when dealing with high-speed users by taking into account both user speeds and relative cell sizes. In(More)
New wireless technologies make possible the implementation of high level integration wireless devices which allow the replacement of traditional large wired monitoring devices. This kind of devices favours at-home hospitalization, reducing the affluence to sanitary assistance centers to make routine controls. This fact causes a really favourable social(More)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are revolutionizing how healthcare systems deliver top-quality care to citizens. In this way, Open Source Software (OSS) has demonstrated to be an important strategy to spread ICTs use. Several human and technological barriers in adopting OSS for healthcare have been identified. Human barriers include user(More)
36 staghorn calculi were treated percutaneously under ultrasound guidance between 1983 and 1992. Each stone had a renal pelvic element and at least two caliceal branches. The area of each stone was measured on the plain abdominal x-ray (mean: 1,020 mm2) and the total length of the various caliceal branches was measured from the pelvic element (mean: 50.2(More)