Ole K. Hejlesen

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Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in Europe. However, efficient therapies do exist. An accurate and early diagnosis and correct application of treatment can prevent blindness in more than 50% of all cases. Digital imaging is becoming available as a means of screening for diabetic retinopathy. As well as providing a high(More)
The present paper gives a description of the Diabetes Advisory System (DIAS), and the evaluation results obtained so far. DIAS is a decision support system for the management of insulin dependent diabetes. The core of the system is a compartment model of the human carbohydrate metabolism implemented as a causal probabilistic network (CPN or Bayesian(More)
We investigated whether physiological data can be used for predicting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. Home measurements from 57 patients were analysed, during which 10 exacerbations occurred in nine patients. A total of 273 different features were evaluated for their discrimination abilities between periods with and without(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to evaluate the usability of the design of the telehealth system, named Telekit, developed for the Danish TeleCare North Trial, early into the design process in order to assess potential problems and limitations which could hinder its successful implementation. METHODS Five experts, including one who pilot-tested the Telekit system,(More)
Intensive diabetes treatment can lead to a substantial reduction of the rate of the complications associated with diabetes. However, a number of patients may have poor control despite specialist care, and this along with devolution of care to non-specialists suggests that alternative interventions should be developed. The present paper describes an Internet(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenaline release and excess insulin during hypoglycemia stimulate the uptake of potassium from the bloodstream, causing low plasma potassium (hypokalemia). Hypokalemia has a profound effect on the heart and is associated with an increased risk of malignant cardiac arrhythmias. It is the aim of this study to develop a physiological model of(More)
BACKGROUND Several heart failure studies have shown promising results for implementing telehealthcare. These studies have led to clinical and political interest in telehealthcare as a way to improve heart failure outcomes and lower costs. However, there is a need for large-scale clinical trials with cost-effectiveness assessments. METHODS/DESIGN The(More)
Six patients with type 1 diabetes participated in a pilot trial. Their median age was 36 years (range 29-61) and the median duration of diabetes was 10 years (range 3-29). They were asked to enter, from their home or work PC, blood glucose values, insulin doses and a food diary. From the data entered, a computer model generated a simulation of the blood(More)
This paper assesses the feasibility of using a double blind controlled clinical trial to evaluate the function of a decision support system by applying such a design to the evaluation of a Diabetes Advisory System (DIAS). DIAS is based on a model of the human carbohydrate metabolism and is designed an interactive clinical tool, which can be used to predict(More)
The Diabetes Advisory System (DIAS) is a model of human glucose metabolism implemented in a causal probabilistic network. It handles data on insulin dose, carbohydrate intake and blood glucose concentration to predict hourly blood glucose concentrations and thus provide an indication of blood glucose values between home blood tests. DIAS was used to predict(More)