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BlackSea TeleDiab (BSTD) is a multidisciplinary research project whose aim is to promote the exchange of healthcare information between clinicians and scientists in countries of the Black Sea area to provide a means by which the care of patients with diabetes may be enhanced. The project is built on an existing organizational framework provided by the WHO(More)
The monitoring of the bioelectric activity of acupoints by means of electroacupunctogram (EAG) represents a direct and precise recording technique of the acupoints functional state. The EAG recording is done by introduction in the acupoint at corresponding depth of a standard silvered-steel electrode-needle and the measurements are made bipolar, i.e.,(More)
BACKGROUND The EUBIROD project aims to perform a cross-border flow of diabetes information across 19 European countries using the BIRO information system, which embeds privacy principles and data protection mechanisms in its architecture (privacy by design). A specific task of EUBIROD was to investigate the variability in the implementation of the EU Data(More)
The aim of the present study was to characterize the patterns of signals associated with noninvasively detected skin sudomotor transient reflexes in a group of 221 apparently healthy people, aged between 16 and 72 years. By means of two pairs of surface electrodes applied respectively to the palm of the hand and to the sole of the foot skin impedance(More)
OBJECTIVES To foster the development of a privacy-protective, sustainable cross-border information system in the framework of a European public health project. MATERIALS AND METHODS A targeted privacy impact assessment was implemented to identify the best architecture for a European information system for diabetes directly tapping into clinical(More)
The loss of sensitivity to nociceptive stimuli is one of the main factors involved in the pathogeny of diabetic gangrene. The aim of this study was to develop a simple and practical method for selecting the cases prone to such a complication. The perception threshold (either voltage, mV or current, microA) was determined in 137 randomly selected diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND A set of core diabetes indicators were identified in a clinical review of current evidence for the EUBIROD project. In order to allow accurate comparisons of diabetes indicators, a standardised currency for data storage and aggregation was required. We aimed to define a robust European data dictionary with appropriate clinical definitions that(More)
This paper describes the application of the GEHR (Good European Health Record) architecture to develop a system to enable the storage and exchange of EHCRs (Electronic Health Care Record) of patients with diabetes, in the Black Sea area. The objectives of the Black Sea Tele Diab System (BSTD) were to develop and evaluate the use of a fully-computerised(More)
Autonomic nervous dysfunction was indirectly evaluated on the basis of the skin electrical resistance relative variation (SERV), recorded by our recently developed system, with two pairs of surface electrodes placed on the palm and on the sole of the foot, after the application to the subject of a sensory stimulus (sound 60 dB, 860 Hz, 0.5 s duration) or in(More)