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Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;22(3):538-40. doi: 10.3201/eid2203.151620.

Monitoring Therapy Compliance of Tuberculosis Patients by using Video-Enabled Electronic Devices.

Abstract

A recent innovation to help patients adhere to daily tuberculosis (TB) treatment over many months is video (or virtually) observed therapy (VOT). VOT is becoming increasingly feasible as mobile telephone applications and tablet computers become more widely available. Studies of the effectiveness of VOT in improving TB patient outcomes are being conducted.

KEYWORDS:

DOT; Tuberculosis; VOT; bacteria; computer communication networks; directly observed therapy; individualized medicine; medication adherence; short course; telemedicine; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria; video observed therapy; videoconferencing; virtually observed therapy

PMID:
26891363
PMCID:
PMC4766903
DOI:
10.3201/eid2203.151620
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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