Medscape July 29, 2021
Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN

A remote monitoring system was highly effective in managing symptoms and improving quality of life among patients with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy, say researchers reporting the first clinical trial of the new approach.

The study tested the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) for patients with various cancer types who were undergoing treatment at cancer centers in several European countries. The study primarily focused on patients who were being treated with curative intent.

The 24-hour monitoring system optimized symptom management in a manner safe, secure, and in “real time,” the team reports. This is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic, they note.

“Our findings suggest that an evidence based remote monitoring intervention, such as ASyMS, has potential for implementation into...

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