Telephone surveillance during 2019 novel coronavirus disease: Is it a helpful diagnostic tool for detecting acute pulmonary exacerbations in children with chronic lung disease?

Ozsezen B., Emiralioglu N., Tural D., Sunman B., Buyuksahin H., Yalcin E., ...More

Journal of telemedicine and telecare, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1357633x20972008
  • Journal Name: Journal of telemedicine and telecare
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Keywords: Coronavirus, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, telemedicine, childhood, pulmonary exacerbation
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: The global burden of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease pandemic on the healthcare system, as well as the high transmission risk of coronavirus disease has led to the use of alternative strategies for evaluation of children with chronic conditions. In this context, telemedicine has become the effective and affordable choice. In this study we aimed to evaluate the efficiency of telephone visits to determine pulmonary exacerbations and hospitalization rates of children with cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.