Monday, June 15, 2009

TXT MSGS REDUCE ORGAN REJECTION

Researchers at the Mt. Sinai Medical Centre have found that text-messaging reduces organ rejection in children who have recently received a liver transplant. The study consisted of 41 pediatric patients taking 1-3 medications daily. Text messages included a query, if the children did not respond in 15 minutes, their caregivers were notified. Researchers say that the simple text system helped get the children more involved in their own care and helped them take their medications properly resulting in 1/6th the rejection episodes.

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