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The Effect of Remote Patient Monitoring on Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Mini-Review

Nafise Mazboori 1 , Abbas Norouzi Javidan 1 , * and Parisa Bahmani 1
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1 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Archives of Neuroscience: April 30, 2019, 6 (2); e85491
  • Published Online: February 19, 2019
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: October 17, 2018
  • Revised: January 2, 2019
  • Accepted: January 23, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/ans.85491

To Cite: Mazboori N, Norouzi Javidan A, Bahmani P. The Effect of Remote Patient Monitoring on Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Mini-Review, Arch Neurosci. 2019 ; 6(2):e85491. doi: 10.5812/ans.85491.

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1. Context
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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