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My Daily PACE Mobile Reminder Tool Available for People with Ulcerative Colitis
Date:4/2/2013

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) and DKBmed, LLC, have collaborated to create My Daily PACE, a mobile phone-based tool designed to help people with ulcerative colitis remember to take their medications and to track their symptoms. The tool is part of PACE UC: Persistence, Adherence, and Compliance Education in Ulcerative Colitis, an educational program created by JHUSOM and DKBmed. People with ulcerative colitis are encouraged to sign up for My Daily PACE, a free service that can be accessed by visiting http://www.mydailypace.org.

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The first symptoms of ulcerative colitis (UC) are progressive loosening of the stool, abdominal pain, and changes in bowel habits, which can become quite difficult to tolerate in patients with severe disease. There are multiple types of medication for UC, ranging from drugs that reduce inflammation to those that alter the immune system. These medications need to be taken every day. But as few as 40% of patients with mild to moderate UC take their medication as prescribed, raising their risk of UC "flares."

My Daily PACE offers users the following features:

  • Daily text message reminders, which the subscriber can receive at a specified time
  • The ability for the subscriber to text back how he or she is feeling
  • Tracking of symptoms, which the user can choose to share with healthcare providers and/or family members

"Ulcerative colitis must be treated every day for life. A tool that can remind patients to take their medication is highly valuable and has the potential to enhance their quality of life by helping them manage their symptoms," explained Dean B
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