Artificial Intelligence in Functional Urology: How It may Shape the Future

Imad Bentellis; Sonia Guérin; Zine-Eddine Khene; Rose Khavari; Benoit Peyronnet


Curr Opin Urol. 2021;31(4):385-390. 

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Remote Medicine

This subject was not investigated in urology[33] but may be well suited to functional urology. It may encompass remote interviews of patients but also remote monitoring of the patients' health in real time.[34] This is particularly relevant in COVID pandemic times and for managing the infectious risk. It could prevent unnecessary consultation or hospitalization, but also help for early identification of acute, rare, and severe events. E-diaries and questionnaires or ambulatory data collection would be useful for personalized diagnosis prescriptions and treatments.

Speech recognition algorithms could help to deliver healthcare remotely. It has been shown that they were as efficient as actual telephone calls for the management of heart failure.[35] Telemedicine has proven its efficacy in chronic disease[36] monitoring and treatment,[35] but could also the way to reach isolated and vulnerable patients, for example with neurological or cognitive impairment.[37]