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Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128775/clinical-judgment-research-on-economic-topics-role-of-congruence-of-tasks-in-clinical-practice
#1
Christine C Huttin
This paper discusses what can ensure the performance of judgment studies with an information design that integrates economics of medical systems, in the context of digitalization of healthcare. It is part of a series of 5 methodological papers on statistical procedures and problems to implement judgment research designs and decision models, especially to address cost of care, and ways to measure conversation on cost of care between physicians and patients, with unstructured data such as economic narratives to complement billing and financial information (e...
January 20, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128773/hip-and-knee-effects-after-implantation-of-a-drop-foot-stimulator
#2
Daiwei Yao, Matthias Lahner, Eike Jakubowitz, Anna Thomann, Sarah Ettinger, Yvonne Noll, Christina Stukenborg-Colsman, Kiriakos Daniilidis
BACKGROUND: An active ankle dorsiflexion is essential for a proper gait pattern. If there is a failure of the foot lifting, considerable impairments occur. The therapeutic effect of an implantable peroneus nerve stimulator (iPNS) for the ankle dorsiflexion is already approved by recent studies. However, possible affection for knee and hip motion after implantation of an iPNS is not well described. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this retrospective study was to examine with a patient cohort whether the use of iPNS induces a lower-extremity flexion withdrawal response in the form of an increased knee and hip flexion during swing phase...
January 20, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128774/smart-cloud-system-with-image-processing-server-in-diagnosing-brain-diseases-dedicated-for-hospitals-with-limited-resources
#3
Fahmi Fahmi, Tigor H Nasution
The use of medical imaging in diagnosing brain disease is growing. The challenges are related to the big size of data and complexity of the image processing. High standard of hardware and software are demanded, which can only be provided in big hospitals. Our purpose was to provide a smart cloud system to help diagnosing brain diseases for hospital with limited infrastructure. The expertise of neurologists was first implanted in cloud server to conduct an automatic diagnosis in real time using image processing technique developed based on ITK library and web service...
January 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128772/professionalism-social-media-and-the-orthopaedic-surgeon-what-do-you-have-on-the-internet
#4
Trevor Call, Ronald Hillock
BACKGROUND: Unprofessional conduct is detrimental to the Orthopaedic Surgery profession. Currently, no formal guidelines exist to define online professionalism other than the protection of patient confidentiality. OBJECTIVE: This study will extract a random but statistically significant number of practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons and review their online postings. METHODS: We observed the Internet content posted by 1,021 Orthopaedic Surgeons that were randomly selected from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 member directory...
January 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106574/walking-ability-of-spinal-cord-injury-individuals-how-to-improve-it
#5
Morteza Sadeghi, Gholam Hussein Ghasemi, Mohammad Taghi Karimi
BACKGROUND: Subjects with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) should use various assistive devices to stand and walk. Unfortunately they suffer from slow walking speed, high energy consumption, and too much force applied on upper limb while walking. The aim of this study was to determine the gap between the gait performance of SCI and normal subjects to conclude how the performance of SCI can be improved. METHOD: Three groups of SCI walked with orthosis, SCI walked without orthosis, and normal subjects were recruited in this study...
January 13, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106573/effects-of-strengthening-exercise-integrated-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-motor-function-recovery-in-subacute-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Hyun Gyu Cha, Myoung Kwon Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of strengthening exercise integrated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on motor function recovery in subacute stroke patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty subacute stroke patients were randomly assigned to three groups: an ankle strengthening exercise group (group I), ankle strengthening exercise integrated rTMS group (group II), or an rTMS group (control group (CG)). Study subjects received therapy five days per week for eight weeks...
January 13, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085021/evaluation-of-the-scattered-radiations-of-lead-and-lead-free-aprons-in-diagnostic-radiology-by-mcnpx
#7
Mansour Tayebi, Fatemeh Shekoohi Shooli, Mahdi Saeedi-Moghadam
BACKGROUND: Over the past few years, because of high attenuation and lightweight, non-toxic, lead-free aprons (LFAs) have been replaced by lead aprons (LAs). Lots of studies declared that this fact was based on the interactions of diagnostic X-ray with material such as the photoelectric effect (PE) and Compton scattering. These studies have demonstrated that in these types of aprons, due to the presence of different K-edge absorption, PE has a wide absorption in various metals with divers K-edges...
January 3, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085020/development-of-a-mobile-application-of-breast-cancer-e-support-program-for-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy
#8
Jiemin Zhu, Lyn Ebert, Zhimin Xue, Qu Shen, Sally Wai-Chi Chan
BACKGROUND: Women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy experience a variety of physical and psychosocial symptoms, which have negative effect on women's quality of life and psychological well-being. Although M-health technologies provides innovative and easily accessible option to provide psychosocial support, mobile phone based interventions remain limited for these women in China. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new mobile application to offer information as well as social and emotional support to women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy to promote their self-efficacy and social support, thus improving symptom management strategies...
January 3, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035940/three-dimensional-experimental-investigation-pertaining-to-effects-of-insoles-on-leg-kinematics
#9
Anupam Das, Arindita Saha, Abhirup Chakraborty
This paper deals with the investigation of external joint movement with respect to leg kinematics. The overall leg kinematics were investigated by means of a rigid, three-segment, 3D leg model. A 3D kinematics and ground reaction forces was being restructured. The images were then authenticated with the help of a cadaveric investigation and analysis. This was eventually used for prediction of the overall leg kinematics. Thereafter FEM based simulations were undertaken, and muscle forces were investigated based on the data available...
December 23, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009344/a-model-for-continuous-monitoring-of-patients-with-major-depression-in-short-and-long-term-periods
#10
Francisco Mugica, Àngela Nebot, Solmaz Bagherpour, Luisa Baladón, Antonio Serrano-Blanco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder causes more human suffering than any other disease affecting humankind. It has a high prevalence and it is predicted that it will be among the three leading causes of disease burden by 2030. The prevalence of depression, all of its social and personal costs, and its recurrent characteristics, put heavy constraints on the ability of the public healthcare system to provide sufficient support for patients with depression. In this research, a model for continuous monitoring and tracking of depression in both short-term and long-term periods is presented...
December 16, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009343/interaction-of-radiation-therapy-and-radiofrequency-kyphoplasty-in-the-treatment-of-myeloma-patients
#11
Rahel Bornemann, Philip P Roessler, Tom R Jansen, Yorck Rommelspacher, Kirsten Sander, Dieter C Wirtz, Robert Pflugmacher, Sönke P Frey
BACKGROUND: 30% of myeloma patients suffer from vertebral compression fractures (VCF). Consequently, augmentation often becomes inevitable to prevent further problems. This study evaluated the interaction of radiation therapy (RT) and radiofrequency kyphoplasty (RFK) in the treatment of myeloma associated VCF. METHODS: Eighty-six myeloma patients with VCF were treated with RFK followed by radiation therapy (RFK group) or vice versa (RT group). Visual analgoue scale (VAS), Oswestry-Disability-Index (ODI), vertebral height and kyphosis angle were assessed preoperatively, 3-4 days, 3 and 6 months postoperatively...
December 16, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009342/smartphone-application-for-multi-phasic-interventional-trials-in-psychiatry-technical-design-of-an-automated-smart-server
#12
Melvyn W B Zhang, Roger C M Ho
Smartphones and their accompanying applications are currently widely utilized in various healthcare interventions. Prior to the deployment of these tools for healthcare intervention, typically, proof of concept feasibility studies, as well as randomized trials are conducted to determine that these tools are efficacious prior to their actual implementation. In the field of psychiatry, most of the current interventions seek to compare smartphone based intervention against conventional care. There remains a paucity of research evaluating different forms of interventions using a single smartphone application...
December 13, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935575/visual-brain-activity-patterns-classification-with-simultaneous-eeg-fmri-a-multimodal-approach
#13
Rana Fayyaz Ahmad, Aamir Saeed Malik, Nidal Kamel, Faruque Reza, Hafeez Ullah Amin, Muhammad Hussain
BACKGROUND: Classification of the visual information from the brain activity data is a challenging task. Many studies reported in the literature are based on the brain activity patterns using either fMRI or EEG/MEG only. EEG and fMRI considered as two complementary neuroimaging modalities in terms of their temporal and spatial resolution to map the brain activity. For getting a high spatial and temporal resolution of the brain at the same time, simultaneous EEG-fMRI seems to be fruitful...
December 2, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935574/europium-doping-of-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-enables-their-detection-by-fluorescence-microscopy-and-for-quantitative-analytics
#14
Yuske Kobayashi, Ralf Hauptmann, Harald Kratz, Monika Ebert, Susanne Wagner, Matthias Taupitz
BACKGROUND: Pharmacokinetic studies and histological detection of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO) in biomedical research are limited due to a high iron background especially in pathological tissues. OBJECTIVE: The suitability of doping the iron oxide cores of SPIO with europium (Eu) was tested for improved histologic detection and for quantitative analysis without changing their properties as probes for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A special variant of SPIO, so called very small superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (VSOP), was used for this approach...
December 2, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085019/the-neglected-value-of-health-information-technologies-in-universal-health-coverage-in-developing-countries
#15
Mehdi Haghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886017/influence-of-proprioceptive-insoles-on-spinal-curvature-in-patients-with-slight-idiopathic-scoliosis
#16
Christine Noll, Vanessa Steitz, Dorothea Daentzer
PURPOSE: Proprioceptive insoles are known to influence the functions of posture and gait by modulations of the sensory structures at the sole of the foot. Literature has shown that they could improve the position of the upper-body in patients with postural complaints of the musculoskeletal system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of proprioceptive insoles on the spinal curvature in patients with slight idiopathic scoliosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients were included in this prospective, single-centre, randomized study...
2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689562/cybersecurity-in-healthcare-a-systematic-review-of-modern-threats-and-trends
#17
Clemens Scott Kruse, Benjamin Frederick, Taylor Jacobson, D Kyle Monticone
BACKGROUND: The adoption of healthcare technology is arduous, and it requires planning and implementation time. Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to modern trends and threats because it has not kept up with threats. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to identify cybersecurity trends, including ransomware, and identify possible solutions by querying academic literature. METHODS: The reviewers conducted three separate searches through the CINAHL and PubMed (MEDLINE) and the Nursing and Allied Health Source via ProQuest databases...
2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689561/angiojet-rheolytic-thrombectomy-combined-with-catheter-fragmentation-in-a-patient-presenting-with-massive-pulmonary-embolism-and-cardiogenic-shock
#18
Jianming Guo, Yongquan Gu, Lianrui Guo, Zhu Tong, Xixiang Gao
Massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) is associated with a high rate of mortality, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension leads to ongoing morbidity among many survivors. Here we report a case of a MPE successfully treated by Angiojet rheolytic thrombectomy combined with catheter fragmentation. This is the first report of the use of these two methods together for MPE treatment.
2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689560/moodle-the-cost-effective-solution-for-internet-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-i-cbt-interventions
#19
Melvyn W B Zhang, Roger C M Ho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689557/increased-rate-of-bacterial-colonization-on-pe-components-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-an-evaluation-through-sonication
#20
Viktor Janz, Georgi I Wassilew, Carsten F Perka, Benjamin Bartek
BACKGROUND: It is currently unclear if an isolated exchange of the mobile components, in cases of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), leads to a complete eradication of all bacteria or if residual bacteria remain attached to the retained components? OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate if bacteria only adhere to certain components or materials, or if they are ubiquitously distributed throughout the joint. METHODS: Twenty hundred and eighty four patients undergoing revision total hip or total knee arthroplasty surgery were included in this retrospective cohort study...
2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
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