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Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028420/the-effect-of-telemedicine-on-resource-utilization-and-hospital-disposition-in-critically-ill-pediatric-transport-patients
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Kimberly Fugok, Nicholas B Slamon
PURPOSE: Pediatric transport teams rely on communication to report patient data to medical command officers, who create care plans and determine disposition. Common destinations are the emergency department (ED), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), or regular inpatient care area (RIPCA). Telephone report does not result in complete understanding of the patient's condition. Further workup in the ED is often required. Telemedicine allows the patient to be directly seen; parents to be interviewed; and laboratory studies, radiographs, and vital signs to be reviewed...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028413/initial-assessment-treatment-and-follow-up-of-minor-pediatric-burn-wounds-in-four-patients-remotely-a-preliminary-communication
#2
Marek A Paul, Parisa Kamali, Ahmed M S Ibrahim, Caroline Medin, Bernard T Lee, Samuel J Lin
BACKGROUND: Close, multidisciplinary collaboration with burn experts is the essential strategy to achieve the best functional and esthetic outcomes in burn wound treatment. Management of minor burn injuries, where no specialized care is available, might be challenging. One concept to achieve a fast and timely result is the application of telemedicine. The objective of this study was to assess and develop a simple telemedicine protocol, which can be applied globally. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present a pilot study based on a pediatric population of four patients with minor burns...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027884/accuracy-and-reliability-of-a-handheld-nonmydriatic-fundus-camera-for-the-remote-detection-of-optic-disc-edema
#3
Lulu Bursztyn, Maria A Woodward, Wayne T Cornblath, Hilary M Grabe, Jonathan D Trobe, Leslie Niziol, Lindsey B De Lott
BACKGROUND: Optic disc edema can be an important indicator of serious neurological disease, but is poorly detected using the direct ophthalmoscope. Portable fundus photography may overcome this difficulty. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a handheld, nonmydriatic fundus camera for the detection of optic disc edema. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of nonmydriatic optic disc photographs taken with a portable fundus camera (Pictor Plus; Volk Optical, Mentor, OH) from the University of Michigan Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinics...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027869/acceptance-of-telemonitoring-among-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-how-is-the-perceived-interest-by-and-for-patients
#4
Julie S Bros, Caroline Poulet, Nathalie Arnol, Chrystèle Deschaux, Marc Gandit, Marie Charavel
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, a chronic respiratory disease, requires regular adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Telemonitoring may be relevant to support adherence, but nonetheless this raises ethical issues around the intrusive nature of the daily life of patients Objective: To explore the acceptance of telemonitoring by patients and the impact of this on adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective and observational study has been performed with 160 patients who initiated their CPAP therapy...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024613/remote-monitoring-of-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-assessing-clinical-and-economic-value
#5
Dilip Makhija, Mark Dominik Alscher, Stefan Becker, Silvia D'Alonzo, Raj Mehrotra, Leslie Wong, Kim McLeod, Judy Danek, Mary Gellens, Todd Kudelka, James A Sloand, Suzanne Laplante
BACKGROUND: For chronic kidney disease patients who progress to end-stage renal disease, survival is dependent on renal replacement therapy in the form of kidney transplantation or chronic dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis (PD), which can be performed at home, is both more convenient and less costly than hemodialysis that requires three 4-h visits per week to the dialysis facility and complicated equipment. Remote therapy management (RTM), technologies that collect medical information and transmit it to healthcare providers for patient management, has the potential to improve the outcomes of patients receiving automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) at home...
October 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024612/asynchronous-telepsychiatry-a-component-of-stepped-integrated-care
#6
Peter Yellowlees, Michelle Burke Parish, Álvaro González, Steven Chan, Don Hilty, Ana-Maria Iosif, Robert McCarron, Alberto Odor, Lorin Scher, Andrés Sciolla, Jay Shore, Glen Xiong
OBJECTIVE: Integrated behavioral healthcare models typically involve a range of consultation options for mental healthcare. Asynchronous telepsychiatry (ATP) consults may be an additional potential choice, so we are conducting a 5-year clinical trial comparing ATP with synchronous telepsychiatry (STP) consultations. METHODS: Patients referred by primary care providers are randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups, ATP or STP. Clinical outcome, satisfaction, and economic data are being collected from patients for 2 years at 6-month intervals...
October 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976824/investigating-factors-affecting-elderly-s-intention-to-use-m-health-services-an-empirical-study
#7
G M Azmal Ali Quaosar, Md Rakibul Hoque, Yukun Bao
BACKGROUND: m-Health as an important part of e-health has recently become one of the most influential initiative in healthcare sector all over the world. In developing countries healthcare service providers started to provide m-health services from the last few years. Despite the widespread acceptance of mobile phones, the adoption of m-health among elderly is significantly low in developing countries. However, little research has been conducted to explore factors influencing elderly's intention to use m-health services particularly in developing countries...
October 4, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930497/improving-blood-pressure-control-using-smart-technology
#8
Elizabeth L Ciemins, Anupama Arora, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, Robin Garland, Shannon Walsh Bishop-Green, Jerry Penso, Patricia J Coon
BACKGROUND: The authors sought to determine if wireless oscillometric home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) that integrates with smartphone technology improves blood pressure (BP) control among patients with new or existing uncontrolled hypertension (HTN). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study monitored BP control before and after an educational intervention and introduction to HBPM. Patients in the intervention group were instructed to track their BP using a smartphone device three to seven times per week...
September 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934024/teledermatology-and-behavioral-modification-unimaged-melanoma-incidental-melanoma-and-the-value-of-the-total-body-skin-examination
#9
Jonathan Kantor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
#10
Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885896/a-systematic-review-of-electronic-mindfulness-based-therapeutic-interventions-for-weight-weight-related-behaviors-and-psychological-stress
#11
Lynnette Nathalie Lyzwinski, Liam Caffery, Matthew Bambling, Sisira Edirippulige
INTRODUCTION: Recent research indicates that mindfulness-based interventions are effective for stress, maladaptive weight-related behaviors, and weight loss. Little is presently known about their applicability and effectiveness when delivered electronically, including through Web-based and mobile device media. The primary aims of this review were to identify what types of electronic mindfulness-based interventions have been undertaken for stress, maladaptive weight-related behaviors, and weight loss, and to assess their overall effectiveness...
September 8, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846504/a-mobile-health-data-collection-system-for-remote-areas-to-monitor-women-participating-in-a-cervical-cancer-screening-campaign
#12
Kelly Quercia, Phuong Lien Tran, Jéromine Jinoro, Joséa Lea Herniainasolo, Manuela Viviano, Pierre Vassilakos, Caroline Benski, Patrick Petignat
BACKGROUND: Barriers to efficient cervical cancer screening in low- and medium-income countries include the lack of systematic monitoring of the participants' data. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a mobile health (m-Health) data collection system to facilitate monitoring of women participating to cervical cancer screening campaign. METHODS: Women aged 30-65 years, participating in a cervical cancer screening campaign in Ambanja, Madagascar, were invited to participate in the study...
August 28, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836902/telepsychotherapy-and-the-therapeutic-relationship-principles-advantages-and-case-examples
#13
Barbara J Kocsis, Peter Yellowlees
OBJECTIVE: As the use of technology continues to expand within our mental healthcare system, there has been an increasing interest in conducting psychotherapy online using videoconferencing. Literature pertaining to telepsychotherapy has explored possible drawbacks of this modality on the therapeutic relationship, although several studies have shown that the efficacy of online psychotherapy is equivalent to in-person approaches. Little is written about the potential advantages to the psychotherapeutic relationship when psychotherapy is carried out over videoconferencing...
August 24, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813630/gender-similarities-and-differences-for-e-health-behaviors-among-u-s-adults
#14
Cam Escoffery
BACKGROUND: Technology access and use are increasing worldwide. Adults can potentially use technology to assist with health promotion and medical care. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of participation in online health-related activities between different genders of U.S. adults aged 18-90 years. METHODS: Primary data collected through a survey panel were used to examine associations between gender and technology ownership, Internet health-seeking behaviors and online behaviors related to health, having an app, and preferences for health information...
August 16, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805550/moving-toward-a-universal-digital-era-in-mass-casualty-incidents-and-disasters-emergency-personnel-s-perspective-in-romania
#15
Adrian Stănescu, Peter Eliot Gordon, Sanda Maria Copotoiu, Cristian Marius Boeriu
BACKGROUND: Despite a recognized need for improved communications and logistics in high acuity situations, the integration of telemedicine services into the mainstream health services has been difficult. This study reports on the opinions of Romanian professional responders to mass casualty incidents and disasters regarding the use and requirements of specific electronic medical documentation solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and fire department officers participated in a customized online structured questionnaire...
August 14, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805545/rural-family-physicians-are-twice-as-likely-to-use-telehealth-as-urban-family-physicians
#16
Anuradha Jetty, Miranda A Moore, Megan Coffman, Stephen Petterson, Andrew Bazemore
BACKGROUND: Telehealth has the potential to reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes among rural populations through increased access to physicians, specialists, and reduced travel time for patients. INTRODUCTION: Although rural telehealth services have expanded in several specialized areas, little is known about the attitudes, beliefs, and uptake of telehealth use in rural American primary care. This study characterizes the differences between rural and urban family physicians (FPs), their perceptions of telehealth use, and barriers to further adoption...
August 14, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783458/tele-ophthalmology-for-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Atsushi Kawaguchi, Noha Sharafeldin, Aishwarya Sundaram, Sandy Campbell, Matthew Tennant, Christopher Rudnisky, Ezekiel Weis, Karim F Damji
BACKGROUND: To synthesize high-quality evidence to compare traditional in-person screening and tele-ophthalmology screening. METHODS: Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis. The intervention of interest was any type of tele-ophthalmology, including screening of diseases using remote devices. Studies involved patients receiving care from any trained provider via tele-ophthalmology, compared with those receiving equivalent face-to-face care...
August 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783442/a-literature-review-on-current-and-proposed-technologies-of-noninvasive-blood-pressure-measurement
#18
Ramtanu Mukherjee, Sanchita Ghosh, Bharat Gupta, Tapas Chakravarty
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive continuous blood pressure (BP) measurement has become an evolving topic in the field of remote healthcare. The classical noninvasive BP measurement techniques provide spontaneous values of systolic and diastolic BP. On the other hand, intrusive type BP measurement techniques provide continuous values of systolic and diastolic BP. However, these techniques are very painful, cannot be used for long-term monitoring, and are obtainable only in an intensive care unit environment...
August 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771398/robin-a-telepresence-robot-to-support-older-users-monitoring-and-social-inclusion-development-and-evaluation
#19
Gabriella Cortellessa, Francesca Fracasso, Alessandra Sorrentino, Andrea Orlandini, Giulio Bernardi, Luca Coraci, Riccardo De Benedictis, Amedeo Cesta
INTRODUCTION: This article describes an enhanced telepresence robot named ROBIN, part of a telecare system derived from the GIRAFFPLUS project for supporting and monitoring older adults at home. ROBIN is integrated in a sensor-rich environment that aims to continuously monitor physical and psychological wellbeing of older persons living alone. The caregivers (formal/informal) can communicate through it with their assisted persons. Long-term trials in real houses highlighted several user requirements that inspired improvements on the robotic platform...
August 3, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28787250/patient-and-physician-perceptions-of-virtual-visits-for-parkinson-s-disease-a-qualitative-study
#20
Jennifer R Mammen, Molly J Elson, James J Java, Christopher A Beck, Denise B Beran, Kevin M Biglan, Cynthia M Boyd, Peter N Schmidt, Richard Simone, Allison W Willis, E Ray Dorsey
Background and Introduction: Delivering care through telemedicine directly into the patient's home is increasingly feasible, valuable, and beneficial. However, qualitative data on how patients' and physicians' perceive these virtual house calls are lacking. We conducted a qualitative analysis of perceptions of these visits for Parkinson's disease to (1) determine how patients and physicians perceive virtual visits and (2) identify components contributing to positive and negative perceptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Qualitative survey data were collected from patients and physicians during a 12-month randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for Parkinson's disease...
August 1, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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