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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/28622079/use-of-an-automated-mobile-phone-messaging-robot-in-postoperative-patient-monitoring
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Chris A Anthony, Ericka A Lawler, Christina M Ward, Ines C Lin, Apurva S Shah
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone messaging software robots allow clinicians and healthcare systems to communicate with patients without the need for human intervention. The purpose of this study was to (1) describe a method for communicating with patients postoperatively outside of the traditional healthcare setting by utilizing an automated software and mobile phone messaging platform and to (2) evaluate the first week of postoperative pain and opioid use after common ambulatory hand surgery procedures...
June 16, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598260/comparison-of-the-acceptance-of-telemonitoring-for-glucose-management-between-south-korea-and-china
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Mi Jung Rho, Hun-Sung Kim, Chenglin Sun, Guixia Wang, Kun-Ho Yoon, In Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Telemonitoring is used for glucose management and support in many countries. A better understanding of the differences in telemonitoring acceptance based on regional characteristics is needed. Therefore, we compared the acceptance of telemonitoring for glucose management among patients in South Korea and China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study used data from Korean (n = 81) and Chinese (n = 92) subjects with type 2 diabetes. We used two independent sample t-tests to compare patients' perceptions of telemonitoring and multiple regression analysis to determine the factors that affected their behavioral intentions to use telemonitoring...
June 9, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598250/telehealth-centers-a-proposal-of-a-theoretical-model-for-evaluation
#3
Luana Gabriele Nilson, Luise Lüdke Dolny, Sônia Natal, Josimari Telino de Lacerda, Maria Cristina Marino Calvo
BACKGROUND: Telehealth is a form of assistance support and continuing education for professionals who work in Primary Healthcare. INTRODUCTION: The implementation of the Brazilian Telehealth Program has extended the need for evaluation of its results to improve its use and benefits. Thus, it is necessary to systematize the theory, principals, and guidelines that guide the program organization, its activities, and resources. The objective of this study is to propose a theoretical model of functioning and organization for telehealth centers of the Brazilian Telehealth Program...
June 9, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586267/content-design-and-system-implementation-of-a-teleophthalmology-system-for-eye-disease-diagnosis-and-treatment-and-its-preliminary-practice-in-guangdong-china
#4
Di Xiao, Janardhan Vignarajan, Tingting Chen, Tiantian Ye, Baixiang Xiao, Nathan Congdon, Yogessan Kanagasingam
BACKGROUND: We have developed a new telemedicine system for comprehensive eye examination, diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening, and eye disease diagnosis and treatment. The novel points of the system include a tablet application for facilitating doctor's examination and diagnosis process, a comprehensive eye examination component, and integrated treatment planning and recording. METHODS: The system provided a new service model through one ophthalmological center linking with multiple remote and rural hospitals for eye care in Guangdong province, China...
June 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570163/direct-access-online-care-for-the-management-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial-examining-patient-quality-of-life
#5
Heather Kornmehl, Sanminder Singh, Mary Ann Johnson, April W Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic disease requiring regular follow-up. To increase access to dermatological care, online management of AD is being studied. However, a critical knowledge gap exists in determining AD patients' quality of life in direct-to-patient online models. In this study, we examined quality of life in AD patients managed through a direct-access online model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomized 156 patients to receiving care through a direct-access online platform or in person...
June 1, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562195/mhealth-app-for-risk-assessment-of-pigmented-and-nonpigmented-skin-lesions-a-study-on-sensitivity-and-specificity-in-detecting-malignancy
#6
Monique Thissen, Andreea Udrea, Michelle Hacking, Tanja von Braunmuehl, Thomas Ruzicka
BACKGROUND: With the advent of smartphone devices, an increasing number of mHealth applications that target melanoma identification have been developed, but none addresses the general context of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer identification. INTRODUCTION: In this study a smartphone application using fractal and classical image analysis for the risk assessment of skin lesions is systematically evaluated to determine its sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer along with actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease...
May 31, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557658/distance-learning-course-for-healthcare-professionals-continuing-education-in-tuberculosis
#7
Vagner Kunz Cabral, Dirceu Felipe Valentini, Marcos Vinícius Vieira Rocha, Carlos Podalírio Borges de Almeida, Sílvio Cesar Cazella, Denise Rossato Silva
BACKGROUND: Continuing education of healthcare workers (HCWs) is an essential strategy for the control of tuberculosis (TB) transmission, enabling HCWs in early detection and appropriate treatment of TB cases. METHODS: We developed a distance learning (DL) course on TB for nurses. We conducted a quasi-experimental before and after study to evaluate the DL community at the participant's learning level. In addition, to evaluate the DL community at the level of participant satisfaction, a cross-sectional study was carried out after the course...
May 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557641/implementation-of-activity-sensor-equipment-in-the-homes-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
#8
William Tillis, William F Bond, Jessica Svendsen, Sheila Guither
INTRODUCTION: Telemedicine care models for managing advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may benefit from the addition of motion sensing, spirometry, and tablet-based symptom diary tracking. METHODS: We conducted a feasibility study of telemedicine in the home setting using multiple activity sensor monitoring equipment. Deployment and monitoring were supported by home health nurses with technical advice from the equipment makers as needed. Data analytics for motion sensing was provided by the research sponsor, but was not used for care decisions...
May 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556693/the-perception-and-needs-of-psychologists-toward-blended-care
#9
Ies Dijksman, Geert-Jan Dinant, Mark Spigt
BACKGROUND: Blended care, meaning that online (Internet) components are used in combination with face-to-face contact, in mental health is increasingly encouraged, but research about the needs of psychologists is scarce. METHODS: We assessed the perceptions, design, and barriers toward blended care among members of the Dutch Association of Psychologists through an e-mailed survey. Mean scores (SD) and answer percentages were calculated. Mann-Whitney tests were performed to investigate differences between users and nonusers and primary- and secondary care professionals...
May 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537789/design-and-validation-of-a-low-cost-telepathology-system
#10
Bernardo Meléndez-Álvarez, Omar Robayo, Vicente Gil-Guillén, María Carratalá-Munuera
OBJECTIVE: This work sought to evaluate the precision and repeatability of a telepathology prototype based on open software and hardware. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prototype was designed with application in telepathology and telemicroscopy. Accuracy and prototype precision were evaluated by calculating the mean absolute error and the intraclass and repeatability correlation coefficients for a series of 190 displacements at 10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 μm. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: This work developed a low-cost prototype that is accessible, easily reproducible, implementable, and scalable; based on the use of technology created under principles of open software and hardware...
May 24, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537527/real-time-data-collection-using-text-messaging-in-a-primary-care-clinic
#11
Manisha Rai, Michelle H Moniz, Julie Blaszczak, Caroline R Richardson, Tammy Chang
BACKGROUND: The use of text messaging is nearly ubiquitous and represents a promising method of collecting data from diverse populations. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of text message surveys in a clinical setting and to describe key lessons to minimize attrition. METHODS: We obtained a convenience sample of individuals who entered the waiting room of a low-income, primary care clinic...
May 24, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537495/remotely-guided-breast-sonography-for-long-term-space-missions-a-case-report-and-discussion
#12
Jackelynne P Silva-Martinez, Andreia Sorice Genaro, Hui Annie Wen, Naama Glauber, Thais Russomano
BACKGROUND: Space radiation can cause different types of cancers in crewmembers, especially during long-term space missions. INTRODUCTION: To date, a complete bilateral breast ultrasound has not been performed at the International Space Station (ISS). A breast screening imaging technique could be a useful tool for early identification of breast cancer in astronauts. We hypothesized that breast ultrasound performed by a crewmember while being remotely guided by a specialist from the ground could be an essential tool for medical diagnosis in space...
May 24, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530492/3d-printing-in-liver-surgery-a-systematic-review
#13
Jan Sylwester Witowski, Jasamine Coles-Black, Tomasz Zbigniew Zuzak, Michał Pędziwiatr, Jason Chuen, Piotr Major, Andrzej Budzyński
BACKGROUND: Rapid growth of three-dimensional (3D) printing in recent years has led to new applications of this technology across all medical fields. This review article presents a broad range of examples on how 3D printing is facilitating liver surgery, including models for preoperative planning, education, and simulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have performed an extensive search of the medical databases Ovid/MEDLINE and PubMed/EMBASE and screened articles fitting the scope of review, following previously established exclusion criteria...
May 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525312/evaluation-of-the-introduction-of-an-e-health-skills-component-for-dietetics-students
#14
Megan E Rollo, Clare E Collins, Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
BACKGROUND: Appropriate and effective use of technology within practice is a key competency outlined in Australian dietetics training standards. An e-health skills component (lecture and workshop) was introduced to undergraduate students enrolled in an Australian nutrition and dietetics program. METHODS: The lecture orientated students to key e-health terms and concepts relating to telehealth and m-health technologies, while the workshop provided an opportunity to apply knowledge...
May 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525311/telerehabilitation-of-patients-with-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities
#15
Andriy I Tsvyakh, Andriy J Hospodarskyy
INTRODUCTION: Timely access to orthopedic rehabilitation is an important problem for the Ukrainian healthcare system. The international orthopedic community aims to achieve the best possible outcome for patient care by modifying rehabilitation methods and using telemedicine technology. The theme of this article is to discuss the integration of telemedicine technology in the rehabilitation of patients with injuries of the lower extremities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients were recruited over a 2-year period...
May 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525310/determinants-of-adherence-to-the-online-component-of-a-blended-intervention-for-patients-with-hip-and-or-knee-osteoarthritis-a-mixed-methods-study-embedded-in-the-e-exercise-trial
#16
Herman J de Vries, Corelien J J Kloek, Dinny H de Bakker, Joost Dekker, Daniël Bossen, Cindy Veenhof
BACKGROUND: Embedding Web-based interventions within physiotherapy has potential, but knowledge on patient adherence to these interventions is limited. INTRODUCTION: This study explores which patient-, intervention-, and environment-related factors are determinants of adherence to the online component of e-Exercise, a 12-week blended intervention for patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A convergent mixed methods study was performed, embedded within an ongoing trial...
May 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498779/evaluation-of-the-education-clinical-telemedicine-e-health-in-the-curriculum-of-medical-students-at-the-university-of-zurich
#17
Christiane Brockes, Thomas Grischott, Magdalena Dutkiewicz, Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann
BACKGROUND: Digitalization and patient empowerment result in new requirements and challenges. In response, the module "Clinical Telemedicine/e-Health" was implemented by the Faculty of Medicine of Zurich in 2008. The module was systematically evaluated to determine if the students would benefit from this course. In 2011, 2015, and 2016 further evaluations were performed. METHOD: In 2008 and 2009, students evaluated 16 statements. We calculated the combined mean value and medians for both evaluations...
May 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498031/diagnosis-and-management-of-malignant-melanoma-in-store-and-forward-teledermatology
#18
Melinda Wang, James L Gendreau, Jordan Gemelas, Dana Capulong, Clayton Lau, Sandra Mata-Diaz, Dustin M Bratten, Brittany Dougall, Craig Markham, Gregory J Raugi
BACKGROUND: Published studies have led to concern that store-and-forward teledermatology (SFT) diagnosis and management of melanomas may be inferior to face-to-face (FTF) dermatology care. INTRODUCTION: To ascertain the frequency of correctly managed and diagnosed melanomas within a population of veterans in Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 SFT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 7,960 veterans seen by SFT between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011...
May 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488949/decrease-hospital-spending-there-s-an-app-for-that-a-retrospective-analysis-of-implementation-of-a-mobile-resident-handbook-on-hospital-costs-and-disposition
#19
Matthew D Holtkamp
BACKGROUND: Patient care involves time sensitive decisions. Matching a patient's presenting condition with possible diagnoses requires proper assessment and diagnostic tests. Timely access to necessary information leads to improved patient care, better outcomes, and decreased costs. INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated objective outcomes of the implementation of a novel Resident Handbook Application (RHAP) for smart phones. METHODS: The RHAP included tools necessary to make proper assessments and to order appropriate tests...
May 10, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488929/mobile-diagnostic-units-for-rural-patients-in-colombia
#20
Luis Fernando Cifuentes
BACKGROUND: The literature on the use of mobile diagnostic units for the adult population is limited. This is a report for the first time in Colombia (Latin America) on the use of mobile diagnostic units for patients in rural areas and resolution of complex cases through telemedicine. INTRODUCTION: Telemedicine is an alternative because it takes advantage of advances in telecommunications and technology for the provision of health services to patients in rural areas of a country...
May 10, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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