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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535246/designing-smartphone-mental-health-applications-for-emergency-service-workers
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M Deady, D Peters, H Lang, R Calvo, N Glozier, H Christensen, S B Harvey
Background: Emergency service workers are often exposed to trauma and have increased risk of a range of mental health (MH) conditions. Smartphone applications have the potential to provide this group with effective psychological interventions; however, little is known about the acceptability and preferences regarding such initiatives. Aims: To describe the preferences and opinions of emergency service workers regarding the use of smartphone MH applications and to examine the impact of age on these preferences...
May 23, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531125/characterizing-dynamic-walking-patterns-and-detecting-falls-with-wearable-sensors-using-gaussian-process-methods
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Taehwan Kim, Jeongho Park, Seongman Heo, Keehoon Sung, Jooyoung Park
By incorporating a growing number of sensors and adopting machine learning technologies, wearable devices have recently become a prominent health care application domain. Among the related research topics in this field, one of the most important issues is detecting falls while walking. Since such falls may lead to serious injuries, automatically and promptly detecting them during daily use of smartphones and/or smart watches is a particular need. In this paper, we investigate the use of Gaussian process (GP) methods for characterizing dynamic walking patterns and detecting falls while walking with built-in wearable sensors in smartphones and/or smartwatches...
May 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530773/efficiency-of-instant-messaging-applications-in-coordination-of-emergency-calls-for-combat-injuries-a-pilot-study
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Sami Eksert, Mehmet Burak Aşık, Sinan Akay, Kenan Keklikçi, Fevzi Nuri Aydın, Mehmet Çoban, Ali Kantemir, Onur Güngör, Beyazıt Garip, Mustafa Suphi Turgut, Kenan Olcay
BACKGROUND: Coordination of an emergency response team is an important determinant of prompt treatment for combat injuries in hospitals. The authors hypothesized that instant messaging applications for smartphones could be appropriate tools for notifying emergency response team members. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficiency of a commercial instant messaging application (WhatsApp, Mountain View, CA) as a communication tool for the emergency team in a level-I trauma center...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527027/a-systematic-review-of-smartphone-applications-for-smoking-cessation
#4
REVIEW
Brianna L Haskins, Donna Lesperance, Patric Gibbons, Edwin D Boudreaux
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the USA. However, limited data exists regarding smoking cessation mobile app quality and intervention effectiveness. Innovative and scalable interventions are needed to further alleviate the public health implications of tobacco addiction. The proliferation of the smartphone and the advent of mobile phone health interventions have made treatment more accessible than ever. The purpose of this review was to examine the relation between published scientific literature and available commercial smartphone health apps for smoking cessation to identify the percentage of scientifically supported apps that were commercially available to consumers and to determine how many of the top commercially available apps for smoking cessation were supported by the published scientific literature...
May 19, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525311/telerehabilitation-of-patients-with-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities
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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/28524643/racial-and-ethnic-minority-enrollment-in-randomized-clinical-trials-of-behavioural-weight-loss-utilizing-technology-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
D L Rosenbaum, A D Piers, L M Schumacher, C A Kase, M L Butryn
Many racial and ethnic minority groups (minorities) are disproportionately affected by overweight and obesity; however, minorities are often under-represented in clinical trials of behavioural weight loss (BWL) treatment, potentially limiting the generalizability of these trials' conclusions. Interventions involving technology may be particularly well suited to overcoming the barriers to minority enrollment in BWL trials, such as demanding or unpredictable work schedules, caregiving responsibilities and travel burdens...
May 19, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523065/detection-of-peritonsillar-abscess-using-smartphone-based-thermal-imaging
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Myung Jin Ban, Yunyoung Nam, Jae Hong Park
OBJECTIVE: Smartphone-based thermal imaging was evaluated for its utility in the detection of peritonsillar abscesses. METHODS: We describe six cases of peritonsillar abscess in which computed tomography and thermography scans of the neck were performed prior to surgery. RESULTS: Open-mouth thermal photographic images were obtained preoperatively from patients, and asymmetric hot spots with significantly higher temperatures in the peritonsillar area were identified as abscesses...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522808/plasmonics-enhanced-smartphone-fluorescence-microscopy
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Qingshan Wei, Guillermo Acuna, Seungkyeum Kim, Carolin Vietz, Derek Tseng, Jongjae Chae, Daniel Shir, Wei Luo, Philip Tinnefeld, Aydogan Ozcan
Smartphone fluorescence microscopy has various applications in point-of-care (POC) testing and diagnostics, ranging from e.g., quantification of immunoassays, detection of microorganisms, to sensing of viruses. An important need in smartphone-based microscopy and sensing techniques is to improve the detection sensitivity to enable quantification of extremely low concentrations of target molecules. Here, we demonstrate a general strategy to enhance the detection sensitivity of a smartphone-based fluorescence microscope by using surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF) created by a thin metal-film...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522435/navigating-the-challenges-of-digital-health-innovation-considerations-and-solutions-in-developing-online-and-smartphone-application-based-interventions-for-mental-health-disorders
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Claire Hill, Jennifer L Martin, Simon Thomson, Nick Scott-Ram, Hugh Penfold, Cathy Creswell
This article presents an analysis of challenges and considerations when developing digital mental health innovations. Recommendations include collaborative working between clinicians, researchers, industry and service users in order to successfully navigate challenges and to ensure e-therapies are engaging, acceptable, evidence based, scalable and sustainable.
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522259/assessing-the-effects-of-manual-dexterity-and-playing-computer-games-on-catheter-wire-manipulation-for-inexperienced-operators
#10
Z Alsafi, Y Hameed, P Amin, S Shamsad, U Raja, A Alsafi, M S Hamady
AIM: To investigate the effect of playing computer games and manual dexterity on catheter-wire manipulation in a mechanical aortic model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical student volunteers filled in a preprocedure questionnaire assessing their exposure to computer games. Their manual dexterity was measured using a smartphone game. They were then shown a video clip demonstrating renal artery cannulation and were asked to reproduce this. All attempts were timed. Two-tailed Student's t-test was used to compare continuous data, while Fisher's exact test was used for categorical data...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522246/patient-obesity-influences-pelvic-lift-during-cup-insertion-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-through-a-lateral-transgluteal-approach-in-supine-position
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Steffen Brodt, Dimitri Nowack, Benjamin Jacob, Linda Krakow, Christoph Windisch, Georg Matziolis
BACKGROUND: Movement of the pelvis during implantation of total hip arthroplasty (THA) has a major influence on the positioning of the acetabular cup. Strong traction caused by retractors leads to iatrogenic pelvic lift and can thus be partly responsible for cup malpositioning. The objective of this study was to investigate such factors that influence pelvic lift. METHODS: The dynamic movement of the pelvis was measured during implantation of THA in 67 patients...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521767/the-impact-of-an-m-health-financial-incentives-program-on-the-physical-activity-and-diet-of-australian-truck-drivers
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Nicholas D Gilson, Toby G Pavey, Olivia Rl Wright, Corneel Vandelanotte, Mitch J Duncan, Sjaan Gomersall, Stewart G Trost, Wendy J Brown
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases are high in truck drivers and have been linked to work routines that promote inactivity and poor diets. This feasibility study examined the extent to which an m-Health financial incentives program facilitated physical activity and healthy dietary choices in Australian truck drivers. METHODS: Nineteen men (mean [SD] age = 47.5 [9.8] years; BMI = 31.2 [4.6] kg/m(2)) completed the 20-week program, and used an activity tracker and smartphone application (Jawbone UP™) to regulate small positive changes in occupational physical activity, and fruit, vegetable, saturated fat and processed/refined sugar food/beverage choices...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520798/assessment-of-the-accuracy-of-a-new-tool-for-the-screening-of-smartphone-addiction
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Julia Machado Khoury, André Augusto Corrêa de Freitas, Marco Antônio Valente Roque, Maicon Rodrigues Albuquerque, Maila de Castro Lourenço das Neves, Frederico Duarte Garcia
OBJECTIVE: To translate, adapt and validate the Smartphone Addiction Inventory (SPAI) in a Brazilian population of young adults. METHOD: We employed the translation and back-translation method for the adaptation of the Brazilian version SPAI (SPAI-BR). The sample consisted of 415 university students. Data was collected through an electronic questionnaire, which consisted of the SPAI-BR and the Goodman Criteria (gold standard). The retests were carried out 10-15 days after the initial tests with 130 individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516480/development-and-feasibility-of-smartphone-application-for-cognitive-behavioural-case-management-of-individuals-with-early-psychosis
#14
Sung-Wan Kim, Ga-Young Lee, Hye-Young Yu, Eun-I Jung, Ju-Yeon Lee, Seon-Young Kim, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon
BACKGROUND: This article describes the development of the smartphone application for cognitive-behavioural case management of young individuals with early psychosis and examines the acceptance and potential clinical benefits of this application through a pilot survey. METHODS: Gwangju Bukgu-Community Mental Health Center developed and launched a smartphone application (Heal Your Mind [HYM]) for cognitive-behavioural case management and symptom monitoring. The HYM application for clients includes 6 main modules including thought record, symptom record, daily life record, official notices, communication and scales...
May 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515816/impact-of-smartphone-digital-photography-email-and-media-communication-on-emergency-room-visits-post-hypospadias-repair
#15
Michael E Chua, Megan A Saunders, Paul R Bowlin, Jessica M Ming, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Walid A Farhat, Joana Dos Santos
INTRODUCTION: Advances in communication technology are shaping our medical practice. To date, there is no clear evidence that this mode of communication will have any effect on unnecessary postoperative emergency room (ER) visits. We aim to evaluate the effect of email and media communication with application of smartphone digital photography on post-hypospadias repair ER visit rates. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included all patients who underwent hypospadias repair performed by a single surgeon from October 2014 to November 2015...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513261/rainer-gross-award-lecture-2016
#16
Saurabh Mehta, Susannah Colt, Seoho Lee, David Erickson
The need for improving methods of nutritional assessment and delivering primary health care globally cannot be overemphasized. While advances in medical technology typically create more disparities because of access being limited to resource-rich settings, a transition of health care to a mobile platform is increasingly leveling the field. Technological advances offer opportunities to scale laboratory procedures down to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Globalization also provides the required infrastructure and network capacity to support the use of mobile health devices in developing settings where nutritional deficiencies are most prevalent...
June 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512111/an-initial-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-on-physical-activity
#17
Ying Xian, Hanzhang Xu, Haolin Xu, Li Liang, Adrian F Hernandez, Tracy Y Wang, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality game. Using GPS and the camera on a smartphone, the game requires players to travel in real world to capture animated creatures, called Pokémon. We examined the impact of Pokémon GO on physical activity (PA). METHODS AND RESULTS: A pre-post observational study of 167 Pokémon GO players who were self-enrolled through recruitment flyers or online social media was performed. Participants were instructed to provide screenshots of their step counts recorded by the iPhone Health app between June 15 and July 31, 2016, which was 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the Pokémon GO release date...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511698/using-a-mobile-health-application-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-drinkaware-track-calculate-units-application
#18
Sophie Attwood, Hannah Parke, John Larsen, Katie L Morton
BACKGROUND: Smartphone applications ("apps") offer promise as tools to help people monitor and reduce their alcohol consumption. To date, few evaluations of alcohol reduction apps exist, with even fewer considering apps already available to the public. The aim of this study was to evaluate an existing publically available app, designed by Drinkaware, a UK-based alcohol awareness charity. METHODS: We adopted a mixed-methods design, analysing routinely collected app usage data to explore user characteristics and patterns of usage...
May 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508815/bluetooth-low-energy-peripheral-android-health-app-for-educational-and-interoperability-testing-purposes
#19
Matthias Frohner, Philipp Urbauer, Stefan Sauermann
Based on recent telemonitoring activities in Austria for enabling integrated health care, the communication interfaces between personal health devices (e.g. blood pressure monitor) and personal health gateway devices (e.g. smartphone, routing received information to wide area networks) play an important role. In order to ease testing of the Bluetooth Low Energy interface functionality of the personal health gateway devices, a personal health device simulator was developed. Based on specifications from the Bluetooth SIG a XML software test configuration file structure is defined that declares the specific features of the personal health devices simulated...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508813/web-and-mobile-based-hiv-prevention-and-intervention-programs-pros-and-cons-a-review
#20
Sharareh Niakan, Esmaeil Mehraeen, Tayebeh Noori, Elahe Gozali
BACKGROUND: With the increasing growth of HIV positive people the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can play an important role in controlling the spread of the AIDS. Web and Mobile are the new technologies that young people take advantage from them. OBJECTIVES: In this study a review to investigate the web and mobile based HIV prevention and intervention programs was carried out. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted including PubMed, Science direct, Web of Science and Proquest to find relevant sources that published in 2009 to 2016...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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