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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639990/recent-mobile-health-interventions-to-support-medication-adherence-among-hiv-positive-msm
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Kathryn E Muessig, Sara LeGrand, Keith J Horvath, José A Bauermeister, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We describe recent mobile health (mHealth) interventions supporting antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication adherence among HIV-positive MSM. RECENT FINDINGS: Keyword searches (1 January 2016-13 May 2017) identified 721 citations. Seven publications reporting on six studies met inclusion criteria. Five studies focused on MSM. Interventions primarily employed text messaging (n = 4), whereas two focused on smartphone apps and one on social media...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618192/the-patient-buddy-app-can-potentially-prevent-hepatic-encephalopathy-related-readmissions
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Dinesh Ganapathy, Chathur Acharya, Jatinder Lachar, Kavish Patidar, Richard K Sterling, Melanie B White, Catherine Ignudo, Swamy Bommidi, John DeSoto, Leroy R Thacker, Scott Matherly, Jawaid Shaw, Mohammad S Siddiqui, Puneet Puri, Arun J Sanyal, Velimir Luketic, Hannah Lee, R Todd Stravitz, Jasmohan S Bajaj
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Readmissions are a major burden in cirrhosis. A proportion of readmissions in cirrhosis, especially due to hepatic encephalopathy (HE) could be avoided through patient and caregiver engagement. We aimed to define the feasibility of using the Patient Buddy App and its impact on 30-day readmissions by engaging and educating cirrhotic inpatients and caregivers in a pilot study. METHODS: Cirrhotic inpatients with caregivers were enrolled and followed for 30 days post-discharge...
June 15, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615154/mobile-apps-for-eye-care-in-canada-an-analysis-of-the-itunes-store
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Alexander Rodin, Aviv Shachak, Aaron Miller, Vladimir Akopyan, Nataliya Semenova
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone screens can facilitate stimulation to various components of the visual system and many mobile apps are accepted as a means of providing clinical assessments for the oculo-visual system. Although many of these apps are intended for use in clinical settings, there is a growing number of apps in eye care developed for self-tests and eye exercises for lay people. These and other features, however, have not yet been well described. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to identify, describe, and categorize mobile apps related to eye care that are available to users in the Canadian iTunes market...
June 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612388/dermatopathology-education-in-the-era-of-modern-technology
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REVIEW
Neda Shahriari, Jane Grant-Kels, Michael J Murphy
Continuing technological advances are inevitably impacting the study and practice of dermatopathology. We are seeing the transition from glass slide microscopy to virtual microscopy, which is serving both as an accessible educational medium for medical students, residents and fellows in the form of online databases and atlases, as well as a research tool to better inform us regarding the development of visual diagnostic expertise. Expansion in mobile technology is simplifying slide image attainment and providing greater opportunities for phone- and tablet-based microscopy, including teledermatopathology instruction and consultation in resource-poor areas with lack of specialists...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606895/direct-adherence-measurement-using-an-ingestible-sensor-compared-with-self-reporting-in-high-risk-cardiovascular-disease-patients-who-knew-they-were-being-measured-a-prospective-intervention
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David Thompson, Teresa Mackay, Maria Matthews, Judith Edwards, Nicholas Peters, Susan B Connolly
BACKGROUND: Use of appropriate cardioprotective medication is a cornerstone of cardiovascular disease prevention, but less-than-optimal patient adherence is common. Thus, strategies for improving adherence are recommended to adopt a multifaceted approach. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to test a system comprising a biodegradable, ingestible sensor for direct measurement of medication ingestion in a group of patients at elevated cardiovascular risk attending a cardiac prevention and rehabilitation program...
June 12, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605474/digital-innovations-and-emerging-technologies-for-enhanced-recovery-programmes
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F Michard, T J Gan, H Kehlet
Enhanced recovery programmes (ERPs) are increasingly used to improve post-surgical recovery. However, compliance to various components of ERPs-a key determinant of success-remains sub-optimal. Emerging technologies have the potential to help patients and caregivers to improve compliance with ERPs.Preoperative physical condition, a major determinant of postoperative outcome, could be optimized with the use of text messages (SMS) or digital applications (Apps) designed to facilitate smoking cessation, modify physical activity, and better manage hypertension and diabetes...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604138/ehealth-technologies-as-an-intervention-to-improve-adherence-to-topical-antipsoriatics-a-systematic-review
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Mathias Tiedemann Svendsen, Flemming Andersen, Klaus Ejner Andersen
BACKGROUND: Topical antipsoriatics are recommended first-line treatment of psoriasis, but rates of adherence are low. Patient support by use of electronic health (eHealth) services is suggested to improve medical adherence. OBJECTIVE: To review randomised controlled trials (RCTs) testing eHealth interventions designed to improve adherence to topical antipsoriatics and to review applications for smartphones (apps) incorporating the word psoriasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature review: Medline, Embase, Cochrane, PsycINFO, and Web of Science were searched using search terms for eHealth, psoriasis and topical antipsoriatics...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597477/effective-expression-of-drebrin-in-hippocampus-improves-cognitive-function-and-alleviates-lesions-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-app-swe-ps1-%C3%AE-e9-mice
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Yan Liu, Yan-Feng Xu, Ling Zhang, Lan Huang, Pin Yu, Hua Zhu, Wei Deng, Chuan Qin
AIMS: Alzheimer's disease (AD), a progressive development dementia, is increasingly impacting patients' living conditions worldwide. Despite medical care and funding support, there are still no highly individualized drugs and practical strategies for clinical prevention and treatment. Developmentally regulated brain protein (abbreviated as Drebrin or Dbn, also known as Dbn1 in mouse) exists in neurons, especially in dendrites, and is an actin-binding protein that modulates synaptic morphology and long-term memory...
July 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591906/improving-patient-information-are-the-new-media-already-requested-a-questionnaire-study-at-a-gastroenterology-outpatient-clinic
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Benjamin M Walter, Roland M Schmid, Stefan von Delius
Background Information provided for patients is an essential factor for communication between patients and health-care professionals. To analyze the most used sources of medical information and requested media for patient information, a questionnaire study was initiated. Methods A single-center questionnaire study at an outpatient clinic at a tertiary care hospital. Two hundred participating patients, average age 54.4 years (1:1.5 m:f). Results were displayed in total and as count per participant (i. e...
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587644/current-and-future-perspectives-on-the-management-of-polypharmacy
#10
Mariam Molokhia, Azeem Majeed
BACKGROUND: Because of ageing populations, the growth in the number of people with multi-morbidity and greater compliance with disease-specific guidelines, polypharmacy is becoming increasingly common. Although the correct drug treatment in patients with complex medical problems can improve clinical outcomes, quality of life and life expectancy, polypharmacy is also associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events, some severe enough to result in hospital admission and even death...
June 6, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578320/utility-of-an-app-based-system-to-improve-feedback-following-workplace-based-assessment
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Janet Lefroy, Nicola Roberts, Adrian Molyneux, Maggie Bartlett, Simon Gay, Robert McKinley
Objectives: To determine whether an app-based software system to support production and storage of assessment feedback summaries makes workplace-based assessment easier for clinical tutors and enhances the educational impact on medical students. Methods: We monitored our workplace assessor app's usage by Year 3 to 5 medical students in 2014-15 and conducted focus groups with Year 4 medical students and interviews with clinical tutors who had used the apps. Analysis was by constant comparison using a framework based on elements of van der Vleuten's utility index...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573097/validation-of-a-cognitive-task-simulation-and-rehearsal-tool-for-open-carpal-tunnel-release
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John A M Paro, Anna Luan, Gordon K Lee
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel release is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by hand surgeons. The authors created a surgical simulation of open carpal tunnel release utilizing a mobile and rehearsal platform app. This study was performed in order to validate the simulator as an effective training platform for carpal tunnel release. METHODS: The simulator was evaluated using a number of metrics: construct validity (the ability to identify variability in skill levels), face validity (the perceived ability of the simulator to teach the intended material), content validity (that the simulator was an accurate representation of the intended operation), and acceptability validity (willingness of the desired user group to adopt this method of training)...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569128/development-of-a-student-led-ambulatory-medication-reconciliation-program-at-an-academic-institution
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Aimon C Miranda, Jaclyn D Cole, Melissa J Ruble, Erini S Serag-Bolos
OBJECTIVES: To integrate fourth-year student pharmacists on advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations within several different ambulatory clinics to perform medication reconciliations and enhance interdisciplinary practice. METHODS: The study design was a descriptive, prospective multisite study among a variety of ambulatory care outpatient clinics. Student pharmacists were partnered with physicians to conduct medication reconciliations during clinic visits for 4 hours per week, with data collection from January 2016 to September 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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
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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/28561709/practice-model-for-advanced-practice-providers-in-oncology
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Jamie Cairo, Mary Ann Muzi, Deanna Ficke, Shaunta Ford-Pierce, Katrina Goetzke, Diane Stumvoll, Laurie Williams, Federico A Sanchez
According to ASCO, the number of practicing oncologists has remained stable despite growth demands, leading to an overall shortage in many areas of the country. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced practice providers (APPs) who can assist in the provision of support and care to patients with cancer, but the role of the APP in the oncology setting has not been well defined. There exists a variety of different practice patterns for APPs who work in oncology, and the lack of role definition and absence of an established practice model are considered leading causes of APP attrition...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558718/lactic-fermented-egg-white-reduced-serum-cholesterol-concentrations-in-mildly-hypercholesterolemic-japanese-men-a-double-blind-parallel-arm-design
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Ryosuke Matsuoka, Mika Usuda, Yasunobu Masuda, Masaaki Kunou, Kazunori Utsunomiya
BACKGROUND: Lactic-fermented egg white (LE), produced by lactic acid fermentation of egg white, is an easy-to-consume form of egg white. Here we assessed the effect of daily consumption of LE for 8 weeks on serum total cholesterol (TC) levels. METHODS: The study followed a double-blind, parallel-arm design and included 88 adult men with mild hypercholesterolemia (mean ± standard error) serum TC levels, 229 ± 1.6 mg/dL; range, 204-259 mg/dL). The subjects were randomly divided into three groups, which consumed LE containing 4, 6, or 8 g of protein daily for 8 weeks...
May 30, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550005/perceptions-of-patient-engagement-applications-during-pregnancy-a-qualitative-assessment-of-the-patient-s-perspective
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Maren Goetz, Mitho Müller, Lina Maria Matthies, Jenny Hansen, Anne Doster, Akos Szabo, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Harald Abele, Christof Sohn, Markus Wallwiener, Stephanie Wallwiener
BACKGROUND: With growing demand for medical information and health applications in pregnancy, the potential of electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) solutions in clinical care is increasingly unfolding. However, we still do not know how pregnant women engage with mobile apps, how such apps impact routine medical care, and whether benefit expectations are met. Whereas recent research has raised the subject of user distribution and analyzed the content of pregnancy applications, there is still a significant knowledge gap regarding what pregnant women like and dislike about pregnancy tools, along with how such interventions could be improved...
May 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549455/inter-act-prevention-of-pregnancy-complications-through-an-e-health-driven-interpregnancy-lifestyle-intervention-study-protocol-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Annick Bogaerts, Lieveke Ameye, Margriet Bijlholt, Kelly Amuli, Dorine Heynickx, Roland Devlieger
BACKGROUND: Excessive maternal pre-pregnancy and gestational weight gain are related to pregnancy- and birth outcomes. The interpregnancy time window offers a unique opportunity to intervene in order to acquire a healthy lifestyle before the start of a new pregnancy. METHODS: INTER-ACT is an e-health driven multicentre randomised controlled intervention trial targeting women at high risk of pregnancy- and birth related complications. Eligible women are recruited for the study at day 2 or 3 postpartum...
May 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546138/mental-health-mobile-apps-for-preadolescents-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Rebecca Grist, Joanna Porter, Paul Stallard
BACKGROUND: There are an increasing number of mobile apps available for adolescents with mental health problems and an increasing interest in assimilating mobile health (mHealth) into mental health services. Despite the growing number of apps available, the evidence base for their efficacy is unclear. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to systematically appraise the available research evidence on the efficacy and acceptability of mobile apps for mental health in children and adolescents younger than 18 years...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545514/a-coordinated-pcp-cardiologist-telemedicine-model-pctm-in-china-s-community-hypertension-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Lei Xu, Wei-Yi Fang, Fu Zhu, Hong-Guang Zhang, Kai Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its control rate has remained low worldwide. Studies have found that telemonitoring blood pressure (BP) helped control hypertension in randomized controlled trials. However, little is known about its effect in a structured primary care model in which primary care physicians (PCPs) are partnering with cardiology specialists in electronic healthcare data sharing and medical interventions. This study aims to identify the effects of a coordinated PCP-cardiologist model that applies telemedicine tools to facilitate community hypertension control in China...
May 25, 2017: Trials
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