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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339347/hospital-owned-apps-in-taiwan-nationwide-survey
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Hao-Yen Liu, Wui-Chiang Lee, Ying-Chou Sun, Jun-Jeng Fen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Li-Fang Chou, Shinn-Jang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, the use of mobile phone apps in the health care industry has grown rapidly. Owing to the high penetration rate of Internet use in Taiwan, hospitals are eager to provide their own apps to improve the accessibility of medical care for patients. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to provide an overview of the currently available hospital-owned apps in Taiwan and to conduct a cross-hospital comparison of app features. METHODS: In May 2017, the availability of apps from all 414 hospitals in Taiwan was surveyed from the hospital home pages and the Google Play app store...
January 16, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336067/treatment-of-allergic-rhinitis-using-mobile-technology-with-real-world-data-the-mask-observational-pilot-study
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REVIEW
J Bousquet, S Arnavielhe, A Bedbrook, G Alexis-Alexandre, M van Eerd, R Murray, G W Canonica, M Illario, E Menditto, G Passalacqua, C Stellato, M Triggiani, P Carreiro-Martins, J Fonseca, M Morais Almeida, L Nogueira-Silva, A M Pereira, A Todo Bom, I Bosse, D Caimmi, P Demoly, P Devillier, J F Fontaine, J Just, G L Onorato, M L Kowalski, P Kuna, B Samolinski, J M Anto, J Mullol, A Valero, P V Tomazic, K C Bergmann, T Keil, L Klimek, R Mösgues, S Shamai, T Zuberbier, E Murphy, Peter McDowall, D Price, D Ryan, A Sheikh, N H Chavannes, W J Fokkens, V Kvedariene, A Valiulis, C Bachert, P W Hellings, I Kull, E Melén, M Wickman, C Bindslev-Jensen, E Eller, T Haahtela, E Valovirta, N G Papadopoulos, I Annesi-Maesano, M Bewick, S Bosnic-Anticevich, A A Cruz, G De Vries, B Gemicioglu, D Larenas-Linnemann, D Laune, E Mathieu-Dupas, R E O'Hehir, F Portejoie, V Siroux, O Spranger, O VandenPlas, A Yorgancioglu
BACKGROUND: Large observational implementation studies are needed to triangulate the findings from randomized control trials (RCTs) as they reflect "real world" everyday practice. In a pilot study, we attempted to provide additional and complementary insights on the real life treatment of allergic rhinitis using mobile technology. METHODS: A mobile phone app (Allergy Diary, freely available Google Play and Apple App stores) collects the data of daily visual analogue scales (VAS) for (i) overall allergic symptoms, (ii) nasal, ocular and asthma symptoms, (iii) work, as well as (iv) medication use using a treatment scroll list including all medications (prescribed and over the counter (OTC)) for rhinitis customized for 15 countries...
January 15, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335234/a-patient-held-smartcard-with-a-unique-identifier-and-an-mhealth-platform-to-improve-the-availability-of-prenatal-test-results-in-rural-nigeria-demonstration-study
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Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, Chuka Eze, John Olajide Olawepo, Juliet Iwelunmor, Daniel F Sarpong, Amaka Grace Ogidi, Dina Patel, John Okpanachi Oko, Chima Onoka, Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue
BACKGROUND: Community-based strategies to test for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and sickle cell disease (SCD) have expanded opportunities to increase the proportion of pregnant women who are aware of their diagnosis. In order to use this information to implement evidence-based interventions, these results have to be available to skilled health providers at the point of delivery. Most electronic health platforms are dependent on the availability of reliable Internet connectivity and, thus, have limited use in many rural and resource-limited settings...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334350/bespoke-automation-of-medical-workforce-rostering-using-google-s-free-cloud-applications
#4
Peter Benjamin Michael Thomas
BACKGROUND: Providing safe and consistent care requires optimal deployment of medical staff. Ensuring this happens is a significant administrative burden due to complex working patterns. OBJECTIVE: To describe a pilot feasibility study of the automation of medical duty rostering in a busy tertiary Ophthalmology department. METHODS: A cloud based web application was created using Google's free cloud services. Users access the system via a website which hosts live rosters, and use electronic forms to submit requests which are automatically handled by Google App Scripts...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331971/a-study-protocol-for-a-non-randomised-comparison-trial-evaluating-the-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-cognitive-behavioural-programme-with-integrated-coaching-for-anxious-adults-in-primary-care
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Eva Szigethy, Francis Solano, Meredith Wallace, Dina L Perry, Lauren Morrell, Kathryn Scott, Megan Jones Bell, Megan Oser
INTRODUCTION: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and subclinical GAD are highly prevalent in primary care. Unmanaged anxiety worsens quality of life in patients seen in primary care practices and leads to increased medical utilisation and costs. Programmes that teach patients cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques have been shown to improve anxiety and to prevent the evolution of anxiety symptoms to disorders, but access and engagement have hampered integration of CBT into medical settings...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331247/a-biopsy-of-breast-cancer-mobile-applications-state-of-the-practice-review
#6
G Giunti, D H Giunta, E Guisado-Fernandez, J L Bender, L Fernandez-Luque
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. The use of mobile software applications for health and wellbeing promotion has grown exponentially in recent years. We systematically reviewed the breast cancer apps available in today's leading smartphone application stores and characterized them based on their features, evidence base and target audiences. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to characterize breast cancer apps from the two major smartphone app stores (iOS and Android)...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329530/design-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-application-to-assist-the-self-monitoring-of-the-chronic-kidney-disease-in-developing-countries
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Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro, Paulo Cunha
BACKGROUND: The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplantation, and consequently, affects mortality rates. This issue is faced by a mobile health (mHealth) application (app) that aims to assist the early diagnosis and self-monitoring of the disease progression. METHODS: A user-centered design (UCD) approach involving health professionals (nurse and nephrologists) and target users guided the development process of the app between 2012 and 2016...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327503/noncoding-rnas-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
REVIEW
M Laura Idda, Rachel Munk, Kotb Abdelmohsen, Myriam Gorospe
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the main cause of dementia among the elderly worldwide. Despite intense efforts to develop drugs for preventing and treating AD, no effective therapies are available as yet, posing a growing burden at the personal, medical, and socioeconomic levels. AD is characterized by the production and aggregation of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP), the presence of hyperphosphorylated microtubule-associated protein Tau (MAPT), and chronic inflammation leading to neuronal loss...
January 12, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327339/electronic-registry-for-the-management-of-childhood-obesity-in-greece
#9
Penio Kassari, Panagiotis Papaioannou, Antonis Billiris, Haralampos Karanikas, Stergiani Eleftheriou, Eleftherios Thireos, Yannis Manios, George P Chrousos, Evangelia Charmandari
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood and adolescence represents a major health problem in our century. In Greece, more than 30-35% of children and adolescents are either overweight or obese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using information and communication technologies, we developed a "National Registry for the Prevention and Management of Overweight and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence" for guidance and training of Pediatricians and General Practitioners. The application supports interoperability with other national infrastructures and multi-layered security spanning preventive, detective and administrative controls...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318338/-software-as-medical-devices-medical-apps-tasks-requirements-and-experiences-from-the-point-of-view-of-a%C3%A2-competent-authority
#10
REVIEW
Arno Terhechte
Software can be classified as a medical device according to the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC. The number of software products and medical apps is continuously increasing and so too is the use in health institutions (e. g., in hospitals and doctors' surgeries) for diagnosis and therapy.Different aspects of standalone software and medical apps from the perspective of the authority responsible are presented. The quality system implemented to establish a risk-based systematic inspection and supervision of manufacturers is discussed...
January 9, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313363/effectiveness-acceptability-and-usefulness-of-mobile-applications-for-cardiovascular-disease-self-management-systematic-review-with-meta-synthesis-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-data
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Genevieve M Coorey, Lis Neubeck, John Mulley, Julie Redfern
Background Mobile technologies are innovative, scalable approaches to reducing risk of cardiovascular disease but evidence related to effectiveness and acceptability remains limited. We aimed to explore the effectiveness, acceptability and usefulness of mobile applications (apps) for cardiovascular disease self-management and risk factor control. Design Systematic review with meta-synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data. Methods Comprehensive search of multiple databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, SCOPUS and Cochrane CENTRAL) and grey literature...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305338/a-mobile-app-to-screen-for-neurocognitive-impairment-preliminary-validation-of-neuroscreen-among-hiv-infected-south-african-adults
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Reuben N Robbins, Hetta Gouse, Henry G Brown, Andries Ehlers, Travis M Scott, Cheng-Shiun Leu, Robert H Remien, Claude A Mellins, John A Joska
BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive impairment (NCI) is one of the most common complications of HIV infection, and has serious medical and functional consequences. South Africa has 7 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) with up to three-quarters of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve individuals having NCI. South Africa's health system struggles to meet the care needs of its millions of PLHIV; screening for NCI is typically neglected due to limited clinical staff trained to administer, score, and interpret neuropsychological tests, as well as long test batteries and limited screening tools for South African populations...
January 5, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299790/mobile-health-technology-for-improving-symptom-management-in-low-income-persons-living-with-hiv
#13
Rebecca Schnall, Hwayoung Cho, Alexander Mangone, Adrienne Pichon, Haomiao Jia
Persons living with HIV (PLWH) are living longer but experiencing more adverse symptoms associated with the disease and its treatment. This study aimed to examine the impact of a mHealth application (app) comprised of evidence-based self-care strategies on the symptom experience of PLWH. We conducted a 12-week feasibility study with 80 PLWH who were randomized (1:1) to a mHealth app, mobile Video Information Provider (mVIP), with self-care strategies for improving 13 commonly experienced symptoms in PLWH or to a control app...
January 3, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295808/a-perioperative-ehealth-program-to-enhance-postoperative-recovery-after-abdominal-surgery-process-evaluation-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Eva van der Meij, Judith Af Huirne, A Dorien Ten Cate, Hein Bac Stockmann, Piet C Scholten, Paul Hp Davids, H Jaap Bonjer, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) interventions have proven effective, but implementation in clinical practice is difficult. More research focusing on the implementation process of eHealth interventions is necessary. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the process evaluation of a perioperative eHealth intervention, aiming to enhance recovery after laparoscopic abdominal surgery. METHODS: A process evaluation was carried out alongside a multicenter randomized controlled trial...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284923/a-prerequisite-for-patient-centred-care-is-empowering-and-engaging-patients-in-the-digital-health-report-from-efmi-special-topic-conference-stc-2017
#15
Simon de Lusignan
The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) held its Special Topic Conference (STC) in October 2017 in Israel. EFMI holds STC's to focus on a particular issue, whereas its major annual conference Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) has a much wider remit. This conference challenged the informatics community to engage patients in digital health. Examples of the gap in digital engagementfrom the conference contributions include: An app to connect parents to a paediatric emergency department was presented...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284911/the-most-common-smartphone-applications-used-by-medical-students-and-barriers-of-using-them
#16
Mohamad Jebraeily, Zahra Zare Fazlollahi, Bahlol Rahimi
Introduction: Medical knowledge is rapidly expanding and updating. It is very important that students can timely access to information and the latest scientific evidence without any time and place limitation. The smartphone is one of ICT tools that adopted greatly by healthcare professionals. Today, the most medical sciences universities have provided smartphone as an educational aid tool and acquisition licenses for medical apps resources in training of their students. Aim: This research was conducted to determine common smartphone applications among medical students of Urmia University of medical sciences and to identify barriers in using them...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277596/smartphone-usage-patterns-by-canadian-neurosurgery-residents-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
#17
M M Kameda-Smith, C Iorio-Morin, A Winkler-Schwartz, Ahmed S Uzair, D Bergeron, M Bigder, A Dakson, C A Elliott, D Guha, P Lavergne, S Makarenko, M S Taccone, M Tso, B Wang, D Fortin
BACKGROUND: Smartphones and their apps are used ubiquitously in medical practice. However in some cases their use can be at odds with current patient data safety regulations such as Canada's Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) 2004. In order to assess current practices and inform mobile application development, we sought to better understand mobile device usage patterns amongst Canadian neurosurgery residents. METHODS: Through the Canadian Neurosurgery Research Collaborative (CNRC), an online survey characterizing smartphone ownership and usage patterns was developed and sent to all Canadian neurosurgery resident in April of 2016...
December 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273657/optimising-technology-to-measure-functional-vision-mobility-and-service-outcomes-for-people-with-low-vision-or-blindness-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-australia-and-malaysia
#18
Lil Deverell, Denny Meyer, Bee Theng Lau, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Suku Sukunesan, Jahar Bhowmik, Almon Chai, Chris McCarthy, Pan Zheng, Andrew Pipingas, Fakir M Amirul Islam
INTRODUCTION: Orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists assess the functional vision and O&M skills of people with mobility problems, usually relating to low vision or blindness. There are numerous O&M assessment checklists but no measures that reduce qualitative assessment data to a single comparable score suitable for assessing any O&M client, of any age or ability, in any location. Functional measures are needed internationally to align O&M assessment practices, guide referrals, profile O&M clients, plan appropriate services and evaluate outcomes from O&M programmes (eg, long cane training), assistive technology (eg, hazard sensors) and medical interventions (eg, retinal implants)...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273573/medication-adherence-and-technology-based-interventions-for-adolescents-with-chronic-health-conditions-a-few-key-considerations
#19
Sherif M Badawy, Alexis A Thompson, Lisa M Kuhns
The number of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions (CHCs) has doubled over the past two decades. Medication adherence is a key component of disease management within these groups. Low adherence to prescribed medications is a known problem in adolescents with CHCs and is related to health outcomes, including quality of life, disease complications, and mortality. Adolescence is a critical time to create routines and health behaviors that optimize disease self-management and transition to adult care...
December 22, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261709/feasibility-of-large-scale-deployment-of-multiple-wearable-sensors-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Ana Lígia Silva de Lima, Tim Hahn, Luc J W Evers, Nienke M de Vries, Eli Cohen, Michal Afek, Lauren Bataille, Margaret Daeschler, Kasper Claes, Babak Boroojerdi, Dolors Terricabras, Max A Little, Heribert Baldus, Bastiaan R Bloem, Marjan J Faber
Wearable devices can capture objective day-to-day data about Parkinson's Disease (PD). This study aims to assess the feasibility of implementing wearable technology to collect data from multiple sensors during the daily lives of PD patients. The Parkinson@home study is an observational, two-cohort (North America, NAM; The Netherlands, NL) study. To recruit participants, different strategies were used between sites. Main enrolment criteria were self-reported diagnosis of PD, possession of a smartphone and age≥18 years...
2017: PloS One
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