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Dermatology apps

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
Spencer D Hawkins, Steven Barilla, Steven R Feldman
PURPOSE: Patients report wanting more information about psoriasis and clear expectations from the onset of therapy. Dermatologists do not think patients receive or internalize adequate information. There isa need for further explanation of treatment regimens to increase knowledge, compliance, and patient satisfaction. Recent advancements in web technology have the potential to improve these psoriasis outcomes. METHODS: A web based application was created to educate psoriasis patients using video, graphics, and textual information...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Alexander Zink, Antonia Kolbinger, Maria Leibl, Isabel Leon-Suarez, Jarmila Gloning, Christian Merkel, Tilo Biedermann, Johannes Ring, Bernadette Eberlein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
Maurice Mars, Richard E Scott
INTRODUCTION: The smartphone simplifies interprofessional communication, and smartphone applications can facilitate telemedicine activity. Much has been written about the steps that need to be followed to implement and establish a successful telemedicine service that is integrated into everyday clinical practice. A traditional and systematic approach has evolved incorporating activities such as strategy development, needs assessment, business cases and plans, readiness assessment, implementation plans, change management interventions, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation...
March 29, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Jack S Resneck, Michael Abrouk, Meredith Steuer, Andrew Tam, Adam Yen, Ivy Lee, Carrie L Kovarik, Karen E Edison
IMPORTANCE: Evidence supports use of teleconsultation for improving patient access to dermatology. However, little is known about the quality of rapidly expanding direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine websites and smartphone apps diagnosing and treating skin disease. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of DTC teledermatology services. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Simulated patients submitted a series of structured dermatologic cases with photographs, including neoplastic, inflammatory, and infectious conditions, using regional and national DTC telemedicine websites and smartphone apps offering services to California residents...
July 1, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
S Vañó-Galván
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Omid Zahedi Niaki, Wendy Sissons, Van-Hung Nguyen, Ramin Zargham, Fatemeh Jafarian
Linear atrophoderma of Moulin (LAM) is an acquired skin condition that manifests in early childhood and adolescence. It likely represents a form of cutaneous mosaicism that presents with linear, hyperpigmented and atrophic lesions appearing on the trunk and limbs. Its clinical appearance varies and may closely resemble that of atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (APP) and linear scleroderma. LAM usually follows a benign course and no effective treatment options exist. We present a case of a young and healthy patient that developed such lesions on her upper and lower extremities over 5 years...
2015: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
John S Barbieri, Caroline A Nelson, Kent D Bream, Carrie L Kovarik
INTRODUCTION: Although teledermatology offers promise as a tool to increase access to care, adoption has been limited. Understanding the perspectives and experiences of key stakeholders, such as primary care providers (PCPs) and patients, is important to identify opportunities to reduce barriers to adoption and to improve teledermatology programs. Although many studies have examined patients' experiences and satisfaction with teledermatology, few have examined referring PCPs' perspectives...
August 2015: Dermatology Online Journal
Matthew G Hanna, Anil V Parwani, Liron Pantanowitz, Vinod Punjabi, Rajendra Singh
INTRODUCTION: Smartphone applications in medicine are becoming increasingly prevalent. Given that most pathologists and pathology trainees today use smartphones, an obvious modality for pathology education is through smartphone applications. "MyDermPath" is a novel smartphone application that was developed as an interactive reference tool for dermatology and dermatopathology, available for iOS and Android. MATERIALS AND METHODS: "MyDermPath" was developed using Apple Xcode and Google Android SDK...
2015: Journal of Pathology Informatics
Sivaprakash Shanmugam, Jiangtao Xu, Cyrille Boyer
The use of metalloporphyrins has been gaining popularity particularly in the area of medicine concerning sensitizers for the treatment of cancer and dermatological diseases through photodynamic therapy (PDT), and advanced materials for engineering molecular antenna for harvesting solar energy. In line with the myriad functions of metalloporphyrins, we investigated their capability for photoinduced living polymerization under visible light irradiation over a broad range of wavelengths. We discovered that zinc porphyrins (i...
July 22, 2015: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Joel A Wolf, Jacqueline F Moreau, Timothy J Patton, Daniel G Winger, Laura K Ferris
Health information is increasingly accessible via the Internet and smartphone applications (apps), and patients may perceive these resources as tools for self-education and/or self-diagnosis. The objective of this study was to assess the characteristics of dermatology patients who use the Internet and/or smartphone apps to access health information and to evaluate the impact that these resources have on patients' health care-seeking behavior and interactions with physicians. Online resources offer both opportunities and challenges for dermatologists...
June 2015: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Adam Landman, Srinivas Emani, Narath Carlile, David I Rosenthal, Simon Semakov, Daniel J Pallin, Eric G Poon
BACKGROUND: Photographs are important tools to record, track, and communicate clinical findings. Mobile devices with high-resolution cameras are now ubiquitous, giving clinicians the opportunity to capture and share images from the bedside. However, secure and efficient ways to manage and share digital images are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the implementation of a secure application for capturing and storing clinical images in the electronic health record (EHR), and to describe initial user experiences...
2015: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Hyeon-Min Jang, Gisela F Erf, Kaylee C Rowland, Byung-Whi Kong
BACKGROUND: The Smyth line (SL) chicken is the only animal model for autoimmune vitiligo that spontaneously displays all clinical and biological manifestations of the human disorder. To understand the genetic components underlying the susceptibility to develop SL vitiligo (SLV), whole genome resequencing analysis was performed in SLV chickens compared with non-vitiliginous parental Brown line (BL) chickens, which maintain a very low incidence rate of vitiligo. RESULTS: Illumina sequencing technology and reference based assembly on Red Jungle Fowl genome sequences were used...
2014: BMC Genomics
A Shadi Kourosh, Evan D Schoenberg, Jean M Dejace, Paul R Bergstresser
IMPORTANCE: Patient advocacy organizations seek to increase their benefits for patients with skin disease; low awareness and patient referrals among dermatologists have presented an obstacle to this. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Skin Advocate iPhone App would increase awareness and referrals to patient advocacy organizations in the Coalition of Skin Diseases (CSD) among Texas dermatologists and dermatology residents and patient registrations among CSD member organizations...
March 2014: JAMA Dermatology
Ann Chang Brewer, Dawnielle C Endly, Jill Henley, Mahsa Amir, Blake P Sampson, Jacqueline F Moreau, Robert P Dellavalle
IMPORTANCE: With advancements in mobile technology, cellular phone-based mobile applications (apps) may be used in the practice and delivery of dermatologic care. OBJECTIVE: To identify and categorize the variety of current mobile apps available in dermatology for patients and providers. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Dermatology-related search terms were queried in the online app stores of the most commonly used mobile platforms developed by Apple, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows...
November 2013: JAMA Dermatology
Craig Burkhart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2012: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Emily de Golian, Kathryn Echols, Henna Pearl, Loretta Davis
Linear atrophoderma of Moulin (LAM) is a rare dermatologic disorder characterized by a hyperpigmented atrophoderma that consistently follows the lines of Blaschko. There are many clinical and histologic similarities between LAM, atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (APP), and morphea, and whether LAM represents part of a disease spectrum or its own distinct entity is debated. This case of a 16-year-old boy with LAM supports the hypothesis that LAM, APP, and morphea are a spectrum of disorders rather than unique entities...
May 2014: Pediatric Dermatology
Ajay K Mahalka, C Peter J Maury, Paavo K J Kinnunen
Finnish type familial amyloidosis (FAF) is a neurodegenerative disease, which involves the deposition of D187N or -Y mutant gelsolin fragments as amyloid in various tissues, accompanied by dermatologic, neurologic, and ophthalmologic disorders. Like the other amyloid diseases, FAF is associated with oxidative stress. The latter results in an extensive chemical modification of biomolecules, such as the formation of a myriad of phospholipids with oxidatively modified acyl chains containing various functional groups...
June 7, 2011: Biochemistry
Thomas E Merchant, Christina Bosley, Julie Smith, Pam Baratti, David Pritchard, Tina Davis, Chenghong Li, Xiaoping Xiong
PURPOSE: Radiation dermatitis is a common side effect of radiation therapy (RT). In severe cases, RT must be interrupted until the skin heals, which can compromise treatment. The purpose of the study was to compare an anionic polar phospholipid (APP)-based cream and an aloe vera-based gel to determine their effectiveness in preventing and treating radiation dermatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-five pediatric patients (median age, 11 years) with various diagnoses who received at least 23...
2007: Radiation Oncology
Jürgen Reichling, Uwe Landvatter, Heike Wagner, Karl-Heinz Kostka, Ulrich F Schaefer
Essential oils are widely used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations e.g. as fragrance, active ingredient or penetration enhancer. However, reports on skin absorption are rare. Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate the capability of terpinen-4-ol, the main compound of Australian tea tree oil (TTO), to permeate human skin. In static Franz diffusion cells permeation experiments with heat separated human epidermis were carried out using infinite dosing conditions and compared to liberation experiments...
October 2006: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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