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Aldo Vagge, Kammi B Gunton, Bruce Schnall
Treatment compliance is the most important factor for predicting a successful outcome in amblyopia treatment. Electronic applications have been successfully employed in other medical conditions in an effort to improve compliance. AIM: To determine whether a smartphone medical adherence application (app) (RxmindMe® Prescription/Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker) may be successfully incorporated into the treatment plan of patients 3-7 years of age who have not previously been treated for amblyopia...
October 16, 2018: Strabismus
H S Chhabra, Sunil Sharma, Shalini Verma
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) is emerging as the most convenient way to deliver rehabilitation services remotely, and collect outcomes in real time, thus contributing to disease management by transferring care from hospital to home. It facilitates accessibility to healthcare, enhances patients' understanding of their condition, and their willingness to engage in self-management, giving way to high-quality care to the satisfaction of both patients and healthcare professionals. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of using a smartphone app (called Snapcare) on pain and function in patients suffering from chronic low back pain...
October 15, 2018: European Spine Journal
Pamela Vo, Nicolas Paris, Aikaterini Bilitou, Tomas Valena, Juanzhi Fang, Christel Naujoks, Ann Cameron, Frederic de Reydet de Vulpillieres, Francois Cadiou
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurring attacks that can cause severe disabling pain. This study described the burden of migraine as reported by individuals with migraine in the real world using a mobile application. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data captured through the Migraine Buddy© smartphone application from adult, self-diagnosed individuals with migraine in 17 European countries...
October 6, 2018: Neurology and Therapy
Linda Van Horn, Alan Peaceman, Mary Kwasny, Eileen Vincent, Angela Fought, Jami Josefson, Bonnie Spring, Lisa M Neff, Niki Gernhofer
INTRODUCTION: Technology-enhanced antenatal diet and lifestyle intervention could prevent excess gestational weight gain and benefit mother and child. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Overweight and obese ethnically diverse pregnant women in Chicago, Illinois, were enrolled between October 2012 and December 2015, with antenatal data collection completed by July 2016. Analysis was completed June 2017. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized when their fetus was gestational age 16 weeks to dietitian-led Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet and physical activity coaching that was received as three individual and six group counseling sessions by phone and webinar...
November 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Yan Qiu, Ying Liu, Wen Ren, Yunqing Qiu, Jingjing Ren
BACKGROUND: Globally, mHealth is increasing as a promising technology for promoting the quality of health care. Thus, a growing number of internet hospitals have been established in China to avail all its advantages. However, no study has investigated the service scope and patient satisfaction of the internet hospital to date. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to explore the features of outpatients in general practice, the disease information, and the satisfaction through an internet rating site...
September 25, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
John Torous, Adam Haim
The uptake and clinical adoption of digital mental health tools, such as smartphone apps, remain limited. Although some technology barriers remain, the greatest challenges are no longer technical. Instead, dichotomous directions and efforts divide the space and limit the potential of digital tools. This column focuses on six of these dichotomies, including randomized trials versus pragmatic studies, precision medicine versus population health, free market versus regulation, consumer versus clinical uses, big data versus privacy, and open versus proprietary software...
September 26, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
G Fagherazzi, P Ravaud
Digital medicine, digital research and artificial intelligence (AI) have the power to transform the field of diabetes with continuous and no-burden remote monitoring of patients' symptoms, physiological data, behaviours, and social and environmental contexts through the use of wearables, sensors and smartphone technologies. Moreover, data generated online and by digital technologies - which the authors suggest be grouped under the term 'digitosome' - constitute, through the quantity and variety of information they represent, a powerful potential for identifying new digital markers and patterns of risk that, ultimately, when combined with clinical data, can improve diabetes management and quality of life, and also prevent diabetes-related complications...
September 19, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism
Kirsten Gunderson, Sarah Sullivan, Charles Warner-Hillard, Ryan Thompson, Jacob A Greenberg, Eugene F Foley, Hee Soo Jung
OBJECTIVE: The System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning (SIMPL) smartphone application allows physicians to provide dictated feedback to surgical residents. The impact of this novel feedback medium on the quality of feedback is unknown. Our objective was to compare the delivery and quality of best-case operative performance feedback given via SIMPL to feedback given in-person. DESIGN: We collected operative performance feedback given both in-person and via SIMPL from surgeons to residents over 6 weeks...
September 10, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Alaa Aziz Alhazmi, Sami H Alzahrani, Mukhtiar Baig, Emad M Salawati, Ahmad Alkatheri
Objective: To investigate smartphone addiction among medical students and to determine factors associated with smartphone addiction among sixth-year medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 203 sixth-year medical students at the Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during July 2017. Data analysis was done using SPSS-20. Results: The number of completed questionnaires received was181 out of 203, making a response rate of 89%...
July 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Donghua Ma, Kangwen Cheng, Ping Ding, Hongyan Li, Ping Wang
WeChat is a smartphone application that may help patients self-manage peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), although additional data are needed regarding this topic. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine whether WeChat helped improve PICC-related complications, self-care ability, PICC maintenance dependency in that the behavior of a patient is in compliance with a doctor's order or a will, knowledge mastery, and satisfaction among patients with a PICC. The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, China Biology Medicine, China national Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, Wiper, and Baidu Scholar databases were searched to identify related reports that were published up to April 2018...
2018: PloS One
Shangxin Guo, Jingyuan Shao, Xingchu Gong
A new method for preparing paper-based analytical devices (PADs) with the assistance of 3D printing technology was presented. Polycaprolactone was used as the 3D printing material to form hydrophobic barriers. First, polycaprolactone was 3D printed on filter paper. The polycaprolactone-modified paper was then prepared by heating. Experiments on α-glucosidase inhibition activity were carried out in the hydrophilic circles on the modified paper. Color data were read with a smartphone. After comparison of the multiple color indices, component Y was selected because of its low detection limit...
November 30, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Sara Riggare, Maria Hägglund
BACKGROUND: Individually tailored healthcare, in the form of precision medicine, holds substantial potential for the future of medicine, especially for a complex disorder like Parkinson's disease (PD). Patient self-tracking is an under-researched area in PD. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore patient-initiated self-tracking in PD and discuss it in the context of precision medicine. METHODS: The first author used a smartphone app to capture finger-tapping data and also noted times for medication intakes...
2018: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
A P Vidmar, R Pretlow, C Borzutzky, C P Wee, D S Fox, C Fink, S D Mittelman
BACKGROUND: Clinical approaches to treating childhood obesity can be expensive and poorly reimbursed, and often produce suboptimal results. It has been theorized that overeating may have addictive qualities, and a sizable number of adolescents with obesity endorse addictive habits. Interestingly, few weight management interventions have tested techniques founded in addiction medicine principles. We therefore performed a pilot study of an addiction model based mHealth weight loss intervention in adolescents...
August 16, 2018: Pediatric Obesity
Andrea Farnham, Sarah Ziegler, Ulf Blanke, Emily Stone, Christoph Hatz, Milo A Puhan
Background: Despite the continuing growth of international tourism, very little research has been done on the link between individual risk attitudes and health behaviours during travel. Our study uses a validated risk-taking questionnaire Domain-Specific Risk-Taking Scale (DOSPERT) and data from a smartphone application to study the association between pre-travel risk attitudes and the occurrence of behaviours during travel. Methods: A prospective cohort of travellers to Thailand used a smartphone application to answer a daily questionnaire about health behaviours and events...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
Yuri Álvarez López, Jacqueline Franssen, Guillermo Álvarez Narciandi, Janet Pagnozzi, Ignacio González-Pinto Arrillaga, Fernando Las-Heras Andrés
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has become a key technology in the logistics and management industry, thanks to distinctive features such as the low cost of RFID tags, and the easiness of the RFID tags' deployment and integration within the items to be tracked. In consequence, RFID plays a fundamental role in the so-called digital factory or 4.0 Industry, aiming to increase the level of automatization of industrial processes. In addition, RFID has also been found to be of great help in improving the tracking of patients, medicines, and medical assets in hospitals, where the digitalization of these operations improves their efficiency and safety...
August 13, 2018: Sensors
I Hernández-Neuta, F Neumann, J Brightmeyer, T Ba Tis, N Madaboosi, Q Wei, A Ozcan, M Nilsson
Recent advancements in bioanalytical techniques have led to the development of novel and robust diagnostic approaches that hold promise for providing optimal patient treatment, guiding prevention programs and widening the scope of personalized medicine. However, these advanced diagnostic techniques are still complex, expensive and limited to centralized healthcare facilities or research laboratories. This significantly hinders the use of evidence-based diagnostics for resource-limited settings and the primary care, thus creating a gap between healthcare providers and patients, leaving these populations without access to precision and quality medicine...
August 6, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
John E A Shenouda, Bethany S Davies, Inam Haq
BACKGROUND: The transition from medical student to junior doctor is one of the most challenging in medicine, affecting both doctor and patient health. Opportunities to support this transition have arisen from advances in mobile technology and increased smartphone ownership. METHODS: This qualitative study consisted of six in-depth interviews and two focus groups with Foundation Year 1 Trainees (intern doctors) and final year medical students within the same NHS Trust...
July 31, 2018: BMC Medical Education
Nghi C Nguyen, Kaveh Vejdani
Current positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single photon emission CT (SPECT)/CT displays have major drawbacks, in that the CT only shows one tissue type at a time, which leads to a suboptimal fusion display. We developed a multipurpose CT level/window aiming at enhancing fusion display. A total of thirty CT examinations as part of fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT examinations (15 were open source from the OsiriX website and 15 from our PET facility) and the open-source software MIPAV were used...
July 2018: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Kate A Timmins, Mark A Green, Duncan Radley, Michelle A Morris, Jamie Pearce
There has been growing interest in the potential of 'big data' to enhance our understanding in medicine and public health. Although there is no agreed definition of big data, accepted critical components include greater volume, complexity, coverage and speed of availability. Much of these data are 'found' (as opposed to 'made'), in that they have been collected for non-research purposes, but could include valuable information for research. The aim of this paper is to review the contribution of 'found' data to obesity research to date, and describe the benefits and challenges encountered...
July 18, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Peter Elsner, Andrea Bauer, Thomas Ludwig Diepgen, Hans Drexler, Manigé Fartasch, Swen Malte John, Sibylle Schliemann, Wolfgang Wehrmann, Jörg Tittelbach
Teledermatology is the use of telecommunication technologies to exchange medical information for diagnosis, consultation, treatment and teaching in dermatology. While its use has been evaluated in a wide range of dermatological diagnoses, only few studies exist on its validity, diagnostic precision, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness in occupational dermatology. However, these studies show a considerable potential for diagnosis, prevention, treatment support and follow-up of patients with occupational skin diseases...
August 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
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