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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148112/big-data-and-data-science-in-healthcare-what-nurses-and-midwives-need-to-know
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EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Connor
The evolution of technology in contemporary society has been accelerating in recent decades, with smaller, more interconnected hardware devices and software applications becoming the norm. As desktop computing paved the way for mobile platforms, which are now transitioning to wearable devices and other sensors, it is inevitable these electronic tools will advance into the realm of nanotechnology and biotechnology in the years to come. As the proliferation of information and communication technology continues it has led to a tsunami of digital data (Bates et al, 2014), which is being collected on many aspects of life...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144022/collagen-a-review-on-its-sources-and-potential-cosmetic-applications
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REVIEW
María Isabela Avila Rodríguez, Laura G Rodríguez Barroso, Mirna Lorena Sánchez
Collagen is a fibrillar protein that conforms the conjunctive and connective tissues in the human body, essentially skin, joints, and bones. This molecule is one of the most abundant in many of the living organisms due to its connective role in biological structures. Due to its abundance, strength and its directly proportional relation with skin aging, collagen has gained great interest in the cosmetic industry. It has been established that the collagen fibers are damaged with the pass of time, losing thickness and strength which has been strongly related with skin aging phenomena [Colágeno para todo...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143623/the-impact-of-eliminating-within-country-inequality-in-health-coverage-on-maternal-and-child-mortality-a-lives-saved-tool-analysis
#3
Adrienne Clermont
BACKGROUND: Inequality in healthcare across population groups in low-income countries is a growing topic of interest in global health. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST), which uses health intervention coverage to model maternal, neonatal, and child health outcomes such as mortality rates, can be used to analyze the impact of within-country inequality. METHODS: Data from nationally representative household surveys (98 surveys conducted between 1998 and 2014), disaggregated by wealth quintile, were used to create a LiST analysis that models the impact of scaling up health intervention coverage for the entire country from the national average to the rate of the top wealth quintile (richest 20% of the population)...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137708/smartphone-based-non-invasive-salivary-glucose-biosensor
#4
Anuradha Soni, Sandeep Kumar Jha
The present work deals with the development of a non-invasive optical glucose biosensor using saliva samples and a smartphone. The sensor was fabricated with a simple methodology by immobilization of Glucose oxidase enzyme along with a pH responsive dye on a filter paper based strip. The strip changes color upon reaction with glucose present in saliva and the color changes were detected using a smartphone camera through RGB profiling. This standalone biosensor showed good sensitivity and low interference while operating within 20 s response time...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118963/leveraging-multiactions-to-improve-medical-personalized-ranking-for-collaborative-filtering
#5
Shan Gao, Guibing Guo, Runzhi Li, Zongmin Wang
Nowadays, providing high-quality recommendation services to users is an essential component in web applications, including shopping, making friends, and healthcare. This can be regarded either as a problem of estimating users' preference by exploiting explicit feedbacks (numerical ratings), or as a problem of collaborative ranking with implicit feedback (e.g., purchases, views, and clicks). Previous works for solving this issue include pointwise regression methods and pairwise ranking methods. The emerging healthcare websites and online medical databases impose a new challenge for medical service recommendation...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110186/patient-safety-ward-round-checklist-via-an-electronic-app-implications-for-harm-prevention
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C Keller, S Arsenault, M Lamothe, S R Bostan, R O'Donnell, J Harbison, C P Doherty
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety is a value at the core of modern healthcare. Though awareness in the medical community is growing, implementing systematic approaches similar to those used in other high reliability industries is proving difficult. The aim of this research was twofold, to establish a baseline for patient safety practices on routine ward rounds and to test the feasibility of implementing an electronic patient safety checklist application. METHODS: Two research teams were formed; one auditing a medical team to establish a procedural baseline of "usual care" practice and an intervention team concurrently was enforcing the implementation of the checklist...
November 6, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103552/smartphone-apps-for-the-self-management-of%C3%A2-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gustavo C Machado, Marina B Pinheiro, Hopin Lee, Osman H Ahmed, Paul Hendrick, Chris Williams, Steven J Kamper
Guidelines for low back pain (LBP) often recommend the use of self-management such as unsupervised exercise, booklets, and online education. Another potentially useful way for patients to self-manage LBP is by using smartphone applications (apps). However, to date, there has been no rigorous evaluation of LBP apps and no guidance for consumers on how to select high-quality, evidence-based apps. This chapter reviews smartphone apps for the self-management of LBP and evaluates their content quality and whether they recommend evidence-based interventions...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102483/the-digital-environment-in-men-s-sexual-disorders-a-systematic-review
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E García-Cruz, J Romero-Otero, M Fode, A Alcaraz
CONTEXT: The revolution of digital technologies constitutes a new setting for the patient-physician relationship and provides patients with a scenario of privacy and universal access to a vast amount of information. However, there is little information on how digital resources are used and what their advantages and disadvantages are. OBJECTIVES: To explore the scope of the scientific research on the use of digital technology related to men's sexual disorders and to analyze the primary sources of digital information related to this field...
November 1, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082425/review-of-use-and-integration-of-mobile-apps-into-psychiatric-treatments
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REVIEW
Steven Chan, Haley Godwin, Alvaro Gonzalez, Peter M Yellowlees, Donald M Hilty
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mental health practitioners should understand the features of current, publicly available apps; the features of novel, research apps; and issues behind the integration of mobile apps and digital health services into clinical workflows. RECENT FINDINGS: The review is based on a research literature and the authors' clinical and healthcare administration experiences. Articles searched-on telepsychiatry, telemental health, mobile mental health, informatics, cellular phone, ambulatory monitoring, telemetry, and algorithms-were restricted to 2016 and 2017...
October 30, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082007/assessing-the-global-reach-and-value-of-a-provider-facing-healthcare-app-using-large-scale-analytics
#10
Vikas O'Reilly-Shah, George Easton, Scott Gillespie
BACKGROUND: The rapid global adoption of mobile health (mHealth) smartphone apps by healthcare providers presents challenges and opportunities in medicine. Challenges include ensuring the delivery of high-quality, up-to-date and optimised information. Opportunities include the ability to study global practice patterns, access to medical and surgical care and continuing medical education needs. METHODS: We studied users of a free anaesthesia calculator app used worldwide...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081348/health-professionals-views-on-health-literacy-issues-for-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-women-in-maternity-care-barriers-enablers-and-the-need-for-an-integrated-approach
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Jo-Anne Hughson, Fiona Marshall, Justin Oliver Daly, Robyn Woodward-Kron, John Hajek, David Story
Objective To identify health literacy issues when providing maternity care to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, and the strategies needed for health professionals to collaboratively address these issues.Methods A qualitative case study design was undertaken at one large metropolitan Australian hospital serving a highly CALD population. Semistructured interviews were conducted with a range of maternity healthcare staff. The data were analysed thematically. The study is informed by a framework of cultural competence education interventions for health professionals and a health literacy framework...
October 30, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077743/proposing-a-validated-clinical-app-predicting-hospitalization-cost-for-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-surgery
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Hai Sun, Piyush Kalakoti, Kanika Sharma, Jai Deep Thakur, Rimal H Dossani, Devi Prasad Patra, Kevin Phan, Hesam Akbarian-Tefaghi, Frank Farokhi, Christina Notarianni, Bharat Guthikonda, Anil Nanda
OBJECT: United States healthcare reforms are focused on curtailing rising expenditures. In neurosurgical domain, limited or no data exists identifying potential modifiable targets associated with high-hospitalization cost for cerebrovascular procedures such as extracranial-intracranial (ECIC) bypass. Our study objective was to develop a predictive model of initial cost for patients undergoing bypass surgery. METHODS: In an observational cohort study, we analyzed patients registered in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2011) that underwent ECIC bypass...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063566/clinical-research-informatics-contributions-from-2016
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C Daniel, R Choquet
Objectives: To summarize key contributions to current research in the field of Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) and to select the best papers published in 2016. Methods: A bibliographic search using a combination of MeSH and free terms on CRI was performed using PubMed, followed by a double-blind review in order to select a list of candidate best papers to be then peer-reviewed by external reviewers. A consensus meeting between the two section editors and the editorial team was organized to finally conclude on the selection of best papers...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063555/representing-knowledge-consistently-across-health-systems
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S T Rosenbloom, R J Carroll, J L Warner, M E Matheny, J C Denny
Objectives: Electronic health records (EHRs) have increasingly emerged as a powerful source of clinical data that can be leveraged for reuse in research and in modular health apps that integrate into diverse health information technologies. A key challenge to these use cases is representing the knowledge contained within data from different EHR systems in a uniform fashion. Method: We reviewed several recent studies covering the knowledge representation in the common data models for the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) and its Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics program, and the United States Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORNet)...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063545/grappling-with-the-future-use-of-big-data-for-translational-medicine-and-clinical-care
#15
S Murphy, V Castro, K Mandl
Objectives: Although patients may have a wealth of imaging, genomic, monitoring, and personal device data, it has yet to be fully integrated into clinical care. Methods: We identify three reasons for the lack of integration. The first is that "Big Data" is poorly managed by most Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRS). The data is mostly available on "cloud-native" platforms that are outside the scope of most EMRs, and even checking if such data is available on a patient often must be done outside the EMRS...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051778/reverse-innovation-in-maternal-health
#16
Tabassum Firoz, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Hannah L Nathan, Beth Payne, Laura A Magee
Reverse innovation, defined as the flow of ideas from low- to high-income settings, is gaining traction in healthcare. With an increasing focus on value, investing in low-cost but effective and innovative solutions can be of mutual benefit to both high- and low-income countries. Reverse innovation has a role in addressing maternal health challenges in high-income countries by harnessing these innovative solutions for vulnerable populations especially in rural and remote regions. In this paper, we present three examples of 'reverse innovation' for maternal health: a low-cost, easy-to-use blood pressure device (CRADLE), a diagnostic algorithm (mini PIERS) and accompanying mobile app (PIERS on the Move), and a novel method for mapping maternal outcomes (MOM)...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046768/smartphones-and-e-tablets-in-perioperative-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Frederic Michard
Smartphones and electronic tablets (e-tablets) have become ubiquitous devices. Their ease of use, smartness, accessibility, mobility and connectivity create unique opportunities to improve quality of surgical care from prehabilitation to rehabilitation. Before surgery, digital applications (Apps), serious games and text messaging may help for a better control of risk factors (hypertension, overweight), for smoking cessation, and for optimizing adherence to preoperative recommendations (e.g., regarding anticoagulation or antihypertensive treatments)...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044455/use-of-an-app-controlled-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-system-for-improved-self-management-of-knee-conditions-and-reduced-costs
#18
Morad Chughtai, Nicholas Piuzzi, George Yakubek, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A Sultan, Salahuddin Nasir, Benjamin S T Yates, Anil Bhave, Michael A Mont
Patients suffering from quadriceps muscle weakness secondary to osteoarthritis or after surgeries, such as total knee arthroplasty, appear to benefit from the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), which can improve muscle strength and function, range of motion, exercise capacity, and quality of life. Several modalities exist that deliver this therapy. However, with the ever-increasing demand to improve clinical efficiency and costs, digitalize healthcare, optimize data collection, improve care coordination, and increase patient compliance and engagement, newer devices incorporating technologies that facilitate these demands are emerging...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039368/connecting-parents-to-a-pediatric-emergency-department-designing-a-mobile-app-based-on-patient-centred-care-principles
#19
Frederic Ehrler, Johan N Siebert, Jessica Rochat, Franck Schneider, Annick Galetto, Alain Gervaix, Christian Lovis
INTRODUCTION: Patient centred care fosters a holistic approach of care switching the focus from a disease perspective to a patient's experience perspective. Patient centred care is of particular importance in the context of paediatric emergency medicine. Indeed, parents entering a paediatric emergency department (PED) are usually under stress caused by their children's illness, the unfamiliar setting of the PED and delays of care. All these factors can deteriorate their experience as well as the relationships between healthcare providers, the patients and their parents...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035624/nurses-perceptions-and-problems-in-the-usability-of-a-medication-safety-app
#20
Kalyani Ankem, Sookyung Cho, Diana Simpson
INTRODUCTION: The majority of medication apps support medication adherence. Equally, if not more important, is medication safety. Few apps report on medication safety, and fewer studies have been conducted with these apps. OBJECTIVES: The usability of a medication safety app was tested with nurses to reveal their perceptions of the graphical user interface and to discover problems they encountered in using the app. METHODS: Usability testing of the app was conducted with RN-BSN students and informatics students (n = 18)...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
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