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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471280/stretchable-wireless-system-for-sweat-ph-monitoring
#1
Wenting Dang, Libu Manjakkal, William Taube Navaraj, Leandro Lorenzelli, Vincenzo Vinciguerra, Ravinder Dahiya
Sensor-laden wearable systems that are capable of providing continuous measurement of key physiological parameters coupled with data storage, drug delivery and feedback therapy have attracted huge interest. Here we report a stretchable wireless system for sweat pH monitoring, which is able to withstand up to 53% uniaxial strain and more than 500 cycles to 30% strain. The stretchability of the pH sensor patch is provided by a pair of serpentine-shaped stretchable interconnects. The pH sensing electrode is made of graphite-polyurethane composite, which is suitable for biosensor application...
February 10, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470127/telemedicine-physical-examination-utilizing-a-consumer-device-demonstrates-poor-concordance-with-in-person-physical-examination-in-emergency-department-patients-with-sore-throat-a-prospective-blinded-study
#2
Moneeb Akhtar, Paul G Van Heukelom, Azeemuddin Ahmed, Rachel D Tranter, Erinn White, Nathaniel Shekem, David Walz, Catherine Fairfield, J Priyanka Vakkalanka, Nicholas M Mohr
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine allows patients to connect with healthcare providers remotely. It has recently expanded to evaluate low-acuity illnesses such as pharyngitis by using patients' personal communication devices. The purpose of our study was to compare the telemedicine-facilitated physical examination with an in-person examination in emergency department (ED) patients with sore throat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, blinded diagnostic concordance study of patients being seen for sore throat in a 60,000-visit Midwestern academic ED...
February 22, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470105/diabetes-mellitus-m-health-applications-a-systematic-review-of-features-and-fundamentals
#3
Ericles Andrei Bellei, Daiana Biduski, Nathália Pinto Cechetti, Ana Carolina Bertoletti De Marchi
BACKGROUND: The increasing number of diabetes mellitus (DM) m-health applications (apps) reveals a panorama of different approaches to the subject, demonstrating dynamism and heterogeneity. Available applications have various functions, capabilities, and data collection techniques. OBJECTIVE: We systematically reviewed the literature to identify and analyze studies regarding the diversity of applications aimed at DM monitoring and treatment. We aimed to investigate app functionalities, the basis for their design, and how they were tested...
February 22, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469979/clinicians-perspective-on-an-app-for-patient-self-monitoring-in-eating-disorder-treatment
#4
Pil Lindgreen, Loa Clausen, Kirsten Lomborg
INTRODUCTION: The Recovery Record smartphone app is a self-monitoring tool for individuals recovering from eating disorders. Oppositely to traditional pen-and-paper meal diaries, the app allows for in-app patient-clinician linkage enabling clinicians to access patient app data anytime. The aim of our study was to explore the interdisciplinary clinical perspective on Recovery Record and its impact on treatment. METHOD: Thirty-one clinicians from a Danish eating disorder treatment facility participated in field studies and 23 of these in interviews...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469360/-application-of-electronic-fence-technology-based-on-gis-in-oncomelania-hupensis-snail-monitoring
#5
Chen Zhi-Hua, Zhu Yi-Sheng, Xue Zhi-Qiang, Li Xue-Bing, Ding Yi-Min, Bi Li-Jun, Gao Kai-Min, Zhang You
OBJECTIVE: To study the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) electronic fence technique in Oncomelania hupensis snail monitoring. METHODS: The electronic fence was set around the history and existing snail environments in the electronic map, the information about snail monitoring and controlling was linked to the electronic fence, and the snail monitoring information system was established on these bases. The monitoring information was input through the computer and smart phone...
July 27, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468792/polyprenols-mitigate-cognitive-dysfunction-and-neuropathology-in-the-app-ps1-mouse
#6
Xu-Xu Zhuang, Xuan Zang, Guang-Yao Zheng, Nan Hua, Yi Sun, Yu-Hui Hu, Ling He
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a very common neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly and brings considerable financial and social problems worldwide. In this study, polyprenols were firstly evaluated the effects on the cognitive deficits and neuropathology in APP/PS1 mice model of AD. At 3 months old, the APP/PS1 mice were divided into model group; polyprenols low, middle, and high dosage group; and positive drug group. Age-matched wild-type mice were chosen in control group. The administration by oral gavage lasted 6 months...
February 22, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468564/early-presymptomatic-changes-in-the-proteome-of-mitochondria-associated-membrane-in-the-app-ps1-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Katalin Völgyi, Kata Badics, Fernando J Sialana, Péter Gulyássy, Edina Brigitta Udvari, Viktor Kis, László Drahos, Gert Lubec, Katalin Adrienna Kékesi, Gábor Juhász
Intracellular β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation is an early event in Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. Recently, it has been uncovered that presenilins (PSs), the key components of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing and the β-amyloid producing γ-secretase complex, are highly enriched in a special sub-compartment of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) functionally connected to mitochondria, called mitochondria-associated ER membrane (MAM). A current hypothesis of pathogenesis of Alzheimer's diseases (AD) suggests that MAM is involved in the initial phase of AD...
February 22, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468308/cross-sectional-study-of-contraceptive-use-among-chinese-women-of-reproductive-age-results-based-on-a-mobile-application-app-derived-data
#8
Lele Mao, Wenpei Bai, Yuliang Huo, Yingfang Zhou, Chen Yao, Sisi Xi, Xing Chen, Yu Sun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the contraceptive status among Chinese women of reproductive age and factors associated with contraceptive methods. METHODS: A cross-sectional study from November 2015 to January 2016 was conducted. We used APP to collect demographics and contraceptive use information of women aged 14-44 years in China. RESULTS: A total of 23,669 women completed the study. After data cleaning, 19,768 (83.5%) women were included in the final analysis...
February 21, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466703/sapp%C3%AE-and-sapp%C3%AE-increase-structural-complexity-and-e-i-input-ratio-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons-and-alter-ca-2-homeostasis-and-creb1-signaling
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Raphael Hesse, Björn von Einem, Franziska Wagner, Patricia Bott, Daniel Schwanzar, Rosemary J Jackson, Karl Josef Föhr, Ludwig Lausser, Katja S Kroker, Christian Proepper, Paul Walther, Hans A Kestler, Tara L Spires-Jones, Tobias Boeckers, Holger Rosenbrock, Christine A F von Arnim
One major pathophysiological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is senile plaques composed of amyloid β (Aβ). In the amyloidogenic pathway, cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) is shifted towards Aβ production and soluble APPβ (sAPPβ) levels. Aβ is known to impair synaptic function; however, much less is known about the physiological functions of sAPPβ. The neurotrophic properties of sAPPα, derived from the non-amyloidogenic pathway of APP cleavage, are well-established, whereas only a few, conflicting studies on sAPPβ exist...
February 18, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466477/mysinusitiscoach-patient-empowerment-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-using-mobile-technology
#10
S F Seys, J Bousquet, C Bachert, W J Fokkens, I Agache, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, I Callebaut, L O Cardel, S Carrie, P Castelnuovo, R Cathcart, J Constantinidis, L Cools, M Cornet, G Clement, J C de Sousa, T Cox, M Doulaptsi, P Gevaert, C Hopkins, V Hox, T Hummel, W Hosemann, R Jacobs, M Jorissen, B N Landis, A Leunig, V J Lund, J Mullol, M Onerci, S Palkonen, I Proano, E Prokopakis, D Ryan, H Riechelmann, J Saevels, C Segboer, K Speleman, E A Steinsvik, P Surda, P V Tomasiz, O Vanderveken, L Van Gerven, T Van Zele, B Verhaeghe, K Vierstraete, S Vlaminck, J Wilkinson, S Williams, B Pugin, P W Hellings
Mobile health technology is emerging to take a prominent position in the management of chronic diseases. These technologies aim at enhancing patient empowerment via education and self-management. To date, of all the different apps available for patients with sinus disease, none were developed by medical experts dealing with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway diseases (EUFOREA) has undertaken a multi-stakeholder approach for designing, developing and implementing a tool to support CRS patients in monitoring their symptoms and to provide patients with a digital support platform containing reliable medical information about their disease and treatment options...
February 21, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465683/chemsex-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-sexualized-drug-use-survey-among-clients-of-the-sexually-transmitted-infection-outpatient-clinic-and-users-of-a-gay-dating-app-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands
#11
Susanne Drückler, Martijn S van Rooijen, Henry J C de Vries
OBJECTIVES: Chemsex (i.e., drug use during sex) is practiced by some men who have sex with men (MSM) and is associated with high-risk behavior. In a cross-sectional study at the sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic of Amsterdam, we explored chemsex practices, risk behavior, and STI prevalence. METHOD: A survey on chemsex (γ-hydroxybutyrate, crystal methamphetamine, and/or mephedrone) was offered to clinic clients during routine STI screening and to Amsterdam users of a gay online dating app...
November 15, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465675/app-based-sexual-partner-seeking-and-sexually-transmitted-infection-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-study-of-hiv-negative-msm-attending-an-sti-clinic-in-los-angeles-california
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Michelle A DeVost, Matthew R Beymer, Robert E Weiss, Chelsea L Shover, Robert K Bolan
BACKGROUND: Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) face higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than the general population. The association between venues where sexual partners are met and STI transmission is dynamic and poorly understood, especially among those who use geosocial networking (GSN) apps. This study aimed to determine whether there is a difference in STI incidence between MSM who met their last sexual partner through a GSN app and MSM who met their last partner via other venues...
November 29, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464404/assessing-and-enhancing-the-utility-of-low-cost-activity-and-location-sensors-for-exposure-studies
#13
Stamatelopoulou Asimina, D Chapizanis, S Karakitsios, P Kontoroupis, D N Asimakopoulos, T Maggos, D Sarigiannis
Nowadays, the advancement of mobile technology in conjunction with the introduction of the concept of exposome has provided new dynamics to the exposure studies. Since the addressing of health outcomes related to environmental stressors is crucial, the improvement of exposure assessment methodology is of paramount importance. Towards this aim, a pilot study was carried out in the two major cities of Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), investigating the applicability of commercially available fitness monitors and the Moves App for tracking people's location and activities, as well as for predicting the type of the encountered location, using advanced modeling techniques...
February 20, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463494/how-health-care-professionals-evaluate-a-digital-intervention-to-improve-medication-adherence-qualitative-exploratory-study
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Karen Thomson, Corline Brouwers, Olga C Damman, Martine C de Bruijne, Danielle Rm Timmermans, Marijke Melles
BACKGROUND: Medication nonadherence poses a serious and a hard-to-tackle problem for many chronic diseases. Electronic health (eHealth) apps that foster patient engagement and shared decision making (SDM) may be a novel approach to improve medication adherence. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the perspective of health care professionals regarding a newly developed digital app aimed to improve medication adherence. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) was chosen as a case example...
February 20, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463491/a-smartphone-app-to-promote-an-active-lifestyle-in-lower-educated-working-young-adults-development-usability-acceptability-and-feasibility-study
#15
Dorien Simons, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Peter Clarys, Katrien De Cocker, Corneel Vandelanotte, Benedicte Deforche
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) levels are problematic in lower-educated working young adults (18-26 years). To promote PA, smartphone apps have great potential, but there is no evidence for their effectiveness in this population. To increase the likelihood that a newly developed app will be effective, formative research and user testing are required. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the development, usability, acceptability, and feasibility of a new theory- and evidence-based smartphone app to promote an active lifestyle in lower-educated working young adults...
February 20, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463489/mobile-app-delivery-of-the-eortc-qlq-c30-questionnaire-to-assess-health-related-quality-of-life-in-oncological-patients-usability-study
#16
Kerstin A Kessel, Marco Me Vogel, Anna Alles, Sophie Dobiasch, Hanna Fischer, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Mobile apps are evolving in the medical field. However, ongoing discussions have questioned whether such apps are really valuable and whether patients will accept their use in day-to-day clinical life. Therefore, we initiated a usability study in our department. OBJECTIVE: We present our results of the first app prototype and patient testing of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment in oncological patients. METHODS: We developed an app prototype for the iOS operating system within eight months in three phases: conception, initial development, and pilot testing...
February 20, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463001/the-cyanthin-diterpenoid-and-sesterterpene-constituents-of-hericium-erinaceus-mycelium-ameliorate-alzheimer-s-disease-related-pathologies-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#17
Tsai-Teng Tzeng, Chien-Chih Chen, Chin-Chu Chen, Huey-Jen Tsay, Li-Ya Lee, Wan-Ping Chen, Chien-Chang Shen, Young-Ji Shiao
Hericium erinaceus was used in traditional Chinese medicine for physiologically beneficial medicines. Recently, it has become a candidate in causing positive brain health-related activities. We previously reported that Hericium erinaceus mycelium ameliorates Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related pathologies. To reveal the role of the cyanthin diterpenoid and sesterterpene constituents on this effects, erinacine A and S were isolated and their effects on attenuating AD-related pathology in APPswe/PS1dE9 transgenic mice were investigated...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462352/inhibition-of-corticosterone-synthesis-and-its-effect-on-acute-phase-proteins-heat-shock-protein-70-and-interleukin-6-in-broiler-chickens-subjected-to-feed-restriction
#18
P Najafi, I Zulkifli, A F Soleimani
The aim of the current study was to elucidate whether inhibition of corticosterone (CORT) synthesis could modify stress response to feed deprivation and its possible interactions with feed restriction in the neonatal period in broiler chickens. Equal numbers of broiler chicks were subjected to either 60% feed restriction (60FR) or ad libitum (AL) on d 4, 5, and 6. On day 7, blood CORT, acute phase proteins (APP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels, and brain heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) expression were determined...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461715/modern-speed-reading-apps-do-not-foster-reading-comprehension
#19
Dina Acklin, Megan H Papesh
New computer apps are gaining popularity by suggesting that reading speeds can be drastically increased when eye movements that normally occur during reading are eliminated. This is done using rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP), where words are presented 1 at a time, thus preventing natural eye movements such as saccades, fixations, and regressions from occurring. Al- though the companies producing these apps suggest that RSVP reading does not yield comprehension deficits, research investigating the role of eye movements in reading documents shows the necessity of natural eye movements for accurate comprehension...
July 2017: American Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461499/pilot-testing-a-photo-based-food-diary-in-nine-to-twelve-year-old-children-from-dunedin-new-zealand
#20
Brittany K Davison, Robin Quigg, Paula M L Skidmore
The purpose of the study was to investigate if an Evernote app-based electronic food diary is an acceptable method to measure nutrient intake in children aged 9-12 years. A convenience sample of 16 nine- to twelve-year-olds from Dunedin, New Zealand, completed a paper-based food dairy on four days, followed by four more days using a photo-based diary on an iPod. This photo-based diary used a combination of photographs and short written descriptions of foods consumed. The photo-based diaries produced similar results to written diaries for all macronutrients and major micronutrients (e...
February 20, 2018: Nutrients
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