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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920321/many-mobile-health-apps-target-high-need-high-cost-populations-but-gaps-remain
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Karandeep Singh, Kaitlin Drouin, Lisa P Newmark, JaeHo Lee, Arild Faxvaag, Ronen Rozenblum, Erika A Pabo, Adam Landman, Elissa Klinger, David W Bates
With rising smartphone ownership, mobile health applications (mHealth apps) have the potential to support high-need, high-cost populations in managing their health. While the number of available mHealth apps has grown substantially, no clear strategy has emerged on how providers should evaluate and recommend such apps to patients. Key stakeholders, including medical professional societies, insurers, and policy makers, have largely avoided formally recommending apps, which forces patients to obtain recommendations from other sources...
December 1, 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918881/a-preliminary-investigation-of-a-relapse-prevention-mobile-application-to-maintain-smoking-abstinence-among-individuals-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Terrell A Hicks, Shaun P Thomas, Sarah M Wilson, Patrick S Calhoun, Eric R Kuhn, Jean C Beckham
OBJECTIVES: Smokers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have increased difficulty achieving and maintaining abstinence. Contingency management approaches to smoking cessation interventions have demonstrated short-term efficacy, but are limited by high rates of relapse. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate the usability and feasibility of a smartphone-based smoking cessation application (Stay Quit Coach) designed to prevent relapse among individuals with PTSD. METHODS: Smokers (N = 11) were randomized to 1) QUIT4EVER, an intervention combining mobile contingency management smoking cessation counseling and medications, and Stay Quit Coach or 2) a contact control condition that was identical to QUIT4EVER except Stay Quit Coach was not included...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913363/detecting-breathing-and-snoring-episodes-using-a-wireless-tracheal-sensor-a-feasibility-study
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Marcel Mlynczak, Ewa Migacz, Maciej Migacz, Wojciech Kukwa
OBJECTIVE: Sleep-disordered breathing is both a clinical and a social problem. This implies the need for convenient solutions to simplify screening and diagnosis. The aim of the study was to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of a novel wireless system in detecting breathing and snoring episodes during sleep. METHODS: A wireless acoustic sensor was elaborated and implemented. Segmentation (based on spectral thresholding and heuristics) and classification of all breathing episodes during recording were implemented through a mobile application...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913029/pharmacovigilance-and-biomedical-informatics-a-model-for-future-development
#4
Paul Beninger, Michael A Ibara
PURPOSE: The discipline of pharmacovigilance is rooted in the aftermath of the thalidomide tragedy of 1961. It has evolved as a result of collaborative efforts by many individuals and organizations, including physicians, patients, Health Authorities, universities, industry, the World Health Organization, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, and the International Conference on Harmonisation. Biomedical informatics is rooted in technologically based methodologies and has evolved at the speed of computer technology...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911868/design-and-implementation-of-a-mobile-system-for-lung-cancer-patient-follow-up-in-china-and-initial-report-of-the-ongoing-patient-registry
#5
Xiangyun Ye, Jia Wei, Ziming Li, Xiaomin Niu, Jiemin Wang, Yunqin Chen, Zongming Guo, Shun Lu
INTRODUCTION: Management of lung cancer remains a challenge. Although clinical and biological patient data are crucial for cancer research, these data may be missing from registries and clinical trials. Biobanks provide a source of high-quality biological material for clinical research; however, linking these samples to the corresponding patient and clinical data is technically challenging. We describe the mobile Lung Cancer Care system (mLCCare), a novel tool which integrates biological and clinical patient data into a single resource...
November 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899195/the-future-of-clinical-cancer-genomics
#6
Kenneth Offit
The current and future applications of genomics to the practice of preventive oncology are being impacted by a number of challenges. These include rapid advances in genomic science and technology that allow massively parallel sequencing of both tumors and the germline, a diminishing of intellectual property restrictions on diagnostic genetic applications, rapid expansion of access to the internet which includes mobile access to both genomic data and tools to communicate and interpret genetic data in a medical context, the expansion of for-profit diagnostic companies seeking to monetize genetic information, and a simultaneous effort to depict medical professionals as barriers to rather than facilitators of understanding one's genome...
October 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896779/multiplex-smartphone-diagnostics
#7
Juan L Martinez-Hurtado, Ali K Yetisen, Seok-Hyun Yun
Increasing computing power in smartphones allows for their transformation into point-of-care diagnostic devices. Mobile medical diagnostic applications enable utilization of the processing capabilities of smartphones through their cameras. Hardware attachments or stand-alone versions of smartphone diagnostics have the capability to revolutionize quantitative readouts. Here, we describe a protocol for quantifying commercial colorimetric diagnostic tests with a stand-alone smartphone application. This approach can be used in the multiplexed analyses of biomarker readouts...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896610/limited-awareness-of-the-essences-of-certification-or-compliance-markings-on-medical-devices
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REVIEW
Jong Yong Abdiel Foo, Xin Ji Alan Tan
Medical devices have been long used for odiagnostic, therapeutic or rehabilitation purposes. Currently, they can range from a low-cost portable device that is often used for personal health monitoring to high-end sophisticated equipment that can only be operated by trained professionals. Depending on the functional purposes, there are different certification or compliance markings on the device when it is sold. One common certification marking is the Conformité Européenne affixation but this has a range of certification mark numbering for a variety of functional purposes...
November 28, 2016: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884965/-can-you-recommend-any-good-sti-apps-a-review-of-content-accuracy-and-comprehensiveness-of-current-mobile-medical-applications-for-stis-and-related-genital-infections
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Jo Gibbs, Voula Gkatzidou, Laura Tickle, Sarah R Manning, Tilna Tilakkumar, Kate Hone, Richard E Ashcroft, Pam Sonnenberg, S Tariq Sadiq, Claudia S Estcourt
OBJECTIVE: Seeking sexual health information online is common, and provision of mobile medical applications (apps) for STIs is increasing. Young people, inherently at higher risk of STIs, are avid users of technology, and apps could be appealing sources of information. We undertook a comprehensive review of content and accuracy of apps for people seeking information about STIs. METHODS: Search of Google Play and iTunes stores using general and specific search terms for apps regarding STIs and genital infections (except HIV), testing, diagnosis and management, 10 September 2014 to 16 September 2014...
November 24, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882909/european-initiative-for-the-application-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-development-of-clinical-assessment-schedules-for-specified-rehabilitation-services
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Birgit Prodinger, Anke Scheel-Sailer, Reuben Escorpizo, Gerold Stucki
BACKGROUND: Clinical assessment schedule (CLAS) is a core part of the ICF-based implementation of functioning reporting across health conditions and along the continuum of care. AIM: The Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section and Board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS PRM) workshop held in January 2016 aimed to develop and specify a CLAS within the context of rehabilitation services. SETTING: UEMS PRM Workshop in Nottwil, Switzerland, January 2016...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878444/is-a-mobile-emergency-severity-index-esi-triage-better-than-the-paper-esi
#11
Sorravit Savatmongkorngul, Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Chanakarn Suwattanasilp, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha
This study aims to evaluate the mobile emergency severity index (ESI) tool in terms of validity compared with the original ESI triage. The original ESI and mobile ESI were used with patients at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand. Eligible patients were evaluated by sixth-year medical students/emergency physicians using either the original or mobile ESI. The ESI results for each patient were compared with the standard ESI. Concordance and kappa statistics were calculated for pairs of the evaluators...
November 22, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872194/sample-size-and-power-for-a-stratified-doubly-randomized-preference-design
#12
Briana Cameron, Denise A Esserman
The two-stage (or doubly) randomized preference trial design is an important tool for researchers seeking to disentangle the role of patient treatment preference on treatment response through estimation of selection and preference effects. Up until now, these designs have been limited by their assumption of equal preference rates and effect sizes across the entire study population. We propose a stratified two-stage randomized trial design that addresses this limitation. We begin by deriving stratified test statistics for the treatment, preference, and selection effects...
November 21, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869682/an-indoor-monitoring-system-for-ambient-assisted-living-based-on-internet-of-things-architecture
#13
Gonçalo Marques, Rui Pitarma
The study of systems and architectures for ambient assisted living (AAL) is undoubtedly a topic of great relevance given the aging of the world population. The AAL technologies are designed to meet the needs of the aging population in order to maintain their independence as long as possible. As people typically spend more than 90% of their time in indoor environments, indoor air quality (iAQ) is perceived as an imperative variable to be controlled for the inhabitants' wellbeing and comfort. Advances in networking, sensors, and embedded devices have made it possible to monitor and provide assistance to people in their homes...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854065/the-utility-of-text-message-reminders-for-acne-patients-a-pilot-study
#14
Jean-Phillip Okhovat, Francesca Tenconi, Jenny Kim, Christina N Kim
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is one of the three most common cutaneous disorders, affecting approximately 50 million people in the US and many more throughout the world. OBJECTIVE: We designed a pilot program to explore how patients may interact with cell phone technology to supplement medical care beyond patient reminders that would encompass education, interaction, and data capturing. METHODS: Twenty-four patients completed a 3-month study in which participants received daily text message reminders for the first 2 weeks of the study, then once weekly thereafter, to take their oral medication or apply topical therapy either once or twice daily...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852144/appreciative-inquiry-in-medical-education
#15
John Sandars, Deborah Murdoch-Eaton
The practice of medicine, and also medical education, typically adopts a problem-solving approach to identify "what is going wrong" with a situation. However, an alternative is Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which adopts a positive and strengths-based approach to identify "what is going well" with a situation. The AI approach can be used for the development and enhancement of the potential of both individuals and organizations. An essential aspect of the AI approach is the generative process, in which a new situation is envisioned and both individual and collective strengths are mobilized to make changes to achieve the valued future situation...
November 17, 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851687/determination-of-antidepressants-in-hair-via-uhplc-ms-ms-as-a-complementary-informative-tool-for-clinical-and-forensic-toxicological-assessments
#16
María Del Mar Ramírez Fernández, Sarah M R Wille, Virginia Hill, Nele Samyn
BACKGROUND: Hair analysis is a complementary approach for the detection of antidepressants (ADs) in clinical and forensic schemes because it yields a picture of long-term exposure over a time window depending on the length of the hair. METHODS: A fast and sensitive ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method using a BEH C18 column with a mobile phase consisting of ammonium acetate/acetonitrile was developed and validated according to international guidelines for the simultaneous analysis of 24 ADs in hair...
December 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830236/recent-worldwide-developments-in-ehealth-and-mhealth-to-more-effectively-manage-cancer-and-other-chronic-diseases-a-systematic-review
#17
J Lewis, P Ray, S-T Liaw
OBJECTIVES: This paper is a systematic literature review intended to gain an understanding of the most original, excellent, stateof- the-art research in the application of eHealth (including mHealth) in the management of chronic diseases with a focus on cancer over the past two years. METHOD: This review looks at peer-reviewed papers published between 2013 and 2015 and examines the background and trends in this area. It systematically searched peer-reviewed journals in databases PubMed, Proquest, Cochrane Library, Elsevier, Sage and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE Digital Library) using a set of pre-defined keywords...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823614/evidence-based-mobile-medical-applications-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Andjela Drincic, Priya Prahalad, Deborah Greenwood, David C Klonoff
This article reviews mobile medical applications that are commercially available in the United States or European Union (EU) and are (1) associated with published data of clinical outcomes in the peer-reviewed literature during the past 5 years, (2) cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, or (3) a recipient of a CE (Conformité Européenne) mark by the EU. Many of these applications have been shown to positively affect outcomes in the short term, but long-term studies are needed...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799450/mobile-health-mhealth-for-headache-disorders-a-review-of-the-evidence-base
#19
Mahsa Mosadeghi-Nik, Marzyeh S Askari, Farhad Fatehi
The aim of this review was to explore and summarise the evidence base for using mobile apps for the management of headache disorders. PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and Scopus were searched for studies reporting the use of mobile health applications (apps) for managing headache disorders. Different combinations of keywords for mobile health, smartphone and headache were used for electronic search. Six studies (two journal papers and four conference papers) met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed. All of the reviewed studies were categorised as the lowest level (level IV) of evidence according to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) hierarchy of evidence...
December 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797346/physician-pipeline-production-peak-or-plateau
#20
Perry G Rigby, Ramnarayan P Gururaja
The peak number of graduate medical education (GME) appointees in Louisiana was in 2013, as was the peak number of graduating senior medical students. This was followed in the next three years by a pause or plateau in each physician pipeline category, and preceded by a slow, steady rise during the six years after Hurricane Katrina 2006-2012. Katrina made a large impact in destruction, disruption, and displacement; but the acute subsided and the chronic recovery is ongoing. For a more inclusive total of GME, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Fellowship match numbers were added to the main NRMP match...
September 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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