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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908844/quittr-the-design-of-a-video-game-to-support-smoking-cessation
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Ivan Bindoff, Kristy de Salas, Gregory Peterson, Tristan Ling, Ian Lewis, Lindsay Wells, Peter Gee, Stuart G Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Smoking is recognized as the largest, single, preventable cause of death and disease in the developed world. While the majority of smokers report wanting to quit, and many try each year, smokers find it difficult to maintain long-term abstinence. Behavioral support, such as education, advice, goal-setting, and encouragement, is known to be beneficial in improving the likelihood of succeeding in a quit attempt, but it remains difficult to effectively deliver this behavioral support and keep the patient engaged with the process for a sufficient duration...
December 1, 2016: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893380/area-determination-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-images-using-a-cascaded-two-stage-svm-based-classification
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Lei Wang, Peder Pedersen, Emmanuel Agu, Diane Strong, Bengisu Tulu
It is standard practice for clinicians and nurses to primarily assess patients' wounds via visual examination. This subjective method can be inaccurate in wound assessment and also represents a significant clinical workload. Hence, computer-based systems, especially implemented on mobile devices, can provide automatic, quantitative wound assessment and can thus be valuable for accurately monitoring wound healing status. Out of all wound assessment parameters, the measurement of the wound area is the most suitable for automated analysis...
November 23, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861583/t2dm-self-management-via-smartphone-applications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mingxuan Cui, Xueyan Wu, Jiangfeng Mao, Xi Wang, Min Nie
BACKGROUND: Mobile health interventions (mHealth) based on smartphone applications (apps) are promising tools to help improve diabetes care and self-management; however, more evidence on the efficacy of mHealth in diabetes care is needed. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of mHealth apps on changes in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood glucose, blood pressure, serum lipids, and body weight in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853384/ehealth-technologies-to-support-nutrition-and-physical-activity-behaviors-in-diabetes-self-management
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Megan E Rollo, Elroy J Aguiar, Rebecca L Williams, Katie Wynne, Michelle Kriss, Robin Callister, Clare E Collins
Diabetes is a chronic, complex condition requiring sound knowledge and self-management skills to optimize glycemic control and health outcomes. Dietary intake and physical activity are key diabetes self-management (DSM) behaviors that require tailored education and support. Electronic health (eHealth) technologies have a demonstrated potential for assisting individuals with DSM behaviors. This review provides examples of technologies used to support nutrition and physical activity behaviors in the context of DSM...
2016: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824837/sanofi-and-google-in-type-2-diabetes-smartphone-tie-up
#5
Eric Smalley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2016: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816544/low-health-literacy-flashcards-mobile-video-reinforcement-to-improve-medication-adherence-in-patients-on-oral-diabetes-heart-failure-and-hypertension-medications
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Denise L Yeung, Kristin S Alvarez, Marissa E Quinones, Christopher A Clark, George H Oliver, Carlos A Alvarez, Adeola O Jaiyeola
OBJECTIVE: To design and investigate a pharmacist-run intervention using low health literacy flashcards and a smartphone-activated quick response (QR) barcoded educational flashcard video to increase medication adherence and disease state understanding. DESIGN: Prospective, matched, quasi-experimental design. SETTING: County health system in Dallas, Texas. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-eight primary care patients prescribed targeted heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes medications INTERVENTION: Low health literacy medication and disease specific flashcards, which were also available as QR-coded online videos, were designed for the intervention patients...
November 2, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792475/participation-of-african-americans-in-e-health-and-m-health-studies-a-systematic-review
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Delores C James, Cedric Harville, Cynthia Sears, Orisatalabi Efunbumi, Irina Bondoc
BACKGROUND: African Americans (AA) experience high levels of health disparities for several diseases, yet remain underrepresented in clinical trials and other types of research. The high ownership of smartphones among AA puts them in a unique position to be recruited into e-Health/m-Health interventions. OBJECTIVE: This article is a systematic review of the participation of AA in e-Health/m-Health interventions, the diseases/health conditions targeted, and the recruitment and retention strategies used...
October 28, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760883/evaluating-mobile-phone-applications-for-health-behaviour-change-a-systematic-review
#8
Fiona H McKay, Christina Cheng, Annemarie Wright, Jane Shill, Hugh Stephens, Mary Uccellini
INTRODUCTION: Increasing smartphones access has allowed for increasing development and use of smart phone applications (apps). Mobile health interventions have previously relied on voice or text-based short message services (SMS), however, the increasing availability and ease of use of apps has allowed for significant growth of smartphone apps that can be used for health behaviour change. This review considers the current body of knowledge relating to the evaluation of apps for health behaviour change...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753808/ssa-03-3-dietary-salt-intake-and-hypertension-in-singapore
#9
Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747955/an-evaluation-of-diabetes-targeted-apps-for-android-smartphone-in-relation-to-behaviour-change-techniques
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C D Hoppe, J E Cade, M Carter
BACKGROUND: Mobile applications (apps) could support diabetes management through dietary, weight and blood glucose self-monitoring, as well as by promoting behaviour change. The present study aimed to evaluate diabetes apps for content, functions and behaviour change techniques (BCTs). METHODS: Diabetes self-management apps for Android smartphones were searched for on the Google Play Store. Ten apps each from the following search terms were included; 'diabetes', 'diabetes type 1', 'diabetes type 2', 'gestational diabetes'...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733533/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-13%C3%A2-122-hong-kong-citizens-with-smartphone-electrocardiogram
#11
Ngai-Yin Chan, Chi-Chung Choy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of community screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) using a smartphone-based wireless single-lead ECG (SL-ECG) and to generate epidemiological data on the prevalence and risk factors of AF in Hong Kong. METHODS: In the period between 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015, 13 122 Hong Kong citizens consented and voluntarily participated in a territory-wide community-based AF screening programme. RESULTS: 56 (0...
October 12, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722975/activity-recognition-for-diabetic-patients-using-a-smartphone
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Božidara Cvetković, Vito Janko, Alfonso E Romero, Özgür Kafalı, Kostas Stathis, Mitja Luštrek
Diabetes is a disease that has to be managed through appropriate lifestyle. Technology can help with this, particularly when it is designed so that it does not impose an additional burden on the patient. This paper presents an approach that combines machine-learning and symbolic reasoning to recognise high-level lifestyle activities using sensor data obtained primarily from the patient's smartphone. We compare five methods for machine-learning which differ in the amount of manually labelled data by the user, to investigate the trade-off between the labelling effort and recognition accuracy...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712992/smartphone-based-sensing-system-using-zno-and-graphene-modified-electrodes-for-vocs-detection
#13
Lei Liu, Diming Zhang, Qian Zhang, Xing Chen, Gang Xu, Yanli Lu, Qingjun Liu
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection is in high demand for clinic treatment, environment monitoring, and food quality control. Especially, VOCs from human exhaled breath can serve as significant biomarkers of some diseases, such as lung cancer and diabetes. In this study, a smartphone-based sensing system was developed for real-time VOCs monitoring using alternative current (AC) impedance measurement. The interdigital electrodes modified with zinc oxide (ZnO), graphene, and nitrocellulose were used as sensors to produce impedance responses to VOCs...
September 25, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708483/glycated-hemoglobin-hba1c-clinical-applications-of-a-mathematical-concept
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Melvin Khee Shing Leow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) reflects the cumulative glucose exposure of erythrocytes over a preceding time frame proportional to erythrocyte survival. HbA1c is thus an areal function of the glucose-time curve, an educationally useful concept to aid teaching and clinical judgment. METHODS: An ordinary differential equation is formulated as a parsimonious model of HbA1c. The integrated form yields HbA1c as an area-under-the-curve (AUC) of a glucose-time profile...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698369/smartphone-based-accurate-analysis-of-retinal-vasculature-towards-point-of-care-diagnostics
#15
Xiayu Xu, Wenxiang Ding, Xuemin Wang, Ruofan Cao, Maiye Zhang, Peilin Lv, Feng Xu
Retinal vasculature analysis is important for the early diagnostics of various eye and systemic diseases, making it a potentially useful biomarker, especially for resource-limited regions and countries. Here we developed a smartphone-based retinal image analysis system for point-of-care diagnostics that is able to load a fundus image, segment retinal vessels, analyze individual vessel width, and store or uplink results. The proposed system was not only evaluated on widely used public databases and compared with the state-of-the-art methods, but also validated on clinical images directly acquired with a smartphone...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643254/ssa-03-3-dietary-salt-intake-and-hypertension-in-singapore
#16
Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573316/georeferenced-and-secure-mobile-health-system-for-large-scale-data-collection-in-primary-care
#17
Joao H G Sa, Marina S Rebelo, Alexandra Brentani, Sandra J F E Grisi, Leonardo H Iwaya, Marcos A Simplicio, Tereza C M B Carvalho, Marco A Gutierrez
INTRODUCTION: Mobile health consists in applying mobile devices and communication capabilities for expanding the coverage and improving the effectiveness of health care programs. The technology is particularly promising for developing countries, in which health authorities can take advantage of the flourishing mobile market to provide adequate health care to underprivileged communities, especially primary care. In Brazil, the Primary Care Information System (SIAB) receives primary health care data from all regions of the country, creating a rich database for health-related action planning...
October 2016: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570203/improved-a1c-levels-in-type-1-diabetes-with-smartphone-app-use
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Edmond A Ryan, Joanna Holland, Eleni Stroulia, Blerina Bazelli, Stephanie A Babwik, Haipeng Li, Peter Senior, Russ Greiner
OBJECTIVES: Smartphones are a potentially useful tool in diabetes care. We have developed an application (app) linked to a website, Intelligent Diabetes Management (IDM), which serves as both an insulin bolus calculator and an electronic diabetes diary. We have prospectively studied whether patients using this app improved control of their glucose levels. METHODS: Patients with type 1 diabetes were recruited. There was a 4-week observation period, midway during which we offered to review the participants' records...
August 25, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520615/mobile-applications-for-control-and-self-management-of-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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Petra Povalej Brzan, Eva Rotman, Majda Pajnkihar, Petra Klanjsek
Mobile applications (apps) can be very useful software on smartphones for all aspects of people's lives. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, can be made manageable with the support of mobile apps. Applications on smartphones can also help people with diabetes to control their fitness and health. A systematic review of free apps in the English language for smartphones in three of the most popular mobile app stores: Google Play (Android), App Store (iOS) and Windows Phone Store, was performed from November to December 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444506/diagnostic-performance-of-a-smartphone-based-photoplethysmographic-application-for-atrial-fibrillation-screening-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Pak-Hei Chan, Chun-Ka Wong, Yukkee C Poh, Louise Pun, Wangie Wan-Chiu Leung, Yu-Fai Wong, Michelle Man-Ying Wong, Ming-Zher Poh, Daniel Wai-Sing Chu, Chung-Wah Siu
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) before ischemic stroke occurs is a priority for stroke prevention in AF. Smartphone camera-based photoplethysmographic (PPG) pulse waveform measurement discriminates between different heart rhythms, but its ability to diagnose AF in real-world situations has not been adequately investigated. We sought to assess the diagnostic performance of a standalone smartphone PPG application, Cardiio Rhythm, for AF screening in primary care setting...
July 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
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