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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430029/legal-mapping-analysis-of-state-telehealth-reimbursement-policies
#1
Kate E Trout, Sankeerth Rampa, Fernando A Wilson, Jim P Stimpson
BACKGROUND: There exists rapid growth and inconsistency in the telehealth policy environment, which makes it difficult to quantitatively evaluate the impact of telehealth reimbursement and other policies without the availability of a legal mapping database. INTRODUCTION: We describe the creation of a legal mapping database of state-level policies related to telehealth reimbursement of healthcare services. Trends and characteristics of these policies are presented...
April 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427481/triage-and-the-lost-art-of-decoding-vital-signs-restoring-physiologically-based-triage-skills-in-complex-humanitarian-emergencies
#2
Frederick M Burkle
Triage management remains a major challenge, especially in resource-poor settings such as war, complex humanitarian emergencies, and public health emergencies in developing countries. In triage it is often the disruption of physiology, not anatomy, that is critical, supporting triage methodology based on clinician-assessed physiological parameters as well as anatomy and mechanism of injury. In recent times, too many clinicians from developed countries have deployed to humanitarian emergencies without the physical exam skills needed to assess patients without the benefit of remotely fed electronic monitoring, laboratory, and imaging studies...
April 21, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423753/severity-summarization-and-just-in-time-alert-computation-in-mhealth-monitoring
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Rahul Krishnan Pathinarupothi, Bithin Alangot, Ekanath Rangan
Mobile health is fast evolving into a practical solution to remotely monitor high-risk patients and deliver timely intervention in case of emergencies. Building upon our previous work on a fast and power efficient summarization framework for remote health monitoring applications, called RASPRO (Rapid Alerts Summarization for Effective Prognosis), we have developed a real-time criticality detection technique, which ensures meeting physician defined interventional time. We also present the results from initial testing of this technique...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423749/monitoring-activities-related-to-medication-adherence-in-ambient-assisted-living-environments
#4
Patrice C Roy, Samina Raza Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
A recent trend in healthcare is to motivate patients to self-manage their health conditions in home-based settings. Medication adherence is an important aspect in disease self-management since sub-optimal medication adherence by the patient can lead to serious healthcare costs and discomfort for the patient. In order to alleviate the limitations of self-reported medication adherence, we can use ambient assistive living (AAL) technologies in smart environments. Activity recognition services allow to retrieve self-management information related to medication adherence in a less intrusive way...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421409/six-minute-walk-test-for-assessing-physical-functional-capacity-in-chronic-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Huiyun Du, Parichat Wonggom, Jintana Tongpeth, Robyn A Clark
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a submaximal exercise test for evaluating physical functional capacity. This review aims to report the research on the use of the 6MWT in chronic heart failure (CHF) that has been published in the past 5 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The 6MWT distance does not accurately reflect peak VO2. Minimal clinically important difference in the 6MWT distance, and additional measurements, such as heart rate recovery, can assist in the interpretation of the 6MWT distance, so management decisions can be made...
April 18, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421308/an-intelligent-remote-monitoring-system-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-patients
#6
Yunus Msayib, Patrick Gaydecki, Michael Callaghan, Nicola Dale, Sheheera Ismail
For the first six weeks following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), a patient will attend an outpatient clinic typically seen twice weekly. Here, an exercise regime is performed and improvement assessed using a hand held goniometer that measures the maximum angle of knee flexion, an important metric of progress. Additionally a series of daily exercises is performed at home, recorded in a diary. This protocol has problems. Patients must attend the hospital with assistance since they are not permitted to drive for six weeks following the procedure; appointments are sometimes missed; there are occasionally not enough physiotherapy appointment available; furthermore, it is difficult to be sure that patients are compliant with their exercises at home...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420491/telemedicine-for-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-systematic-review-and-proposal-for-research-agenda
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REVIEW
Matteo Piga, Ignazio Cangemi, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the scientific literature regarding tele-rheumatology and draw conclusions about feasibility, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane database searches were performed (April 2016) using relevant MeSH and keyword terms for telemedicine and rheumatic diseases. Articles were selected if reporting outcomes for feasibility, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction and methodologically appraised using the Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing risk of bias and a modified version of CONSORT 2010 Statement...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416301/telemedicine-is-the-way-forward-for-the-management-of-cystic-fibrosis-the-case-in-favour-the-debate-telemedicine-is-the-future-for-cf-care
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REVIEW
Robert Ian Ketchell
Despite rapid changes in Information and Communication Technology, outpatient chronic disease management has changed very little in decades. However, the introduction of Telemedicine defined here as the use of remote patient-centred clinical services including the use of video and audio connections, telemonitoring and mobile applications provides us with an ideal opportunity to revolutionise care. Its appeal in cystic fibrosis (CF) care is clear offering better access to services, the opportunity of earlier intervention and improved monitoring and self management through virtual clinics and the use of real-time applications for adherence monitoring...
March 15, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413148/incorporating-site-less-clinical-trials-into-drug-development-a-framework-for-action
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Irl B Hirsch, Joe Martinez, E Ray Dorsey, Gerald Finken, Alexander Fleming, Chris Gropp, Philip Home, Daniel I Kaufer, Spyros Papapetropoulos
PURPOSE: Options for leveraging available telemedicine technologies, ranging from simple webcams and telephones to smartphone apps and medical-grade wearable sensors, are evolving faster than the culture of clinical research. Until recently, most clinical trials relied on paper-based processes and technology. This cost- and labor-intensive system, while slowly changing, remains an obstacle to new drug development. Alternatives that use existing tools and processes for collecting real-world data in home settings warrant closer examination...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411901/the-role-of-implantable-hemodynamic-monitors-to-manage-heart-failure
#10
REVIEW
William T Abraham
Heart failure is associated with high rates of hospitalization and rehospitalization, resulting in substantial clinical and economic burden. Current approaches to monitoring patients with heart failure have done little to reduce these high rates of heart failure hospitalization. Implantable hemodynamic monitors have been developed to remotely provide direct measurement of intracardiac and pulmonary artery pressures in ambulatory patients with heart failure. These devices have the potential to direct day-to-day management of patients with heart failure to reduce hospitalization rates...
May 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407212/reduced-healthcare-use-and-apparent-savings-with-passive-home-monitoring-technology-a-pilot-study
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Michael Finch, Kristen Griffin, James T Pacala
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a cost analysis of ambient assisted living technology, which is promising for improving the ability of individuals and care providers to monitor daily activities and gain better awareness through proactive management of health and safety. DESIGN: Three-arm cohort study. SETTING: Homes of enrollees of a state-based healthcare plan for older adults. PARTICIPANTS: Enrollees dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (N = 268)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407139/economic-impact-of-remote-monitoring-after-implantable-defibrillators-implantation-in-heart-failure-patients-an-analysis-from-the-effect-study
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Alessandro Capucci, Antonio De Simone, Mario Luzi, Valeria Calvi, Giuseppe Stabile, Antonio D'Onofrio, Simone Maffei, Loira Leoni, Giovanni Morani, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Claudia Amellone, Catia Checchinato, Ernesto Ammendola, Gianfranco Buja
Aims: Heart failure (HF) patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) require admissions for disease management and out-patient visits for disease management and assessment of device performance. These admissions place a significant burden on the National Health Service. Remote monitoring (RM) is an effective alternative to frequent hospital visits. The EFFECT study was a multicentre observational investigation aiming to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of RM compared with in-office visits standard management (SM)...
April 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406459/homesound-real-time-audio-event-detection-based-on-high-performance-computing-for-behaviour-and-surveillance-remote-monitoring
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Rosa Ma Alsina-Pagès, Joan Navarro, Francesc Alías, Marcos Hervás
The consistent growth in human life expectancy during the recent years has driven governments and private organizations to increase the efforts in caring for the eldest segment of the population. These institutions have built hospitals and retirement homes that have been rapidly overfilled, making their associated maintenance and operating costs prohibitive. The latest advances in technology and communications envisage new ways to monitor those people with special needs at their own home, increasing their quality of life in a cost-affordable way...
April 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395539/unlocking-the-box-basic-requirements-for-an-ideal-ventricular-assist-device-controller
#14
Alexander L Medvedev, Jamshid H Karimov, Barry D Kuban, David J Horvath, Nader Moazami, Kiyotaka Fukamachi
A modern ventricular assist device (VAD) system comprises an implantable rotary blood pump and external components located outside the patient's body: a wearable controller connected to the pump via a percutaneous cable, wearable rechargeable batteries, battery charger, alternating- and direct-current power supplies, and a hospital device to control and monitor the system. If the blood pump is the "heart" of a VAD system, the controller is its "brain." The controller drives the pump's electrical motor; varies the pump speed or flow based on user commands or feedback signals; collects, processes, and stores data; performs self-diagnostics; transmits to and receives data from other system components, i...
April 11, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391201/using-wearable-technology-to-generate-objective-parkinson-s-disease-dyskinesia-severity-score-possibilities-for-home-monitoring
#15
Mehdi Delrobaei, Navid Baktash, Greydon Gilmore, Kenneth McIsaac, Mandar Jog
A variety of clinical scales are available to assess dyskinesia severity in Parkinson's disease patients; however, such assessments are subjective, do not provide long term monitoring, and their use is subject to inter- and intra-rater variability. In this study, an objective dyskinesia score was developed using an IMU-based motion capture system. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is currently the only acute intervention that results in rapidly progressive reduction of dyskinesia's severity, hence this form of therapy was selected as a model to validate the proposed method...
April 3, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387083/-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-for-the-management-of-chronic-heart-failure
#16
REVIEW
A Ancion, V D'Orio, P Lancellotti
Heart failure is a major public health problem in industrialized countries. Its prognosis remains poor. The new European recommendations for heart failure management allow validation of the latest advances in the field. This article focuses on the definition, classification and treatment of chronic heart failure. Indeed, there are new aspects to consider such as, a new classification, a new therapeutic class and new remote monitoring solutions. On the contrary, there is no change in initial drug therapy, integration of the patient in a multidisciplinary program and the importance of treatment of comorbidities...
February 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386820/oral-teicoplanin-as-an-alternative-first-line-regimen-in-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-elderly-patients-a-case-series
#17
Benjamin Davido, Céline Leplay, Frédérique Bouchand, Aurélien Dinh, Maryvonne Villart, Jean-Laurent Le Quintrec, Laurent Teillet, Jérôme Salomon, Hugues Michelon
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more susceptible to Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs). Despite existing guidelines, there is no specific treatment for CDI in geriatrics. Vancomycin is commonly used in the treatment of CDI. Teicoplanin is an alternative glycopeptide which recently received marketing authorization approval for CDI in Europe. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the potential interest of oral teicoplanin and assess whether such treatment could potentially become an alternative treatment in mild to severe CDIs in elderly patients...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386560/remote-magnetic-versus-manual-navigation-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-long-term-controlled-data-in-a-large-cohort
#18
Vikas Kataria, Benjamin Berte, Yves Vandekerckhove, Rene Tavernier, Mattias Duytschaever
Purpose. We aimed to study long-term outcome after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) guided by remote magnetic navigation (RMN) and provided comparative data to outcome after manual navigation (MAN). Methods. Three hundred thirty-six patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF underwent PVI by irrigated point-by-point radiofrequency (RF) ablation (RMN, n = 114 versus MAN, n = 222). Patients were followed up with symptom guided rhythm monitoring for a period up to 43 months. The end point of the study was freedom from repeat ablation after a single procedure and without antiarrhythmic drug treatment (ADT)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365864/long-term-blood-glucose-monitoring-with-implanted-telemetry-device-in-conscious-and-stress-free-cynomolgus-monkeys
#19
B Wang, G Sun, W Qiao, Y Liu, J Qiao, W Ye, H Wang, X Wang, R Lindquist, Y Wang, Y-F Xiao
AIMS: Continuous blood glucose monitoring, especially long-term and remote, in diabetic patients or research is very challenging. Nonhuman primate (NHP) is an excellent model for metabolic research, because NHPs can naturally develop Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) similarly to humans. This study was to investigate blood glucose changes in conscious, moving-free cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) during circadian, meal, stress and drug exposure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood glucose, body temperature and physical activities were continuously and simultaneously recorded by implanted HD-XG telemetry device for up to 10 weeks...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363932/patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-monitoring-primary-care-patients-with-depression-promdep-feasibility-randomised-trial
#20
Tony Kendrick, Beth Stuart, Geraldine M Leydon, Adam W A Geraghty, Lily Yao, Rachel Ryves, Samantha Williams, Shihua Zhu, Christopher Dowrick, Glyn Lewis, Michael Moore
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of a trial of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for monitoring primary care patients with depression. DESIGN: Partly individually randomised, partly cluster-randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Nine general practices in Southern England. PARTICIPANTS: 47 adults with new episodes of depression: 22 intervention, 25 control. RANDOMISATION: Remote computerised sequence generation and allocation...
March 30, 2017: BMJ Open
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