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Sachin C Sarode, Gargi S Sarode, Rahul Anand, Shankargouda Patil, Hemant Unadkat
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to find out the efficacy of WhatsApp application for obtaining second opinion on histopathological diagnosis in oral pathology practice. METHODS: A total of 247 cases comprising of 34 different oral pathologies were photomicrographed using smartphone cameras through compound microscopes and sent for second opinion diagnosis (SOD) to 20 different oral pathologists using WhatsApp. RESULTS: Out of 4795 (97...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Jiann Lin Loo, Eugene By Koh, Nicholas Tp Pang, Noor Melissa Nor Hadi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Medical Education
Hana Alsobayel
BACKGROUND: Social media can be used in health care settings to enhance professional networking and education; patient communication, care, and education; public health programs; organizational promotion; and research. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the use of social media networks for the purpose of professional development among health care professionals in Saudi Arabia using a purpose-designed Web-based survey. METHODS: A cross-sectional web-based survey was undertaken...
September 12, 2016: JMIR Med Educ
Pankaj Gupta, Ashna Jain
INTRODUCTION: Hookah smoking has seen a reemergence in popularity in the last 30 years, particularly in the young urban population. This study aimed to compare the prevalence of and the attitude and beliefs about hookah smoking of people with a medical background and compare it with people from a non-medical background. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire with ten questions about various aspects of hookah smoking was formulated using Google forms®, which was then circulated via Facebook®, Whatsapp® and emails to the intended participants and all responses were recorded and analyzed...
2016: Curēus
Karl Schaller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Daan den Hollander, Maurice Mars
: Telemedicine using cellular phones allows for real-time consultation of burn patients seen at distant hospitals. METHODS: Telephonic consultations to our unit have required completion of a proforma, to ensure collection of the following information: demographics, mechanism of injury, vital signs, relevant laboratory data, management at the referring hospital and advice given by the burn team. Since December 2014 we have required referring doctors to send photographs of the burn wounds to the burns specialist before making a decision on acceptance of the referral or providing management advice...
August 26, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Lay See Khoo, Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi, Mohd Shah Mahmood, Peter Vanezis
An underwater disaster can be declared when a maritime accident occurred or when an aircraft is plunged into water area, be it ocean, sea or river. Nevertheless, handling of human remains in an underwater recovery operation is often a difficult and demanding task as working conditions may be challenging with poor to no visibility, location of remains at considerable depths and associated hazards from surrounding water. A case of the recent helicopter crash, into a famous river in Sarawak, domiciled by huge crocodiles, is discussed in this paper...
September 2016: Forensic Science International
Georgina Gould, Ramin Nilforooshan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: BMJ Innovations
Ido Stahl, Daniel Dreyfuss, Dror Ofir, Lior Merom, Michael Raichel, Nir Hous, Doron Norman, Elias Haddad
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Timely interpretation of computed tomography (CT) scans is of paramount importance in diagnosing and managing spinal column fractures, which can be devastating. Out-of-hospital, on-call spine surgeons are often asked to evaluate CT scans of patients who have sustained trauma to the thoracolumbar spine to make diagnosis and to determine the appropriate course of urgent treatment. Capturing radiographic scans and video clips from computer screens and sending them as instant messages have become common means of communication between physicians, aiding in triaging and transfer decision-making in orthopedic and neurosurgical emergencies...
August 16, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Abhijeet D Faye, Sushil Gawande, Rahul Tadke, Vivek C Kirpekar, Sudhir H Bhave
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Rebecca Cherng-Shiow Chang, Hsi-Peng Lu, Peishan Yang, Pin Luarn
BACKGROUND: Wearable activity trackers (WATs) are emerging consumer electronic devices designed to support physical activities (PAs), which are based on successful behavior change techniques focusing on goal-setting and frequent behavioral feedbacks. Despite their utility, data from both recent academic and market research have indicated high attrition rates of WAT users. Concurrently, evidence shows that social support (SS), delivered/obtained via social network services or sites (SNS), could increase adherence and engagement of PA intervention programs...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Jade Vu Henry, Niall Winters, Alice Lakati, Martin Oliver, Anne Geniets, Simon M Mbae, Hannah Wanjiru
An estimated half of all mobile phone users in Kenya use WhatsApp, an instant messaging platform that provides users an affordable way to send and receive text messages, photos, and other media at the one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, or many-to-many levels. A mobile learning intervention aimed at strengthening supervisory support for community health workers (CHWs) in Kibera and Makueni, Kenya, created a WhatsApp group for CHWs and their supervisors to support supervision, professional development, and team building...
June 20, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
Gil Siegal, Elad Dagan, Michael Wolf, Shay Duvdevani, Eran E Alon
OBJECTIVE: Information technology has revolutionized health care. However, the development of dedicated mobile health software has been lagging, leading to the use of general mobile applications to fill in the void. The use of such applications has several legal, ethical, and regulatory implications. We examined the experience and practices governing the usage of a global mobile messenger application (WhatsApp) for mobile health purposes in a national cohort of practicing otolaryngologists in Israel, a known early adaptor information technology society...
June 28, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Salwa Bahkali, Reem Almaiman, Mamoun El-Awad, Huda Almohanna, Khaled Al-Surimi, Mowafa Househ
In the Arab world, increasing numbers of people are seeking online health related information for diagnoses, medicine, fitness, pharmaceutical drugs, and smoking cessation programs, among others. Studies exploring the impact of social media channels on health seeking behavior among Arabic users are limited. This study has two goals: (1) describe the prevalence of online health information-seeking behavior in the Arab world, and (2) study the impacts of social media based platforms in helping promote healthy living in the Arab world...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Salwa Bahkali, Suha Alfurih, Maha Aldremly, Ma'an Alzayyat, Khaled Alsurimi, Mowafa Househ
The internet has become an important resource to help people search for online medication information. This study aims to report the prevalence and profile of Saudi online medication seeking behavior. Conducted via a web-based survey with Twitter participants between January-February, 2015, the primary outcome measures were the self-reported rates of using the internet to search for medication related information. A valid sample of 4847 participants was collected over the period of the study. Out of the total participants, 68...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Gilberto Luis Camanho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
M T Pérez Zaballos, Á Ramos Macías, D Pérez Placencia, S A Borkoski Barreiro, Á Ramos de Miguel
OBJECTIVE: Develop an online application that sends questions at different times of the day over an interval set by the user. It consists of a web interface that sends out WhatsApp messages containing questions from already validated or customized questionnaires (previous license) and shows the evolution of each question and patient over time and their average. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The Laboratory of Psychoacoustics developed a platform that allows patients to answer surveys from remote locations...
June 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Amr Jamal, Mohamad-Hani Temsah, Samina A Khan, Ayman Al-Eyadhy, Cristina Koppel, Michael F Chiang
BACKGROUND: Mobile phones have great potential for medical education, as they allow health care providers and students to access resources efficiently at the precise time at the point-of-care to help in informed decision making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of mobile phone usage among medical residents and to explore their attitudes, perceptions, and the challenges they experience when using mobile phones in academic and clinical practice...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Michal Gur, Vered Nir, Anna Teleshov, Ronen Bar-Yoseph, Eynav Manor, Gizelle Diab, Lea Bentur
BACKGROUND: Poor communications between cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and health-care providers may result in gaps in knowledge and misconceptions about medication usage, and can lead to poor adherence. We aimed to assess the feasibility of using WhatsApp and Skype to improve communications. METHODS: This single-centre pilot study included CF patients who were older than eight years of age assigned to two groups: one without intervention (control group), and one with intervention...
May 13, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Ruth Henwood, Gabriela Patten, Whitney Barnett, Bella Hwang, Carol Metcalf, Damian Hacking, Lynne Wilkinson
INTRODUCTION: Médecins Sans Frontières supports human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected youth, aged 12-25 years, at a clinic in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Patients are enrolled in youth clubs, and provided with a virtual chat room, using the cell-phone-based social networking platform, MXit, to support members between monthly/bimonthly club meetings. The acceptability and uptake of MXit was assessed. METHODS: MXit was facilitated by lay counsellors, was password protected, and participants could enter and leave at will...
July 2016: AIDS Care
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