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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452936/use-of-telemedicine-in-the-management-of-infectious-diseases
#1
G Gras
Communication technologies have invaded our daily lives. Several studies have assessed these technologies in the management of infectious diseases (mainly HIV). Weekly short text messages and real-time compliance monitoring assessed in HIV patients are both associated with higher compliance in low-income countries. Virtual consultations to monitor stable chronic HIV patients or tuberculosis treatment in high-income countries appear to be acceptable and efficient. Although assessed in small studies, virtual monitoring seems to reinforce the doctor-patient relationship and the relation between primary care settings and hospitals in various infectious diseases (endocarditis, urinary tract infection, skin and soft tissue infection, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis C)...
February 13, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444774/comparison-between-different-strategies-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-echocardiographic-screening-in-brazil-data-from-the-provar-rheumatic-valve-disease-screening-program-study
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Bruno R Nascimento, Craig Sable, Maria Carmo P Nunes, Adriana C Diamantino, Kaciane K B Oliveira, Cassio M Oliveira, Zilda Maria A Meira, Sandra Regina T Castilho, Júlia P A Santos, Letícia Maria M Rabelo, Karlla C A Lauriano, Gabriel A L Carmo, Allison Tompsett, Antonio Luiz P Ribeiro, Andrea Z Beaton
BACKGROUND: Considering the limited accuracy of clinical examination for early diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), echocardiography has emerged as an important epidemiological tool. The ideal setting for screening is yet to be defined. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and pattern of latent RHD in schoolchildren (aged 5-18 years) and to compare effectiveness of screening between public schools, private schools, and primary care centers in Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS AND RESULTS: The PROVAR (Rheumatic Valve Disease Screening Program) study uses nonexperts and portable and handheld devices for RHD echocardiographic screening, with remote interpretation by telemedicine, according to the 2012 World Heart Federation criteria...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435335/health-care-for-all-effective-community-supported-healthcare-with-innovative-use-of-telemedicine-technology
#3
EDITORIAL
Tariq Kazim Shah, Tasneem Tariq, Roger Phillips, Steve Davison, Adam Hoare, Syed Shahzad Hasan, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Almost half of the world's total population reside in rural and remote areas and a large number of these people remain deprived of most basic facilities like healthcare and education. It is deemed impossible for government with scarce resources in developing countries to open and run a health facility in every remote community using conventional means. One increasingly popular unconventional mean is the use of existing technology to improve exchange of medical information for the purpose of improving health of underprivileged communities...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422756/assessment-of-annual-diabetic-eye-examination-using-telemedicine-technology-among-underserved-patients-in-primary-care-setting
#4
Elham Hatef, Miriam Alexander, Bruce G Vanderver, Peter Fagan, Michael Albert
CONTEXT: Digital retinal imaging with the application of telemedicine technology shows promising results for screening of diabetic retinopathy in the primary care setting without requiring an ophthalmologist on site. AIMS: We assessed whether the establishment of telemedicine technology was an effective and efficient way to increase completion of annual eye examinations among underserved, low-income (Medicaid) diabetic patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A cross-sectional study in a primary care setting...
October 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409325/dermatology-echo-an-innovative-solution-to-address-limited-access-to-dermatology-expertise
#5
Hal Lewis, Mirna Becevic, Danny Myers, Dyann Helming, Rachel Mutrux, David Fleming, Karen Edison
INTRODUCTION: The present maldistribution of dermatologists in the USA may make it difficult for patients to access timely and quality care. Access to specialty care may be even more challenging for rural and underserved patients due to geographical limitations and other socioeconomic hardships. With over one-third of primary care patients seeking care for at least one skin problem, it is important to follow the American Academy of Dermatology Special Positioning Workgroup\'s core areas of impact regarding treatment of conditions that affect millions of patients by using a team-based approach and telemedicine technologies...
February 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405370/diabetic-retinopathy-in-a-remote-indigenous-primary-healthcare-population-a-central-australian-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-study-in-the-telehealth-eye-and-associated-medical-services-network-project
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L Brazionis, A Jenkins, A Keech, C Ryan, A Brown, J Boffa, S Bursell
AIM: To determine diabetic retinopathy prevalence and severity among remote Indigenous Australians. METHODS: A cross-sectional diabetic retinopathy screening study of Indigenous adults with Type 2 diabetes was conducted by locally trained non-ophthalmic retinal imagers in a remote Aboriginal community-controlled primary healthcare clinic in Central Australia and certified non-ophthalmic graders in a retinal grading centre in Melbourne, Australia. The main outcome measure was prevalence of any diabetic retinopathy and sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy...
February 6, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341850/clinical-inertia-in-a-randomized-trial-of-telemedicine-based-chronic-disease-management-lessons-learned
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Anna Beth Barton, Daniel E Okorodudu, Hayden B Bosworth, Matthew J Crowley
BACKGROUND: Treatment nonadherence and clinical inertia perpetuate poor cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor control. Telemedicine interventions may counter both treatment nonadherence and clinical inertia. INTRODUCTION: We explored why a telemedicine intervention designed to reduce treatment nonadherence and clinical inertia did not improve CVD risk factor control, despite enhancing treatment adherence versus usual care. METHODS: In this analysis of a randomized trial, we studied recipients of the 12-month telemedicine intervention...
January 17, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317927/pharmacists-providing-care-in-the-outpatient-setting-through-telemedicine-models-a-narrative-review
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Sydney L Littauer, Dave L Dixon, Vimal K Mishra, Evan M Sisson, Teresa M Salgado
Telemedicine refers to the delivery of clinical services using technology that allows two-way, real time, interactive communication between the patient and the clinician at a distant site. Commonly, telemedicine is used to improve access to general and specialty care for patients in rural areas. This review aims to provide an overview of existing telemedicine models involving the delivery of care by pharmacists via telemedicine (including telemonitoring and video, but excluding follow-up telephone calls) and to highlight the main areas of chronic-disease management where these models have been applied...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317333/pocket-size-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-rural-uganda-a-unique-opportunity-to-see-where-no-imaging-facilities-are-available
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Danny Epstein, Neta Petersiel, Erez Klein, Erez Marcusohn, Eyal Aviran, Reut Harel, Zaher S Azzam, Ami Neuberger, Lior Fuchs
BACKGROUND: In the developing world, only a small minority of patients have access to radiological services. Over the past decade, technological developments of ultrasound equipment have led to the emergence of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), which is widely used by healthcare professionals of nearly all specialties. We hypothesized that physicians with only basic POCUS training, but with telemedicine support, can use POCUS successfully in rural hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa...
January 6, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278986/reach-and-effectiveness-of-the-heartbeat-connections-telemedicine-pilot-program
#10
Gretchen A Benson, Abbey Sidebottom, Arthur Sillah, Jackie L Boucher, Michael D Miedema, Thomas Knickelbine, Jeffrey J VanWormer
Introduction Innovative care delivery programs that support primary care providers are needed to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). HeartBeat Connections (HBC) is a primary prevention telemedicine program utilizing registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and registered nurses (RNs) to deliver health coaching and medication therapy protocols for dyslipidaemia and hypertension among patients at high risk for developing CVD. Methods This retrospective cohort study documents the reach and six-month effectiveness of the HBC program for improving CVD risk factors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246881/telemedicine-in-primary-care-for-patients-with-chronic-conditions-the-valcr%C3%A3-nic-quasi-experimental-study
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Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Manuel Sánchez-Molla, Julio Jesus Sanchez, José Joaquin Mira
BACKGROUND: The increase of chronic diseases prevalence has created the need to adapt care models and to provide greater home supervision. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the impact of telemonitoring on patients with long-term conditions at high risk for rehospitalization or an emergency department visit, in terms of target disease control (diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). METHODS: We conducted a quasi-experimental study with a before-and-after analysis to assess the effectiveness of the ValCrònic program after 1 year of primary care monitoring...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205699/use-of-telehealth-in-the-delivery-of-comprehensive-care-for-patients-with-haemophilia-and-other-inherited-bleeding-disorders
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REVIEW
R Kulkarni
Advances in technology such as telemedicine (TM) have made access to cost-effective, quality health care feasible for remote patients. TM is especially well suited for patients with chronic disorders such as haemophilia and related haemostatic disorders that benefit not only from more frequent interaction with care providers at a specialized haemophilia treatment center but also from consultations with other specialists. Telehealth refers to a broader application of TM and includes non-clinical services such as education, provider training, administrative meetings etc...
January 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961649/the-louisiana-mental-and-behavioral-health-capacity-project-trauma-informed-integrated-care-model-and-improved-posttraumatic-stress-outcomes
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Howard J Osofsky, Joy D Osofsky, Tonya Cross Hansel, Trevor Flynn
OBJECTIVE: The Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project in Louisiana has been addressing health disparities by increasing accessibility and availability through integrating services into primary care clinics. Integrated health is becoming the standard of care, providing an opportunity to address the trauma-specific needs of communities, and allowing for informed and less stigmatized services. The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project in Louisiana model in the primary care settings to reduce posttraumatic stress symptoms and physical health complaints...
November 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945161/virtual-care-policy-recommendations-for-patient-centred-primary-care-findings-of-a-consensus-policy-dialogue-using-a-nominal-group-technique
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James Shaw, Trevor Jamieson, Payal Agarwal, Bailey Griffin, Ivy Wong, R Sacha Bhatia
Background The development of new virtual care technologies (including telehealth and telemedicine) is growing rapidly, leading to a number of challenges related to health policy and planning for health systems around the world. Methods We brought together a diverse group of health system stakeholders, including patient representatives, to engage in policy dialogue to set health system priorities for the application of virtual care in the primary care sector in the Province of Ontario, Canada. We applied a nominal group technique (NGT) process to determine key priorities, and synthesized these priorities with group discussion to develop recommendations for virtual care policy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871514/a-scoping-review-of-economic-evaluations-alongside-randomised-controlled-trials-of-home-monitoring-in-chronic-disease-management
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REVIEW
Kristian Kidholm, Mie Borch Dahl Kristensen
Many countries have considered telemedicine and home monitoring of patients as a solution to the demographic challenges that health-care systems face. However, reviews of economic evaluations of telemedicine have identified methodological problems in many studies as they do not comply with guidelines. The aim of this study was to examine economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials of home monitoring in chronic disease management and hereby to explore the resources included in the programme costs, the types of health-care utilisation that change as a result of home monitoring and discuss the value of economic evaluation alongside randomised controlled trials of home monitoring on the basis of the studies identified...
September 4, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805545/rural-family-physicians-are-twice-as-likely-to-use-telehealth-as-urban-family-physicians
#16
Anuradha Jetty, Miranda A Moore, Megan Coffman, Stephen Petterson, Andrew Bazemore
BACKGROUND: Telehealth has the potential to reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes among rural populations through increased access to physicians, specialists, and reduced travel time for patients. INTRODUCTION: Although rural telehealth services have expanded in several specialized areas, little is known about the attitudes, beliefs, and uptake of telehealth use in rural American primary care. This study characterizes the differences between rural and urban family physicians (FPs), their perceptions of telehealth use, and barriers to further adoption...
August 14, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718325/collaborative-care-for-psychiatric-disorders-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
#17
Pallavi Dham, Sarah Colman, Karen Saperson, Carrie McAiney, Lillian Lourenco, Nick Kates, Tarek K Rajji
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the mode of implementation, clinical outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and the factors influencing uptake and sustainability of collaborative care for psychiatric disorders in older adults. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: Primary care, home health care, seniors' residence, medical inpatient and outpatient. PARTICIPANTS: Studies with a mean sample age of 60 years and older. INTERVENTION: Collaborative care for psychiatric disorders...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678066/hearing-health-access-in-developing-countries
#18
Michael S Harris, Edward E Dodson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The developing world carries a disproportionate burden of hearing loss. Individuals with hearing loss in austere settings worldwide are also potentially impacted by their impairment to a greater extent owing to underdeveloped or nonexistent hearing health infrastructure. The purpose of this review is to examine the state of the literature on hearing health access in developing countries and identify areas for improvement. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the last 10 years progress has been made in some areas, whereas other aspects of hearing health in developing countries have changed very little...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673747/philadelphia-telemedicine-glaucoma-detection-and-follow-up-study-methods-and-screening-results
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Lisa A Hark, L Jay Katz, Jonathan S Myers, Michael Waisbourd, Deiana Johnson, Laura T Pizzi, Benjamin E Leiby, Scott J Fudemberg, Anand V Mantravadi, Jeffrey D Henderer, Tingting Zhan, Jeanne Molineaux, Vance Doyle, Meskerem Divers, Christine Burns, Ann P Murchison, Shae Reber, Arthur Resende, Thien Dan V Bui, Jane Lee, John E Crews, Jinan B Saaddine, Paul P Lee, Louis R Pasquale, Julia A Haller
PURPOSE: To describe methodology and screening results from the Philadelphia Telemedicine Glaucoma Detection and Follow-up Study. DESIGN: Screening program results for a prospective randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Individuals were recruited who were African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian over age 40 years; white individuals over age 65 years; and any ethnicity over age 40 years with a family history of glaucoma or diabetes. Primary care offices and Federally Qualified Health Centers were used for telemedicine (Visit 1)...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669290/cost-effectiveness-of-telemedicine-based-collaborative-care-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#20
Jacob T Painter, John C Fortney, Mark A Austen, Jeffrey M Pyne
OBJECTIVE: The study examined the cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine-based collaborative care model designed to increase rural veterans' engagement in evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: The Telemedicine Outreach for PTSD (TOP) study used a pragmatic randomized effectiveness trial to examine effects of PTSD care teams located at Veterans Affairs medical centers and supporting primary care providers in satellite clinics...
November 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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