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R A C Hughes, M P T Lunn
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is an orphan disease of poorly understood cause. While first line treatments with corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange have at least short-term efficacy, no trial has shown that immunosuppressants work. In our dream, we will take advantage of the recently improved EU regulations to launch a Europe wide trial which will investigate the cause of the disease. It will compare three parallel groups, the anti-B cell agent rituximab, the anti-T cell agent abatacept and usual care...
October 2016: Revue Neurologique
Justin Robison, Nicholas B Slamon
OBJECTIVES: Critical care physicians' standard for arrival to a rapid response team activation is 10 minutes or less at this institution. This study proposes that a FaceTime (Apple, Cupertino, CA) video call between the staff at the bedside and the critical care physician will allow the implementation of potentially life-saving therapies earlier than the current average response (4.5 min). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Freestanding, tertiary-care children's hospital...
September 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Lauren J Myers, Rachel B LeWitt, Renee E Gallo, Nicole M Maselli
There is abundant evidence for the 'video deficit': children under 2 years old learn better in person than from video. We evaluated whether these findings applied to video chat by testing whether children aged 12-25 months could form relationships with and learn from on-screen partners. We manipulated social contingency: children experienced either real-time FaceTime conversations or pre-recorded Videos as the partner taught novel words, actions and patterns. Children were attentive and responsive in both conditions, but only children in the FaceTime group responded to the partner in a temporally synced manner...
July 14, 2016: Developmental Science
Anna E Arthur, Ashley Delk, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, John D Christein, Carlo Contreras, James A Posey, Selwyn Vickers, Robert Oster, Laura Q Rogers
PURPOSE: To conduct a telephone survey establishing pancreatic cancer survivors' level of interest in, preferences for, and perceived barriers and facilitators to participating in exercise and diet intervention programming. These data will inform the development of such interventions for newly-diagnosed patients. METHODS: Seventy-one survivors treated for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma from October 2011 to August 2014 were identified through an institutional cancer registry and contacted via telephone...
April 30, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Klaus Libertus, Dominic A Violi
Relations between walking skills and language development have been reported in 10- to 14-month-old infants. However, whether earlier emerging motor milestones also affect language skills remains unknown. The current research fills this gap by examining the relation between reaching and sitting skills and later language development, respectively. Reaching and sitting were assessed eight times, starting when infants (N = 29) were around 3 months of age. All assessments were completed and recorded remotely via videoconference using Skype or FaceTime...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Glenn Craig Fairweather, Michelle Ann Lincoln, Robyn Ramsden
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to investigate the efficacy of a speech-language pathology teletherapy program for children attending schools and early childcare settings in rural New South Wales, Australia, and their parents' views on the program's feasibility and acceptability. METHOD: Nineteen children received speech-language pathology sessions delivered via Adobe Connect®, Facetime(©) or Skype(©) web-conferencing software. During semi-structured interviews, parents (n = 5) described factors that promoted or threatened the program's feasibility and acceptability...
April 4, 2016: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
Andrea R Levine, Jessica A Buchner, Avelino C Verceles, Marc T Zubrow, Haney A Mallemat, Alfred Papali, Michael T McCurdy
PURPOSE: Remote telementored ultrasound (RTMUS) systems can deliver ultrasound (US) expertise to regions lacking highly trained bedside ultrasonographers and US interpreters. To date, no studies have evaluated the quality and clinical utility of US images transmitted using commercially available RTMUS systems. METHODS: This prospective pilot evaluated the quality of US images (right internal jugular vein, lung apices and bases, cardiac subxiphoid view, bladder) obtained using a commercially available iPad operating FaceTime software...
June 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Toshiyuki Takeshige, Chiho Hirano, Midori Nakagawa, Rentaro Yoshioka
The use of video calls for home care can reduce anxiety and offer patients peace of mind. The most suitable terminals at facilities to support home care have been iPad Air and iPhone with FaceTime software. However, usage has been limited to specific terminals. In order to eliminate the need for special terminals and software, we have developed a program that has been customized to meet the needs of facilities using Web Real Time Communication(WebRTC)in cooperation with the University of Aizu. With this software, video calls can accommodate the large number of home care patients...
December 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Shweta Agarwal, Lichao Zhao, Roy Zhang, Lewis Hassell
BACKGROUND: Adequacy assessment for fine-needle aspiration procedures is a standard of care in large medical centers. Although the benefits of this approach include higher adequacy rates with fewer passes, it costs cytopathologist time and affects other clinical responsibilities. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the use of mobile video streaming (FaceTime) technology with the help of smartphone adapters attached to microscopes for remote adequacy assessment of cytologic samples...
March 2016: Cancer Cytopathology
Mark D Robinson, Ashley R Branham, Andrea Locklear, Sandy Robertson, Tonda Gridley
BACKGROUND: The interconnection capabilities of mobile device platforms offer the opportunity for efficient delivery of healthcare and afford the potential to increase access to patients with chronic diseases. With the increased incidence of diabetes mellitus in the United States, innovative strategies to improve access to healthcare teams are necessary. The aim of this study was to determine satisfaction and usability of patients and diabetes care team members with videoconferencing capabilities using an iPad(®)2 (Apple, Cupertino, CA)...
August 21, 2015: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Elizabeth Gingell Epstein, Jessica Sherman, Amy Blackman, Robert A Sinkin
BACKGROUND: Effective provider-parent relationships are essential during critical illness when treatment decisions are complex, the environment is crowded and unfamiliar, and outcomes are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of daily Skype or FaceTime updates with parents of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to assess the intervention's potential for improving parent-provider relationships. METHODS: A pre/post mixed-methods approach was used...
July 2015: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Kathryn Blake, Janet T Holbrook, Holly Antal, David Shade, H Timothy Bunnell, Suzanne M McCahan, Robert A Wise, Chris Pennington, Paul Garfinkel, Tim Wysocki
INTRODUCTION: Phase III/IV clinical trials are expensive and time consuming and often suffer from poor enrollment and retention rates. Pediatric trials are particularly difficult because scheduling around the parent, participant and potentially other sibling schedules can be burdensome. We are evaluating using the internet and mobile devices to conduct the consent process and study visits in a streamlined pediatric asthma trial. Our hypothesis is that these study processes will be non-inferior and will be less expensive compared to a traditional pediatric asthma trial...
May 2015: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Emi Isaki, Cynthia Fangman Farrell
This exploratory study evaluated the effectiveness of Apple (Cupertino, CA) iPad(®) (second generation) to deliver telepractice speech and/or language services. Five children and their parents/guardians, as well as four adult participants, received services for communication disorders in a university clinic setting over two academic semesters. The children met some of their speech goals and all of their language goals. All adult clients met some of their communication goals. Personal opinions about telepractice did not change statistically before and after therapy...
July 2015: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Heather Krull
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2015: Journal of Nursing Education
Hannes Prescher, Emily Grover, Jarrod Mosier, Uwe Stolz, David E Biffar, Allan J Hamilton, John C Sakles
BACKGROUND: Telepresence is emerging in clinical and educational settings as a potential modality to provide expert guidance during remote airway management. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of telepresent versus in-person supervision of tracheal intubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, crossover study was performed in a university medical simulation center with 48 first- and second-year medical students with no formal procedural training in tracheal intubation...
March 2015: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Tetsuya Miyashita, Yusuke Mizuno, Yo Sugawara, Yusuka Nagamine, Yukihide Koyama, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Kazuhiro Uchimoto, Yasuhiro Iketani, Kentaro Tojo, Takahisa Goto
We studied the use of tele-anaesthesia between Sado General Hospital (SGH) located on Sado Island and Yokohama City University Hospital (YCUH) located in mainland Japan. The two sites were connected via a virtual private network (VPN). We investigated the relationship between the bandwidth of the VPN and both the frame rate and the delay time of the tele-anaesthesia monitoring system. The tool used for communication between the two hospitals was free videoconferencing software (FaceTime), which can be used over Wi-Fi connections...
March 2015: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Mike Higgins
Embrace it or shy away from it, the march of technology moves onwards relentlessly. Job interviews, often seen as the most human part of the recruitment process, are increasingly moving to video conference or services such as Skype or FaceTime, especially for a first interview.
October 21, 2014: Nursing Standard
Chi-Chi N Udeagu, Angelica Bocour, Colin W Shepard
Public health usually notifies partners of STD exposure in-person despite availability of other options. We examined trends in in-person versus telephone notification for HIV 3 years after the introduction of a telephone option. Most notifications were made by telephone. Partners notified doubled; however, the proportion HIV testing declined slightly.
November 2014: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
George W Williams, Francisco I Buendia, Olakunle O Idowu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Sumanth R Daram, Ruonan Wu, Shou-Jiang Tang
OBJECTIVES: Traditional personal interviews are subject to limitations imposed by geographic, financial, and scheduling constraints. Web-based videoconferencing (WVC) has the potential to simplify the interview process. This study was intended to evaluate the feasibility and utility of WVC using standard tablets/computers with videoconferencing capability in gastroenterology (GI) fellowship interviews. METHODS: At a single institution, 16 GI fellowship applicants participated in WVC with one interviewer, who was present at a remote location 750 miles away...
February 2014: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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