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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924346/bpcontrol-a-mobile-app-to-monitor-hypertensive-patients
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Adrian Carrera, Marc Pifarré, Jordi Vilaplana, Josep Cuadrado, Sara Solsona, Jordi Mateo, Francesc Solsona
BACKGROUND: Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise. Not only does it affect the elderly but is also increasingly spreading to younger sectors of the population. Treating this condition involves exhaustive monitoring of patients. The current mobile health services can be improved to perform this task more effectively. OBJECTIVE: To develop a useful, user-friendly, robust and efficient app, to monitor hypertensive patients and adapted to the particular requirements of hypertension...
December 7, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899341/quality-of-mobile-phone-and-tablet-mobile-apps-for-speech-sound-disorders-protocol-for-an-evidence-based-appraisal
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Lisa M Furlong, Meg E Morris, Shane Erickson, Tanya A Serry
BACKGROUND: Although mobile apps are readily available for speech sound disorders (SSD), their validity has not been systematically evaluated. This evidence-based appraisal will critically review and synthesize current evidence on available therapy apps for use by children with SSD. OBJECTIVE: The main aims are to (1) identify the types of apps currently available for Android and iOS mobile phones and tablets, and (2) to critique their design features and content using a structured quality appraisal tool...
November 29, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898460/a-pilot-comparison-of-a-smartphone-app-with-or-without-2-way-messaging-among-chronic-pain-patients-who-benefits-from-a-pain-app
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Robert N Jamison, Dylan C Jurcik, Robert R Edwards, Chuan-Chin Huang, Edgar L Ross
OBJECTIVES: The overall aim of this study was to determine the effect of introducing a smartphone pain app, for both Android and iPhone devices that enables chronic pain patients to assess, monitor, and communicate their status to their providers. METHODS: This study recruited 105 chronic pain patients to use a smartphone pain app and half of the subjects (N=52) had 2-way messaging available through the app. All subjects completed baseline measures and were asked to record their progress every day for 3 months, with the opportunity to continue for 6 months...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892599/forensic-taxonomy-of-android-social-apps
#4
Abdullah Azfar, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Lin Liu
An Android social app taxonomy incorporating artifacts that are of forensic interest will enable users and forensic investigators to identify the personally identifiable information (PII) stored by the apps. In this study, 30 popular Android social apps were examined. Artifacts of forensic interest (e.g., contacts lists, chronology of messages, and timestamp of an added contact) were recovered. In addition, images were located, and Facebook token strings used to tie account identities and gain access to information entered into Facebook by a user were identified...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884965/-can-you-recommend-any-good-sti-apps-a-review-of-content-accuracy-and-comprehensiveness-of-current-mobile-medical-applications-for-stis-and-related-genital-infections
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Jo Gibbs, Voula Gkatzidou, Laura Tickle, Sarah R Manning, Tilna Tilakkumar, Kate Hone, Richard E Ashcroft, Pam Sonnenberg, S Tariq Sadiq, Claudia S Estcourt
OBJECTIVE: Seeking sexual health information online is common, and provision of mobile medical applications (apps) for STIs is increasing. Young people, inherently at higher risk of STIs, are avid users of technology, and apps could be appealing sources of information. We undertook a comprehensive review of content and accuracy of apps for people seeking information about STIs. METHODS: Search of Google Play and iTunes stores using general and specific search terms for apps regarding STIs and genital infections (except HIV), testing, diagnosis and management, 10 September 2014 to 16 September 2014...
November 24, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882520/app-use-in-psychiatric-education-a-medical-student-survey
#6
Cecilia Lau, Venkata Kolli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to understand and appraise app use by medical students during their clerkships. METHODS: Following Creighton University IRB approval, a voluntary and anonymous paper-based, 15-question survey was distributed to third-year medical students. Data were analyzed using Microsoft Excel. RESULTS: Of 112 medical students available, 76.7% (86) participated in the survey. All participants owned a smartphone or tablet with 84...
November 23, 2016: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876685/efficacy-of-mobile-serious-games-in-increasing-hiv-risk-perception-in-swaziland-a-randomized-control-trial-sgprev-trial-research-protocol
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Bhekumusa Wellington Lukhele, Patou Musumari, Christina El-Saaidi, Teeranee Techasrivichien, S Pilar Suguimoto, Masako Ono Kihara, Masahiro Kihara
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) continue to be a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), particularly in Swaziland, which has the highest HIV prevalence in this region. A wide range of strategies and interventions have been used to promote behavior change, though almost all such interventions have involved mass media. Therefore, innovative behavior change strategies beyond mass media communication are urgently needed...
November 22, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868438/a-standardized-review-of-smartphone-applications-to-promote-balance-for-older-adults
#8
Angelica Reyes, Pei Qin, Cary A Brown
BACKGROUND: Balance is one of the risk factors for falls in older adults. The use of smartphone applications (apps) related to health (mHealth) is increasing and, while there is potential for apps to be used as a self-managed balance intervention, many healthcare providers are concerned about the content and credibility of mHealth apps overall. PURPOSE: This study evaluates the quality of balance promoting apps and identifies strengths and areas of concern to assist healthcare providers in recommending these resources...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854186/comparison-of-a-smartphone-based-photographic-method-with-face-to-face-caries-assessment-a-mobile-teledentistry-model
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Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Boyen Huang, Julia Shiikha, Estie Kruger, Stuart Bunt, Marc Tennant
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of a mobile teledentistry approach using a smartphone camera for remote screening of dental caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An image acquisition Android App was created to facilitate the acquisition and transmission of dental images to a store-and-forward based telemedicine server. One hundred participants who were attending routine checkups at dental clinics were enrolled in 2014. Following a face-to-face oral screening by a screener (dentist), images of patients' teeth were obtained using a smartphone camera...
November 17, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844215/review-of-radiology-app-for-android-by-the-radiological-society-of-north-america-rsna
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EDITORIAL
Andy Wai Kan Yeung, W Keung Leung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831496/longitudinal-trial-of-a-smartphone-pain-application-for-chronic-pain-patients-predictors-of-compliance-and-satisfaction
#11
Robert N Jamison, Anna Mei, Edgar L Ross
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to determine the feasibility, tolerability, safety and efficacy of a smartphone pain application (app) among chronic pain patients over a six-month trial. The app was designed for both Android and iPhone devices and enabled users with chronic pain to assess, monitor, and communicate their status to their providers. METHODS: We recruited 90 chronic pain patients to use the pain app. All subjects completed baseline measures and were asked to record their progress every day...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826133/safe-sex-messages-within-dating-and-entertainment-smartphone-apps-a-review
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REVIEW
Evelyn Tzu-Yen Huang, Henrietta Williams, Jane S Hocking, Megan Sc Lim
BACKGROUND: Smartphone apps provide a new platform for entertainment, information distribution, and health promotion activities, as well as for dating and casual sexual encounters. Previous research has shown high acceptability of sexual health interventions via smartphone apps; however, sexual health promotion apps were infrequently downloaded and underused. Integrating sexual health promotion into established apps might be a more effective method. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to critically review popular sex-related apps and dating apps, in order to ascertain whether they contain any sexual health content...
November 8, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819461/activity-patterns-in-response-to-symptoms-in-patients-being-treated-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-an-experience-sampling-methodology-study
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Rebecca Band, Christine Barrowclough, Kim Caldwell, Richard Emsley, Alison Wearden
Objective: Cognitive-behavioral models of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) propose that patients respond to symptoms with 2 predominant activity patterns-activity limitation and all-or-nothing behaviors-both of which may contribute to illness persistence. The current study investigated whether activity patterns occurred at the same time as, or followed on from, patient symptom experience and affect. Method: Twenty-three adults with CFS were recruited from U.K. CFS services. Experience sampling methodology (ESM) was used to assess fluctuations in patient symptom experience, affect, and activity management patterns over 10 assessments per day for a total of 6 days...
November 7, 2016: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806926/can-mobile-phone-apps-influence-people-s-health-behavior-change-an-evidence-review
#14
Jing Zhao, Becky Freeman, Mu Li
BACKGROUND: Globally, mobile phones have achieved wide reach at an unprecedented rate, and mobile phone apps have become increasingly prevalent among users. The number of health-related apps that were published on the two leading platforms (iOS and Android) reached more than 100,000 in 2014. However, there is a lack of synthesized evidence regarding the effectiveness of mobile phone apps in changing people's health-related behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to examine the effectiveness of mobile phone apps in achieving health-related behavior change in a broader range of interventions and the quality of the reported studies...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801417/-acute-phase-serum-proteins-and-adipocytokines-in-women-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-relationships-with-body-composition-and-blood-glucose-fluctuations
#15
V V Klimontov, N V Tyan, O N Fazullina, N E Myakina, N B Orlov, V I Konenkov
AIM: To estimate the relationships between the serum concentrations of acute-phase proteins (APPs) and adipocytokines, body composition (BC), and blood glucose (BG) fluctuations in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 165 women with T2DM and 22 with a normal body mass index (BMI) at the age of 40 to 70 years were examined. The concentrations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and acid α1-glycoprotein (α1-AGP) were determined by ELISA...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794313/evaluation-of-smartphone-sound-measurement-applications-apps-using-external-microphones-a-follow-up-study
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Chucri A Kardous, Peter B Shaw
This follow-up study examines the accuracy of selected smartphone sound measurement applications (apps) using external calibrated microphones. The initial study examined 192 apps on the iOS and Android platforms and found four iOS apps with mean differences of ±2 dB of a reference sound level measurement system. This study evaluated the same four apps using external microphones. The results showed measurements within ±1 dB of the reference. This study suggests that using external calibrated microphones greatly improves the overall accuracy and precision of smartphone sound measurements, and removes much of the variability and limitations associated with the built-in smartphone microphones...
October 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780256/quality-traceability-system-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-based-on-two-dimensional-barcode-using-mobile-intelligent-technology
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Yong Cai, Xiwen Li, Runmiao Wang, Qing Yang, Peng Li, Hao Hu
Currently, the chemical fingerprint comparison and analysis is mainly based on professional equipment and software, it's expensive and inconvenient. This study aims to integrate QR (Quick Response) code with quality data and mobile intelligent technology to develop a convenient query terminal for tracing quality in the whole industrial chain of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). Three herbal medicines were randomly selected and their chemical two-dimensional barcode (2D) barcodes fingerprints were constructed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754134/os-26-03-mobile-device-based-electronic-data-capture-system-in-pharmaceutical-clinical-trial-a-feasibility-study
#18
Jing Zhang, Lei Sun, Yu Liu, Hongyi Wang, Ningling Sun, Jia Yu, Yao He, Sijin Yan, Puhong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile device based electronical data capture (mEDC) system applied in one randomized clinical trial (RCT). DESIGN AND METHOD: The mEDC, an android smartphone-based application, was developed to support real-time data capture, project management and quality control in a multicenter randomized double-blinded parallel controlled pharmaceutical trial. Four user interfaces are shown in Figure 1. The RCT is to evaluate the efficacy of telmisartan (40mg) and hydrochlorothiazide (25mg) monotherapy in high sodium intake patients with mild to moderate hypertension in 14 hospitals, including one baseline survey and three follow-ups...
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
#19
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/27698369/smartphone-based-accurate-analysis-of-retinal-vasculature-towards-point-of-care-diagnostics
#20
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
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