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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628140/-correlation-study-between-respiratory-death-and-airborne-particles-in-beijing-spatiotemporal-analysis-based-on-satellite-remote-sensing-data
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X Y Wu, G X Li, X Y Wang, F C Liang, X C Pan
OBJECTIVE: To use vertical and humidity correcting method to calibrate aerosol optical depth (AOD), and to explore the feasibility of calibrated-AOD as exposure index to measure the level of air pollutants from the ground and to establish the exposure-response relationship between calibrated-AOD and people's health outcomes. METHODS: First of all, we interpolated AOD, PM2.5, relative humidity and planetary boundary layer height using Kriging method to obtain data at different locations and matched different data with respiratory death in Beijing by geographical coordinates...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614476/integrated-community-case-management-iccm-of-childhood-infection-saves-lives-in-hard-to-reach-communities-in-nicaragua
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Dixmer Rivera, Rashed Shah, Tanya Guenther, Meredith Adamo, Jeanne Koepsell, Carmen Maria Reyes, Mary McInerney, David R Marsh
Objective: To describe Nicaragua's integrated community case management (iCCM) program for hard-to-reach, rural communities and to evaluate its impact using monitoring data, including annual, census-based infant mortality data. Method: This observational study measured the strength of iCCM implementation and estimated trends in infant mortality during 2007-2013 in 120 remote Nicaraguan communities where brigadistas ("health brigadiers") offered iCCM services to children 2-59 months old...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612635/wearable-sensors-can-they-benefit-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fokko Pieter Wieringa, Natascha Broers, J P Kooman, Frank M van der Sande, Chris van Hoof
Introduction This article ponders upon wearable medical measurement devices in relation to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its' associated comorbidities - and whether these might benefit CKD-patients. We aimed to map the intersection(s) of nephrology and wearable sensor technology to help technologists understand medical aspects, and clinicians to understand technological possibilities that are available (or soon will become so). Areas covered A structured literature search on main comorbidities and complications CKD patients suffer from, was used to steer mini-reviews on wearable sensor technologies clustered around 3 themes being: Cardiovascular-related, diabetes-related and physical fitness/frailty...
June 14, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608613/remote-control-improves-quality-of-life-in-elderly-pacemaker-patients-versus-standard-ambulatory-based-follow-up
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Rosanna Irene Comoretto, Domenico Facchin, Marco Ghidina, Alessandro Proclemer, Dario Gregori
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) improves shortly after pacemaker (PM) implantation. No studies have investigated the HRQoL trend for elderly patients with a remote device monitoring follow-up system. METHODS: Using EuroQol-5D Questionnaire and the PM-specific Assessment of Quality of Life and Related Events Questionnaire, HRQoL was measured at baseline and then repeatedly during the 6 months following PM implantation in a cohort of 42 consecutive patients...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603469/using-fitness-trackers-in-clinical-research-what-nurse-practitioners-need-to-know
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Lisa Cadmus-Bertram
Consumer-based wearable fitness trackers present a new array of opportunities and challenges to nurse practitioners engaged in health promotion research. Key advantages include the ability to provide continuous, objective, remote monitoring of physical activity and the potential to improve the efficacy of physical activity interventions. This paper provides an overview of fitness trackers, including their functions and accuracy, and addresses the following key issues to consider before using trackers in research: (1) when to use a fitness tracker; (2) choosing a brand and model; (3) encouraging good compliance; and (4) extracting and using the data...
January 2017: Journal for Nurse Practitioners: JNP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602249/ten-year-survey-of-cyanobacterial-blooms-in-ohio-s-waterbodies-using-satellite-remote-sensing
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Tyler Gorham, Yuanyuan Jia, C K Shum, Jiyoung Lee
Cyanobacterial blooms are on the rise globally and are capable of adversely impacting human, animal, and ecosystem health. Blooms dominated by cyanobacteria species capable of toxin-production are commonly observed in eutrophic freshwater. The presence of cyanobacterial blooms in selected Ohio lakes, such as Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys, has been well studied, but much less is known about the geographic distribution of these blooms across all of Ohio's waterbodies. We examined the geographic distribution of cyanobacterial blooms in Ohio's waterbodies from 2002 to 2011, using a nested semi-empirical algorithm and remotely sensed data from the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) onboard the European Space Agency's Envisat...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592577/the-esmart-study-protocol-a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-electronic-symptom-management-using-the-advanced-symptom-management-system-asyms-remote-technology-for-patients-with-cancer
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Roma Maguire, Patricia A Fox, Lisa McCann, Christine Miaskowski, Grigorios Kotronoulas, Morven Miller, Eileen Furlong, Emma Ream, Jo Armes, Elisabeth Patiraki, Alexander Gaiger, Geir V Berg, Adrian Flowerday, Peter Donnan, Paul McCrone, Kathi Apostolidis, Jenny Harris, Stylianos Katsaragakis, Alison R Buick, Nora Kearney
INTRODUCTION: While some evidence exists that real-time remote symptom monitoring devices can decrease morbidity and prevent unplanned admissions in oncology patients, overall, these studies have significant methodological weaknesses. The electronic Symptom Management using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) Remote Technology (eSMART) study is designed to specifically address these weaknesses with an appropriately powered, repeated-measures, parallel-group stratified randomised controlled trial of oncology patients...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580019/attitudes-and-interest-in-technology-based-treatment-and-the-remote-monitoring-of-smoking-among-adolescents-and-emerging-adults
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Erin McClure, Nathaniel Baker, Matthew J Carpenter, Frank A Treiber, Kevin Gray
INTRODUCTION: Despite the public health relevance of smoking in adolescents and emerging adults, this group remains understudied and underserved. High technology utilization among this group may be harnessed as a tool for better understanding of smoking, yet little is known regarding the acceptability of mobile health (mHealth) integration. METHODS: Participants (ages 14-21) enrolled in a smoking cessation clinical trial provided feedback on their technology utilization, perceptions, and attitudes; and interest in remote monitoring for smoking...
June 2017: Journal of Smoking Cessation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578606/community-health-workers-and-use-of-mhealth-improving-identification-of-pregnancy-complications-and-access-to-care-in-the-dominican-republic
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Susan Bonnell, Anne Griggs, Gloria Avila, Jonathan Mack, Ruth A Bush, Julie Vignato, Cynthia D Connelly
This article presents the feasibility and acceptability of using mobile health technology by community health workers (CHWs) in San Juan Province, Dominican Republic, to improve identification of pregnancy complications and access to care for pregnant women. Although most women in the Dominican Republic receive four antenatal care visits, poor women and adolescents in remote areas are more likely to have only one initial prenatal visit to verify the pregnancy. This community-based research began when community leaders raised concern about the numbers of their mothers who died in childbirth annually; San Juan's maternal mortality rate is 144/100,000 compared to the Caribbean rate of 85/100,000...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567555/toward-electronic-health-recording-evaluation-of-electronic-patient-reported-outcome-measures-e-proms-system-for-remote-monitoring-of-early-systemic-lupus-patients
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Y El Miedany, M El Gaafary, Nadia El Aroussy, S Bahlas, M Hegazi, D Palmer, S Youssef
The study aimed to assess the value of evaluation of electronic patient reported outcome measures (e-PROMs) in the assessment and management of SLE disease activity flares, its association with adherence to therapy as well as organ damage. A randomized, controlled crossover study was carried out over a 24-month duration. One hundred forty-seven SLE patients meeting the revised American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria were enrolled. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) was used to assess disease activity, whereas organ damage was scored using the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC)/ACR Damage Index...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567280/solar-powered-oxygen-systems-in-remote-health-centers-in-papua-new-guinea-a-large-scale-implementation-effectiveness-trial
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Trevor Duke, Ilomo Hwaihwanje, Magdalynn Kaupa, Jonah Karubi, Doreen Panauwe, Martin Sa'avu, Francis Pulsan, Peter Prasad, Freddy Maru, Henry Tenambo, Ambrose Kwaramb, Eleanor Neal, Hamish Graham, Rasa Izadnegahdar
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the largest cause of child deaths in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and hypoxaemia is the major complication causing death in childhood pneumonia, and hypoxaemia is a major factor in deaths from many other common conditions, including bronchiolitis, asthma, sepsis, malaria, trauma, perinatal problems, and obstetric emergencies. A reliable source of oxygen therapy can reduce mortality from pneumonia by up to 35%. However, in low and middle income countries throughout the world, improved oxygen systems have not been implemented at large scale in remote, difficult to access health care settings, and oxygen is often unavailable at smaller rural hospitals or district health centers which serve as the first point of referral for childhood illnesses...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561689/improving-cancer-care-through-the-patient-experience-how-to-use-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-practice
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Kathi Mooney, Donna L Berry, Meagan Whisenant, Daniel Sjoberg
Poorly controlled symptoms are common and debilitating during cancer treatment and can affect functional status and quality of life, health care resource utilization, treatment adherence, and cancer survivorship. Historically, the patient experience, including symptoms during treatment, has not been tracked or documented in the patient health record. Measurement of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), including symptoms, is an essential component to cancer care focused on the illness impact to the patient and family...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554917/optimisation-and-validation-of-a-remote-monitoring-system-onco-trec-for-home-based-management-of-oral-anticancer-therapies-an-italian-multicentre-feasibility-study
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Alessandro Passardi, Mimma Rizzo, Francesca Maines, Carlo Tondini, Alberto Zambelli, Roberto Vespignani, Daniele Andreis, Ilaria Massa, Marco Dianti, Stefano Forti, Enrico Maria Piras, Claudio Eccher
INTRODUCTION: Despite the growing number of oral agents available for cancer treatment, their efficacy may be reduced due to the lack of adherence, inappropriate adverse event self-management and arbitrary dose adjustment. The management of anticancer therapies could exponentially benefit from the introduction of mobile health technologies in a highly integrated electronic oncology system. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We plan to customise and fine-tune an existing monitoring TreC platform used in different chronic diseases in the oncology setting...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541913/virtual-spirometry-and-activity-monitoring-using-multichannel-electrical-impedance-plethysmographs-in-ambulatory-settings
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Hassan Aqeel Khan, Amit Gore, Jeffrey Ashe, Shantanu Chakrabartty
Continuous monitoring of respiratory patterns and physical activity levels can be useful for remote health management of patients with conditions such as heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In a clinical setting, spirometers serve as the gold standard for monitoring respiratory patterns such as breathing rate and changes in lung volume. However, direct measurements using a spirometer requires placement of a sensor in the patient's airway and is thus infeasible for continuous monitoring in nonclinical, ambulatory settings...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531151/an-ensemble-spatiotemporal-model-for-predicting-pm2-5-concentrations
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Lianfa Li, Jiehao Zhang, Wenyang Qiu, Jinfeng Wang, Ying Fang
Although fine particulate matter with a diameter of <2.5 μm (PM2.5) has a greater negative impact on human health than particulate matter with a diameter of <10 μm (PM10), measurements of PM2.5 have only recently been performed, and the spatial coverage of these measurements is limited. Comprehensively assessing PM2.5 pollution levels and the cumulative health effects is difficult because PM2.5 monitoring data for prior time periods and certain regions are not available. In this paper, we propose a promising approach for robustly predicting PM2...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530876/research-continuous-surveillance-of-sleep-apnea-patients-in-a-medical-surgical-unit
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Dana Supe, Leah Baron, Tom Decker, Kyle Parker, Jeanne Venella, Sarah Williams, Kari Beaton, John Zaleski
This report consists of two separate studies on the use of continuous capnography monitoring conducted in an effort to improve patient safety at Virtua Health System. The desire for improved patient safety is motivating continuous monitoring and improved surveillance in clinical areas not traditionally equipped for such monitoring. We explored the use of remote monitoring of capnography, using enterprise middleware, in patients recovering from surgery in a medical-surgical unit. Continuous monitoring traditionally has been used in higher-acuity settings, such as intensive care units...
May 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525291/the-state-of-opioid-agonist-therapy-in-canada-20-years-after-federal-oversight
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Joseph K Eibl, Kristen Morin, Esa Leinonen, David C Marsh
Opioid agonist therapy was introduced in Canada in 1959 with the use of methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence. The regulation of methadone was the responsibility of Health Canada until 1995, when oversight was transferred to the provincial health systems. During the more than 20 years since the federal health authority transferred oversight of methadone to the provincial level, methadone programming has evolved differently in every province. The landscape of opioid dependence treatment is varied across the country, with generally increasing treatment capacity in all provinces and dramatic increases in some...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521388/non-targeted-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-strategy-for-simultaneous-monitoring-of-xenobiotics-and-endogenous-compounds-in-green-sea-turtles-on-the-great-barrier-reef
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Amy L Heffernan, Maria M Gómez-Ramos, Caroline Gaus, Soumini Vijayasarathy, Ian Bell, Christine Hof, Jochen F Mueller, Maria J Gómez-Ramos
Chemical contamination poses a threat to ecosystem, biota and human health, and identifying these hazards is a complex challenge. Traditional hazard identification relies on a priori-defined targets of limited chemical scope, and is generally inappropriate for exploratory studies such as explaining toxicological effects in environmental systems. Here we present a non-target high resolution mass spectrometry environmental monitoring study with multivariate statistical analysis to simultaneously detect biomarkers of exposure (e...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501745/paper-based-diagnostics-for-personalized-health-care-emerging-technologies-and-commercial-aspects
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Kuldeep Mahato, Ananya Srivastava, Pranjal Chandra
Personalized health care (PHC) is being appreciated globally to combat clinical complexities underlying various metabolic or infectious disorders including diabetes, cardiovascular, communicable diseases etc. Effective diagnoses majorly depend on initial identification of the causes which are nowadays being practiced in disease-oriented approach, where personal health profile is often overlooked. The adoption of PHC has shown significantly improved diagnoses in various conditions including emergency, ambulatory, and remote area...
May 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495347/a-web-based-clinical-decision-support-system-for-gestational-diabetes-automatic-diet-prescription-and-detection-of-insulin-needs
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Estefanía Caballero-Ruiz, Gema García-Sáez, Mercedes Rigla, María Villaplana, Belen Pons, M Elena Hernando
BACKGROUND: The growth of diabetes prevalence is causing an increasing demand in health care services which affects the clinicians' workload as medical resources do not grow at the same rate as the diabetic population. Decision support tools can help clinicians with the inspection of monitoring data, providing a preliminary analysis to ease their interpretation and reduce the evaluation time per patient. This paper presents Sinedie, a clinical decision support system designed to manage the treatment of patients with gestational diabetes...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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