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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329530/design-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-application-to-assist-the-self-monitoring-of-the-chronic-kidney-disease-in-developing-countries
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Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro, Paulo Cunha
BACKGROUND: The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplantation, and consequently, affects mortality rates. This issue is faced by a mobile health (mHealth) application (app) that aims to assist the early diagnosis and self-monitoring of the disease progression. METHODS: A user-centered design (UCD) approach involving health professionals (nurse and nephrologists) and target users guided the development process of the app between 2012 and 2016...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316365/developing-pharmacogenomic-reports-insights-from-patients-and-clinicians
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Laney K Jones, Alanna Kulchak Rahm, Michael R Gionfriddo, Janet L Williams, Audrey L Fan, Rebecca A Pulk, Eric A Wright, Marc S Williams
Increasingly, for a variety of indications, patients have their genomes sequenced and actionable results returned. A subset of returned results is pharmacogenomic (PGx) variants involved in the metabolism or action of medications. Although the impact of these variants on health is well-documented, little research exists on how to communicate these findings to patients and clinicians. We conducted semistructured interviews with end users to understand how best to communicate PGx results. Overall, patients and clinicians had similar opinions regarding report content, delivery, and application...
January 8, 2018: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315417/interactive-or-static-reports-to-guide-clinical-interpretation-of-cancer-genomics
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Stacy W Gray, Jeffrey Gagan, Ethan Cerami, Angel M Cronin, Hajime Uno, Nelly Oliver, Carol Lowenstein, Ruth Lederman, Anna Revette, Aaron Suarez, Charlotte Lee, Jordan Bryan, Lynette Sholl, Eliezer M Van Allen
Objective: Misinterpretation of complex genomic data presents a major challenge in the implementation of precision oncology. We sought to determine whether interactive genomic reports with embedded clinician education and optimized data visualization improved genomic data interpretation. Materials and Methods: We conducted a randomized, vignette-based survey study to determine whether exposure to interactive reports for a somatic gene panel, as compared to static reports, improves physicians' genomic comprehension and report-related satisfaction (overall scores calculated across 3 vignettes, range 0-18 and 1-4, respectively, higher score corresponding with improved endpoints)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297401/improving-data-quality-across-3-sub-saharan-african-countries-using-the-consolidated-framework-for-implementation-research-cfir-results-from-the-african-health-initiative
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Sarah Gimbel, Moses Mwanza, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Cathy Michel, Lisa Hirschhorn
BACKGROUND: High-quality data are critical to inform, monitor and manage health programs. Over the seven-year African Health Initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, three of the five Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) partnership projects in Mozambique, Rwanda, and Zambia introduced strategies to improve the quality and evaluation of routinely-collected data at the primary health care level, and stimulate its use in evidence-based decision-making. Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) as a guide, this paper: 1) describes and categorizes data quality assessment and improvement activities of the projects, and 2) identifies core intervention components and implementation strategy adaptations introduced to improve data quality in each setting...
December 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220727/the-health-impacts-of-weekday-traffic-a-health-risk-assessment-of-pm2-5-emissions-during-congested-periods
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Weeberb J Requia, Christopher D Higgins, Matthew D Adams, Moataz Mohamed, Petros Koutrakis
Little work has accounted for congestion, using data that reflects driving patterns, traffic volume, and speed, to examine the association between traffic emissions and human health. In this study, we performed a health risk assessment of PM2.5 emissions during congestion periods in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Canada. Specifically, we used a micro-level approach that combines the Stochastic User Equilibrium Traffic Assignment Algorithm with a MOVES emission model to estimate emissions considering congestion conditions...
December 5, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182196/-attributes-and-features-of-a-community-health-model-from-the-perspective-of-practitioners
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Angelina Dois, Paulina Bravo, Gabriela Soto
BACKGROUND: The Family and Community Health Model is based on three essential principles: user-centered care, comprehensive care and continuity of care. AIM: To describe the attributes and characteristics of the guiding principles of the Family and Community Health Model (FHM) from the perspective of primary care experts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a qualitative study. An electronic Delphi was conducted with 29 national experts on primary care...
July 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176589/australia-s-influenza-pandemic-preparedness-plans-an-analysis
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Ralf Itzwerth, Aye Moa, C Raina MacIntyre
We analysed Australian plans issued by the public sector and current at the time of the last human pandemic in 2009. They came from various levels of governance, and offered guidance in key domains. Using 13 established criteria, we rated 10 plans (national, state, and territorial) for their usefulness to guide health and medical intervention, business continuity, and crisis communication, plus consideration of at-risk populations. The intended end-user of most plans was not clear, whether hospital manager, health worker, or policy maker...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166486/-narratives-of-users-of-mental-health-services-in-an-experiment-with-autonomous-management-of-medication
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Laura Lamas Martins Gonçalves, Rosana Teresa Onocko Campos
Numerous studies have highlighted the tendency to chronicity of treatments centered on the use of medications. This study was conducted in a large Brazilian city with users of Centers for Psychosocial Care (CAPS), with the aim of evaluating the effects of experimenting with the personal Guide for Autonomous Management of Medication (GAM) and the users' relationship to their treatments and participation. The instrument, created in Canada and translated and adapted to Brazil, was tested in intervention groups with users of CAPS with severe mental disorders and a history of political participation in the field of health...
November 21, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133283/open-source-electronic-health-record-systems-for-low-resource-settings-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Assel Syzdykova, André Malta, Maria Zolfo, Ermias Diro, José Luis Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Despite the great impact of information and communication technologies on clinical practice and on the quality of health services, this trend has been almost exclusive to developed countries, whereas countries with poor resources suffer from many economic and social issues that have hindered the real benefits of electronic health (eHealth) tools. As a component of eHealth systems, electronic health records (EHRs) play a fundamental role in patient management and effective medical care services...
November 13, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132622/know-thy-ehealth-user-development-of-biopsychosocial-personas-from-a-study-of-older-adults-with-heart-failure
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Richard J Holden, Anand Kulanthaivel, Saptarshi Purkayastha, Kathryn M Goggins, Sunil Kripalani
BACKGROUND: Personas are a canonical user-centered design method increasingly used in health informatics research. Personas-empirically-derived user archetypes-can be used by eHealth designers to gain a robust understanding of their target end users such as patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop biopsychosocial personas of older patients with heart failure using quantitative analysis of survey data. METHOD: Data were collected using standardized surveys and medical record abstraction from 32 older adults with heart failure recently hospitalized for acute heart failure exacerbation...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123361/personalized-learning-in-medical-education-designing-a-user-interface-for-a-dynamic-haptic-robotic-trainer-for-central-venous-catheterization
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Mary Yovanoff, David Pepley, Katelin Mirkin, Jason Moore, David Han, Scarlett Miller
While Virtual Reality (VR) has emerged as a viable method for training new medical residents, it has not yet reached all areas of training. One area lacking such development is surgical residency programs where there are large learning curves associated with skill development. In order to address this gap, a Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer (DHRT) was developed to help train surgical residents in the placement of ultrasound guided Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheters and to incorporate personalized learning...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ... Annual Meeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067157/guide-to-managing-persistent-upper-gastrointestinal-symptoms-during-and-after-treatment-for-cancer
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H Jervoise N Andreyev, Ann C Muls, Clare Shaw, Richard R Jackson, Caroline Gee, Susan Vyoral, Andrew R Davies
BACKGROUND: Guidance: the practical management of the gastrointestinal symptoms of pelvic radiation disease was published in 2014 for a multidisciplinary audience. Following this, a companion guide to managing upper gastrointestinal (GI) consequences was developed. AIMS: The development and peer review of an algorithm which could be accessible to all types of clinicians working with patients experiencing upper GI symptoms following cancer treatment. METHODS: Experts who manage patients with upper GI symptoms were asked to review the guide, rating each section for agreement with the recommended measures and suggesting amendments if necessary...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060823/intuitive-and-interpretable-visual-communication-of-a-complex-statistical-model-of-disease-progression-and-risk
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Jieyi Li, Ognjen Arandjelovic
Computer science and machine learning in particular are increasingly lauded for their potential to aid medical practice. However, the highly technical nature of the state of the art techniques can be a major obstacle in their usability by health care professionals and thus, their adoption and actual practical benefit. In this paper we describe a software tool which focuses on the visualization of predictions made by a recently developed method which leverages data in the form of large scale electronic records for making diagnostic predictions...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056367/burns-caused-by-electronic-vaping-devices-e-cigarettes-a-new-classification-proposal-based-on-mechanisms
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K Serror, M Chaouat, Matthieu M Legrand, F Depret, J Haddad, N Malca, M Mimoun, D Boccara
Introduction With more than 10 million of daily users, e-cigarettes encountered a great success. But in the past few years, the number of medical reports of injuries caused by the explosion of e-cigarettes has significantly increased. This article aims at reporting our series and reviewing the literature to propose a new classification based on the mechanisms of injuries related to e-cigarettes that can guide non-specialists and specialists in the management of these patients. Method We performed a retrospective review of our institutional burn database from June 2016 to July 2017 for injuries caused by or in the context of using an e-cigarette...
October 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054252/methodology-on-quantification-of-sonication-duration-for-safe-application-of-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-for-liver-tumour-ablation
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Senay Mihcin, Ioannis Karakitsios, Nhan Le, Jan Strehlow, Daniel Demedts, Michael Schwenke, Sabrina Haase, Tobias Preusser, Andreas Melzer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for liver tumour ablation is a challenging task due to motion caused by breathing and occlusion due the ribcage between the transducer and the tumour. To overcome these challenges, a novel system for liver tumour ablation during free breathing has been designed. METHODS: The novel TRANS-FUSIMO Treatment System (TTS, EUFP7) interacts with a Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanner and a focused ultrasound transducer to sonicate to a moving target in liver...
December 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049590/discrimination-and-calibration-of-clinical-prediction-models-users-guides-to-the-medical-literature
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Ana Carolina Alba, Thomas Agoritsas, Michael Walsh, Steven Hanna, Alfonso Iorio, P J Devereaux, Thomas McGinn, Gordon Guyatt
Accurate information regarding prognosis is fundamental to optimal clinical care. The best approach to assess patient prognosis relies on prediction models that simultaneously consider a number of prognostic factors and provide an estimate of patients' absolute risk of an event. Such prediction models should be characterized by adequately discriminating between patients who will have an event and those who will not and by adequate calibration ensuring accurate prediction of absolute risk. This Users' Guide will help clinicians understand the available metrics for assessing discrimination, calibration, and the relative performance of different prediction models...
October 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039368/connecting-parents-to-a-pediatric-emergency-department-designing-a-mobile-app-based-on-patient-centred-care-principles
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Frederic Ehrler, Johan N Siebert, Jessica Rochat, Franck Schneider, Annick Galetto, Alain Gervaix, Christian Lovis
INTRODUCTION: Patient centred care fosters a holistic approach of care switching the focus from a disease perspective to a patient's experience perspective. Patient centred care is of particular importance in the context of paediatric emergency medicine. Indeed, parents entering a paediatric emergency department (PED) are usually under stress caused by their children's illness, the unfamiliar setting of the PED and delays of care. All these factors can deteriorate their experience as well as the relationships between healthcare providers, the patients and their parents...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994720/augmented-reality-as-a-telemedicine-platform-for-remote-procedural-training
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Shiyao Wang, Michael Parsons, Jordan Stone-McLean, Peter Rogers, Sarah Boyd, Kristopher Hoover, Oscar Meruvia-Pastor, Minglun Gong, Andrew Smith
Traditionally, rural areas in many countries are limited by a lack of access to health care due to the inherent challenges associated with recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals. Telemedicine, which uses communication technology to deliver medical services over distance, is an economical and potentially effective way to address this problem. In this research, we develop a new telepresence application using an Augmented Reality (AR) system. We explore the use of the Microsoft HoloLens to facilitate and enhance remote medical training...
October 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969704/a-health-app-developer-s-guide-to-law-and-policy-a-multi-sector-policy-analysis
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Lisa Parker, Tanya Karliychuk, Donna Gillies, Barbara Mintzes, Melissa Raven, Quinn Grundy
BACKGROUND: Apps targeted at health and wellbeing sit in a rapidly growing industry associated with widespread optimism about their potential to deliver accessible and cost-effective healthcare. App developers might not be aware of all the regulatory requirements and best practice principles are emergent. Health apps are regulated in order to minimise their potential for harm due to, for example, loss of personal health privacy, financial costs, and health harms from delayed or unnecessary diagnosis, monitoring and treatment...
October 2, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966953/oral-agents-in-cancer-treatment-meeting-the-patients-needs-to-ensure-medication-adherence
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EDITORIAL
Sultan Kav
Sultan Kav, is a Professor at Baskent University, Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing in Ankara, Turkey. She received her Bachelor of Nursing, Master, and PhD degrees from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in Ankara, Turkey. She has over 25 years experiences in oncology nursing; she is an active member of national and international organizations, namely, Turkish Oncology Nursing Association (TONA), International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), ONS, and Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)...
October 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
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