200 results match your criteria Handheld Computers in Dermatology

Usefulness of Smartphones in Dermatology: A US-Based Review.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 03 17;19(6). Epub 2022 Mar 17.

Department of Dermatology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA.

(1) Background: As smartphones have become more widely used, they have become an appealing tool for health-related functions. For dermatology alone, hundreds of applications (apps) are available to download for both patients and providers. (2) Methods: The Google Play Store and Apple App Store were searched from the United States using dermatology-related terms. Read More

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Outbreak of occupational allergic contact dermatitis from a smartphone screen protector glue.

Contact Dermatitis 2022 Jul 22;87(1):53-61. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.

Background: Sensitization to acrylates is a concern in the occupational/environmental dermatology field.

Objective: To describe an occupational allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) outbreak from a smartphone screen protector glue.

Methods: Thirteen affected workers of a chain store selling phone screen protectors were investigated in five Spanish dermatology departments. Read More

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Long-term Effectiveness of a Smartphone App Combined With a Smart Band on Weight Loss, Physical Activity, and Caloric Intake in a Population With Overweight and Obesity (Evident 3 Study): Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Med Internet Res 2022 02 1;24(2):e30416. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

See Acknowledgements, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Multicomponent mobile health approaches can improve lifestyle intervention results, although little is known about their long-term effectiveness.

Objective: This study aims to evaluate the long-term effectiveness (12 months) of a multicomponent mobile health intervention-combining a smartphone app, an activity tracker wristband, and brief counseling, compared with a brief counseling group only-on weight loss and improving body composition, physical activity, and caloric intake in Spanish sedentary adults with overweight or obesity.

Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled, multicenter clinical trial (Evident 3). Read More

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February 2022

Evaluation of native canine skin color by smartphone-based dermatoscopy.

Skin Res Technol 2022 Mar 22;28(2):299-304. Epub 2022 Jan 22.

Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Background: Human skin color, predominantly determined by the chromophores of melanin, hemoglobin, and exogenous carotenoids, is often measured to serve various medical and cosmetic applications. Although colorimetry has been used to evaluate the skin erythema in allergic dogs, the native canine skin color remains unknown.

Methods: We measured the skin color in 101 healthy dogs using a calibrated optical system with a smartphone and a mobile dermatoscope DermLite DL1. Read More

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Mild to moderate atopic dermatitis severity can be reliably assessed using smartphone-photographs taken by the patient at home: A validation study.

Skin Res Technol 2022 Mar 12;28(2):336-341. Epub 2022 Jan 12.

Studies&Me A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: The use of photographs to diagnose and monitor skin diseases is gaining ground.

Objectives: To investigate the validity and reliability of photographic assessments of atopic dermatitis (AD) severity.

Methods: AD severity was evaluated in the clinic by two assessors using the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI), SCOring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD), and Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA). Read More

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Development and Assessment of an Inexpensive Smartphone-Based Respiratory Droplet Simulation Model.

Surg Innov 2022 Apr 28;29(2):278-281. Epub 2021 Dec 28.

Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, 218537University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.

Droplet simulation often requires expensive and inaccessible equipment. Herein, we develop and assess a low-cost droplet simulation model using easily accessible materials, open-source software, and a smartphone-based cobalt blue light. The simulation model was developed using commercial-grade materials and fluorescein dye. Read More

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Validation of a dermatologic surface area smartphone application: EZBSA.

Skin Res Technol 2022 03 19;28(2):368-370. Epub 2021 Dec 19.

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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A 57-Year-Old Man with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and a Chronic Foot Ulcer Successfully Managed with a Remote Patient-Facing Wound Care Smartphone Application.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Dec 15;22:e933879. Epub 2021 Dec 15.

Swift Medical Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada.

BACKGROUND Wounds affect millions of people world-wide, with care being costly and difficult to deliver remotely. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need for telehealth solutions to play a larger role as part of remote care strategies for patient monitoring and care. We describe our findings on the use of a patient-facing wound care app (Swift Patient Connect App, Swift Medical, Canada) as an innovative solution in remote wound assessment and management of a diabetic patient's wound. Read More

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December 2021

Smartphone-based active vaccine safety surveillance (SmartVax) at a Swiss adult vaccination clinic - a pilot study.

Swiss Med Wkly 2021 12 14;151:w30090. Epub 2021 Dec 14.

Immunisation Clinic, Medical Outpatient Clinic, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

Introduction: Post-licensure surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) is critical for detecting rare but severe AEFI. SmartVax software, using smartphone technology, actively solicits reports of AEFI via automated, opt-out SMS surveys to vaccine recipients in the days following immunisation. We report on a pilot study to test the feasibility and acceptance of SmartVax in Switzerland. Read More

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December 2021

Accuracy of commercially available smartphone applications for the detection of melanoma.

Br J Dermatol 2022 04 20;186(4):744-746. Epub 2022 Jan 20.

Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY, USA.

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Achieving integrated self-directed Cancer aftercare (ASICA) for melanoma: how a digital intervention to support total skin self-examination was used by people treated for cutaneous melanoma.

BMC Cancer 2021 Nov 13;21(1):1217. Epub 2021 Nov 13.

Academic Primary Care Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.

Background: Melanoma incidence has quadrupled since 1970 and melanoma is now the second most common cancer in individuals under 50. Targeted immunotherapies for melanoma now potentially enable long-term remission even in advanced melanoma, but these melanoma survivors require ongoing surveillance, with implications for NHS resources and significant social and psychological consequences for patients. Total skin self-examination (TSSE) can detect recurrence earlier and improve clinical outcomes but is underperformed in the UK. Read More

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November 2021

Novel technology at hand to measure skin hydration by Biodisplay smartphone touch screen panel.

Sci Rep 2021 09 30;11(1):19410. Epub 2021 Sep 30.

Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06351, Republic of Korea.

Skin hydration is generally evaluated using devices that measure capacitance or conductance. A new technology (Biodisplay) was developed to provide accurate measurements of skin hydration at the contact site. This study aimed to test the reliability of the Biodisplay by comparing its performance results with those of similar devices currently used to objectively assess skin hydration. Read More

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September 2021

Bridging the digital divide among advanced age skin cancer patients.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Nov 4;74(11):3196-3211. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States.

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November 2021

Impact of an eHealth Smartphone App on the Mental Health of Patients With Psoriasis: Prospective Randomized Controlled Intervention Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021 10 25;9(10):e28149. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.

Background: Psoriasis has a negative impact on patients' physical and mental health and can lead to anxiety and depression. Disease management strategies, including educational programs and eHealth devices, have been shown to improve health care for several chronic diseases. However, such disease management strategies are lacking in the routine care of patients with psoriasis. Read More

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October 2021

Smartphone adapter time trial analysis: A low-cost, time-efficient method to disseminate quality photomicrographs at the microscope.

J Cutan Pathol 2022 Mar 10;49(3):215-219. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.

Background: Within the field of pathology there is a need for a uniform low-cost option for securing high-quality photomicrographs. Advances in smartphone photography and 3D-printing technology allow for custom adapters to be designed for the purpose of photomicrograph capture.

Methods: Photomicrograph acquisition was performed using four core modalities: a novel 3D-printed smartphone-to-microscope adapter, freehand smartphone-to-microscope technique, a commercial adaptor (LabCam Pro), and a microscope-mounted digital camera. Read More

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A novel automated approach to rapid and precise in vivo measurement of hair morphometrics using a smartphone.

Skin Res Technol 2021 Nov 12;27(6):1128-1134. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Background: Although many hair disorders can be readily diagnosed based on their clinical appearance, their progression and response to treatment are often difficult to monitor, particularly in quantitative terms. We introduce an innovative technique utilizing a smartphone and computerized image analysis to expeditiously and automatically measure and compute hair density and diameter in patients in real time.

Methods: A smartphone equipped with a dermatoscope lens wirelessly transmits trichoscopy images to a computer for image processing. Read More

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November 2021

Evaluation of changes in skin characteristics due to the poor quality of sleep caused by smartphone usage.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 Apr 18;21(4):1656-1665. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

AMOREPACIFIC Research and Development Center, Yongin, Korea.

Background: Blue wavelengths are thought to have an effect on circadian rhythms. Using a smartphone, which emits a 453 nm blue light, can worsen the quality of sleep.

Aims: To study the skin changes caused by poor sleep quality induced by smartphone usage. Read More

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Use of a machine learning-based smartphone app to detect the sunscreen features in a photograph and provide feature-based recommendation.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 Mar 26;21(3):1321-1323. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Dermatology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal.

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Selfie stick: The magic wand for social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021 Nov-Dec;87(6):883-884

Department of Leprosy, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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November 2021

A Comparative Study of Real-Time RT-PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Detection Methods and Its Application to Human-Derived and Surface Swabbed Material.

J Mol Diagn 2021 07 5;23(7):796-804. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Real-time RT-PCR remains a gold standard in the detection of various viral diseases. In the coronavirus 2019 pandemic, multiple RT-PCR-based tests were developed to screen for viral infection. As an emergency response to increasing testing demand, we established a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) PCR diagnostics platform for which we compared different commercial and in-house RT-PCR protocols. Read More

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Reply to "A deep learning-based smartphone platform for cutaneous lupus erythematosus classification assistance - simplifying the diagnosis of complicated diseases": Machine learning evaluations need to consider the true clinical context.

Lloyd Steele

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 09 16;85(3):e181-e182. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Dermatology, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom; Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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September 2021

Response to "Reply to 'A deep learning-based smartphone platform for cutaneous lupus erythematosus classification assistance: Simplifying the diagnosis of complicated diseases.' Has the complicated disease been simplified too much?" Artificial intelligence system is helpful for diagnosis of cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 09 20;85(3):e183-e184. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Dermatology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Hunan Key Laboratory of Medical Epigenomics, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China; Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; Key Laboratory of Basic and Translational Research on Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Nanjing, China; Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Skin Diseases and STIs, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

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September 2021

Asynchronous Teledermatology Assessment of Young Adult Acne Likely Concordant With In-Person Evaluation.

J Drugs Dermatol 2021 Apr;20(4):432-435

Telemedicine, defined as practicing medicine at a distance, has grown in popularity over the past ten years, as advances in consumer technology have permitted its expansion. Dermatology is a field that especially lends itself to this method of care, as many common dermatological diagnoses can be made upon visual inspection. With social distancing becoming the new standard in this age of COVID-19, telemedicine emerges as a key tool in continuing patient care without interruption. Read More

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Development of a Checklist Tool to Assess the Quality of Skin Lesion Images Acquired by Consumers Using Sequential Mobile Teledermoscopy.

Dermatology 2022 13;238(1):27-34. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Centre of Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Background: Mobile teledermoscopy is an emerging technology that involves imaging and digitally sending dermoscopic images of skin lesions to a clinician for assessment. High-quality, consistent images are required for accurate telediagnoses when monitoring lesions over time. To date there are no tools to assess the quality of sequential images taken by consumers using mobile teledermoscopy. Read More

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February 2022

AI-based smartphone apps for risk assessment of skin cancer need more evaluation and better regulation.

Br J Cancer 2021 05 19;124(11):1749-1750. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Test Evaluation Research Group, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.

Smartphone applications ("apps") with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are increasingly used in healthcare. Widespread adoption of these apps must be supported by a robust evidence-base and app manufacturers' claims appropriately regulated. Current CE marking assessment processes inadequately protect the public against the risks created by using smartphone diagnostic apps. Read More

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Sonographic Evaluation of Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Smartphone-Linked Portable Ultrasound.

Dermatology 2021 8;237(3):378-382. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

Background: Clinical staging systems for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) have poor interrater reliability and may underestimate disease activity. Sonographic staging systems may overcome these challenges, but conventional ultrasound (US) machines are expensive and bulky. Portable (p)US may facilitate the integration of sonography into routine practice. Read More

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November 2021

A deep learning-based smartphone platform for cutaneous lupus erythematosus classification assistance: Simplifying the diagnosis of complicated diseases.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 09 19;85(3):792-793. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Department of Dermatology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Hunan Key Laboratory of Medical Epigenomics, Changsha, Hunan, China; Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Najing, China. Electronic address:

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September 2021

Increased usage of smartphones during COVID-19: Is that blue light causing skin damage?

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Oct 26;19(10):2466-2467. Epub 2020 Aug 26.

Department of Dermatology & STD, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Medical College & Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Recent reports across the world indicate a tremendous increase in smartphone usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This increased use is understandable given the unique international strategies put in place to reduce viral transmission, such as "lockdown" and "work from home". People are keeping themselves busy by browsing the Internet, using social media, watching tele-programs, playing games, chatting with friends and/or family, shopping online, etc With increased usage of smartphones, people are getting increased exposure of blue light. Read More

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October 2020

Effect of a disease-monitoring smartphone application in combination with a patient educational program on mental health of patients with psoriasis: A randomized intervention study.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 12 25;85(6):1628-1629. Epub 2020 Dec 25.

Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany. Electronic address:

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December 2021