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Direct-to-Patient Teledermatology During COVID-19 Lockdown in a Health District in Madrid, Spain: The EVIDE-19 Pilot Study.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2021 Apr 3;112(4):345-353. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Dermatologic care was halted because of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, prompting us to study the usefulness of direct-to-patient teledermatology via a mobile application. We aimed to evaluate the service as a tool for avoiding face-to-face consultations, describe the main conditions diagnosed, and assess levels of patient and physician satisfaction.

Material And Method: Prospective descriptive study of new patients who met the inclusion criteria. Read More

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High-Frequency Ultrasonography-Possibilities and Perspectives of the Use of 20 MHz in Teledermatology.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 22;8:619965. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Department of Dermatology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland.

High-frequency ultrasonography (HF-USG) is a non-invasive and method of visualization of the skin and upper part of subcutaneous tissue based on ultrasounds above 20 MHz. Although initially HF-USG was introduced to measure skin thickness, it currently gained widespread acceptance in dermato-oncology, primarily when used to determine skin tumor margins. Moreover, its application in different dermatology fields is known, particularly as a rapidly evolving method in the objective evaluation of the severity of various chronic skin diseases. Read More

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February 2021

Attitudes and perceived barriers toward store-and-forward teledermatology among primary care providers of the rural Mississippi.

Arch Dermatol Res 2021 Feb 25. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, L216, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA.

Telehealth expands the capacity to care for patients in rural and underserved settings. Store-and-forward teledermatology is a simple and effective approach which enables remote dermatological diagnosis and treatment. Implementing store-and-forward technology in rural Mississippi has the potential to expand access to dermatology services at locations, where an in-person dermatologist is not available including: emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and primary care practices. Read More

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February 2021

Evaluation of the effect of store-and-forward teledermatology on in-person health care system utilization in a safety-net public health and hospital system.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Jan 19. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address:

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January 2021

Access to consultative dermatologic care via physician-to-physician asynchronous outpatient teledermatology.

Am J Manag Care 2021 01;27(1):30-32

Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 9000 Brooktree Rd, Ste 200, Wexford, PA 15090. Email:

Objectives: To determine whether physician-to-physician outpatient asynchronous store-and-forward teledermatology can be a portal for patient access to consultative dermatologic care and decrease primary care physician referrals to dermatology.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Methods: Reviewed outpatient teledermatology consults completed within a shared Epic electronic health record at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health System between August 4, 2013, and December 19, 2019. Read More

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January 2021

The utility of teledermatology in the evaluation of skin lesions.

J Telemed Telecare 2021 Jan 18:1357633X20987423. Epub 2021 Jan 18.

Division of Dermatology, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Introduction: Past studies have shown mixed results about the accuracy of store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology in the evaluation of skin lesions. The objective of this study is to determine the accuracy of SAF teledermatology in the diagnosis of skin lesions and biopsy decision compared to in-person clinical evaluation.

Methods: Histories and photographs of skin lesions gathered at clinic visits were sent as SAF consults to teledermatologists, whose diagnoses and biopsy decisions were recorded and compared statistically to the clinic data. Read More

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January 2021

Teledermatology in the times of COVID-19 - a systematic review.

Authors:
Peter Elsner

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2020 08 27;18(8):841-845. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Jena, Germany.

The COVID-19 pandemic restricts the care of dermatological patients in many ways. Teledermatology such as video consultation or "store-and-forward" teledermatology could at least partly compensate for this. This systematic review summarizes all published studies on teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Evaluation of patient attitudes towards the technical experience of synchronous teledermatology in the era of COVID-19.

Arch Dermatol Res 2021 Jan 5. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, L216, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA.

Teledermatology has become critical for maintaining patient access to dermatologic services since the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey of first-time synchronous teledermatology patients (n = 100) seen by providers of the University of Mississippi Medical Center during Spring 2020 was designed to learn more about patient experiences associated with the technical challenges of synchronous teledermatology. Our patient population had considerable experience with various social media including Facebook (82%) and hardware platforms, such as Apple devices (66%). Read More

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January 2021

Part II: Accuracy of Teledermatology in Skin Neoplasms.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2020 23;7:598903. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Department of Telemedicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil.

Teledermatology has been proving to be of great help for delivering healthcare, especially now, during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It is crucial to assess how accurate this method can be for evaluating different dermatoses. Such knowledge can contribute to the dermatologists' decision of whether to adhere to teledermatology or not. Read More

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November 2020

Direct-to-Patient Teledermatology During COVID-19 Lockdown in a Health District in Madrid, Spain: The EVIDE-19 Pilot Study.

Actas Dermosifiliogr (Engl Ed) 2021 Apr 11;112(4):345-353. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España.

Background: Dermatologic care was halted because of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, prompting us to study the usefulness of direct-to-patient teledermatology via a mobile application. We aimed to evaluate the service as a tool for avoiding face-to-face consultations, describe the main conditions diagnosed, and assess levels of patient and physician satisfaction.

Material And Method: Prospective descriptive study of new patients who met the inclusion criteria. Read More

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The role and the benefits of store-and-forward teledermatology in an early detection program of melanoma - a seven-year study.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Mar 10;60(3):e114-e116. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Bioprocesses and Biotechnology, São Paulo State University (UNESP) - Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Pediatric teledermatology: A review of the literature.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Jan 9;38(1):39-44. Epub 2020 Dec 9.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Skin complaints are common among pediatric patients, yet as of 2020, fewer than 400 board-certified pediatric dermatologists currently practice in the United States. Pediatric teledermatology may address barriers to dermatologic care in children, assisting with distant geographic locations and long wait times. A review of the literature was conducted to synthesize important features of teledermatology for pediatric dermatologists. Read More

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January 2021

Teledermatology before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actas Dermosifiliogr (Engl Ed) 2021 Apr 23;112(4):324-329. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

International Society of Teledermatology; Grupo de e-Dermatología e Imagen (GEDEI), Academia Española de Dermatología y Venerología, Madrid, España; Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Dermatología Médico-Quirúrgica y Venereología, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, España.

The use and acceptance of teledermatology increased more in the last 2 months of the recent lockdown owing to coronavirus disease 2019 than in the preceding 20 years. This sudden popularity -even among the greatest skeptics- was driven by the need to offer solutions to patients in both public and private settings who suddenly found themselves unable to access in-person dermatological care. Even departments already offering an asynchronous, store-and-forward teledermatology service were obliged to create new systems to support direct interaction between specialists and patients (the direct-to-consumer model). Read More

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Telemedicine and Community Health Projects in Asia.

Dermatol Clin 2021 Jan 31;39(1):23-32. Epub 2020 Oct 31.

DI Skin Health and Referral Center P Ltd, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal.

Telemedicine has the potential to deliver high-quality, affordable health care to underserved populations that otherwise would not have adequate access to care. The authors provide a snapshot of several telemedicine initiatives that have used information and communication technologies to connect patients with health care providers across various Asian countries with differing socioeconomic statuses. They highlight several factors thought to contribute to the success of telemedicine programs, such as financial sustainability, ease of use, and utilization of existing resources. Read More

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January 2021

Part I: Accuracy of Teledermatology in Inflammatory Dermatoses.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2020 27;7:585792. Epub 2020 Oct 27.

Department of Telemedicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil.

Teledermatology is assuming a progressively greater role as a healthcare delivery method, especially now, during this pandemic time. It is important to know how accurate this tool is for different skin diseases. Most of the studies have focused on skin neoplasms or general dermatology. Read More

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October 2020

Direct-to-consumer, store-and-forward teledermatology with dermoscopy using the pharmacist as patient point-of-contact.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2021 Jan-Feb;61(1):81-86. Epub 2020 Oct 14.

Objective(s): To evaluate the frequency of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), NMSC precursors, and melanoma on a store-and-forward dermatology model featuring the pharmacist as the patient's point-of-contact. The secondary objective was to define lesion changes and symptoms perceived by patients (clinical prediction rules by nonexpert observers) that can be predictive of malignity.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of teledermatology consultation was performed. Read More

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October 2020

The Reliability and Feasibility of Teledermatology to Diagnose Patients Referred from the Emergency Department to Outpatient Dermatology.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 Sep 30. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045; Dermatology Service, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Aurora, CO 80045.

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September 2020

Prevalence and Pattern of Skin Diseases in Tribal Villages of Gujarat: A Teledermatology Approach.

Indian J Community Med 2020 Apr-Jun;45(2):199-203. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Central Research Services, Charutar Arogya Mandal, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India.

Background: The prevalence and pattern of skin diseases are influenced by the overall ecosystem of the region. There is a dearth of research about prevalence, health-care seeking, compliance, and treatment outcome in skin diseases among scheduled tribes.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to understand the magnitude of skin diseases in tribal area of Dahod, Gujarat using a simple "Store and Forward" technique of teledermatology. Read More

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Implementation of a pediatric provider-to-provider store-and-forward teledermatology system: Effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability in a pilot study.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Nov 31;37(6):1106-1112. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Section of Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background/objectives: Long wait times for in-person appointments in pediatric dermatology can lead to delays in specialty care, additional health system touchpoints, patient and family dissatisfaction, poorer outcomes, and increased overall health care costs. Store-and-forward teledermatology may address these challenges and improve access to care in pediatric dermatology.

Methods: We describe a prospective, non-blinded cohort study with follow-up surveys conducted from March 1, 2018, to September 20, 2018. Read More

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November 2020

Definitions, survey methods, and findings of patient satisfaction studies in teledermatology: a systematic review.

Arch Dermatol Res 2021 May 28;313(4):205-215. Epub 2020 Jul 28.

Miller School of Medicine Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami, 1600 NW 10th Ave #1140, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.

Remote consultations likely will grow in importance if the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This review analyzes which methods of teledermatology patients prefer by categorizing how recent studies have defined satisfaction, conducted surveys and concluded patients respond to the different modalities of teledermatology. Using PubMed and Cochrane databases, we reviewed studies from April 5th, 2010 to April 5th, 2020 that included the search terms patient satisfaction and teledermatology. Read More

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Pediatric dermatology eConsults: Reduced wait times and dermatology office visits.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Sep 16;37(5):804-810. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Background/objectives: Store-and-forward teledermatology provides pediatricians with specialist guidance in managing skin disease. This study evaluates wait times and face-to-face (FTF) dermatology visit avoidance associated with a pediatric dermatology eConsult program at an urban academic medical center.

Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, electronic medical records were reviewed for patients under age 18 for whom a dermatology eConsult was completed between November 1, 2014, and December 31, 2017. Read More

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September 2020

Store-and-forward teledermatology in the era of COVID-19: A pilot study.

Dermatol Ther 2020 Jul 19;33(4):e13689. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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Store-and-forward teledermatology impact on diagnosis, treatment and dermatology referrals: Comparison between practice settings.

J Telemed Telecare 2020 May 23:1357633X20925269. Epub 2020 May 23.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Introduction: Store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology involves non-dermatologists sending clinical images to dermatologists. This improves patient care while reducing unwarranted face-to-face (FTF) specialist office visits. Comparisons between dermatologist diagnostic concordance with referring provider, treatment change recommendations, and FTF referrals have yet to be compared by type of provider and practice setting. Read More

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Use of teledermatology by dermatology hospitalists is effective in the diagnosis and management of inpatient disease.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Jun 7;84(6):1547-1553. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Background: Patient outcomes are improved when dermatologists provide inpatient consultations. Inpatient access to dermatologists is limited, illustrating an opportunity to use teledermatology. Little is known about the ability of dermatologists to accurately diagnose disease and manage inpatients with teledermatology, particularly when using nondermatologist-generated clinical data. Read More

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Inpatient teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

J Dermatolog Treat 2020 Aug 13;31(5):441-443. Epub 2020 May 13.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a global health crisis in which personal protective equipment has become increasingly limited. Dermatologists are poised to use technology, such as teledermatology, to innovate existing workflows and optimize dermatologic care. The state of Ohio has emerged as a leader in the United States with its response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

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A Cost-Minimization Analysis of a Medical Record-based, Store and Forward and Provider-to-provider Telemedicine Compared to Usual Care in Catalonia: More Agile and Efficient, Especially for Users.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 03 18;17(6). Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Health Promotion in Rural Areas Research Group, Gerència Territorial de la Catalunya Central, Institut Català de la Salut, 08272 Sant Fruitós de Bages, Spain.

Background: Telemedicine (interconsultation between primary and hospital care teams) has been operating in the counties of Central Catalonia Bages, Moianès and Berguedà since 2011, specializing in teledermatology, teleulcers, teleophthalmology and teleaudiometries. For the period until the end of 2019, a total of 52,198 visits were recorded.

Objective: To analyze the differential costs between telemedicine and usual care in a semi-urban environment. Read More

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Teledermatology and its Current Perspective.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2020 Jan-Feb;11(1):12-20. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

CEO Derma Source, Gurugram, India.

Teledermatology is one of the most important and commonly employed subsets of telemedicine, a special alternative to face-to-face (FTF) doctor--patient consultation that refers to the use of electronic telecommunication tools to facilitate the provision of healthcare between the "seeker" and "provider." It is used for consultation, education, second opinion, and monitoring medical conditions. This article will review basic concepts, the integration of noninvasive imaging technique images, artificial intelligence, and the current ethical and legal issues. Read More

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January 2020