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Survey on the status of teledermatology in Austria.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Dermatology, Graz Medical University, Graz, Austria.

Background: The use of digital communication media is becoming increasingly important, with the primary aim of improving both treatment quality and patients' quality of life. In an effort to optimize telemedicine in the field of dermatology, we conducted a survey among dermatologists in Austria.

Methods: Statistical analysis of a questionnaire that was developed by a working group and sent to 769 Austrian dermatologists. Read More

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December 2018

Variability in the Diagnosis of Surgical Site Infections After Full-Thickness Skin Grafting: An International Survey.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Background: Diagnosis of a surgical site infection (SSI) in dermatologic surgery can be entirely based on a subjective assessment according to the 4 criterion of the most common definition of an SSI, which was established by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Objectives: To investigate the interobserver agreement between dermatologists in their diagnosis of SSI of dermatosurgical wounds.

Methods: An international electronic photographic survey with eight photographs of wounds 1 week after full-thickness skin grafting (FTSG) was sent to dermatologists. Read More

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December 2018
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[Avances recientes en dermatología comunitaria 2016-2017. Teledermatología, un modelo de enseñanza y asistencia en atención primaria a la salud].

Gac Med Mex 2018 ;154(Supp 2):S36-S40

Presidente de Dermatología Comunitaria México, Subdirección de Enseñanza e Investigación. México.

Introduction: Community dermatology (CD) is integrated by dermatologists, epidemiologists and interested people. It has 27 years of experience at the Guerrero State. Due to unsafety issues, the teaching and medical attention model had to be changed from presential to virtual trough telemedicine. Read More

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January 2018

Teledermatology for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013193. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Patient satisfaction with dermatology teleconsultation by using MedX.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2018 Dec 18;167:37-42. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; International Center for Health Information Technology (ICHIT), Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Dermatology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: The development of telecommunication has strongly affected comprehensive scientific disciplines, including medical sciences.

Objective: This study aims to assess the patient satisfaction of the teleconsultation system used for the consultation of dermatological follow-up care.

Methods: The study was performed cross sectional patient satisfaction survey method conducted between February and April 2017 to determine patient satisfaction using MedX teleconsultation system. Read More

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December 2018
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Creating a Web Infrastructure for the Support of Clinical Protocols and Clinical Management: An Example in Teledermatology.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

2 Internal Medicine Department of UFSC, Federal University of Santa Catarina , Florianópolis, Brazil .

Introduction: We describe a teledermatology infrastructure, implemented as part of a statewide large-scale telemedicine network, designed to provide comprehensive support for examination and clinical management protocols, which includes telediagnostic and patient triage and referral. It was implemented as a web-based system and an associated mobile application that supports both the primary healthcare facility team and the specialist during the patient care process.

Methods: We describe the process models, protocols and technology employed, and the requirements generated for their development. Read More

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November 2018

Mobile app rankings in dermatology.

Cutis 2018 Oct;102(4):252-256

Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York; and Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and Department of Dermatology, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

As technology continues to advance, so too does its accessibility to the general population. Mobile applications (apps) have become a part of the medical field, with dermatology being no exception. There are various types of dermatology apps, including teledermatology, self-surveillance, disease guide, reference, dermoscopy, conference, education, photograph storage and sharing, and journal apps, and others. Read More

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October 2018
0.594 Impact Factor

Teledermatology in China: History, Current Status, and the Next Step.

J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 2018 Dec;19(2):S71-S73

Department of Dermatology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Telemedicine, as defined by the World Health Organization, is the use of communication technologies in healthcare for the exchange of medical information for diagnosis, treatment, prevention, research, evaluation, and education over a distance (World Health Organization, 1998). Since the 1990s, with the rapid development of modern communication technology, telemedicine, which can be used by almost all medical specialties, has likely entered its "golden age," However, some of the more visual medical specialties may be more suitable, such as teleradiology, telepathology, and teledermatology. Read More

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December 2018
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Consumer Acceptance and Expectations of a Mobile Health Application to Photograph Skin Lesions for Early Detection of Melanoma.

Dermatology 2019 7;235(1):4-10. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

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

Background: Mobile teledermoscopy may facilitate skin self-examinations (SSEs) and further improve monitoring and detection of melanoma.

Objective: To assess consumer acceptability and expectations of a mobile health app used to: (i) instruct SSE and (ii) conduct consumer-performed mobile teledermoscopy.

Methods: People aged 18 years and above were invited to participate in either (i) an online survey or (ii) focus group in Brisbane, Australia. Read More

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November 2018
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Teledermatology: Comparison of Store-and-Forward Versus Live Interactive Video Conferencing.

J Med Internet Res 2018 Oct 24;20(10):e11871. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

A decreasing number of dermatologists and an increasing number of patients in Western countries have led to a relative lack of clinicians providing expert dermatologic care. This, in turn, has prolonged wait times for patients to be examined, putting them at risk. Store-and-forward teledermatology improves patient access to dermatologists through asynchronous consultations, reducing wait times to obtain a consultation. Read More

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October 2018
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Improving cooperation between general practitioners and dermatologists via telemedicine: study protocol of the cluster-randomized controlled TeleDerm study.

Trials 2018 Oct 24;19(1):583. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

University Hospital Tübingen, Institute for General Practice and Interprofessional Care, Osianderstraße 5, 72076, Tübingen, Germany.

Background: Internationally, teledermatology has proven to be a viable alternative to conventional physical referrals. Travel cost and referral times are reduced while patient safety is preserved. Especially patients from rural areas benefit from this healthcare innovation. Read More

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October 2018

Direct-to-consumer mobile teledermoscopy for skin cancer screening: Preliminary results demonstrating willingness-to-pay in Australia.

J Telemed Telecare 2018 Dec;24(10):683-689

6 Queensland University of Technology, Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland, Australia.

Introduction Internationally, teledermoscopy has been found to have clinical and economic efficacy. This study aims to identify the attributes of a mobile teledermoscopy service that consumers prefer. This preliminary study was set within a broader randomised control trial (RCT) investigating the effectiveness of direct to consumer mobile teledermoscopy. Read More

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December 2018
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Positive Predictive Value of Melanoma Diagnosis in Store-and-Forward Teledermatology.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

4 VA Puget Sound Health Care System , Seattle, Washington.

Background: Although store-and-forward teledermatology (SFT) has demonstrated good diagnostic sensitivity for melanoma, little is known about the diagnostic precision (positive predictive value [PPV]).

Introduction: We conducted this investigation to ascertain the PPV of melanoma diagnosis among teledermatology readers.

Materials And Methods: We reviewed teledermatology consultations on 8,706 patients completed during the period February 1, 2015-January 31, 2016. Read More

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October 2018
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Implementation and evaluation of Stanford Health Care store-and-forward teledermatology consultation workflow built within an existing electronic health record system.

J Telemed Telecare 2018 Oct 9:1357633X18799805. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

1 Department of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Introduction Teledermatology services that function separately from patients' primary electronic health record (EHR) can lead to fragmented care, poor provider communication, privacy concerns and billing challenges. This study addresses these challenges by developing PhotoCareMD, a store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology consultation workflow built entirely within an existing Epic-based EHR. Methods Thirty-six primary care physicians (PCPs) from eight outpatient clinics submitted 215 electronic consults (eConsults) for 211 patients to a Stanford Health Care dermatologist via PhotoCareMD. Read More

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October 2018

Cost Analysis of a Store and Forward Teledermatology Consult System in Philadelphia.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Electronic address:

Background: Store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology (TD) has the potential to increase access to timely, high-quality care for underserved populations. However, the cost-effectiveness of TD for underserved populations is uncertain.

Objective: This study evaluates the potential cost savings associated with a SAF TD program implemented for an underserved population in the city health clinics of urban Philadelphia. Read More

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October 2018
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A Teledermatology Pilot Programme for the Management of Skin Diseases in Primary Health Care Centres: Experiences from a Resource-Limited Country (Mali, West Africa).

Trop Med Infect Dis 2018 Aug 17;3(3). Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Pasteur, Colmar 68000, France.

In sub-Saharan Africa, in particular in rural areas, patients have limited access to doctors with specialist skills in skin diseases. To address this issue, a teledermatology pilot programme focused on primary health centres was set up in Mali. This study was aimed at investigating the feasibility of this programme and its impact on the management of skin diseases. Read More

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August 2018
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Long-Range Diagnosis of and Support for Skin Conditions in Field Settings.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2018 Aug 13;3(3). Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Skin diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; however, access to dermatology services are critically limited, particularly in low- to middle-income countries (LMIC), where there is an overall shortage of physicians. Implementation of long-range technological support tools has been growing in an effort to provide quality dermatology care to even the most remote settings globally. eHealth strategies can provide realistic healthcare solutions if implemented in a feasible and sensitive way, customizing tools to address the unique needs and resource limitations of the local setting. Read More

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August 2018
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WhatsApp platforms in tropical public health resource-poor settings.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Consultant Dermatologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, England.

In order to deliver equal healthcare access to resource-poor settings, sustainable, cost-effective systems of communication should be used. As mobile phone use increases, remote care can be delivered via teledermatology using Apps. This commentary covers how WhatsApp could be used by dermatologists seeking to deliver healthcare in this context. Read More

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September 2018
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Systematic review of mobile phone-based teledermatology.

Arch Dermatol Res 2018 Nov 24;310(9):675-689. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, 3301 C Street, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA, 95816, USA.

Teledermatology is an expanding field within dermatology that has grown and become more clinically accepted by both patients and doctors. With approximately 260 million mobile phone users in the US and 4-6 billion worldwide with access to mobile phones, teledermatology serves as a potentially useful tool for diagnosis and management (Samkange-Zeeb and Blettner in Emerg Health Threats J, https://doi.org/10. Read More

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November 2018
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'Mind your Moles' study: protocol of a prospective cohort study of melanocytic naevi.

BMJ Open 2018 Sep 19;8(9):e025857. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Cancer and Population Studies, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Introduction: Having many melanocytic naevi or 'moles' on the skin is the strongest predictor of melanoma; thus, much can be learnt from investigating naevi in the general population. We aim to improve the understanding of the epidemiology and biology of naevi by conducting a 3-year prospective study of melanocytic naevi in adults.

Methods And Analysis: This is a population-based cohort study of melanocytic naevi in 200 adults aged 20-69 years recruited via the Australian electoral roll. Read More

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September 2018
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Access to Dermatological Care with an Innovative Online Model for Psoriasis Management: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Sep 14. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

1 Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California , Los Angeles, California.

Background: Many patients with chronic skin diseases lack regular access to dermatologists in the United States and suffer poor clinical outcomes.

Introduction: We performed a 12-month randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of an online, collaborative connected health (CCH) model for psoriasis management on access to specialty care.

Materials And Methods: The 300 enrolled patients were randomized to online or in-person care. Read More

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September 2018
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Bibliometric Evaluation of Global Productivity of Teledermatology Publications between 1975 and 2017 with a 3-Year Update.

Indian J Dermatol 2018 Sep-Oct;63(5):437-439

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey. E-mail:

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September 2018
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Leprosy Diagnosed Via Teledermatology in a U. S. Urban Academic Health Center Highlights Potential Benefits and a Pitfall of Existing Telemedicine Services.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

3 Department of Dermatology, Cambridge Health Alliance , Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Purpose: Teledermatology has emerged as an important tool to extend the reach of dermatologists. As utilization of teledermatology services increases, careful attention should be given to the design of the system for consulting dermatologists.

Methodology: In this case study, we report how access to a patient's entire medical history in a teledermatology consultation was vital for an accurate diagnosis. Read More

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September 2018
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A cost savings analysis of asynchronous teledermatology compared to face-to-face dermatology in Catalonia.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Aug 22;18(1):650. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Health Promotion in Rural Areas Research Group (PRoSaARu), Gerència Territorial de la Catalunya Central, Catalan Health Institute, Carrer Pica d'Estats, 36, 08272, Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: A teledermatology pilot scheme was first conducted in the town of Manresa (Barcelona) in the summer of 2010. The clinical success of the scheme prompted its expansion to the whole county of Bages in 2011 and to the adjacent county of Berguedà in 2012. In the teledermatology service, primary care physicians take a photograph of the lesion and attach it to the electronic medical records of the patient together with a brief clinical account. Read More

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August 2018
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1.660 Impact Factor

Recent trends in teledermatology and teledermoscopy.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Jul 31;8(3):214-223. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.

Teledermatology is a useful alternative where specialized dermatological assistance is not available and has been used successfully to support health professionals in a wide range of settings worldwide, in either an asynchronous store-and-forward format or a real-time video conferencing format. Teledermoscopy, which includes dermoscopic images in the teleconsultation, is another addition that improves remote assessments of pigmented lesions. A more recent variant is mobile teledermoscopy, which uses a smartphone to deliver the same type of service. Read More

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July 2018
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Increasing Access to High Value Care: Preventing Complications in Common Disorders.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Aug 10. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

1 Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health , Madison, Wisconsin.

Most infantile hemangiomas (IHs), the most common vascular tumors of childhood, evolve without complications; however 10% to 12% require specialty referral for treatment. To emphasize the complications of late referral, we present a case of necrotizing infection within a segmental IH leading to sepsis. Early evaluation by a pediatric dermatologist could have prevented this life-threatening and disfiguring complication. Read More

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August 2018
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Teledermatology scale-up frameworks: a structured review and critique.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 08 7;18(1):613. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of TeleHealth, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Background: The South African public health sector embarked on a National Telemedicine System implementation program in 1999 and although unsuccessful, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal subsequently implemented teledermatology in 2003, with two currently active services (synchronous and asynchronous). Although sustained these have not been scaled-up to meet the needs of all hospitals in the Province. A recent teledermatology scale-up design requirements elicitation process within KwaZulu-Natal confirmed the need for a framework, and identified requirements through key stakeholders, programme observations, the literature, and experts. Read More

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mHealth Approaches in Managing Skin Cancer: Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Research Using Integrative Mapping.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018 Aug 2;6(8):e164. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Public Health Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic Of Korea.

Background: mHealth, which encompasses mobile health technologies and interventions, is rapidly evolving in various medical specialties, and its impact is evident in oncology. In particular, mHealth has established itself as a prominent part of dermatology for cancer screening. Intensified research to seek its use and effectiveness in each phase of the skin cancer continuum is needed in this fast-growing field of teledermatology. Read More

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August 2018
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Store-and-forward teledermatology service for primary care providers in Afghanistan.

Int J Dermatol 2018 11 2;57(11):e145-e147. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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November 2018
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Vesiculobullous cutaneous larva migrans in a 29-year-old man, diagnosed using teledermatology.

CMAJ 2018 Jul;190(29):E888

Service de médecine interne (Bachmeyer), Tenon Hospital AP-HP; Centre d'Immunologie et des Maladies Infectieuses (Moreno-Sabater), Sorbonne Université; Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie (Moreno-Sabater), Saint-Antoine AP-HP, Paris, France.

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July 2018
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Teledermatology: A Useful Tool for Physicians, Patients, and Administrators?

Authors:
E Gimeno Carpio

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2018 Sep 18;109(7):577-578. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Valencia, España. Electronic address:

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September 2018
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Position paper: Telemedicine in occupational dermatology - current status and perspectives.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Aug 11;16(8):969-974. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany.

Teledermatology is the use of telecommunication technologies to exchange medical information for diagnosis, consultation, treatment and teaching in dermatology. While its use has been evaluated in a wide range of dermatological diagnoses, only few studies exist on its validity, diagnostic precision, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness in occupational dermatology. However, these studies show a considerable potential for diagnosis, prevention, treatment support and follow-up of patients with occupational skin diseases. Read More

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August 2018
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Picturing in Dermatology-From Wax Models to Teledermatology, Part 2.

Authors:
Eve J Lowenstein

Skinmed 2018 1;16(3):191-193. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Dermatology, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY;

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Store-and-forward teledermatology for the most common skin neoplasms in Ukraine.

Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2018 Jun;27(2):79-83

Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Background: Among all malignancies in Ukraine in 2016, the group of non-melanoma skin cancers headed the list in men and made up 21.6%. This group was second in women and made up 17. Read More

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June 2018
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Dermatology ECHO: A case presentation demonstrating benefits of specialty telementoring in primary care.

J Telemed Telecare 2018 Jan 1:1357633X18780562. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

2 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a common dermatologic disorder that is estimated to affect 15-20% of the general population. Because of its prevalence, it may be expected that ACD should be easily recognized. However, it can present with many clinical variations that may complicate diagnosis. Read More

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January 2018
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A Teledermatology Scale-Up Framework and Roadmap for Sustainable Scaling: Evidence-Based Development.

J Med Internet Res 2018 Jun 20;20(6):e224. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of TeleHealth, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Background: The objectives of South Africa's electronic health (eHealth) strategy recognize the value proposition that telemedicine practices hold for rural and urban referrals, but a lack of accepted and formalized scale-up has impeded realization of benefits. While both synchronous and asynchronous teledermatology exist, these remain localized and not scaled-up. Skin pathology is often the first sign of an HIV/AIDS infection, which remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in South Africa. Read More

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WhatsApp: A Real-Time Tool to Reduce the Knowledge Gap and Share the Best Clinical Practices in Psoriasis.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

2 Department of Dermatology, Hospital Eva Perón , Gral San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina .

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects around 100 million people worldwide. The burden of disease is high, but more recent therapies show promising results. Clinicians need, however, more training in the use of such therapies. Read More

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June 2018
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Randomized and controlled pilot study of the pragmatic use of mobile phone based follow up of actinic keratoses treated with topical 5-fluorouracil.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Apr 15;24(4). Epub 2018 Apr 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento, California.

Store-and-forward teledermatology involves transmission of a patient's images to a healthcare provider and subsequent response from the provider about the diagnosis or management. Furthermore, teledermatology in which mobile phones (e.g. Read More

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April 2018
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Teledermatology leading to an important diagnosis in an underserved clinic.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Apr 15;24(4). Epub 2018 Apr 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cutaneous signs can be the first manifestation of important medical diagnoses, including inherited cancer syndromes, but access to dermatologic evaluation is especially challenging for uninsured patients. Herein, we present a case in which a volunteer academic teledermatology triage program was used by a community health clinic to make a diagnosis of multiple cutaneous leiomyomas, which confer a high likelihood of hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome, also known as Reed syndrome; this prompted malignancy screening for the patient. Importantly, this case underscores the potential for teledermatology to improve access to dermatologist evaluation and make crucial diagnoses in patients with barriers to care. Read More

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April 2018
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Teledermatology in the US military: a historic foundation for current and future applications.

Cutis 2018 May;101(5):335;337;345

Center for Skin Diseases and Laser Aesthetics, Coronado, California, USA.

Historically, the US military has utilized centralized store-and-forward (S&F) telemedicine programs for health care providers in remote locations worldwide. In the civilian community, new methods and platforms for teledermatology have been created based largely on those used by the military to maximize access to and the efficiency of health care, including secure direct-to-consumer (DTC) mobile applications for patients, live interactive methods, and integrated S&F platforms for dermatology services within electronic health record (EHR) systems. By incorporating similar innovative teledermatology methods and platforms, the US military health care system may benefit from increased accessibility and productivity. Read More

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May 2018
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Utility of international store-and-forward teledermatopathology among a cohort of mostly female patients at a tertiary referral center in Afghanistan.

Int J Womens Dermatol 2018 Jun 22;4(2):83-86. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Department of Dermatology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory Center for Ethics, Atlanta, GA.

Background: The variety and complexity of dermatologic diseases in Afghanistan and the associated diagnostic resource constraints have not been previously studied. Moreover, the utility of store-and-forward teledermatopathology in this resource-limited setting has not been investigated.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 150 store-and-forward teledermatopathology cases that were composed of a clinical history, clinical images, and histologic images that were sent from an academic teaching hospital in Kabul to a dermatology-trained dermatopathologist at Emory University in the United States between November 2013 and June 2017. Read More

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Teledermatology Implementation: The Importance of a Clear Objective.

Authors:
I García-Doval

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2018 Sep 25;109(7):580. Epub 2018 May 25.

Servicio de Dermatología, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo, Vigo, España; Unidad de Investigación, Fundación Academia Española de Dermatología y Venereología, Madrid, España. Electronic address:

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September 2018
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Practice Models in Teledermatology in Spain: Longitudinal Study, 2009-2014.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2018 Sep 25;109(7):624-630. Epub 2018 May 25.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, España.

Introduction: Teledermatology is the most advanced clinical specialty in telemedicine. The development of teledermatology in specific countries has not been studied in depth.

Methods: Our objective was to analyze teledermatology models in clinical practice in Spain. Read More

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September 2018
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Exploring practices of Dermatologists in Ethical Dilemmas in Pakistan: A narrative analysis.

Pak J Med Sci 2018 Mar-Apr;34(2):374-379

Prof. Dr. Rehan Ahmed Khan, MBBS(Pak), FCPS (Pak), FRCS (Ire), M-HPE, M.Sc.HPE, PhD(Scholar) Assistant Dean of Medical Education, Professor of Surgery, Islamic International Medical College.

Background And Objective: Specialists in dermatology come across ethical issues in their practice. The topic is subjective so dialogue and reflection is required. The main objective of this study was to explore how dermatologists deal with ethical dilemmas in their clinical practice. Read More

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Teledermatology-driven topical therapy of actinic keratosis: a comparative study of clinical effectiveness and compliance.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Dec 7;32(12):2149-2152. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Dermatology Unit & Teledermatology Network, Hospital Universitario Virgen, Macarena, Sevilla, Spain.

Background: Teledermatology (TD) provides efficient care for skin cancer patients.

Objective: To compare the clinical effectiveness of imiquimod 5% for the treatment of AK with in-person care and through TD.

Methods: Longitudinal prospective controlled study including patients with single AK diagnosed and treated at face-to-face visits (FTF group) or through teledermatology (TD group) with imiquimod 5% cream. Read More

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December 2018

On Using a Mobile Application to Support Teledermatology: A Case Study in an Underprivileged Area in Colombia.

Int J Telemed Appl 2018 26;2018:1496941. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Background: The use of mobile applications in dermatology to support remote diagnosis is gaining acceptance, particularly in rural areas, where dermatology services are commonly managed by healthcare personnel with no specialty training. Moreover, ontologies-sets of concepts that represent knowledge in a given domain-are increasingly being used to support medical diagnosis. A specific case is ONTODerm: an ontology to aid dermatological diagnosis. Read More

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Store and forward teledermatology improves dermatology knowledge among referring primary care providers: A survey-based cohort study.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Nov 10;79(5):960-961. Epub 2018 May 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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November 2018
4.450 Impact Factor

Teledermatology and teledermatopathology as educational tools for international dermatology: a virtual grand rounds pilot curriculum.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Nov 24;57(11):1358-1362. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Background: Teledermatology may improve dermatologic care access in underserved areas and expand the clinical experience of dermatologists-in-training. The potential for teledermatology to supplement global health curricula in dermatology residency education has not been explored.

Methods: An international virtual grand rounds (VGR) curriculum was created based on teledermatology cases from Kabul, Afghanistan. Read More

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November 2018
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Use of Smartphones for Early Detection of Melanoma: Systematic Review.

J Med Internet Res 2018 Apr 13;20(4):e135. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

Unit 1232 - Team 2, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Nantes, France.

Background: The early diagnosis of melanoma is associated with decreased mortality. The smartphone, with its apps and the possibility of sending photographs to a dermatologist, could improve the early diagnosis of melanoma.

Objective: The aim of our review was to report the evidence on (1) the diagnostic performance of automated smartphone apps and store-and-forward teledermatology via a smartphone in the early detection of melanoma, (2) the impact on the patient's medical-care course, and (3) the feasibility criteria (focusing on the modalities of picture taking, transfer of data, and time to get a reply). Read More

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April 2018
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