28,283 results match your criteria Telemedicine and e-Health [Journal]


Enhancing smoking cessation in Mexico using an e-Health tool in primary healthcare.

Salud Publica Mex 2018 Sep-Oct;60(5):549-558

Department of Biomedical Research, Medical Center, Hackensack University. Hackensack, NJ, US.

Objective: To evaluate an e-Health tool designed to enhance smoking cessation in Mexico in primary healthcare.

Materials And Methods: Smokers 18 years of age and older were recruited in the waiting room of two primary healthcare clinics in Mexico City. Participants used an eHealth smoking cessation tool that included smoking-related assessments, education on pharmacotherapy, and motivational videos. Read More

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December 2017

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

Applicability of telemedicine in the screening of diabetic retinopathy (DR): The first multicentre study in Italy. The No Blind Study.

Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2018 Dec 13:e3113. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.

Aims: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) represents the main cause of blindness among adults in the industrialized Countries. Use of telemedicine could offer an easy, smart specialist fundus oculi examination, as well as putting in a screening program many patients who otherwise would be excluded.

Materials And Methods: The NO Blind is a transversal, multicentre, observational study. Read More

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December 2018

Physician-pharmacist collaborative practice and telehealth may transform hypertension management.

J Hum Hypertens 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Clinical Research Unit, Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Varese, Italy.

Community pharmacists play a crucial role in hypertension management and their intervention, mainly including education, medication monitoring, and reviewing, blood pressure (BP) measurement and cardiovascular risk factors tracking, have proved to enhance BP control and adherence to antihypertensive treatment. A multidisciplinary collaborative approach with the referring physician and a patient-centered model of care have been proved to be particularly effective for improving control of hypertension and promoting patients' health. The inclusion of telehealth in such model (the so-called telepharmacy) may expand the reach of the pharmacist's intervention and provide pharmacy operations and patient care at a distance with further benefits for hypertensive patients and their managing physicians. Read More

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December 2018

Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).

Healthcare (Basel) 2018 Dec 12;6(4). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

School of Psychology, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Robina, Gold Coast, QLD 4229, Australia.

Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an evidence-based method that combines acupressure with elements drawn from cognitive and exposure therapies. The approach has been validated in more than 100 clinical trials. Its efficacy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been investigated in a variety of demographic groups including war veterans, victims of sexual violence, the spouses of PTSD sufferers, motor accident survivors, prisoners, hospital patients, adolescents, and survivors of natural and human-caused disasters. Read More

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December 2018

Case report of dysregulation of primary bile acid synthesis in a family with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13353

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

Rationale: X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a rare disorder caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene, coding for peroxisomal membrane transporter adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) protein. The disease is characterized by accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in tissues. Adult adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) and the cerebral inflammatory form of ALD are the main phenotypes presenting various symptoms. Read More

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December 2018

[Use of medical apps and online platforms among German rheumatologists : Results of the 2016 and 2018 DGRh conference surveys and research conducted by rheumadocs].

Z Rheumatol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Medizinische Klinik 3 - Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Ulmenweg 18, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland.

Background: Apps and online platforms play an ever increasing role in the daily work routine of physicians. The aim of this study was to investigate which medical apps and online platforms are used by German rheumatologists for certain tasks and to identify usage trends.

Methods: Data were collected via a SurveyMonkey survey conducted by members of rheumadocs (Young German Rheumatology Association) at the 2016 and 2018 German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh) conferences. Read More

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December 2018

Older Adults' Reasons for Participating in an eHealth Prevention Trial: A Cross-Country, Mixed-Methods Comparison.

J Am Med Dir Assoc 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

INSERM-University of Toulouse UMR1027, Toulouse, France; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France.

Objectives: To explore older adults' reasons for participating in a multinational eHealth prevention trial, and compare motivations between countries.

Design: Cross-sectional mixed methods research using quantitative and qualitative approaches (the ACCEPT-HATICE study).

Setting And Participants: Substudy conducted during the recruitment phase of an 18-month RCT testing the efficacy of an eHealth intervention for self-management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cognitive decline in older adults in Finland, France, and the Netherlands. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of a digital health intervention on asthma resource utilization.

World Allergy Organ J 2018 3;11(1):28. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Propeller Health, 47 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108 USA.

Digital health interventions have been associated with reduced rescue inhaler use and improved controller medication adherence. This quality improvement project assessed the benefit of these interventions on asthma-related healthcare utilizations, including hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) utilization and outpatient visits. The intervention consisted of electronic medication monitors (EMMs) that tracked rescue and controller inhaler medication use, and a digital health platform that presented medication use information and asthma control status to patients and providers. Read More

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December 2018

Reprint of: Prevention and Control of Hypertension: JACC Health Promotion Series.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2018 Dec;72(23 Pt B):2996-3011

Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hypertension, the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease, originates from combined genetic, environmental, and social determinants. Environmental factors include overweight/obesity, unhealthy diet, excessive dietary sodium, inadequate dietary potassium, insufficient physical activity, and consumption of alcohol. Prevention and control of hypertension can be achieved through targeted and/or population-based strategies. Read More

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December 2018

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the effects of repeated-dose caffeine on neurobehavioral performance during 48 h of total sleep deprivation.

Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Sleep and Performance Research Center and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Spokane, WA, USA.

Rationale: Caffeine is widely used as a countermeasure against neurobehavioral impairment during sleep deprivation. However, little is known about the pharmacodynamic profile of caffeine administered repeatedly during total sleep deprivation.

Objectives: To investigate the effects of repeated caffeine dosing on neurobehavioral performance during sleep deprivation, we conducted a laboratory-based, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, multi-dose study of repeated caffeine administration during 48 h of sleep deprivation. Read More

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December 2018

Predictors of venous stenosis or occlusion following first transvenous cardiac device implantation: Prospective observational study.

J Vasc Access 2018 Dec 11:1129729818815135. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

2 1st Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction:: Venous stenosis or occlusion related to an intracardiac device is a well-known complication of that procedure. There are numerous studies tried to determine predictors of venous stenosis or occlusion; however, most of them investigate the venous system prior to device upgrade, generator replacement, or transvenous lead extraction. Therefore, we aimed to assess the prevalence and determine the predictors of venous stenosis or occlusion following first transevnous cardiac device implantation. Read More

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December 2018

Usefulness of telemedicine for home ventilator-dependent children.

J Telemed Telecare 2018 Dec 11:1357633X18811751. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

2 Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Ginecology, Universidad de Valencia, Spain.

Introduction: Medical care for ventilator-dependent children must avoid hospital confinement, which is detrimental to the patient, their family and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our objective was to assess the role of telemedicine in facilitating early and permanent discharge of such patients to home care.

Methods: This was a prospective clinical study (2007-2017) in tracheotomised ventilator-dependent children. Read More

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December 2018

Digital stethoscopes in paediatric medicine.

Acta Paediatr 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Aim: To explore, synthesise and discuss currently available digital stethoscopes (DS) and the evidence for their use in paediatric medicine.

Methods: Systematic review and narrative synthesis of digital stethoscope use in paediatrics following searches of OVID Medline, Embase, Scopus, PubMed and Google Scholar databases.

Results: Six digital stethoscope makes were identified to have been used in paediatric focused studies so far. Read More

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December 2018
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Telemedicine in heart failure-more than nice to have?

Neth Heart J 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Telemedicine in chronic diseases like heart failure is rapidly evolving and has two important goals: improving and individualising care as well as reducing costs. In this paper, we provide a critical and an updated review of the current evidence by discussing the most important trials, meta-analyses and systematic reviews. So far, evidence for the CardioMEMS device is most convincing. Read More

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December 2018

Predicting the Future: Using Simulation Modeling to Forecast Patient Flow on General Medicine Units.

J Hosp Med 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Background: Hospitals are complex adaptive systems within which multiple components such as patients, practitioners, facilities, and technology interact. A careful approach to optimization of this complex system is needed because any change can result in unexpected deleterious effects. One such approach is discrete event simulation, in which what-if scenarios allow researchers to predict the impact of a proposed change on the system. Read More

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November 2018

Telehealth in Plastic Surgery: A Veterans Affairs Hospital Perspective.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Oct 2;6(10):e1840. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Yale University, Cedar Street, New Haven, Conn.

Background: Telemedicine is a rapidly growing tool since its invention in the 1950s. Recently, it has expanded to the field of plastic surgery. In the Connecticut VA System, there is 1 plastic surgeon at a central location for the state of Connecticut and southern Massachusetts. Read More

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October 2018

[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

Integration of Wearable Sensors Into the Evaluation of Running Economy and Foot Mechanics in Elite Runners.

Curr Sports Med Rep 2018 Dec;17(12):480-488

Collaborating Centre of Sports Medicine, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UNITED KINGDOM.

Running economy, known as the steady-state oxygen consumption at a given submaximal intensity, has been proposed as one of the key factors differentiating East African runners from other running communities around the world. Kenyan runners have dominated middle- and long-distance running events and this phenomenon has been attributed, in part at least, to their exceptional running economy. Despite such speculation, there are no data on running mechanics during real-life situations such as during training or competition. Read More

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December 2018
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Computer-Aided Telephone Support for Primary Care Patients with Common Mental Health Conditions: Randomized Controlled Trial.

JMIR Ment Health 2018 Dec 10;5(4):e10224. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Depression, anxiety, and at-risk drinking are highly prevalent in primary care settings. Many jurisdictions experience geographical barriers to accessing mental health services, necessitating the development and validation of alternative models of care delivery. Existing evidence supports the acceptability and effectiveness of providing mental health care by telephone. Read More

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December 2018

Cost-Utility Analysis of Home-based Telerehabilitation Compared with Centre-based Rehabilitation in Patients with Heart Failure.

Heart Lung Circ 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Physiotherapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

Background: Whilst home-based telerehabilitation has been shown non-inferior to traditional centre-based rehabilitation in patients with chronic heart failure, its economic sustainability remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the cost-utility of a home-based telerehabilitation program.

Methods: A comparative, trial-based, incremental cost-utility analysis was conducted from a health care provider's perspective. Read More

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December 2018

Telemedicine: Past, present, and future.

Cleve Clin J Med 2018 Dec;85(12):938-942

Cerebrovascular Center, Diagnostic Radiology, Brain Tumor and Neuro-oncology Center, Gamma Knife Center, and Medical Director, Distance Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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December 2018

Collaboration Between Medical Professionals: Special Interest Groups in the Brazilian Telemedicine University Network (RUTE).

Telemed J E Health 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

5 Department of Health Informatics, Federal University of São Paulo , São Paulo, Brazil .

Background and Introduction: In Brazil, the Telemedicine University Network (RUTE) initiative promotes collaboration between university hospitals, teaching hospitals, health professionals, and students using information and communication technology infrastructure to support special interest groups (SIGs) in health care. Health professionals in institutions belonging to RUTE plan a program of video conferences and/or web conferences to discuss specific themes. This article presents the results of an analysis of collaboration in these SIGs. Read More

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December 2018

Breaking barriers: Adjunctive use of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to reach adolescents with obesity living in remote locations.

J Telemed Telecare 2018 Dec 10:1357633X18816254. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

1 Division of Endocrinology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada.

Introduction: Implementation of telemedicine has been shown to improve health outcomes, such as body mass index (BMI). However, it is unclear whether telemedicine is useful alongside traditional weight-management programmes for adolescents with complex obesity. The objective was to evaluate implementation of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), a videoconferencing programme, as an adjunctive tool to face-to-face counselling within the setting of an established interdisciplinary obesity treatment programme. Read More

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December 2018

The transtelephonic electrocardiogram-based triage is an independent predictor of decreased hospital mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

J Telemed Telecare 2018 Dec 10:1357633X18814335. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

2 Division of Cardiology, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Introduction: The transtelephonic electrocardiogram has been shown to have a great value in the management of out-of-hospital chest pain emergencies. In our previous study it not only improved the pre-hospital medical therapy and time to intervention, but also the in-hospital mortality in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. It was hypothesised that the higher in-hospital survival rate could be due to improved transtelephonic electrocardiogram-based pre-hospital management (electrocardiogram interpretation and teleconsultation) and consequently, better coronary perfusion of patients at the time of hospital admission. Read More

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December 2018

[Implementation of telemedicine in daily care of urological patients].

Aktuelle Urol 2018 Dec 6;49(6):509-514. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Universitätsklinikum Köln, Klinik für Urologie, Uro-Onkologie, spezielle urologische und roboter-assistierte Chirurgie, Köln.

Due to demographic changes and aging in the German population combined with the shortage of doctors, new techniques are needed to ensure urological patient care in the future. Telemedicine offers great potential to facilitate patient monitoring in their familiar surroundings and to ameliorate patient's compliance with the suggested therapy concept. Through optimal and reliable transfer of patient data, telemedicine helps to optimise patient satisfaction with urological therapies, binds them to their doctor and raises diagnostic safety. Read More

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December 2018
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One More Chasm to Cross for Telemedicine in the ICU?

Pediatr Crit Care Med 2018 Dec;19(12):1180-1181

Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Center for Telehealth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

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December 2018
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Abortion by telemedicine in the European Union.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

This paper analyses an important set of legal issues raised by the telemedical provision of abortion pills. Focusing on the case of European Union (EU) law, it suggests that a properly accredited doctor seeking to treat a patient with abortion pills is entitled, in principle, to rely on EU rules of free movement to protect their access to patients in other member states, and women facing unwanted pregnancies likewise have legal rights to access the services thus offered. EU countries seeking to claim an exception to those rules on the basis of public health or the protection of a fundamental public policy interest (here, the protection of fetal life) will face significant barriers. Read More

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December 2018
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Patient Satisfaction and Healthcare Utilization Using Telemedicine in Liver Transplant Recipients.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Background: Post-liver transplantation care is limited to tertiary care centers. Concentration at expert centers leads to high-volume clinics with long wait times and decreased accessibility.

Aim: To assess whether telemedicine can be utilized to overcome barriers to care while sustaining strong patient-physician relationships. Read More

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December 2018
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The Doctor Can See You Now: A Key Stakeholder Study Into The Acceptability Of Ambulance Based Telemedicine.

Ir Med J 2018 06 7;111(6):769. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

HSE Ambulance Service

Using telecommunications technology it would be possible to link a patient and paramedic to a Doctor in the Emergency Department (ED) at the point of first patient contact. A questionnaire-based study on telemedicine in the pre-hospital environment involving patients, paramedics, doctors and nurses in the ED, was performed to assess if they would want and accept telemedicine in pre-hospital emergency care. When asked 98. Read More

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June 2018
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Clinical Use of a Home Sleep Apnea Test: An Updated American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement.

J Clin Sleep Med 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Abstract: The diagnosis and effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults is an urgent health priority. It is the position of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that only a medical provider can diagnose medical conditions such as OSA and primary snoring. Throughout this statement, the term "medical provider" refers to a licensed physician and any other health care professional who is licensed to practice medicine in accordance with state licensing laws and regulations. Read More

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November 2018
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Arterial stiffness in adult patients after coarctation of aorta repair and with bicuspid aortic valve.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

c Institute of Cardiology , Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital , Krakow , Poland.

Objectives: The coarctation of aorta is commonly related to bicuspid aortic valve. The aim of the study was to assess arterial stiffness in adults after aortic coarctation repair and to evaluate an impact of bicuspid aortic valve concomitance on arterial stiffness results.

Methods: Fifty-eight patients after coarctation of aorta repair, 36 male, median age of 27. Read More

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December 2018
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Design methodology for a simulator of a robotic surgical system.

J Robot Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Traditional spinal surgery procedures are completed with limited direct visualization. This imposes limitations on the surgeon's ability to place screws into the spine. The Mazor Renaissance robotic system was developed to improve the accuracy of pedicle screw insertion. Read More

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November 2018
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Telemedicine and prostate cancer survivorship: a narrative review.

Mhealth 2018 8;4:45. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Prostate cancer survivors have unique needs that encompass diagnosis and treatment-related side effects. The provision of services for prostate cancer survivors is often limited by resources, time constraints in traditional clinic visits, payment, and patient and provider comfort with discussion of sensitive topics including sexual and urinary health, both of which are largely impacted by treatment. Telemedicine, the remote delivery of health care services using telephone, mobile, web, and video platforms, allows for potential cost savings, in addition to ease and comfort as patients can engage in telemedicine-based resources in the comfort of their homes. Read More

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October 2018

Mobile health technology and home hospice care: promise and pitfalls.

Prog Palliat Care 2018 26;26(3):137-141. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

With the increasing use of mobile devices (e.g., smart phones, tablets) in our everyday lives, people have the ability to communicate and share information faster than ever before. Read More

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April 2018
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The Telemedicine Landscape in Pakistan- Why are we falling behind?

J Pak Med Assoc 2018 Dec;68(12):1820-1822

Medical student, Riphah International University, Islamabad.

Telemedicine is the provision of healthcare using information and communication technology-based methods. In the past decade, the sector has grown exponentially and become a billion-dollar industry in the developed world. While telemedicine holds the promise to transcend many of the barriers impeding healthcare delivery in emerging markets, unfortunately Pakistan has not been able to obtain any significant benefit from these advancements. Read More

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December 2018

Identification of Immune Signatures of Novel Adjuvant Formulations Using Machine Learning.

Sci Rep 2018 Nov 30;8(1):17508. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Malaria Vaccine Branch, US Military Malaria Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Adjuvants have long been critical components of vaccines, but the exact mechanisms of their action and precisely how they alter or enhance vaccine-induced immune responses are often unclear. In this study, we used broad immunoprofiling of antibody, cellular, and cytokine responses, combined with data integration and machine learning to gain insight into the impact of different adjuvant formulations on vaccine-induced immune responses. A Self-Assembling Protein Nanoparticles (SAPN) presenting the malarial circumsporozoite protein (CSP) was used as a model vaccine, adjuvanted with three different liposomal formulations: liposome plus Alum (ALFA), liposome plus QS21 (ALFQ), and both (ALFQA). Read More

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November 2018
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IN MEMORIAM: Thanjavur Santhanakrishna Kanaka (31 March 1932 - 14 Nov 2018).

Neurol India 2018 Nov-Dec;66(6):1872-1876

Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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December 2018

Deployment of Telemedicine in Neurosciences: The good and the evil-A balanced approach.

Neurol India 2018 Nov-Dec;66(6):1852-1853

Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,, India.

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December 2018

Bedside Nurse Acceptance of Intensive Care Unit Telemedicine Presence.

Crit Care Nurse 2018 Dec;38(6):e1-e4

Christina Canfield is the program manager for Cleveland Clinic's intensive care unit telemedicine program, Cleveland, Ohio. Sandra Galvin is the nurse manager of the coronary intensive care unit and the heart failure intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Since 2010, health care organizations have rapidly adopted telemedicine as part of their health care delivery system to inpatients and outpatients. The application of telemedicine in the intensive care unit is often referred to as In telemedicine, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and other health care professionals provide patient monitoring and intervention from a remote location. Tele-ICU presence has demonstrated positive outcomes such as increased adherence to evidence-based care and improved perception of support at the bedside. Read More

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December 2018
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Analysis of Malignant Melanoma Cell Lines Exposed to Hypoxia Reveals the Importance of Overexpression for Disease Progression.

Anticancer Res 2018 Dec;38(12):6745-6752

Chair of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University - Medical College, Cracow, Poland

Background/aim: Most melanomas develop in hypoxic conditions. Since hypoxia via HIF-1 induces glycolysis, a process essential for malignant melanoma growth/survival, the goal of this study was to analyze the influence of hypoxia on the expression of HIF-1 target genes involved in glucose metabolism.

Materials And Methods: The response of melanoma cell lines to hypoxic conditions was analyzed by RT-PCR and western blotting. Read More

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December 2018
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Most Influential Qualities in Creating Satisfaction Among the Users of Health Information Systems: Study in Seven European Union Countries.

JMIR Med Inform 2018 Nov 30;6(4):e11252. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden.

Background: Several models suggest how the qualities of a product or service influence user satisfaction. Models such as the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), and Delone and McLean Information Systems Success demonstrate those relations and have been used in the context of health information systems.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate which qualities foster greater satisfaction among patient and professional users. Read More

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November 2018

Impact of Telemedicine in Pediatric Postoperative Care.

Telemed J E Health 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

2 Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Background: A shortage of pediatricians and long wait times in the hospitals render more efficient follow-up visits increasingly important. Virtual visits between physician and patient offer a solution to this problem. Increased awareness, improved technology, and efficient scheduling methods will contribute to the quality and adoption of telemedicine programs. Read More

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December 2018
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The Effects of Speech Compression Algorithms on the Intelligibility of Two Individuals With Dysarthric Speech.

Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2018 Dec 3:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Purpose: Telemedicine, used to offset disparities in access to speech-language therapy, relies on technology that utilizes compression algorithms to transmit signals efficiently. These algorithms have been thoroughly evaluated on healthy speech; however, the effects of compression algorithms on the intelligibility of disordered speech have not been adequately explored.

Method: This case study assessed acoustic and perceptual effects of resampling and speech compression (i. Read More

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December 2018

The Use of Telemedicine in Surgical Care: a Systematic Review.

Acta Inform Med 2018 Oct;26(3):201-206

College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Telemedicine describes a healthcare service where physicians communicate with patients remotely using telecommunication technologies. Telemedicine is being used to provide pre-/postoperative surgical consultation and monitoring as well as surgical education.

Aim: Our purpose was to investigate the broad range of telemedicine technologies used in surgical care. Read More

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October 2018
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Scalable Architecture for Telemonitoring Chronic Diseases in Order to Support the CDSSs in a Common Platform.

Acta Inform Med 2018 Oct;26(3):195-200

Associate Professor of Health Information Management, Department of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Introduction: In recent years, a variety of clinical decision-support systems (CDSS) have been developed to monitor the health of patients with chronic disease from far away. These systems are effective in overcoming human resource limitation and analyzing information generated by Tele-monitoring systems. These systems, however, are limited to monitoring a particular disease, which allows them to be used only in one specific disease. Read More

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October 2018

Formulating Telemedicine Strategies in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.

Acta Inform Med 2018 Oct;26(3):169-174

Health Information Technology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Introduction: The use of telemedicine technology can lead to an equitable distribution of specialized care. There are numerous influencing factors which should be identified for successful implementation and efficacy of telemedicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate current situation and internal and external environment of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and prepare telemedicine development strategies for IUMS. Read More

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October 2018

Paper-Based Flexible Antenna for Wearable Telemedicine Applications at 2.4 GHz ISM Band.

Sensors (Basel) 2018 Dec 1;18(12). Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Centre of Advanced Electronic and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor 43600, Malaysia.

This paper demonstrates the performance of a potential design of a paper substrate-based flexible antenna for intrabody telemedicine systems in the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific, and medical radio (ISM) bands. The antenna was fabricated using 0. Read More

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December 2018

The Role of Telemedicine in the Management of Maxillofacial Trauma in Emergency Departments - Preliminary Results.

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Caen University Hospital, 14000 Caen, France; Caen Faculty of Medicine, University of Caen Basse Normandie, 14032 Caen Cedex 5, France; UNICAEN, EA7451 Equipe BioConnecT, Avenue de la Côte de Nacre, 14000 Caen, France.

New technologies have over the past forty years become widespread across all domains of basic and applied research particularly in health-related fields. Telemedicine is a form of remote medical practice using information and communication technologies. It connects one or more health professionals with other health professionals or with patients. Read More

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December 2018
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