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Using patients' own knowledge of early sensations and symptoms to develop an interactive, individualized e-questionnaire to facilitate early diagnosis of lung cancer.

BMC Cancer 2021 May 13;21(1):544. Epub 2021 May 13.

Division of Innovative Care Research, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77, Solna, Sweden.

Background: One reason for the often late diagnosis of lung cancer (LC) may be that potentially-indicative sensations and symptoms are often diffuse, and may not be considered serious or urgent, making their interpretation complicated. However, with only a few exceptions, efforts to use people's own in-depth knowledge about prodromal bodily experiences has been a missing link in efforts to facilitate early LC diagnosis. In this study, we describe and discuss facilitators and challenges in our process of developing and initial testing an interactive, self-completion e-questionnaire based on patient descriptions of experienced prodromal sensations and symptoms, to support early identification of lung cancer (LC). Read More

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Democratising "Microscopi": a 3D printed automated XYZT fluorescence imaging system for teaching, outreach and fieldwork.

Wellcome Open Res 2021 22;6:63. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Micron Advanced Bio-imaging Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QU, UK.

Commercial fluorescence microscope stands and fully automated XYZt fluorescence imaging systems are generally beyond the limited budgets available for teaching and outreach. We have addressed this problem by developing "Microscopi", an accessible, affordable, DIY automated imaging system that is built from 3D printed and commodity off-the-shelf hardware, including electro-mechanical, computer and optical components. Our design features automated sample navigation and image capture with a simple web-based graphical user interface, accessible with a tablet or other mobile device. Read More

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Digital Medicine in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer - A Feasibility Study of Electronic Patient-reported Outcomes in Patients on Systemic Treatment.

Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Sussex Cancer Centre, Brighton, UK.

Aims: Electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) measures have the potential to improve patient care, both at an individual level by detecting symptoms and at an organisational level to rationalise follow-up. The introduction of ePROs has many challenges, including funding, institutional rigidity and acceptability for both patients and clinicians. There are multiple examples of successful ePRO programmes but no specific feasibility studies in those who are less digitally engaged. Read More

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Mobile Motion Tracking for Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Using Apple ARKit.

Stud Health Technol Inform 2021 May;279:78-86

Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

Background: Physical activity helps improve the overall quality of life. The correct execution of physical activity is crucial both in sports as well as disease prevention and rehabilitation. Little to no automated commodity solutions for automated analysis and feedback exist. Read More

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Digital Clinics and Mobile Technology Implementation for Mental Health Care.

Curr Psychiatry Rep 2021 05 7;23(7):38. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Digital Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA, 02446, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Interest in digital mental health, especially smartphone apps, has expanded in light of limited access to mental health services and the need for remote care during COVID-19. Digital clinics, in which apps are blended into routine care, offer a potential solution to common implementation challenges including low user engagement and lack of clinical integration of apps.

Recent Findings: While the number of mental health apps available in commercial marketplaces continues to rise, there are few examples of successful implementation of these apps into care settings. Read More

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A Novel Digital Patient-Reported Outcome Platform (Noona) for Clinical Use in Patients With Cancer: Pilot Study Assessing Suitability.

JMIR Form Res 2021 May 6;5(5):e16156. Epub 2021 May 6.

Clinius ltd, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: As the incidence of cancer is on the rise, there is a need to develop modern communication tools between patients and the medical personnel. Electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) measures increase the safety of cancer treatments and may have an impact on treatment outcome as well. ePRO may also provide a cost-efficient way to organize follow-up for patients with cancer. Read More

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The Dyadic Association among Technoference and Relationship and Sexual Satisfaction of Young Adult Couples.

J Sex Marital Ther 2021 May 6:1-13. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

Technology use within relationships has been shown to produce potential rewards and costs that influence relationship development and/or sustainment; however, the negative influence of modern technology (i.e., smartphone, computer, tablet, and/or television) use in romantic relationships during quality time spent together (i. Read More

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Predictive quality control for compound liquorice tablets by the intelligent mergence fingerprint method combined with the systematic quantitative fingerprint method.

Phytochem Anal 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

School of Pharmacy, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, 110016, China.

Introduction: Compound liquorice tablet (CLT) is a herbal compound preparation and is used as a classic antitussive and expectorant in China. It is composed of liquorice extract powder, opioid powder, star anise oil, camphor, and sodium benzoate. The complexity of herbal materials brings a huge challenge in producing compound preparations with stable and uniform quality consistency. Read More

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Noncommunicable diseases and changes in lifestyles during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.

Rev Bras Epidemiol 2021 3;24:e210009. Epub 2021 May 3.

Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.

Objective: To compare lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic according to the presence or absence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Brazilian adults.

Methods: Cross-sectional study, using data from the ConVid survey, between April and May 2020. The following variables were evaluated: lifestyle and presence of one or more NCDs (diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disease, heart disease, and cancer). Read More

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Changes in the prevalence of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior during COVID-19 pandemic: a survey with 39,693 Brazilian adults.

Cad Saude Publica 2021 30;37(3):e00221920. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

This study analyzed changes in the prevalence of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors according to correlates during the COVID-19 pandemic among Brazilian adults. A national retrospective online survey was conducted with 39,693 Brazilian adults. Physical activity (weekly frequency and daily duration; cut-off point of 150 minutes/week), TV-viewing time and computer/tablet use (daily duration; cut-off point of 4 hours/day) before and during the pandemic period were reported. Read More

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Smartphone-based colorimetric detection systems for glucose monitoring in the diagnosis and management of diabetes.

Analyst 2021 May;146(9):2784-2806

Department of Engineering Sciences, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, 35620 Turkey.

Diabetes is a group of metabolic conditions resulting in high blood sugar levels over prolonged periods that affects hundreds of millions of patients worldwide. Measuring glucose concentration enables patient-specific insulin therapy, and is essential to reduce the severity of the disease, potential complications, and related mortalities. Recent advances and developments in smartphone-based colorimetric glucose detection systems are discussed in this review. Read More

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Sensor Validation and Diagnostic Potential of Smartwatches in Movement Disorders.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Apr 30;21(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Institute of Geophysics, University of Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany.

Smartwatches provide technology-based assessments in Parkinson's Disease (PD). It is necessary to evaluate their reliability and accuracy in order to include those devices in an assessment. We present unique results for sensor validation and disease classification via machine learning (ML). Read More

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Effective Adoption of Tablets for Psychodiagnostic Assessments in Rural Burundi: Evidence for the Usability and Validity of Mobile Technology in the Example of Differentiating Symptom Profiles in AMISOM Soldiers 1 Year After Deployment.

Front Public Health 2021 15;9:490604. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Research on the use of mobile technology in health sciences has identified several advantages of so-called mHealth (mobile health) applications. Tablet-supported clinical assessments are becoming more and more prominent in clinical applications, even in low-income countries. The present study used tablet computers for assessments of clinical symptom profiles in a sample of Burundian AMISOM soldiers (i. Read More

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From Face-to-Face to Home-to-Home: Validity of a Teleneuropsychological Battery.

J Alzheimers Dis 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Research Center and Memory Clinic, Fundació ACE, Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya - Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Over the last decade, teleneuropsychology has increased substantially. There is a need for valid neuropsychological batteries to be administered home-to-home. Since 2006, the neuropsychological battery of Fundació ACE (NBACE) has been administered face-to-face in our clinical settings. Read More

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Smartphone-based competitive immunoassay for quantitative on-site detection of meat adulteration.

Talanta 2021 Aug 23;230:122346. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Laboratory of Process Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Hassan II University of Casablanca, P.A. 146, Mohammedia, Morocco. Electronic address:

Rapid, sensitive, and portable analytical methods for on-site inspection of food fraud are now an urgent requirement to ensure food quality and satisfy the ethnic considerations of consumers. Hence, for the first time, a colorimetric smartphone-based immunoassay was developed for the on-site detection of pork adulteration in meat. In detail, the immunoassay was based on a competitive strategy in which immobilized standard porcine IgG competed with the target porcine IgG extracted in a single step from meat samples. Read More

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Low inter-rater consistency in semantic profiles of tinnitus-like sounds rated by tinnitus patients.

Prog Brain Res 2021 13;262:93-113. Epub 2020 Aug 13.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Characterizations of the tinnitus sound percept are always based on a subjective description by the person affected. Since the experimenter cannot have access to the tinnitus percept, it is not possible to verify whether individuals use the adjectives describing the sound in the expected way, i.e. Read More

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Prospective pragmatic quasi-experimental study to assess the impact and effectiveness of an innovative large-scale public health intervention to foster healthy ageing in place: the SoBeezy program protocol.

BMJ Open 2021 Apr 29;11(4):e043082. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

University Hospital Centre Bordeaux Cardiology Hospital Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Pessac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

Introduction: With the accelerating pace of ageing, healthy ageing has become a major challenge for all societies worldwide. Based on that Healthy Ageing concept proposed by the WHO, the SoBeezy intervention has been designed through an older person-centred and integrated approach. The programme creates the environments that maximise functional ability to enable people to be and do what they value and to stay at home in best possible conditions. Read More

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Detection of Particulate Matters with a Field-Portable Microscope Using Side-Illuminated Total Internal Reflection.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Apr 13;21(8). Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Korea University, Sejong 30019, Korea.

Field-portable observation and analysis of particulate matter (PM) is required to enhance healthy lives. Various types of the PM measurement methods are in use; however, each of these methods has significant limitations in that real time measurement is impossible, the detection system is bulky, or the measurement accuracy is insufficient. In this work, we introduce an optical method to perform a fast and accurate PM analysis with a higher-contrast microscopic image enabled by a side-illuminated total internal reflection (TIR) technique to be implemented in a compact device. Read More

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New Sensor Data Structuring for Deeper Feature Extraction in Human Activity Recognition.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Apr 16;21(8). Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577, Japan.

For the effective application of thriving human-assistive technologies in healthcare services and human-robot collaborative tasks, computing devices must be aware of human movements. Developing a reliable real-time activity recognition method for the continuous and smooth operation of such smart devices is imperative. To achieve this, light and intelligent methods that use ubiquitous sensors are pivotal. Read More

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Controlling an Industrial Robot Using a Graphic Tablet in Offline and Online Mode.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Apr 1;21(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Faculty of Electronics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2 Street, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland.

The article presents the possibility of using a graphics tablet to control an industrial robot. The paper presents elements of software development for offline and online control of a robot. The program for the graphic tablet and the operator interface was developed in C# language in Visual Studio environment, while the program controlling the industrial robot was developed in RAPID language in the RobotStudio environment. Read More

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A novel approach to anterior segment imaging with smartphones in the COVID-19 era.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2021 May;69(5):1257-1262

Research & Development, Remidio Innovative Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Purpose: To report a novel, telemedicine-friendly, smartphone-based, wireless anterior segment device with instant photo-documentation ability in the COVID-19 era.

Methods: Anterior Imaging Module (AIM) was constructed based on a 50/50 beam splitter design, to match the magnification drum optics of slit-lamps with a three-step or higher level of magnification. The design fills the smartphone sensor fully at the lowest magnification and matches the fixed focus of the slit-lamp. Read More

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Feasibility of a Health Coaching and Home-Based Rehabilitation Intervention With Remote Monitoring for COPD: A Mixed-Methods Randomized Study.

Respir Care 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Minnesota Health Solutions, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Background: Pulmonary rehabilitation is an effective treatment for patients with COPD, but patient uptake and adherence to the current offering of center-based pulmonary rehabilitation is modest due to transportation, access, poverty, and frailty, and even more so in the context of the COVID pandemic. Home-based options have been proposed and were found noninferior to center-based rehabilitation; however, there is a lack of home-based programs, and more understanding is needed. We aimed to test the feasibility, uptake, and adherence to a home-based program for COPD rehabilitation with health coaching. Read More

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Tremor assessment using smartphone sensor data and fuzzy reasoning.

BMC Bioinformatics 2021 Apr 26;22(Suppl 2):57. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Background: Tremor severity assessment is an important step for the diagnosis and treatment decision-making of essential tremor (ET) patients. Traditionally, tremor severity is assessed by using questionnaires (e.g. Read More

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Computational Methods to Measure Patterns of Gaze in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

JAMA Pediatr 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Importance: Atypical eye gaze is an early-emerging symptom of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for autism screening. Current eye-tracking methods are expensive and require special equipment and calibration. There is a need for scalable, feasible methods for measuring eye gaze. Read More

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Evaluation of an e-Learning Breastfeeding Program for Postpartum Mothers of Moderately High-Risk Newborn Infants Admitted to the Special Care Nursery.

J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 2021 Apr-Jun 01;35(2):177-187

Dept. of Nursing, MacKay Memorial Hospital, 92, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC (Ms Fu); and School of Nursing (Dr Lee) and Department of Nurse-Midwifery and Women Health (Dr Kuo), National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Because of a lack of proper breastfeeding education to mothers and the visitation policy in the special care nursery, breastfeeding initiation and maintenance can be very challenging for both the mother and her infant who is admitted to the neonatal special care nursery after birth. Difficulties associated with forming initial bonds may contribute to some mothers changing their mind about their initially chosen feeding method. The aim of this quasi-experimental study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an e-learning breastfeeding program on maternal breastfeeding outcomes. Read More

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Prevalence and correlates of alcohol dependence in an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative sample: Using the Grog Survey App.

Drug Alcohol Rev 2021 Apr 25. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Introduction: Little is known about the prevalence of current alcohol dependence in Indigenous Australian communities. Here we identify the frequency of reported symptoms, estimate the prevalence and describe the correlates of current alcohol dependence.

Methods: A representative sample of Indigenous Australians (16+ years) was recruited from an urban and remote community in South Australia. Read More

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Improving community health-care screenings with smartphone-based AI technologies.

Lancet Digit Health 2021 05;3(5):e280-e282

Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires C1414CPT, Argentina. Electronic address:

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The effect of smartphones on daytime sleepiness, temporomandibular disorders, and bruxism among young adults.

Quintessence Int 2021 May;52(6):548-559

Objectives: Effects of modern cellular technology on our lives is a relatively new topic of interest. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of smartphone use on daytime sleepiness, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and bruxism (sleep and awake) among young adults in Israel.

Method And Materials: Questionnaires on demographic variables, mobile phone use characteristics, anxiety, depression, daytime sleepiness, bruxism (sleep and awake), and diagnosis of TMD were filled in by ultra-Orthodox young adults (18 to 35 years of age) using a simple mobile device with no internet connection, religious young adults who use an internet-connected smartphone solely for work purposes, and secular young adults with an internet-connected smartphone for unlimited use. Read More

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