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Telemedicine in the ICU.

Anesth Analg 2021 Feb;132(2):e16

Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut,

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February 2021

Smart glasses evaluation during the COVID-19 pandemic: First-use on Neurointerventional procedures.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Apr 19;205:106655. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Interventional Neuroradiology, Clinical Hospital Center "Sisters of Mercy", Zagreb, Croatia.

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly transforming the healthcare system, with telemedicine, or virtual health, being one of the key drivers of the change. Smart glasses have recently been introduced to the public and have generated interest with healthcare professionals as demonstrated by their early adoption in clinics and hospitals. Observing procedures is essential for young interventionalist-in-training, but sometimes it is difficult for them to be able to get the volume of exposure to procedures that they need. Read More

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Online singing groups for people with dementia: scoping review.

Public Health 2021 May 4;194:196-201. Epub 2021 May 4.

Institute of Mental Health & School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Objectives: In the face of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, people with dementia and their carers are contending with serious challenges to their health and wellbeing, due to risk of severe illness, limiting of social contact and disruption to usual activities. Many forms of support for people with dementia and their carers, including singing groups, have moved online using videoconferencing. Previous research has demonstrated the benefits of group singing, which include cognitive stimulation, meaningful activity and peer support. Read More

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Patient Experience and Satisfaction with Telemedicine During Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multi-Institution Experience.

Telemed J E Health 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) heralded an unprecedented increase in telemedicine utilization. Our objective was to assess patient satisfaction with telemedicine during the COVID-19 era. Telemedicine visit data were gathered from Stanford Health Care (Stanford) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Read More

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Mobile Health-Based Thermometer for Monitoring Wound Healing After Endovascular Therapy in Patients With Chronic Foot Ulcer: Prospective Cohort Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021 May 7;9(5):e26468. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Foot temperature may increase after endovascular therapy, but the relationship between foot temperature and wound healing is unclear.

Objective: This study was performed to evaluate the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth)-based thermometer for foot temperature monitoring in patients with chronic foot ulcer before and after endovascular therapy and to determine the association between temperature change and wound healing time.

Methods: This was a prospective cohort study. Read More

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The Smartphone App haMSter for Tracking Patient-Reported Outcomes in People With Multiple Sclerosis: Protocol for a Pilot Study.

JMIR Res Protoc 2021 May 7;10(5):e25011. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Background: Treatment and monitoring decisions in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are based commonly on clinician-reported outcomes. These reflect physical and radiological disease activity and are the most relevant endpoints in clinical trials. Over the past few years, the number of studies evaluating so-called patient-reported outcomes (PROs) has been increasing. Read More

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On a hybrid lossless compression technique for three-dimensional medical images.

J Appl Clin Med Phys 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA.

In the last two decades, incredible progress in various medical imaging modalities and sensing techniques have been made, leading to the proliferation of three-dimensional (3D) imagery. Byproduct of such great progress is the production of huge volume of medical images and this big data place a burden on automatic image processing methods for diagnostic assistance processes. Moreover, large amount of medical imaging data needs to be transmitted with no loss of information for the purpose of telemedicine, remote diagnosis etc. Read More

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Pediatric behavioral sleep medicine in the era of telemedicine: psychology trainee perspectives.

J Clin Sleep Med 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

Abstract: The worldwide coronavirus pandemic in 2020 radically changed the landscape of psychology service provision and training, with rapid rollouts of telemedicine to promote safe access to care. In this perspective article, we share the experiences of four psychology trainees, all of whom worked as psychology interns or postdoctoral fellows in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine during the pandemic. With restricted in-person visits and upheaval of children's normative sleep and school schedules, we directly observed growth in both need for psychological care and opportunity to provide this care remotely. Read More

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Telemedicine visits in myasthenia gravis: expert guidance and the myasthenia gravis core exam (MG-CE).

Muscle Nerve 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Neurology, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Telemedicine may be particularly well-suited for myasthenia gravis (MG) due to the disorder's need for specialized care, its hallmark fluctuating muscle weakness and the potential for increased risk of virus exposure among patients with MG during the COVID-19 pandemic during in-person clinical visits. A disease-specific telemedicine physical examination to reflect myasthenic weakness does not currently exist. This paper outlines step-by-step guidance on the fundamentals of a telemedicine assessment for MG. Read More

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Remote monitoring and telemedicine in heart failure: implementation and benefits.

Curr Cardiol Rep 2021 May 7;23(6):55. Epub 2021 May 7.

Cardiology Division, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Policlinico di Modena, Modena, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: Remote monitoring (RM) of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) is recommended as part of the individualized multidisciplinary follow-up of heart failure (HF) patients. Aim of this article is to critically review recent findings on RM, highlighting potential benefits and barriers to its implementation.

Recent Findings: Device-based RM is useful in the early detection of CIEDs technical issues and cardiac arrhythmias. Read More

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One-Year Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure With Telemonitoring in Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 20;8:626361. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Service de Pneumologie, Département des Spécialités de Médecine, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genevois (HUG), Geneva, Switzerland.

Telemedicine (TM) for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treated patients may save health-care resources without compromising treatment effectiveness. We assessed the effect of TM (AirView Online System, ResMed) during the CPAP habituation phase on 3-month and 1-year treatment adherence and efficacy in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). At CPAP initiation, 120 patients diagnosed with OSA were randomized to either usual care (UC) or TM during the habituation phase (clinical registration: ISRCTN12865936). Read More

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The role of eHealth, telehealth, and telemedicine for chronic disease patients during COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid systematic review.

Digit Health 2021 Jan-Dec;7:20552076211009396. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Center for Information Systems & Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, USA.

Objective: To summarize the current status of, and the current expert opinions, recommendation and evidence associated with the use and implementation of electronic health (eHealth), telemedicine, and/or telehealth to provide healthcare services for chronic disease patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Materials And Methods: We searched four electronic databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and Web of Science Core Collection) to identify relevant articles published between 2019 and 2020. Searches were restricted to English language articles only. Read More

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Follow-Up of Coronavirus Infected Patients Using Telemedicine in a Referral Pulmonary Center.

Tanaffos 2020 Dec;19(4):356-363

Telemedicine research center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Telemedicine is considered an innovative approach for management and follow up of communicable diseases, when person to person contact has the risk of disease dissemination, such as the situation being experienced with corona virus infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of telemedicine in patient follow-up and patient compliance in different communication methods.

Materials And Methods: All patients discharged from a referral pulmonary hospital dedicated to coronavirus infected patients were given instructions on follow-up of symptoms. Read More

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December 2020

Prediction of motor Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale scores in patients with Parkinson's disease using surface electromyography.

Clin Neurophysiol 2021 Mar 13. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Klinik für Neurologie, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg, Standort Marburg, Baldingerstr., 35041 Marburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Objective: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder with increasing prevalence in the elderly. Especially patients with advanced PD often require complex medication regimens due to fluctuations, that is abrupt transitions from ON to OFF or vice versa. Current gold standard to quantify PD-patients' motor symptoms is the assessment of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), which, however, is cumbersome and may depend upon investigators. Read More

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Use of telemedicine to support neonatal resuscitation.

Jennifer L Fang

Semin Perinatol 2021 Apr 5:151423. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Division of Neonatal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, United States. Electronic address:

Neonatal tele-resuscitation programs use synchronous audio-video telemedicine systems to connect neonatologists with community hospital care teams during high risk resuscitations. Using tele-resuscitation, remote neonatologists can visualize and actively guide the resuscitation and stabilization of at-risk neonates. The feasibility of tele-resuscitation has been proven, and early evidence suggests that tele-resuscitation improves the quality of care, reduces unnecessary medical transports, and may generate a net savings to the health system. Read More

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The Financial Implications of Telehealth Visits Within a Hand and Wrist Surgery Clinical Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

J Hand Surg Am 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address:

Purpose: Telehealth use is likely to increase as a result of practice changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, although the overall picture surrounding the billing, coding, and continued insurance coverage of these visits remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to identify potential financial implications of continued telehealth use in hand and wrist surgery clinical practice.

Methods: Two hundred telehealth visits were randomly selected and matched 1:1 based on primary diagnosis code to in-person visits. Read More

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[Effects of home-based strength training during COVID-19 lockdown in acute coronary syndrome].

Rehabilitacion (Madr) 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Unitat de Rehabilitació Cardíaca Institut d'Assistència Sanitària, Hospital Santa Caterina, Salt, España; Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona, Salt, España; Hospital Universitari Dr. Josep Trueta de Girona, Girona, España; Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Girona, Girona, España; Centre de Genètica Cardiovascular, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona, IDIBGI, Salt, España; Centro Investigación Biomédica en Red: Enfermedades Cardiovasculares (CIBERCV).

Introduction And Objective: Cardiac rehabilitation has the highest level of recognition in medical guideline references. The rise of COVID-19 pandemic, particularly during the first months of strict containment, cause to temporally stop most of the ongoing programs. We studied the effects of an interdisciplinary phase II secondary prevention in patients diagnosed with a recent acute coronary syndrome with the use of new technologies, home-exercise and telemedicine. Read More

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Telehealth Acceptability and Feasibility Among People Served in a Community Behavioral Health System During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Psychiatr Serv 2021 May 7:appips202000623. Epub 2021 May 7.

Institute for Community Living, New York City (Tse, LaStella, Chow, Kingman, Pearlman, Wang); New York University School of Medicine, New York City (Tse); New York University Silver School of Social Work, New York City (Chow); Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York City (Valeri); New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York City (Dixon); Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City (Dixon). Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H., served as decision editor on the manuscript.

Objective: The authors examined the acceptability and feasibility of telehealth services shortly after their rapid introduction into a community behavioral health agency as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: Individuals receiving services during May 8-18, 2020, from behavioral health programs that had introduced telehealth in March 2020, were invited to participate in a survey regarding their perceptions of the telehealth services. Ordinal logistic regressions were used to test for differences in survey responses in three ways: between program types, between the 2020 sample and a 2018 sample, and between individuals reported by staff to be distressed or not distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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A simplified cluster model and a tool adapted for collaborative labeling of lung cancer CT scans.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2021 Apr 18;206:106111. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Research and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of the Moscow Health Care Department, Petrovka str., 24, Moscow, 127051, Russia; Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilova str., 44/2, Moscow, 119333, Russia. Electronic address:

Background And Objective: Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer with a high mortality rate. Early detection using medical imaging is critically important for the long-term survival of the patients. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) tools can potentially reduce the number of incorrect interpretations of medical image data by radiologists. Read More

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Examining Ultrasound Diagnostic Performance Improvement with Utilization of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Tele-Interpretation.

Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2021 May 3:100389. Epub 2021 May 3.

Maternal and Child Health Research Center, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Telemedicine can extend essential health services to under-resourced settings and improve level and quality of obstetric care. Specifically, evaluation and management of fetal anomalies often requires perinatal subspecialists, rendering prenatal diagnosis essential, and may benefit from telemedicine platforms to improve access to care.

Objective: This study examines the impact of a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) tele-ultrasound program on diagnostic accuracy of fetal anomalies when deployed within practices where ultrasounds are otherwise interpreted by general obstetricians or family medicine physicians. Read More

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Implementation of a palliative hospital-centered spiritual and psychological telehealth system during COVID-19 pandemic.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Geriatric Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Background: The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in limited provision of palliative care and hospital teams have had to rise to the challenge of how to deliver care safely to people with palliative needs. Telehealth interventions have been seen as a useful resource with potential to improve clinical effectiveness.

Objective: To describe the implementation of a spiritual and psychological palliative telehealth system during the pandemic. Read More

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Health Equity and Telemedicine in GI and Hepatology.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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Key Considerations in Ensuring a Safe Regional Telehealth Care Model: A Systematic Review.

Telemed J E Health 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

School of Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Oncology Clinical Research in Latin America (LACOG 0420).

JCO Glob Oncol 2021 Apr;7:649-658

Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Purpose: COVID-19 has affected cancer care worldwide. Clinical trials are an important alternative for the treatment of oncologic patients, especially in Latin America, where trials can be the only opportunity for some of them to access novel and, sometimes, standard treatments.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study, in which a 22-question survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on oncology clinical trials was sent to 350 representatives of research programs in selected Latin American institutions, members of the Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group. Read More

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Changes in Emergency Medical Services before and during COVID-19 in the United States, January 2018-December 2020.

Clin Infect Dis 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Data, Analytics, and Visualization Task Force, CDC COVID-19 Emergency Response.

Background: As a result of the continuing surge of COVID-19, many patients have delayed or missed routine screening and preventive services. Medical conditions, such as coronary heart disease, mental health issues, and substance use disorder, may be identified later, leading to increases in patient morbidity and mortality.

Methods: The National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) data were used to assess 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activations during 2018-2020. Read More

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Description and analysis of primary care-based COVID-19 interventions in Colombia.

Medwave 2021 Apr 7;21(3):e8147. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, Cundinamarca, Colombia. ORCID: 0000-0003-2498-0341.

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic was declared in early 2020, requiring different prevention and intervention measures on a large scale. In the case of Colombia, a series of measures focused on isolation and remote services provision were introduced in a context marked by health inequities. This article reviews the theoretical and normative references on primary care interventions in the Colombian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Incorporating Virtual Visits Into the Home Health Plan of Care.

Susan M Hinck

Home Healthc Now 2021 May-Jun 01;39(3):128-134

Susan M. Hinck, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC, is Retired Compliance Director, Haven Home Health and Therapy, Ozark, Missouri.

Virtual visits, using 2-way real-time remote communication between the patient and the home health clinician, are a valuable adjunct to in-person visits to advance the prescribed plan of care. This article defines virtual visits within the larger context of telehealth and describes how to balance and integrate assessment and teaching modalities across in-person and virtual visits. Protection of patients' rights and privacy and facilitation of face-to-face visits with practitioners are also discussed. Read More

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Development and Application of Mobile Apps for Molecular Sensing: A Review.

ACS Sens 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada.

Modern smartphone-based sensing devices are generally standalone detection platforms that can transduce signals (via the built-in USB port, audio jack, or camera), perform analysis through mobile applications (apps), and display results on the screen/user interface. The advancement toward this ultimate form of on-site chemical analysis and point-of-care diagnosis is tied closely with the evolution of mobile technology. Previous reviews in the field mainly focused on the physical platforms while overlooking the role of mobile apps in such devices. Read More

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Medical leaders need to take ownership of the doctors' wellness agenda.

Sabe Sabesan

Med J Aust 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Tropical Centre for Telehealth Practice and Research, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD.

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