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Wireless COVID-19 Telehealth: Leukocytes Encryption Guided by Amino Acid Matrix.

Wirel Pers Commun 2021 Apr 26:1-21. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Microbiology, M.U.C. Women's College, Burdwan, India.

In this era of wireless COVID-19 telehealth, visiting hospital for regular follow-ups could invite coronavirus in someone's body. Opting for proactive E-health services is the best thing. It helps the remote patients to share their confidential data through secured encryption. 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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A case of acute cerebral infarction with a favorable prognosis after rt-PA administration by a general physician with telestroke support.

J Rural Med 2021 Apr 1;16(2):119-122. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Japan.

Herein, we report a patient with acute cerebral infarction with a favorable prognosis after being managed by a general physician with support from the telestroke program. An 85-year-old man was transferred to a regional hospital due to sudden onset of dysarthria and left hemiparesis. As no neurosurgeons or neurologists were available in that hospital or area, the patient was examined by a general physician who diagnosed him with cardioembolic stroke on the left middle cerebral artery territory. Read More

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Long-term ECG monitoring.

Vnitr Lek 2021 ;67(1):16-21

ECG recording represents an essential method for the diagnosis of heart rhythm disturbances. Long-term monitoring helps to identify arrhythmias that have not been detected by means of standard 12-lead ECG or 24-48 hour ECG Holter. With time, ECG monitoring facilities improve, the ECG recorders are becoming smaller, and the recording time is prolonging. Read More

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A novel design proposal for low-cost vein-viewer for medical and non-contact biometric applications using NIR imaging.

Gopakumar Vt

J Med Eng Technol 2021 Mar 22:1-10. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kalady, Kerala, India.

The vein-viewer is a new revolution in the health industry. In fact, it is one of the must-have gadgets for any medical professional. The vein-viewer is device that helps to access easily veins when trying to collect a blood sample or for administering Intravenous (IV) cannulation. Read More

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Artificial Intelligence and Telehealth may Provide Early Warning of Epidemics.

Front Artif Intell 2021 29;4:556848. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia.

The COVID-19 pandemic produced a very sudden and serious impact on public health around the world, greatly adding to the burden of overloaded professionals and national medical systems. Recent medical research has demonstrated the value of using online systems to predict emerging spatial distributions of transmittable diseases. Concerned internet users often resort to online sources in an effort to explain their medical symptoms. Read More

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January 2021

IoT-based GPS assisted surveillance system with inter-WBAN geographic routing for pandemic situations.

J Biomed Inform 2021 04 9;116:103731. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Computer Engineering Department, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey.

Background: Worldwide pandemic situations drive countries into high healthcare costs and dangerous conditions. Hospital occupancy rates and medical expenses increase dramatically. Real-time remote health monitoring and surveillance systems with IoT assisted eHealth equipment play important roles in such pandemic situations. Read More

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Connection to... Addressing Digital Inequities in Supporting the Well-Being of Young Indigenous Australians in the Wake of COVID-19.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 02 22;18(4). Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia.

(1) This article examines whether connection to digital technologies helps connect young Indigenous people in Australia to culture, community and country to support good mental health and well-being and protect against indirect and potentially long-term effects of COVID-19. (2) We reviewed literature published between February and November 2020 and policy responses related to digital strategies. We searched PubMed, Google Scholar, government policy websites and key Indigenous literature sources, identifying 3460 articles. Read More

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February 2021

Telehealth's New Horizon: Providing Smart Hospital-Level Care in the Home.

Telemed J E Health 2021 Mar 3. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

William Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical providers have expanded telehealth into daily practice, with many medical and behavioral health care visits provided remotely over video or through phone. The telehealth market was already facilitating home health care with increasing levels of sophistication before COVID-19. Among the emerging telehealth practices, telephysical therapy; teleneurology; telemental health; chronic care management of congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes; home hospice; home mechanical ventilation; and home dialysis are some of the most prominent. Read More

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Successful Distancing: Telemedicine in Gastroenterology and Hepatology During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dig Dis Sci 2021 04 3;66(4):945-953. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, 501 S. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18505, USA.

Telemedicine involves delivering healthcare and preventative care services to patients without the need for in-person encounters. Traditionally, telemedicine has been used for acute events (e.g. Read More

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Utilization of Telehealth Services in Libya in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Analysis.

JMIR Med Inform 2021 Feb 26;9(2):e23335. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Background: Health care systems in transitional countries have witnessed unprecedented challenges related to adequate and continuous health care provision during the COVID-19 pandemic. In many countries, including Libya, institutions and organizations have begun to implement telehealth technology for the first time. This serves to establish an alternative modality for direct physician-patient interviews to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Read More

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February 2021

A Perspective on Client-Psychologist Relationships in Videoconferencing Psychotherapy: Literature Review.

JMIR Ment Health 2021 Feb 19;8(2):e19004. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

School of Computing and Information Systems, University Of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been encouraged to maintain social distance. Technology helps people schedule meetings as remote videoconferencing sessions rather than face-to-face interactions. Psychologists are in high demand because of an increase in stress as a result of COVID-19, and videoconferencing provides an opportunity for mental health clinicians to treat current and new referrals. Read More

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February 2021

Wound care during the COVID-19 pandemic: improving outcomes through the integration of telemedicine.

J Wound Care 2021 Feb;30(Sup2):S12-S17

Resident, North Shore Long Island Jewish Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Northwell Health, NY, US.

COVID-19 is highly contagious and its rapid spread burdens the healthcare system. As the number of confirmed cases goes up, the shortage of medical resources has become a challenge. To avoid the collapse of the healthcare system during the fight with COVID-19, all healthcare workers, including wound care practitioners, should adapt to new roles and use any appropriate methods available to slow the spread of the virus. Read More

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February 2021

Impact of the COVID‒19 pandemic on ophthalmic outpatient care at the Ophthalmology Department of the New St. John’s Hospital, Budapest

Orv Hetil 2021 02 7;162(6):203-211. Epub 2021 Feb 7.

1 Észak-Közép-budai Centrum, Új Szent János Kórház és Szakrendelő, Budapest, Diós árok 1-3., 1125.

Összefoglaló. Bevezetés: Az új típusú koronavírus-járvány (COVID-19) az egészségügyi ellátóhálózatot egy eddig ismeretlen helyzet elé állította. A nemzetközi adatok alapján a szemészeti járóbeteg-ellátásban jelentős változások alakultak ki. Read More

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February 2021

Expressive Flamenco ©: An Emerging Expressive Arts-Based Practice.

Am J Dance Ther 2021 Jan 21:1-33. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA USA.

Expressive Flamenco© theory and praxis is presented by Sánchez through this art-based personal reflection paper, which explores the applications of flamenco for its inherent psycho-somatic therapeutic capacities. She asserts the applied practice of flamenco (in its broadest definition), when combined with other expressive arts practices, can have therapeutic benefits; including (but not limited to) psycho-social, spiritual, and aesthetic connection to the individual's unconscious. During these experiences of arts based emotional expression, one can transcend the self into divine connection with their authentic self, what the author understands as the "duende". Read More

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January 2021

A Review of Contemporary Teleaudiology: Literature Review, Technology, and Considerations for Practicing.

J Audiol Otol 2021 Dec 10;25(1):1-7. Epub 2021 Jan 10.

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Graduate School, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.

The scope of teleaudiology has been noted with telehealth due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recently. As the notion has been around us for more than 20 years ever since 1999, it is necessary to perceive the knowledge accurately and prepare for the successful implementation of it. Therefore, the literature review including screening and diagnostic audiometry, cochlear implants and hearing aids, and aural rehabilitation, telecommunications technology regarding several fields of teleaudiology, and considerations for practicing were identified. Read More

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December 2021

Telemedicine in the management of hypertension: Evolving technological platforms for blood pressure telemonitoring.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2021 Mar 23;23(3):435-439. Epub 2021 Jan 23.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan.

The prevalence of hypertension is high and still increasing in almost all communities regardless of high, middle, or low income. The control rate remains low in most countries. Telemedicine offers possibilities to improve blood pressure control. Read More

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Effects of Web-Based Group Mindfulness Training on Stress and Sleep Quality in Singapore During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Retrospective Equivalence Analysis.

JMIR Ment Health 2021 Mar 15;8(3):e21757. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Brahm Centre, Tampines, Singapore.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted psychological health. Mindfulness training, which helps individuals attend to the present moment with a nonjudgmental attitude, improves sleep and reduces stress during regular times. Mindfulness training may also be relevant to the mitigation of harmful health consequences during acute crises. Read More

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Telemedicine in Community Cancer Care: How Technology Helps Patients With Cancer Navigate a Pandemic.

JCO Oncol Pract 2021 Jan;17(1):e11-e15

Texas Oncology, Austin, TX.

COVID-19 places unprecedented demands on the oncology ecosystem. The extensive pressure of managing health care during the pandemic establishes the need for rapid implementation of telemedicine. Across our large statewide practice of 640 practitioners at 221 sites of service, an aggressive multidisciplinary telemedicine strategy was implemented in March by coordinating and training many different parts of our healthcare delivery system. Read More

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January 2021

College Student Perspectives of Telemental Health: a Review of the Recent Literature.

Curr Psychiatry Rep 2021 01 6;23(2). Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Purpose Of Review: We review the recent literature regarding college student experiences with and attitudes toward telemental health (TMH). We examine their perspectives of the advantages and drawbacks to this form of mental healthcare and their willingness to engage in TMH.

Recent Findings: College students view TMH as convenient, accessible, easy to use, and helpful. Read More

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January 2021

Telemedicine for cancer care: implementation across a multicenter community oncology practice.

Am J Manag Care 2020 12;26(10 Spec No.):SP330-SP332

Purpose: To describe onboarding and utilization of telemedicine across a large statewide community oncology practice and to evaluate trends, barriers, and opportunities in care delivery during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Methods: We describe telemedicine onboarding and utilization across a statewide oncology practice, covering 221 sites of service and more than 650 practitioners. We describe qualitatively the onboarding process of a diverse set of administrative, technical, and clinical partners. Read More

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December 2020

COVID-19-Related Disruptions and Increased mHealth Emergency Use Intention: Experience Sampling Method Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020 12 30;8(12):e20642. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Polytechnic, Beijing, China.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global public health event, which has raised concerns regarding individuals' health. Individuals need to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic with guidelines on symptom recognition, home isolation, and maintain mental health. Besides routine use of mobile health (mHealth) such as accessing information to keep healthy, individuals can use mHealth services in situations requiring urgent medical care, which is defined as mHealth emergency use. Read More

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December 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on chronic care according to providers: a qualitative study among primary care practices in Belgium.

BMC Fam Pract 2020 12 5;21(1):255. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

University of Antwerp, Primary and Interdisciplinary Care, Doornstraat 331, 2610, Wilrijk, Belgium.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic affects the processes of routine care for chronic patients. A better understanding helps to increase resilience of the health system and prepare adequately for next waves of the pandemic.

Methods: A qualitative study was conducted in 16 primary care practices: 6 solo working, 4 monodisciplinary and 7 multidisciplinary. Read More

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December 2020

COVID-19 outbreak, disruption of dental education, and the role of teledentistry.

Pak J Med Sci 2020 Nov-Dec;36(7):1726-1731

Jehan AlHumaid, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected the whole world and has now been declared a Pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Although the mortality rate of this virus is low, it is especially potent against people with underlying systemic conditions. Dentistry is a profession where the doctor, as well as the dental staff, works in close vicinity to the patient's mouth. Read More

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November 2020

A Feasibility Pilot Study on the Use of Telemedicine for the Examination of the Knee Joint.

Z Orthop Unfall 2020 Nov 24. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Department of Orthpaedics and Trauma Surgery, Bonn University Medical Centre, Germany.

Background: In times of a pandemic threat, such as COVID-19, and the need for reduced direct doctor-patient contact, internet-based telemedicine has attracted more and more attention as a surrogate service. Suspending the diagnosis and treatment of non-virus related diseases for longer periods of time is not a viable option since this would only exacerbate problems on the patient and national level. The need for alternative treatment modalities increased rather quickly. Read More

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November 2020

Telemedicine for Acute Conditions During COVID-19: A Nationwide Survey Using Crowdsourcing.

Telemed J E Health 2020 Nov 13. Epub 2020 Nov 13.

Department of Marketing and International Business, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA.

COVID-19 has resulted in a rapid and significant adoption of telemedicine for acute conditions. Understanding whether patient demand will last after the pandemic helps providers and payers make informed decisions about whether to continue adopting telemedicine. We examine user experience as well as process and patient outcomes of using telemedicine for acute conditions during COVID-19 and assess how patient outcomes are affected by waiting times and demographics. Read More

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November 2020

Confidence vanished or impaired until distrust in the doctor-patient relationship because of COVID-19: Confidence vanished or impaired until distrust: "COVID" in relationship.

Rev Med Interne 2021 Jan 23;42(1):58-60. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

Department of cardiology, Montpellier university hospital, Montpellier, France; Inserm U1046, CNRS UMR 9214, PhyMedExp, university of Montpellier, Montpellier, France. Electronic address:

Since Hippocrates, the cornerstone of medical practice has been the doctor-patient relationship. The question here is whether these basic principles are still compatible with this unusual COVID-period. This pandemic represents a serious threat to human health, leading to profound changes in behavior in daily life but also in health care. Read More

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January 2021

Opioids: The Forgotten Epidemic?

Sean Price

Tex Med 2020 Oct 1;116(10):32-35. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

COVID-19 inflamed the crisis; telemedicine helps Texas physicians cope with the fallout. Read More

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October 2020

New Checklist for the Heuristic Evaluation of mHealth Apps (HE4EH): Development and Usability Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020 10 28;8(10):e20353. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

Information & Computing Technology, College of Science & Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.

Background: Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in developing countries. Existing mobile health (mHealth) app design guidelines lack a description of the support of continuous self-monitoring of health status, behavior change to improve and adopt a healthy lifestyle, and communication with health educators and health care professionals in case of any need.

Objective: This paper presents the development of a specialized set of heuristics called heuristic evaluation for mHealth apps (HE4EH) as an all-in-one tool and its applicability by performing a heuristic evaluation of an mHealth app. Read More

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October 2020