Effect of a mobile health, sensor-driven asthma management platform on asthma control.

Publication Date: 
Nov 18, 2017

BACKGROUND: Asthma inflicts a significant health and economic burden in the United States. Self-management approaches to monitoring and treatment can be burdensome for patients.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a digital health management program on asthma outcomes.

Telemedicine as an effective intervention to improve antibiotic appropriateness prescription and to reduce costs in pediatrics.

Publication Date: 
Nov 18, 2017

Implementation of antimicrobial stewardship program is a pivotal practice element for healthcare institution. We developed a remote infectious disease consultancy program via telemedicine in a high-specialized pediatric cardiac hospital.

Adult Dental Anxiety: Recent Assessment Approaches and Psychological Management in a Dental Practice Setting.

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Nov 17, 2017

Dental anxiety of patients is a common feature of the everyday experience of dental practice. This article advocates the use of regular assessment of this psychological construct to assist in patient management.

COPD online-rehabilitation versus conventional COPD rehabilitation - rationale and design for a multicenter randomized controlled trial study protocol (CORe trial).

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Nov 17, 2017

BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key treatment in COPD.

Knowledge, attitudes and intention regarding mHealth in generation Y: evidence from a population based cross sectional study in Chakaria, Bangladesh.

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Nov 17, 2017

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: mHealth offers a new opportunity to ensure access to qualified healthcare providers. Therefore, to better understand its potential in Bangladesh, it is important to understand how young people use mobile phones for healthcare.

Scaling up Dietary Data for Decision-Making in Low-Income Countries: New Technological Frontiers.

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Nov 16, 2017

Dietary surveys in low-income countries (LICs) are hindered by low investment in the necessary research infrastructure, including a lack of basic technology for data collection, links to food composition information, and data processing.

User Acceptance of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Mixed Method Study.

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Nov 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Wearable activity trackers are newly emerging technologies with the anticipation for successfully supporting aging-in-place.

Exploring physical activity behaviour - needs for and interest in a technology-delivered, home-based exercise programme among patients with intermittent claudication.

Publication Date: 
Nov 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Supervised walking is a first line therapy in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with complaints of intermittent claudication. However, uptake of supervised programmes is low.

Mobile Health Application and e-Health Literacy: Opportunities and Concerns for Cancer Patients and Caregivers.

Publication Date: 
Nov 15, 2017

Health literacy is critical for cancer patients as they must understand complex procedures or treatment options. Caregivers' health literacy also plays a crucial role in caring for cancer patients.

A systematic review on the effect of serious games and wearable technology used in rehabilitation of patients with traumatic bone and soft tissue injuries.

Publication Date: 
Nov 15, 2017

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects on functional outcomes and treatment adherence of wearable technology and serious games (i.e., interactive computer applications with specific purposes useful in the 'real world') currently applied in physical rehabilitation of patients after traumati

Managing public health data: mobile applications and mass vaccination campaigns.

Publication Date: 
Nov 15, 2017

In response to data collection challenges during mass immunization events, Denver Public Health developed a mobile application to support efficient public health immunization and prophylaxis activities.

Use of cellular phone contacts to increase return rates for immunization services in Kenya.

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Nov 15, 2017

Introduction: In Kenya, failure to complete immunization schedules by children who previously accessed immunization services is an obstacle to ensuring that children are fully immunized.

Moving from Clinic to Home: What the Future Holds for Ophthalmic Telemedicine.

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Nov 15, 2017

PURPOSE: To describe the expanding role of telemedicine in healthcare, the key criteria required for a successful device and program implementation, and the current and future role of home monitoring in ophthalmology.

Evaluation of Opportunities to Improve Hematopathology Diagnosis for Vietnam Pathologists.

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Nov 15, 2017

Objectives: We evaluate the need for, feasibility of, and impediments to improving hematopathology diagnoses for cancer hospitals in Vietnam.

Current status of postnatal depression smartphone applications available on application stores: an information quality analysis.

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Nov 15, 2017

OBJECTIVES: It is the aim of the current research to identify some common functionalities of postnatal application, and to determine the quality of the information content of postnatal depression application using validated scales that have been applied for applications in other specialties.

Non-Contact Sensor for Long-Term Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring: A Review on Intelligent Phased-Array Doppler Sensor Design.

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Nov 15, 2017

It has been the dream of many scientists and engineers to realize a non-contact remote sensing system that can perform continuous, accurate and long-term monitoring of human vital signs as we have seen in many Sci-Fi movies.

Will Participatory Syndromic Surveillance Work in Latin America? Piloting a Mobile Approach to Crowdsource Influenza-Like Illness Data in Guatemala.

Publication Date: 
Nov 15, 2017

BACKGROUND: In many Latin American countries, official influenza reports are neither timely nor complete, and surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI) remains thin in consistency and precision.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Pediatric Teledermatology Using Parent-Submitted Photographs: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

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Nov 15, 2017

Importance: Advances in smartphone photography (both quality and image transmission) may improve access to care via direct parent-to-clinician telemedicine.

Pilot study of a smartphone-based intervention to promote cancer prevention behaviours.

Publication Date: 
Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: Estimates predict that more than half of all cancers are due to inadequate lifestyle choices. Smartphones can be successfully used to support the behaviour change needed to prevent cancer.

Design considerations for an eHealth decision support tool in inflammatory bowel disease self-management.

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Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) decision support tools have the potential to: facilitate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) self-management; reduce health care utilization, and; alleviate the pressure on over-burdened outpatient clinics.

Using Mobile Apps to Communicate Vaccination Records: A City-wide Evaluation with a National Immunization App, Maternal Child Registry and Public Health Authorities.

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Nov 14, 2017

Medicine is experiencing a paradigm shift, where patients are increasingly involved in the management of their health data. We created a mobile app which permitted parental reporting of immunization status to public health authorities.

10th Annual Symposium on Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose, April 27-29, 2017, Warsaw, Poland.

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Nov 14, 2017

International experts in the field of diabetes and diabetes technology met in Warsaw, Poland, for the 10th Annual Symposium on Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose.

"I'm not strong enough; I'm not good enough. I can't do this, I'm failing"- A qualitative study of low-socioeconomic status smokers' experiences with accesssing cessation support and the role for alternative...

Publication Date: 
Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: The social gradient in smoking rates persist with an overrepresentation of smoking and its associated harms concentrated within lower socioeconomic status (SES) populations. Low-SES smokers are motivated to quit but face multiple barriers when engaging a quit attempt.

Coding acute stroke care and telestroke with the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI).

Publication Date: 
Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: and purpose: Acute stroke care is to detect, diagnose, and treat patients in the shortest amount of time. Access to acute stroke care may however be limited in some areas and telemedicine has been thus used to increase its access.

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