American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Position Paper on the Use of Telemedicine for Allergists.

Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2017

The integration of telecommunications and information systems in health care first began 4 decades ago with 500 patient consultations performed via interactive television. The use of telemedicine services and technology to deliver health care at a distance is increasing exponentially.

Novel Variants of a Histogram Shift-Based Reversible Watermarking Technique for Medical Images to Improve Hiding Capacity.

Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2017

In telemedicine systems, critical medical data is shared on a public communication channel. This increases the risk of unauthorised access to patient's information. This underlines the importance of secrecy and authentication for the medical data.

Smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain: A systematic review.

Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2017

Guidelines for low back pain (LBP) often recommend the use of self-management such as unsupervised exercise, booklets, and online education. Another potentially useful way for patients to self-manage LBP is by using smartphone applications (apps).

[Randomized clinical simulation trial of a Google Glass telemedicine application to assist orotracheal intubation].

Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2017

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of a Google Glass telemedicine application to allow a medical expert to make corrections in simulated out-of-hospital intratracheal intubations performed by nurses.

Quantitative drinking water arsenic concentrations in field environments using mobile phone photometry of field kits.

Publication Date: 
Nov 05, 2017

Arsenic (As) groundwater contamination is common yet spatially heterogeneous within most environments. It is therefore necessary to measure As concentrations to determine whether a water source is safe to drink.

An App to Help Young People Self-Manage When Feeling Overwhelmed (ReZone): Protocol of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Nov 04, 2017

BACKGROUND: The association between behavioral difficulties and academic attainment is well established. Recent policy advising schools on managing behavior has promoted the early identification of behavioral difficulties.

Preventative health, diversity, and inclusion: a qualitative study of client experience aboard a mobile health clinic in Boston, Massachusetts.

Publication Date: 
Nov 04, 2017

BACKGROUND: There are approximately 2000 mobile health clinics operating in the United States.

Recruiting Women to a Mobile Health Smoking Cessation Trial: Low- and No-Cost Strategies.

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Nov 04, 2017

BACKGROUND: Successful recruitment of participants to mobile health (mHealth) studies presents unique challenges over in-person studies. It is important to identify recruitment strategies that maximize the limited recruitment resources available to researchers.

Do digital innovations for HIV and sexually transmitted infections work? Results from a systematic review (1996-2017).

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Nov 04, 2017

OBJECTIVE: Digital innovations with internet/mobile phones offer a potential cost-saving solution for overburdened health systems with high service delivery costs to improve efficiency of HIV/STI (sexually transmitted infections) control initiatives.

Impact of clinical pharmacist services delivered via telemedicine in the outpatient or ambulatory care setting: A systematic review.

Publication Date: 
Nov 04, 2017

BACKGROUND: Utilization of telemedicine allows pharmacists to extend the reach of clinical interventions, connecting them with patients and providers, but the overall impact of these services is under-studied.

Smartphone Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an Adjunct to Pharmacotherapy for Refractory Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Publication Date: 
Nov 04, 2017

BACKGROUND: In the treatment of major depression, antidepressants are effective but not curative. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also effective, alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, but accessibility is a problem.

"I'm Home(screen)!": Social Media in Health Care Has Arrived.

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Nov 04, 2017

In more than a decade, the adoption and use of some type of social media among American adults has risen from 5% in 2005 to nearly 70% in 2016.

Evaluation of an Automated Swallow-Detection Algorithm Using Visual Biofeedback in Healthy Adults and Head and Neck Cancer Survivors.

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Nov 03, 2017

Mobile health (mHealth) technologies may offer an opportunity to address longstanding clinical challenges, such as access and adherence to swallowing therapy.

A Clinical Reasoning Tool for Virtual Patients: Design-Based Research Study.

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Nov 03, 2017

BACKGROUND: Clinical reasoning is a fundamental process medical students have to learn during and after medical school. Virtual patients (VP) are a technology-enhanced learning method to teach clinical reasoning.

"Active Team" a social and gamified app-based physical activity intervention: randomised controlled trial study protocol.

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Nov 03, 2017

BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a leading preventable cause of chronic disease and premature death globally, yet over half of the adult Australian population is inactive.

Posterior Pole Vascular Changes Before Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity.

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Nov 03, 2017

Importance: Some proponents of telemedicine screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) believe that a screening system based on the characteristics of posterior pole vessels is sufficient for identifying infants needing treatment.

Comparisons of Self-reported Glaucoma Medication Adherence With a New Wireless Device: A Pilot Study.

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Nov 03, 2017

PURPOSE: To compare use of topical medications between a wireless monitoring device and validated self-reported measures of glaucoma medication adherence.

Flow and Grit by Design: Exploring Gamification in Facilitating Adherence to Swallowing Therapy.

Publication Date: 
Nov 03, 2017

Purpose: Delivery of swallowing therapy is faced with challenges regarding access to in-clinic services and adherence to prescribed home programs. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies are being developed at a rapid pace to address these difficulties.

Mobile tablet-based therapies following stroke: a systematic scoping review protocol of attempted interventions and the challenges encountered.

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Nov 03, 2017

BACKGROUND: Stroke is a growing global epidemic limiting the ability of millions to function independently due to post-stroke deficits and complications.

Relationship between the use of gay mobile phone applications and HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Ningbo, China: a cross-sectional study.

Publication Date: 
Nov 03, 2017

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of gay mobile phone applications (gay apps) and HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China.

Using Simulation to Develop Care Models for Rapid Response and Code Teams at a Satellite Facility.

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Nov 03, 2017

BACKGROUND: Our institution recently completed an expansion of an acute care inpatient unit within a satellite hospital that does not include an on-site ICU or PICU.

SlowMo, a digital therapy targeting reasoning in paranoia, versus treatment as usual in the treatment of people who fear harm from others: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

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Nov 03, 2017

BACKGROUND: Paranoia is one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and is associated with significant distress and disruption to the person's life. Developing more effective and accessible psychological interventions for paranoia is a clinical priority.

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