Development of a smartphone-based pulse oximeter with adaptive SNR/power balancing.

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Oct 24, 2017

Millions worldwide suffer from diseases that exhibit early warnings signs that can be detected by standard clinical-grade diagnostic tools. Unfortunately, such tools are often prohibitively expensive to the developing world leading to inadequate healthcare and high mortality rates.

Impact of a community health worker HIV treatment and prevention intervention in an HIV hotspot fishing community in Rakai, Uganda (mLAKE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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Oct 24, 2017

BACKGROUND: Effective yet practical strategies are needed to increase engagement in HIV treatment and prevention services, particularly in high-HIV-prevalence hotspots.

Present and Future Trends in Consumer Health Informatics and Patient-Generated Health Data.

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Oct 24, 2017

Objectives: Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) and the use of Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) are rapidly growing focus areas in healthcare.

A comparative study of electronic stethoscopes for cardiac auscultation.

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Oct 24, 2017

There are several electronic stethoscopes available on the market today, with a very high potential for healthcare namely telemedicine, assisted decision and education. However, there are no recent comparatives studies published about the recording quality of auscultation sounds.

Automatic characterization of user errors in spirometry.

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Oct 24, 2017

Spirometry plays a critical role in characterizing and improving outcomes related to chronic lung disease. However, patient error in performing the spirometry maneuver, such as from coughing or taking multiple breaths, can lead to clinically misleading results.

Veterans' Preferences for Exchanging Information Using Veterans Affairs Health Information Technologies: Focus Group Results and Modeling Simulations.

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Oct 24, 2017

BACKGROUND: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has multiple health information technology (HIT) resources for veterans to support their health care management. These include a patient portal, VetLink Kiosks, mobile apps, and telehealth services.

Characterization of microphones for snoring and breathing events analysis in mHealth.

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Oct 24, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders, especially in elderly population. Despite its high prevalence and severe consequences, most patients remain undiagnosed due to serious limitations on the existing equipment.

Design and development of a customizable telemedicine platform for improving access to healthcare for underserved populations.

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Oct 24, 2017

Telemedicine offers a method to bridge the healthcare access gap in low and middle income countries (LMICs) by connecting providers with patients using appropriate technology.

Unified Health Gamification can significantly improve well-being in corporate environments.

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Oct 24, 2017

There is a multitude of mHealth applications that aim to solve societal health problems by stimulating specific types of physical activities via gamification. However, physical health activities cover just one of the three World Health Organization (WHO) dimensions of health.

Commercially Available Smartphone Apps to Support Postoperative Pain Self-Management: Scoping Review.

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Oct 24, 2017

BACKGROUND: Recently, the use of smartphones to deliver health-related content has experienced rapid growth, with more than 165,000 mobile health (mHealth) apps currently available in the digital marketplace.

How Wearable Sensors Can Support Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis and Treatment: A Systematic Review.

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Oct 23, 2017

Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common and disabling pathology that is characterized by both motor and non-motor symptoms and affects millions of people worldwide. The disease significantly affects quality of life of those affected.

Building Mobile Apps for Underrepresented Mental Health care Consumers: A Grounded Theory Approach.

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Oct 23, 2017

Cell phone mobile application ("app") use has risen dramatically within the past several years. Many individuals access apps to address mental health issues.

Usability of a Smartphone Application to Support the Prevention and Early Intervention of Anxiety in Youth.

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Oct 23, 2017

Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric problems in youth, fail to spontaneously remit, and place some youth at risk for additional behavioral and emotional difficulties.

The spatial spread of schistosomiasis: A multidimensional network model applied to Saint-Louis region, Senegal.

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Oct 23, 2017

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic, water-related disease that is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, causing severe and chronic consequences especially among children.

Using a Web-Based Diary Method to Estimate Risks and Benefits from Fish Consumption.

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Oct 23, 2017

Accurate estimates of the amount and type of fish people eat are necessary to determine the health benefits and risks of consuming fish, and to assess compliance with fish consumption guidelines issued for fish affected by chemical contaminants.

Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Heart Rate Monitor: Validation Study Conducted Under Free-Living Conditions.

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Oct 22, 2017

BACKGROUND: Many modern smart watches and activity trackers feature an optical sensor that estimates the wearer's heart rate. Recent studies have evaluated the performance of these consumer devices in the laboratory.

Which transfers can we avoid: Multi-state analysis of factors associated with discharge home without procedure after ED to ED transfer for traumatic injury.

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Oct 22, 2017

OBJECTIVE: Among injured patients transferred from one emergency department (ED) to another, we determined factors associated with being discharged from the second ED without procedures, or admission or observation.

Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Outcomes in Canadian Chronic Hepatitis C Telemedicine Patients.

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Oct 22, 2017

INTRODUCTION: Many of the 300,000 HCV-infected Canadians live in under-served and remote areas without access to HCV healthcare specialists. Telemedicine (TM) and advances in HCV management can facilitate linkage of these marginalized patients to healthcare.

Ostomy telehealth for cancer survivors: Design of the Ostomy Self-management Training (OSMT) randomized trial.

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Oct 20, 2017

PURPOSE: An ostomy adversely affects health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a diverse population of cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Exploring opportunities to support mental health care using social media: A survey of social media users with mental illness.

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Oct 20, 2017

AIM: Social media holds promise for expanding the reach of mental health services, especially for young people who frequently use these popular platforms.

Effectiveness of Two Web-Based Interventions for Chronic Cancer-Related Fatigue Compared to an Active Control Condition: Results of the "Fitter na kanker" Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Oct 20, 2017

BACKGROUND: Approximately one third of all patients who have been successfully treated for cancer suffer from chronic cancer-related fatigue (CCRF). Effective and easily accessible interventions are needed for these patients.

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