Pediatrics

Compliance of medical students with voluntary use of personal data assistants for clerkship assessments.

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Oct 15, 2008

BACKGROUND: For several years, final-year students at McMaster University have been required to complete 10 mini-CEX type assessments per rotation. A similar system was being introduced at Ottawa.

PDF for Healthcare and Child Health Data Forms.

Publication Date: 
Nov 12, 2008

PDF-H is a new best practices standard that uses XFA forms and embedded JavaScript to combine PDF forms with XML data.

[Non-attendance at a pediatric outpatient clinic. SMS text messaging improves attendance].

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May 05, 2009

INTRODUCTION: To assess whether short message service (SMS) text message reminders would reduce non-attendance at a paediatric outpatient clinic. Furthermore, we wanted to clarify the families' attitude towards receiving an SMS reminder.

Utilizing Ecological Momentary Assessment in pediatric obesity to quantify behavior, emotion, and sleep.

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May 26, 2010

This study examined the feasibility of using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to examine important domains relevant to interregulatory health processes in overweight adolescent females in their natural environments.

The impact of a personal digital assistant (PDA) case log in a medical student clerkship.

Publication Date: 
Feb 25, 2010

BACKGROUND: Medical education literature emphasizes that reflection and self-audit are pivotal steps in learning and that personal digital assistants (PDAs) have potential as decision support tools.

A systematic evaluation of paediatric medicines information content in clinical decision support tools on smartphones and mobile devices.

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Nov 28, 2011

BACKGROUND: Medication information is often poorly delineated for paediatric patients, resulting in high off-label and non-licensed use of drugs in this population. Access to accurate medicines information in this population becomes a necessity in order to avoid medication errors.

Smartphone applications for pediatric anesthesia.

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Mar 02, 2012

We present a review of smartphone applications (apps) available for pediatric anesthesia.

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