Disease diagnosis / Point-of-care diagnostics

Diagnosis refers to the “ techniques and procedures” that “encompass all investigations and tests intended to identify the cause of an illness or disorder. They include, for example, laboratory tests for infectious agents, and imaging techniques, such as radiology and ultrasound examination. “ (http://www.who.int/topics/diagnostic_techniques_procedures/en/) This includes intervention tasks such as screening, detection, identification, recognition, and monitoring. e.g., HIV testing

The ALMANACH Project: Preliminary Results and potentiality from Afghanistan

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Bernasconi | 
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Crabbé | 
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Rossi | 
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Qani | 
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Raab | 
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Du Mortier | 
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May 14, 2018
ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets.

The validity and reliability of remote diabetic foot ulcer assessment using mobile phone images.

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Aug 26, 2017

Despite their potential for telemedicine in diabetic foot ulcer treatment, diagnostic accuracy of assessment of diabetic foot ulcers using mobile phone images is unknown. Our aim was to determine the validity and reliability of remote diabetic foot ulcer assessment using mobile phone images.

Integrating mHealth at point of care in low- and middle-income settings: the system perspective.

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Aug 25, 2017

While the field represents a wide spectrum of products and services, many aspects of mHealth have great promise within resource-poor settings: there is an extensive range of cheap, widely available tools which can be used at the point of care delivery.

Point-of-care mobile digital microscopy and deep learning for the detection of soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma haematobium.

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Aug 25, 2017

BACKGROUND: Microscopy remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases. As resource limited, rural areas often lack laboratory equipment and trained personnel, new diagnostic techniques are needed.

Medical mobile technologies - what is needed for a sustainable and scalable implementation on a global scale?

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Aug 25, 2017

Current advances within medical technology show great potential from a global health perspective. Inexpensive, effective solutions to common problems within diagnostics, medical procedures and access to medical information are emerging within almost all fields of medicine.

Use of mobile phones and text messaging to decrease the turnaround time for early infant HIV diagnosis and notification in rural Zambia: an observational study.

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Mar 08, 2017

BACKGROUND: Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection is challenging in rural sub-Saharan Africa as blood samples are sent to central laboratories for HIV DNA testing, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment initiation.

Evidence for Telemedicine for Diabetic Retinal Disease.

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Oct 17, 2016

According to current projections, the number of Americans with diabetes mellitus will increase from 27.8 million in 2007 to 60.7 million in 2030.

US and territory telemedicine policies: identifying gaps in perinatal care.

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Sep 10, 2016

BACKGROUND: Perinatal regionalization is a system of maternal and neonatal risk-appropriate health care delivery in which resources are ideally allocated for mothers and newborns during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum, to deliver appropriate care.

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