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Quinn Grundy, Kellia Chiu, Fabian Held, Andrea Continella, Lisa Bero, Ralph Holz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether and how user data are shared by top rated medicines related mobile applications (apps) and to characterise privacy risks to app users, both clinicians and consumers. DESIGN: Traffic, content, and network analysis. SETTING: Top rated medicines related apps for the Android mobile platform available in the Medical store category of Google Play in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 24 of 821 apps identified by an app store crawling program...
March 20, 2019: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Karthik Seetharam, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Partho P Sengupta
The intersection of global broadband technology and miniaturized high capability computing devices has led to a revolution in the delivery of healthcare and the birth of telemedicine and mobile health (mHealth). Rapid advances in handheld imaging devices with other mHealth devices such as smartphone apps and wearable devices, are making great strides in the field of cardiovascular imaging like never before. Although these technologies offer a bright promise in cardiovascular imaging, it is far from straightforward...
February 1, 2019: Echo Research and Practice
Benjamin Kinnear, Philip A Hagedorn, Matthew Kelleher, Courtney Ohlinger, Jonathan Tolentino
Background Diagnostic reasoning is an important topic in medical education, and diagnostic errors are increasingly recognized as large contributors to patient morbidity and mortality. One way to improve learner understanding of the diagnostic process is to teach the concepts of Bayesian reasoning and to make these concepts practical for clinical use. Many clinician educators do not fully understand Bayesian concepts and they lack the tools to incorporate Bayesian reasoning into clinical practice and teaching...
February 28, 2019: Diagnosis
Jennifer Runkle, Maggie Sugg, Danielle Boase, Shelley L Galvin, Carol C Coulson
Background: Wearable sensors and other smart technology may be especially beneficial in providing remote monitoring of sub-clinical changes in pregnancy health status. Yet, limited research has examined perceptions among pregnant patients and providers in incorporating smart technology into their daily routine and clinical practice. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of pregnant women and their providers at a rural health clinic on the use of wearable technology to monitor health and environmental exposures during pregnancy...
January 2019: Digital Health
Marian Galovic, Anne Julia Stauber, Natascha Leisi, Werner Krammer, Florian Brugger, Jochen Vehoff, Philipp Balcerak, Anna Müller, Marlise Müller, Jochen Rosenfeld, Alexandros Polymeris, Sebastian Thilemann, Gian Marco De Marchis, Thorsten Niemann, Maren Leifke, Philippe Lyrer, Petra Saladin, Timo Kahles, Krassen Nedeltchev, Hakan Sarikaya, Simon Jung, Urs Fischer, Concetta Manno, Carlo W Cereda, Josemir W Sander, Barbara Tettenborn, Bruno J Weder, Sandro J Stoeckli, Marcel Arnold, Georg Kägi
Importance: Predicting the duration of poststroke dysphagia is important to guide therapeutic decisions. Guidelines recommend nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding if swallowing impairment persists for 7 days or longer and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement if dysphagia does not recover within 30 days, but, to our knowledge, a systematic prediction method does not exist. Objective: To develop and validate a prognostic model predicting swallowing recovery and the need for enteral tube feeding...
February 11, 2019: JAMA Neurology
Abbey Elsbernd, Maiken Hjerming, Camilla Visler, Lisa Lyngsie Hjalgrim, Carsten Utoft Niemann, Kirsten Arntz Boisen, Jens Jakobsen, Helle Pappot
BACKGROUND: Adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology and hematology is a developing field of medicine, focusing on a population that faces many challenges throughout medical treatment and beyond. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions provide exciting new opportunities for improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in AYAs with cancer. Many smartphone apps are currently available for AYAs with cancer; however, for AYAs with cancer, very few apps have been designed with direct input from AYAs themselves or have demonstrated their effectiveness and benefit...
November 1, 2018: JMIR Formative Research
Christoph Ruppert, Navneet Phogat, Stefan Laufer, Matthias Kohl, Hans-Peter Deigner
For modern approaches in precision medicine, fast and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostics (POCs) are essential. Digoxin was chosen as an example of a drug requiring close monitoring. Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside used for the treatment of tachycardia with a narrow therapeutic window of 0.5-2.0 ng·mL-1 , and toxic effects are common for concentrations above 2.5 ng·mL-1 . For monitoring of blood concentration levels and treatment of intoxication, highly selective antibodies for digoxin and its hapten, digoxigenin, are available...
January 19, 2019: Mikrochimica Acta
Riikka Arppe-Tabbara, Mohammad Tabbara, Thomas Just Sørensen
Counterfeit consumer products, electronic components, and medicines generate heavy economic losses, pose a massive security risk, and endanger human lives on a daily basis. Combatting counterfeits requires incorporation of uncopiable or unclonable fea-tures in each and every product. By exploiting the inherent randomness of stochastic processes an optical authentication system based on physical unclonable functions (PUFs) was developed. The system relies on placing unique tags-PUF-tags-on the indi-vidual products...
January 16, 2019: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Luca Longoni, Roberto Brunati, Patrizio Sale, Roberto Casale, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Giorgio Ferriero
Mobile health apps are growing constantly in number and popularity. Some mobile apps are used for clinical assessment, and consequently need to be verified and validated appropriately, along with the mobile platform, to ensure their safe and effective operation. We review the current literature on available smartphone goniometric apps validated for joint angle measurement and their main psychometric characteristics. A literature search of Medline and Scopus databases was performed to select papers on smartphone commercial apps validated for joint angle measurement and relevant to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation...
January 10, 2019: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
Fan-Zhi Kong, Sharmin Jahan, Ran Zhong, Xin-Yu Cao, Wen-Lin Li, Yuxing Wang, Hua Xiao, Weiwen Liu, Chengxi Cao
ELISA has been widely used in clinical examination, food safety and environmental analyses. However, it still faces great challenge in designing a device of point-of-care test (POCT) due to its bulk optical detector and complexity. Herein an electrophoresis titration (ET) model of moving redox boundary (MRB) was proposed for constructing ET-ELISA chip of POCT just with a sextuplet electrode pairs and laminated cells. The chip had an anodic well, middle well, and cathode well which were connected by micro-channels...
January 3, 2019: ACS Sensors
Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Vito Cantisani, Paul S Sidhu, Radu Badea, Tomasz Batko, Jonathan Carlsen, Michel Claudon, Caroline Ewertsen, Carmen Garre, Jordan Genov, Odd Helge Gilja, Roald Havre, Mateusz Kosiak, Wojciek Kosiak, James Pilcher, Helmut Prosch, Maija Radzina, Vasileios Rafailidis, Alexander Rykkje, Andreas Serra, Alexandros Sotriadis, Mia Østergaard, Christoph F Dietrich
The miniaturization of ultrasound equipment in the form of tablet- or smartphone-sized ultrasound equipment is a result of the rapid evolution of technology and handheld ultrasound devices (HHUSD). This position paper of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound and Medicine (EFSUMB) assesses the current status of HHUSD in abdominal ultrasound, pediatric ultrasound, targeted echocardiography and heart ultrasound, and we will report position comments on the most common clinical applications. Also included is a SWOT (Strength - Weaknesses - Opportunities - Threats) analysis, the use for handheld devices for medical students, educational & training aspects, documentation, storage and safety considerations...
December 21, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Mihiretu Kebede, Berit Steenbock, Stefanie Maria Helmer, Janna Sill, Tobias Möllers, Claudia R Pischke
BACKGROUND: Regular moderate to vigorous physical activity is essential for maintaining health and preventing the onset of chronic diseases. Both global rates of smartphone ownership and the market for physical activity and fitness apps have grown rapidly in recent years. The use of physical activity and fitness apps may assist the general population in reaching evidence-based physical activity recommendations. However, it remains unclear whether there are evidence-informed physical activity apps and whether behavior change techniques (BCTs) previously identified as effective for physical activity promotion are used in these apps...
December 18, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Annette Sterr, James K Ebajemito, Kaare B Mikkelsen, Maria A Bonmati-Carrion, Nayantara Santhi, Ciro Della Monica, Lucinda Grainger, Giuseppe Atzori, Victoria Revell, Stefan Debener, Derk-Jan Dijk, Maarten DeVos
Electroencephalography (EEG) recordings represent a vital component of the assessment of sleep physiology, but the methodology presently used is costly, intrusive to participants, and laborious in application. There is a recognized need to develop more easily applicable yet reliable EEG systems that allow unobtrusive long-term recording of sleep-wake EEG ideally away from the laboratory setting. cEEGrid is a recently developed flex-printed around-the-ear electrode array, which holds great potential for sleep-wake monitoring research...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Bo Xie, Jane Dimmitt Champion, Jung Kwak, Kenneth R Fleischmann
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) technology holds promise for promoting health education and reducing health disparities and inequalities in underserved populations. However, little research has been done to develop mHealth interventions for family caregivers of people with dementia, particularly those in rural Hispanic communities, who often serve as surrogate decision makers for their relatives with dementia. OBJECTIVE: As part of a larger project to develop and test a novel, affordable, and easy-to-use mHealth intervention to deliver individually tailored materials in rural Hispanic communities, in this pilot study, we aimed to examine (1) characteristics of people with dementia and their family caregivers in rural Hispanic communities, (2) caregivers' preferences for types and amounts of health information and participation in surrogate decision making, and (3) caregivers' mobile device usage and their desire for receiving information via mobile devices...
December 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Andrea M Russell, Samuel G Smith, Stacy C Bailey, Lisa T Belter, Anjali U Pandit, Laurie A Hedlund, Elizabeth A Bojarski, Steven R Rush, Michael S Wolf
Health systems and insurers alike are increasingly interested in leveraging mHealth (mobile health) tools to support patient health-related behaviors including medication adherence. However, these tools are not widely used by older patients. This study explores patient preferences for functionality in a smartphone application (app) that supports medication self-management among older adults with multiple chronic conditions. We conducted six discussion groups in Chicago, Miami, and Denver (N = 46). English-speaking older adults (55 and older) who owned smartphones and took five or more prescription medicines were invited to participate...
December 10, 2018: Journal of Health Communication
Elaine Ng, Chengyang Yao, Tyler O Shultz, Sara Ross-Howe, Shan X Wang
The advent of personalized medicine has brought an increased interest in personal health among general consumers. As a result, there is a great need for user-centric point-of-care (POC) health devices. Such devices are equally pertinent in developing countries or resource-limited settings for performing diagnostic tests. However, current POC tests for diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or leukocytosis, do not provide adequate levels of sensitivity or do not exist at all. Here, we extend our mobile magneto-nanosensor platform to point-of-care HIV and leukocytosis detection...
November 28, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
F Bartmann
The introduction of the stethoscope into medical diagnostics more than 200 years ago revolutionized medicine and the distribution of roles in the physician-patient relationship. For the first time the physician was in the position to perceive body and life phenomena in the patient, which remained hidden even to the patient. That was the beginning of a dependency relationship of the patient in the recognition and assessment of symptom-associated normal deviations, which is still continuing today. The continuous recording of health-relevant data by the patient, heralds a reversal of this data hegemony...
November 29, 2018: Der Internist
Snežana Jovičić, Joanna Siodmiak, Ian D Watson
Background Many of the mobile applications (apps) used for delivering health interventions involve laboratory medicine data. This survey was conducted to search the online market for health apps that manage laboratory medicine data. The aim was to review them and perform a quality evaluation. Methods Apps search criteria were "Lab results blood work", "Lab results", and "Health apps". After the stepwise exclusion process, 52 selected apps were downloaded and analyzed. For review and content analysis of the apps, a multidimensional tool for classifying and rating the quality of mobile health apps - Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS), was used...
November 29, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Mehrdad Farzandipour, Ehsan Nabovati, Shima Anvari, Zahra Vahedpoor, Reihane Sharif
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to summarize the evidence regarding the effects and the features of phone-based interventions to control gestational weight gain (GWG). METHODS: We included studies that evaluated the effects of phone-based interventions on controlling GWG. The characteristics of studies, effects, and features of interventions were extracted. RESULTS: A total of 12 studies met the inclusion criteria. Outcomes were categorized into three groups (GWG control, proportion of women returning to pre-pregnancy weight, and proportion of women who exceeded the Institute of Medicine recommendations for GWG)...
November 27, 2018: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Xenia L R Hoppenbrouwer, Parastoo Dehkordi, Aryannah U Rollinson, Dustin Dunsmuir, J Mark Ansermino, Guy Dumont, Ainara Garde
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing in children. The gold standard to screen for OSA, polysomnography (PSG), requires an overnight stay in the hospital and is resource intensive. The Phone Oximeter is a non-invasive smartphone-based tool to record pulse oximetry. This portable device is able to measure patients over multiple nights while at home, causing less sleep disturbance than PSG and is able to measure night to night variability in sleep. This study analyzed the Screen My Sleep children (SMS) dataset, in which 74 children were monitored over multiple nights with the Phone Oximeter, including one night simultaneously with PSG in the hospital and two nights at home...
July 2018: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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