Telemedicine

Publication Title: 
Telemedicine Journal and E-Health: The Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association

OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are (1) to establish a ubiquitous healthcare (u-healthcare) center for those who wish to use u-healthcare, allowing them to experience the service, and (2) to evaluate the users' awareness and expectations of the service based on their overall assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To establish the u-healthcare center, a kiosk, devices for health checkup, a body-type examination system, and a physical fitness assessment system were installed. Also, a u-healthcare Web site was developed.

Author(s): 
Youm, Sekyoung
Park, Seung-Hun
Publication Title: 
Telemedicine Today

In summary, the quality of care and satisfaction measures of the two systems are remarkable for what they are not--that is, not different. They suggest no difference between a culturally accepted model of care, with roots extending deep into human experience, both personal and traditional, and one based on a radical departure therefrom--care in the physical absence of a carer. They suggest, they do not indicate, because the study was not designed as a direct comparison. Numbers were small. Other flaws are evident.

Author(s): 
Harris, G.
Publication Title: 
CoDAS

PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of an online social network as a support for parents of children with hearing impairment. METHODS: Twenty-two mothers, randomly divided into experimental (n=11) and control (n=11) groups, filled in an online form containing the Parental Stress Index - Short Form (PSI-SF). Only the experimental group had access to the "Babies' Portal" social network. Both groups filled in the online form once again 3 months after the first assessment, for evaluating the use and participation in the social network.

Author(s): 
Aiello, Camila Piccini
Ferrari, Deborah Viviane
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robots are present in surgery, to a much lesser extent in the field of anesthesia. The purpose of this review is to show the latest and most important findings in robotic anesthesia. Moreover, this review argues the importance and utility of robots in anesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the years, many closed-loop systems have been developed; they were able to control only one or two of the three components of anesthesia: hypnosis, analgesia, or muscle relaxation. McSleepy controls all three components of anesthesia, from induction to emergence of anesthesia.

Author(s): 
Hemmerling, Thomas M.
Terrasini, Nora
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Anaesthesia

BACKGROUND: Although telemedicine is one of the key initiatives of the World Health Organization, no study has explored the feasibility and efficacy of teleanaesthesia. This bi-centre pilot study investigates the feasibility of transcontinental anaesthesia. METHODS: Twenty patients aged ? 18 yr undergoing elective thyroid surgery for ? 30 min were enrolled in this study. The remote and local set-up was composed of a master-computer (Montreal) and a slave-computer (Pisa). Standard Internet connection, remote desktop control, and video conference software were used.

Author(s): 
Hemmerling, T. M.
Arbeid, E.
Wehbe, M.
Cyr, S.
Giunta, F.
Zaouter, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing

To control the three components of general anesthesia (hypnosis, analgesia, and neuromuscular blockade), an automated closed-loop, anesthesia-drug delivery system (McSleepy) was developed. Bispectral index was used as the control variable for hypnosis, the analgoscore for analgesia, and phonomyography for neuromuscular blockade. McSleepy can be used to control the induction, maintenance and emergence from general anesthesia.

Author(s): 
Wehbe, Mohamad
Arbeid, Erik
Cyr, Shantale
Mathieu, Pierre A.
Taddei, Riccardo
Morse, Joshua
Hemmerling, Thomas M.
Publication Title: 
Psychosomatic Medicine

OBJECTIVE: Optimism has been associated with a lower risk of rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, but little is known about how optimism affects treatment of depression in post-CABG patients.

Author(s): 
Tindle, Hilary
Belnap, Bea Herbeck
Houck, Patricia R.
Mazumdar, Sati
Scheier, Michael F.
Matthews, Karen A.
He, Fanyin
Rollman, Bruce L.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: The incidence of strokes in industrialized nations is on the rise, particularly in the older population. In Canada, a minority of individuals who have had a stroke actually receive intensive rehabilitation because most stroke patients do not have access to services or because their motor recovery was judged adequate to return home. Thus, there is a considerable need to organize home-based rehabilitation services for everyone who has had a stroke.

Author(s): 
Tousignant, Michel
Corriveau, Hélène
Kairy, Dahlia
Berg, Katherine
Dubois, Marie-France
Gosselin, Sylvie
Swartz, Richard H.
Boulanger, Jean-Martin
Danells, Cynthia
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: The incidence of strokes in industrialized nations is on the rise, particularly in the older population. In Canada, a minority of individuals who have had a stroke actually receive intensive rehabilitation because most stroke patients do not have access to services or because their motor recovery was judged adequate to return home. Thus, there is a considerable need to organize home-based rehabilitation services for everyone who has had a stroke.

Author(s): 
Tousignant, Michel
Corriveau, Hélène
Kairy, Dahlia
Berg, Katherine
Dubois, Marie-France
Gosselin, Sylvie
Swartz, Richard H.
Boulanger, Jean-Martin
Danells, Cynthia
Publication Title: 
Der Nervenarzt

BACKGROUND: The increasing therapeutic options for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis require a specific treatment and risk management to recognize the individual response as well as potential side effects. To switch from pure MS documentation to MS management by implementing a new multiple sclerosis management and documentation tool may be of importance. METHOD: This article presents the novel computer-based patient management system "multiple sclerosis management system 3D" (MSDS 3D).

Author(s): 
Schultheiss, T.
Kempcke, R.
Kratzsch, F.
Eulitz, M.
Pette, M.
Reichmann, H.
Ziemssen, T.

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