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Telemedicine and Plastic Surgery: A Pilot Study.

Valente DS, Silveira Eifler L, Carvalho LA, Filho GA, Ribeiro VW, Padoin AV - Plast Surg Int (2015)

Bottom Line: The results were analyzed with descriptive statistics.Conclusion.We conclude that the use of telemedicine can provide more access to education and medical research, for plastic surgeons looking for medical education from distant regions.

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Affiliation: Graduate Program in Medicine and Health Sciences, PUCRS School of Medicine (FAMED), Avenida Ipiranga 6681, 90619-900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Background. Telemedicine can be defined as the use of electronic media for transmission of information and medical data from one site to another. The objective of this study is to demonstrate an experience of telemedicine in plastic surgery. Methods. 32 plastic surgeons received a link with password for real-time streaming of a surgery. At the end of the procedure, the surgeons attending the procedure by the Internet answered five questions. The results were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Results. 27 plastic surgeons attended the online procedure in real-time. 96.3% considered the access to the website as good or excellent and 3.7% considered it bad. 14.8% reported that the transmission was bad and 85.2% considered the quality of transmission as good or excellent. 96.3% classified the live broadcasting as a good or excellent learning experience and 3.7% considered it a bad experience. 92.6% reported feeling able to perform this surgery after watching the demo and 7.4% did not feel able. 100% of participants said they would like to participate in other surgical demonstrations over the Internet. Conclusion. We conclude that the use of telemedicine can provide more access to education and medical research, for plastic surgeons looking for medical education from distant regions.

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fig1: The plastic surgeon wearing the Glass.

Mentions: On the day of surgery, the plastic surgeon wore a Google Glass (Google Inc., California, USA) and performed the surgery with transmission via Internet in real time. The live broadcast was interactive and the observers were able to interact remotely with the operating surgeon. Figure 1 shows the plastic surgeon wearing the Glass, and Figure 2 shows an image captured by the equipment. At the end of the procedure, the surgeons who attended the procedure by the Internet answered five questions, two related to transmission and three related to the learning goals in this broadcast. At the end of data collection, the results were presented and analyzed with descriptive statistics.


Telemedicine and Plastic Surgery: A Pilot Study.

Valente DS, Silveira Eifler L, Carvalho LA, Filho GA, Ribeiro VW, Padoin AV - Plast Surg Int (2015)

The plastic surgeon wearing the Glass.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: The plastic surgeon wearing the Glass.
Mentions: On the day of surgery, the plastic surgeon wore a Google Glass (Google Inc., California, USA) and performed the surgery with transmission via Internet in real time. The live broadcast was interactive and the observers were able to interact remotely with the operating surgeon. Figure 1 shows the plastic surgeon wearing the Glass, and Figure 2 shows an image captured by the equipment. At the end of the procedure, the surgeons who attended the procedure by the Internet answered five questions, two related to transmission and three related to the learning goals in this broadcast. At the end of data collection, the results were presented and analyzed with descriptive statistics.

Bottom Line: The results were analyzed with descriptive statistics.Conclusion.We conclude that the use of telemedicine can provide more access to education and medical research, for plastic surgeons looking for medical education from distant regions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Graduate Program in Medicine and Health Sciences, PUCRS School of Medicine (FAMED), Avenida Ipiranga 6681, 90619-900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Background. Telemedicine can be defined as the use of electronic media for transmission of information and medical data from one site to another. The objective of this study is to demonstrate an experience of telemedicine in plastic surgery. Methods. 32 plastic surgeons received a link with password for real-time streaming of a surgery. At the end of the procedure, the surgeons attending the procedure by the Internet answered five questions. The results were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Results. 27 plastic surgeons attended the online procedure in real-time. 96.3% considered the access to the website as good or excellent and 3.7% considered it bad. 14.8% reported that the transmission was bad and 85.2% considered the quality of transmission as good or excellent. 96.3% classified the live broadcasting as a good or excellent learning experience and 3.7% considered it a bad experience. 92.6% reported feeling able to perform this surgery after watching the demo and 7.4% did not feel able. 100% of participants said they would like to participate in other surgical demonstrations over the Internet. Conclusion. We conclude that the use of telemedicine can provide more access to education and medical research, for plastic surgeons looking for medical education from distant regions.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus