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A telemedicine wound care model using 4G with smart phones or smart glasses: A pilot study.

Ye J, Zuo Y, Xie T, Wu M, Ni P, Kang Y, Yu X, Sun X, Huang Y, Lu S - Medicine (Baltimore) (2016)

Bottom Line: It was set up in March 2015 between Jinhua in Zhejiang province and Shanghai, China, which are 328 km apart.It comprised of a video application (APP), 4G net, smart phones or smart glasses, and a central server.This model service has been used in 30 patients with wounds on their lower extremities for 109 times in 1 month.Following a short learning curve, the service worked well and was deemed to be user-friendly.

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Affiliation: aInstitute of Burns, Ruijin Hospital bDepartment of Wound Healing, Shanghai Ninth Hospital, School of Medicine,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

ABSTRACT
To assess the feasibility of a wound care model using 4th-generation mobile communication technology standards (4G) with smart phones or smart glasses for wound management.This wound care model is an interactive, real-time platform for implementing telemedicine changing wound dressings, or doing operations. It was set up in March 2015 between Jinhua in Zhejiang province and Shanghai, China, which are 328 km apart. It comprised of a video application (APP), 4G net, smart phones or smart glasses, and a central server.This model service has been used in 30 patients with wounds on their lower extremities for 109 times in 1 month. Following a short learning curve, the service worked well and was deemed to be user-friendly. Two (6.7%) patients had wounds healed, while others still required wound dressing changes after the study finished. Both local surgeons and patients showed good acceptance of this model (100% and 83.33%, respectively).This telemedicine model is feasible and valuable because it provides an opportunity of medical service about wound healing in remote areas where specialists are scarce.

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The therapeutic effect of a 72-year-old man in Jinhua with consultation from Shanghai wound healing specialists. (A) Preoperative: The wound was of an irregular shape and the size was 10 cm × 13 cm. (B) Intraoperative: Wound debridement and split skin graft was conducted by local surgeons with telemedicine. (C) One week after operation: The grafted skin was viable by 95%. (D) Three weeks after operation: The wound healed completely.
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Figure 3: The therapeutic effect of a 72-year-old man in Jinhua with consultation from Shanghai wound healing specialists. (A) Preoperative: The wound was of an irregular shape and the size was 10 cm × 13 cm. (B) Intraoperative: Wound debridement and split skin graft was conducted by local surgeons with telemedicine. (C) One week after operation: The grafted skin was viable by 95%. (D) Three weeks after operation: The wound healed completely.

Mentions: On arrival to the clinic, an experienced surgeon completed a physical examination and acquired detailed medical information of each patient. After getting the patient ready, the surgeon reported the patient's medical record to specialists. During a multiway real-time video communication, wound healing specialists in Shanghai assessed the wound accordingly and gave their expert opinions. The final management decisions were made by the specialist and the local doctor together after discussion. Afterwards, the surgeons and patients agreed another appointment for next consultation. If patients underwent surgery, wound healing specialists could provide real-time intraoperative consultation through the telemedicine system as well (Fig. 3A, B).


A telemedicine wound care model using 4G with smart phones or smart glasses: A pilot study.

Ye J, Zuo Y, Xie T, Wu M, Ni P, Kang Y, Yu X, Sun X, Huang Y, Lu S - Medicine (Baltimore) (2016)

The therapeutic effect of a 72-year-old man in Jinhua with consultation from Shanghai wound healing specialists. (A) Preoperative: The wound was of an irregular shape and the size was 10 cm × 13 cm. (B) Intraoperative: Wound debridement and split skin graft was conducted by local surgeons with telemedicine. (C) One week after operation: The grafted skin was viable by 95%. (D) Three weeks after operation: The wound healed completely.
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Figure 3: The therapeutic effect of a 72-year-old man in Jinhua with consultation from Shanghai wound healing specialists. (A) Preoperative: The wound was of an irregular shape and the size was 10 cm × 13 cm. (B) Intraoperative: Wound debridement and split skin graft was conducted by local surgeons with telemedicine. (C) One week after operation: The grafted skin was viable by 95%. (D) Three weeks after operation: The wound healed completely.
Mentions: On arrival to the clinic, an experienced surgeon completed a physical examination and acquired detailed medical information of each patient. After getting the patient ready, the surgeon reported the patient's medical record to specialists. During a multiway real-time video communication, wound healing specialists in Shanghai assessed the wound accordingly and gave their expert opinions. The final management decisions were made by the specialist and the local doctor together after discussion. Afterwards, the surgeons and patients agreed another appointment for next consultation. If patients underwent surgery, wound healing specialists could provide real-time intraoperative consultation through the telemedicine system as well (Fig. 3A, B).

Bottom Line: It was set up in March 2015 between Jinhua in Zhejiang province and Shanghai, China, which are 328 km apart.It comprised of a video application (APP), 4G net, smart phones or smart glasses, and a central server.This model service has been used in 30 patients with wounds on their lower extremities for 109 times in 1 month.Following a short learning curve, the service worked well and was deemed to be user-friendly.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: aInstitute of Burns, Ruijin Hospital bDepartment of Wound Healing, Shanghai Ninth Hospital, School of Medicine,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

ABSTRACT
To assess the feasibility of a wound care model using 4th-generation mobile communication technology standards (4G) with smart phones or smart glasses for wound management.This wound care model is an interactive, real-time platform for implementing telemedicine changing wound dressings, or doing operations. It was set up in March 2015 between Jinhua in Zhejiang province and Shanghai, China, which are 328 km apart. It comprised of a video application (APP), 4G net, smart phones or smart glasses, and a central server.This model service has been used in 30 patients with wounds on their lower extremities for 109 times in 1 month. Following a short learning curve, the service worked well and was deemed to be user-friendly. Two (6.7%) patients had wounds healed, while others still required wound dressing changes after the study finished. Both local surgeons and patients showed good acceptance of this model (100% and 83.33%, respectively).This telemedicine model is feasible and valuable because it provides an opportunity of medical service about wound healing in remote areas where specialists are scarce.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus