Anupam Kumar

Pilot study tests wearable sensors and smartphone-based data collection for diabetes

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Doherty et al. recently published an account of a pilot study that utilized a continuous multi-sensor monitoring system of metrics of human health (heart rate, glucose) and daily activities in type 2 diabetics.

Telemedicine in stroke impacts treatment and patient outcomes

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Telemedicine can allow for immediate, direct access to stroke specialists regardless of physical proximity, saving time crucial for ensuring that rt-PA can be used safely

Benefits and legal pitfalls of telemedicine plastic surgery

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Gardiner et al. recently published a review in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery in which they assessed existing studies on the use of telemedicine in plastic surgery and analyzed potential concerns that must be resolved prior to widespread application.

Study of SMS-based disease prevention in developing world highlights challenges and opportunities

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A systematic review of disease prevention projects in the developing world that utilize SMS or text message based delivery shows barriers to implementation and need for more evaluation to combat pilot-itis.