Evaluation of a smartphone-based colorimetric method for urinalysis dipstick readings in cats

J Feline Med Surg. 2023 May;25(5):1098612X231171434. doi: 10.1177/1098612X231171434. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic performances of a smartphone-based colorimetric method (SBCM) for urinalysis with a semi-automated point-of-care (POC) analyser using standardised solutions and cat urine. METHODS: Artificial solutions (negative and positive quality controls, and purposely designed artificial urine) and […]

Large-scale fabrication of ion-selective electrodes for simultaneous detection of Na+, K+, and Ca2+ in biofluids using a smartphone-based potentiometric sensing platform

Mikrochim Acta. 2023 May 24;190(6):237. doi: 10.1007/s00604-023-05818-8. ABSTRACT A significant bottleneck exists for mass-production of ion-selective electrodes despite recent developments in manufacturing technologies. Here, we present a fully-automated system for large-scale production of ISEs. Three materials, including polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate and polyimide, were used as substrates for fabricating ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) using stencil printing, […]

The Impact of Pandemic Concerns on Consumers’ Teledentistry Use During the First Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Public Health Rep. 2023 May-Jun;138(1_suppl):63S-71S. doi: 10.1177/00333549221133801. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: The COVID-19 pandemic affected consumers’ access to oral health care. This study evaluated factors associated with teledentistry use among US adults from June 2019 through June 2020. METHODS: We used data from a nationally representative survey of 3500 consumers. We estimated teledentistry use and adjusted associations […]

A community health worker and mobile health app intervention to improve adherence to HIV medication among persons with HIV: the CHAMPS study protocol

BMC Public Health. 2023 May 24;23(1):942. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15616-9. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Persons with HIV (PWH) can now achieve a near-normal life expectancy due to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Despite widespread availability of ART in the United States (US), many of the country’s approximate 1.1 million PWH are not achieving viral suppression due to poor ART adherence. Viral […]

Understanding the impact of transformational leadership on nurse compassion provision through a time-lagged field study

Health Care Manage Rev. 2023 Jul-Sep 01;48(3):274-281. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000374. Epub 2023 May 12. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: A large volume of literature identifies positive, rejuvenating benefits associated with giving compassion to others. However, the relationship between giving compassion and feelings of exhaustion remains underexplored. Understanding when giving compassion can potentially lead to feelings of emotional exhaustion is […]

Pregnant women’s attitudes to and experiences with a smartphone-based self-test for prediction of pre-eclampsia: a qualitative descriptive study

BMJ Open. 2023 May 23;13(5):e065575. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065575. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To explore attitudes to and experiences using a smartphone-based self-test for prediction of pre-eclampsia among pregnant women. DESIGN: A qualitative, descriptive study. SETTING: An obstetrical care unit at a university hospital in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty women who had participated in the Salurate trial, a clinical trial […]

Factors associated with mobile app-based ordering of HIV self-test kits among men who have sex with men in Atlanta, Detroit and New York City: an exploratory secondary analysis of a randomized control trial

J Int AIDS Soc. 2023 May;26(5):e26100. doi: 10.1002/jia2.26100. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends HIV screening at least annually among sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), but only half report being tested in the past year in the United States. As […]

Optimization of smartphone psychotherapy for depression and anxiety among patients with cancer using the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) framework and decentralized clinical trial system (SMartphone Intervention to LEssen depression/Anxiety and GAIN resilience: SMILE AGAIN project): a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Trials. 2023 May 22;24(1):344. doi: 10.1186/s13063-023-07307-y. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Cancer patients experience various forms of psychological distress. Their distress, mainly in the form of depression and anxiety, leads to poor quality of life, increased medical spending due to frequent visits, and decrease in treatment adherence. It is estimated that 30-50% among them would require support from […]

Quality Assessment of the Road Traffic Health and Safety Apps with a Focus on the Five Rights of Information Management

Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2023 Jan 10;20(1):1c. eCollection 2023 Winter. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The expansion of mobile applications as a tool for road traffic health and safety may develop several issues from the perspective of information management. Quality assessment of these apps, especially from an information system management perspective, appears inevitable, as their possible low quality […]