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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2/2015

Open Access 01-12-2015 | Poster Presentation

Innovative telemedicine and mobile phone technology in the management of diabetic foot ulcers

Auteurs: Damien Clark, Lloyd F Reed, Monika Janda, Petrea L Cornwell, Peter A Lazzarini

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | bijlage 2/2015

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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a leading cause of diabetes-related hospitalisation and can be costly to manage without access to appropriate expert care. Within Queensland and indeed across many parts of Australia, there is an inequality in accessing specialist services for individuals with DFU. Recent National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) diabetic foot guidelines recommend remote expert consultation with digital imaging should be made available to people with DFU to improve their clinical outcomes. Telemedicine appears to show promise in improving access to diabetic foot specialist services; however diabetic foot telemedicine models to date have relied upon videoconferencing, store and forward technology and/or customised appliances to obtain digital imagery which all require either expensive infrastructure or a timed reply to the request for advice. Whilst mobile phone advice services have been used with success in general diabetes management and telehealth services have improved diabetic foot outcomes, the rapid emergence in the use of mobile phones has established a need to review the role that various forms of telemedicine play in the management of DFU. The aim of this paper is to review traditional telemedicine modalities that have been used in the management of DFU and to compare that to new and innovative technology that are emerging. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Innovative telemedicine and mobile phone technology in the management of diabetic foot ulcers
Auteurs
Damien Clark
Lloyd F Reed
Monika Janda
Petrea L Cornwell
Peter A Lazzarini
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2015
Uitgeverij
BioMed Central
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research / Uitgave bijlage 2/2015
Elektronisch ISSN: 1757-1146
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-8-S2-P4