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Blockchain in healthcare applications requires robust security and privacy mechanism for high-level authentication, interoperability and medical records sharing to comply with the strict legal requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Blockchain technology in the healthcare industry has received considerable research attention in recent years. This study conducts a review to substantially analyse and map the research landscape of current technologies, mainly the use of...
Immediate initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation significantly increases the chances of survival after a cardiac arrest. Virtual reality devices allow the integration of features of real patients into training to facilitate interaction and feedback, thus improving performance. However, its use as a training tool remains underexplored. The aims of this study were to undertake initial testing of a virtual reality basic life support prototype and to explore users' views and experiences.
Mixed reality, a blending of the physical and digital worlds, can enhance the surgical experience, leading to greater precision, efficiency and improved outcomes. Various studies across different disciplines have reported encouraging results using mixed reality technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality. To provide a better understanding of the applications and limitations of this technology in plastic surgery, we performed a systematic review of the literature in accordance with PRISMA guidelines....
Oral healthcare professionals are frequently confronted with patients using drugs on a daily basis. These drugs can cause taste disorders as adverse effect. The literature that discusses drug-induced taste disorders is fragmented. This article aims to support oral healthcare professionals in their decision making whether a taste disorder can be due to use of drugs by providing a comprehensive overview of drugs with taste disorders as an adverse effect.
People who inject drugs (PWID) have limited engagement in healthcare services and report frequent experiences of stigma and mistreatment when accessing services. This paper explores the impact of stigma against injection drug use on healthcare utilization among PWID in the U.S. Northeast.
The aim of this study was to investigate the transfer of skills between various levels of force feedback (FFB) using the Simodont dental trainer (Moog, Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands). Students practiced a manual dexterity exercise in a virtual reality environment at a standard level of FFB and then were tested at the standard and an altered level of FFB. In addition, the students' satisfaction with the training exercise was evaluated.
Monitoring and ensuring the integrity of data within the clinical trial process is currently not always feasible with the current research system. We propose a blockchain-based system to make data collected in the clinical trial process immutable, traceable, and potentially more trustworthy. We use raw data from a real completed clinical trial, simulate the trial onto a proof of concept web portal service, and test its resilience to data tampering. We also assess its prospects to provide a traceable and us...
Although long-term use of benzodiazepines (BZDs) and Z drugs is associated with various side effects, they remain popular among the older population. Possible reasons for this phenomenon could be ineffective ways of transmitting information on the health risks associated with long-term use, and communication gaps between patients and healthcare professionals.
Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the current modes of patient data access, accumulation, contribution, exchange, and control. Using interoperability standards, smart contracts, and cryptographic identities, patients can securely exchange data with providers and regulate access. The resulting comprehensive, longitudinal medical records can significantly improve the cost and quality of patient care for individuals and populations alike.
Reality TV is immensely popular, and various shows in this media genre involve a storyline of infertility and infertility treatment. Feminists argue that normative and constructed realities about infertility and infertility treatment, like those in reality TV, are central to the emancipation of women. Such realities are able to steer viewers' perceptions of the world. This article examines the emancipatory significance of representations of women on 'infertility reality TV shows'. While the women in these s...
Pain management is a complex medical issue, and many efforts have been done to develop new non-pharmacological therapies. Virtual reality is a technology apparatus that make an interaction between human and virtual environment through an hardware (usually a headset) linked to a computer or a mobile, by using a software. Additionally, this virtual setting can be adapted to any type of scenario. Thus, it is plausible that the software used should be personalized depending on patient's experiences and expectat...
Increased computational power and improved visualization hardware have generated more opportunities for virtual reality (VR) applications in healthcare. In this study, we test the feasibility of a VR-assisted surgical navigation system for robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy.
The current global security threats indicate a need for a change in the Swedish defense policies including the role of civilian and military healthcare in an armed conflict. The magnitude, outcome and management of the recent terror and mass casualty incidents in Europe necessitate a closer Swedish civilian-military collaboration. However, in reality, such a collaboration might be more difficult than expected. The aim of this article is to comment on some of the critical points of such collaboration from a ...
In line with healthcare reform across the world, the National Clinical Programme for Epilepsy (NCPE) in Ireland describes a model that aims to achieve holistic integrated person (patient)-centered care (PCC). While generally welcomed by stakeholders, the steps required to realize the NCPE ambition and the preparedness of those involved to make the journey are not clear. This study explored the perceptions of healthcare providers in the Irish epilepsy care ecosystem to understand their level of readiness to ...
Chemotherapy agents have long been considered hazardous, and safety for healthcare providers when administering these drugs is a primary concern. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is known to decrease exposure to hazardous drugs. Studies report that PPE is underused among healthcare providers in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Reality is defined as a real event, a real thing or state of affairs. Reality exists in the places where we live our daily lives, in the relationships we have with others and in our experiences, circumstances, and situations that occur across the lifespan. As the everydayness of our lives become increasingly digitized data generated from the reality that exists outside of our healthcare encounters holds much promise to fill recognized gaps in real-world evidence. In the past decade many factors have converg...
To describe healthcare professionals' experiences of observed wrongdoing and potential whistleblowing acts regarding it. The main goal is to strengthen the whistleblowing process described based on the existing literature and to make it more visible for future research.
Six Sigma is used heavily in various industrial sectors, yet no noticeable applications are seen in healthcare logistics. This paper reveals the special case of healthcare logistics where cost reduction is not the only factor considered in project selection; performance and criticality of each item in the logistics system are of high importance as well. This paper provides a proposed framework to apply Six Sigma in the area of healthcare logistics. It also presents a case study implementing the proposed fra...
The prevalent view in cognitive science is that we construct our perception of reality in real time. But could we be misinterpreting the content of our perceptual experiences? Does what we perceive with our brain and senses reflect the true nature of reality? Might evolution have shaped our perceptions to guide adaptive behavior, without enabling us to see reality as it actually is? In a discussion moderated by Steve Paulson, cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman and neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan analy...
Problems with healthcare organizations frequently result in burnout. Teams are very important not only to decrease burnout, but also to increase wellness and joy in healthcare, by changing the organization for the better. These organizational improvements, and teamwork itself, not only make life better for the workers, but also promote efficiency for the institution, increase quality and safety for patients and workers, and stimulate collaboration among the workers.
Virtual and Augmented Reality has experienced a steady growth in medicine in recent years. At the same time, the radiological images play a central role in the diagnosis and planification of surgical approaches. The aim of this study is to present the first attempt to enhanced radiological image visualization using virtual and augmented reality for better planification and monitorization of surgeries. This application allows to move beyond traditional two-dimensional images towards three-dimensional models ...
Duplicative drug use increases the risk of adverse drug reactions and expends healthcare resources unnecessarily. No epidemiological evidence of the prevalence of therapeutic duplication (TD) involving respiratory system drugs exists. Therefore, we describe the prescription patterns of these drugs and estimate changes in TD rates following implementation of a new regulation in 2013. A time-series analysis using national healthcare data was conducted, involving eight classes, and patients prescribed any of t...