Advertisement

Topics

Effect of Teledermatology on Length of Hospital Admission, Length of Stay, 30 Day Readmission Rate, and Antibiotic Use in Patients Presenting With Cellulitis vs Pseudocellulitis in an Academic ED Setting

2017-01-31 08:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The effect of teledermatology on length of hospital admission, length of stay, 30 day readmission rate, and antibiotic use in patients presenting with cellulitis vs pseudocellulitis in an academic emergency department setting.

Description

The Investigator hope to determine if the implementation of teledermatology in the emergency department (ED) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is beneficial in diagnosing cases of cellulitis and pseudocellulitis conditions. Prior studies have indicated that misdiagnosis may occur in up to 28% of patients in the ED with these conditions. Additionally, dermatological consults have been shown to change diagnosis or management of these conditions in more than 60% of the patients examined. Without the use of teledermatology, however, a dermatological consult would be prohibitively expensive and take time to obtain. The investigator proposes that by utilizing teledermatology in emergency rooms, the investigator can make faster, yet just as accurate, dermatological diagnoses in patients presenting with cellulitis-like symptoms. Subsequently, by reducing the number of misdiagnoses, unnecessary use of antibiotics and hospitalizations will also decrease, lowering health care costs and simultaneously providing patients with faster treatment of the actual dermatologic condition.

Study Design

Conditions

Cellulitis

Intervention

teledermatology consult, Routine Care

Location

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus
Ohio
United States
43210

Status

Recruiting

Source

Ohio State University

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-01-31T08:53:22-0500

Clinical Trials [558 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Health Services Implications of a Teledermatology Consult System

We have previously shown (IIR 95-045) that teledermatology, using store and forward technology, can result in reliable and accurate diagnostic outcomes when compared to clinic-based dermat...

Teledermatology Mobile Apps

This study will measure the impact of two teledermatology apps, VA Telederm and MY Telederm, WITH TWO SEPARATE TRIALS on access to dermatology care. The overall hypothesis is that sites im...

Handheld Infrared Thermometer to Evaluate Cellulitis

It can be difficult to differentiate cellulitis from non-infectious mimics, like venous stasis. One way of determining the difference is feeling skin surface temperature. However, this is ...

Pilot Study of the Pragmatic Use of Mobile Phone Based Follow up of Actinic Keratoses Treated With Topical 5-fluorouracil

In this study, we will recruit subjects who are attending the dermatology clinic and who have already been prescribed topical 5-fluorouracial for the treatment of actinic keratoses as part...

Effectiveness of Diathermy-Radiofrecuency Compared With Cavitation in Cellulitis Treatment

The aim of the present study is to value the effectiveness of Diathermy-Radiofrecuency treatment compared to Cavitation treatment in woman with cellulitis.

PubMed Articles [11243 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

study: protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial to compare access to care for a mobile app versus a workstation-based store-and-forward teledermatology process.

Teledermatology has emerged as an important strategy to enhance access to high-quality skin care. is a provider-facing, web-based mobile app designed to integrate into the existing teledermatology wo...

Patient Satisfaction with the Veteran's Administration Teledermatology Service.

Teledermatology is comparable to face-to-face visits in providing accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. However, there are limited data regarding patient satisfaction with teledermatology model...

Teledermatology: A Tool to Bridge the Gap Between Primary and Specialized Care.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.

Skin and soft tissue infections are a common complaint seen in the emergency setting, with diagnosis traditionally made by history and physical examination alone. Cellulitis and cutaneous abscesses ar...

Timing of palliative care: When to call for a palliative care consult.

Palliative care, unlike hospice, can be utilized concurrently with disease-modifying or curative therapies. Some of the benefits of palliative care include improved quality of life, less end-of-life t...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Drugs used to treat or prevent skin disorders or for the routine care of skin.

The practice of nursing by licensed, non-registered persons qualified to provide routine care to the sick.

Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.

Persons who assist in the routine care of psychiatric persons, usually under the supervision of the nursing department.

More From BioPortfolio on "Effect of Teledermatology on Length of Hospital Admission, Length of Stay, 30 Day Readmission Rate, and Antibiotic Use in Patients Presenting With Cellulitis vs Pseudocellulitis in an Academic ED Setting"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Searches Linking to this Trial