Cellular phones in clinical teledermatology

Massone, Cesare, Lozzi, Gian Piero, Wurm, Elisabeth, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Schoellnast, Renate, Zalaudek, Iris, Gabler, Gerald, Di Stefani, Alessandro, Kerl, Helmut and Soyer, H. Peter (2005) Cellular phones in clinical teledermatology. Archives of Dermatology, 141 10: 1319-1320. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.10.1319

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Author Massone, Cesare
Lozzi, Gian Piero
Wurm, Elisabeth
Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer
Schoellnast, Renate
Zalaudek, Iris
Gabler, Gerald
Di Stefani, Alessandro
Kerl, Helmut
Soyer, H. Peter
Title Cellular phones in clinical teledermatology
Journal name Archives of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-987X
1538-3652
Publication date 2005-10-01
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1001/archderm.141.10.1319
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 141
Issue 10
Start page 1319
End page 1320
Total pages 2
Place of publication Chicago, IL, United States
Publisher American Medical Association
Language eng
Abstract We read with interest the article by Braun et al,1 who merely demonstrated the feasibility of telemedical wound care consultation via a new generation of cellular phones. In this context, we would like to share our experience with cellular phones and patients with typical skin conditions in a routine clinical setting. A total of 95 patients (male-female ratio, 39:56; mean age, 49 years; median age, 46 years; and age range, 6-90 years) were selected consecutively in the outpatient service of the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, in July 2003. Patients who presented for the first time and who were referred for all skin conditions except melanocytic lesions were included. Only patients who agreed and signed the patient consent form were enrolled. A face-to-face diagnosis was always formulated by the same board-certified dermatologist (I.Z.). A medical student (E.W.) acquired the images (under routine conditions, with no additional . . . [from full text of this article]
Keyword Telemedical wound care
Cellular phones
Skin conditions
Dermatology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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