Navigation Links
New Study Shows Telemedicine Works to Effectively Identify Heart Problems in Children Far from a Specialized Medical Center
Date:10/4/2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., found that rapid electronic review of children's heart images by specialists nearly 200 miles away allowed for earlier diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious pediatric heart problems. The study was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.

Researchers looked at 11 years of data on first-time pediatric echocardiograms performed at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., and transmitted to pediatric heart specialists at Children's Mercy 160 miles away, between April 1998 and October 2009.

More than 70 percent (71.7 percent) of the echocardiograms were ordered due to the local physician hearing a heart murmur. Nearly three-quarters (73.6 percent) of the echocardiograms were determined by Children's Mercy specialists to be normal.

"Satellite heart imaging labs like the one evaluated in this study can give parents fast access to pediatric expertise they might not otherwise have, and that can often be reassuring," said Seiji Ito, MD, resident at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and co-author of the study. "This study helps illustrate how telemedicine can save families significant worry, time and expense. It alleviates the need to make appointments with an unfamiliar doctor in a city far away, and endure a lengthy road trip that ultimately could prove to be unnecessary."

Of the 905 echocardiograms evaluated, only 15 (1.7 percent) resulted in a transfer to Children's Mercy for treatment.

Telemedicine involves the use communication technology to share health information among physicians or between physicians and patients. Over the 11 years looked at in this study, the method of transmission evolved from video tape over integrated services digital network (ISDN), to digital studies transmi
'/>"/>

SOURCE Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Archimedes Pharma Announces Publication of a Pivotal Clinical Study of Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray (FPNS) in Pain, the Peer-Reviewed Journal from the International Association for the Study of Pain
2. New National Program to Study and Establish Pediatric Dosing
3. Idenix Announces Data Presentations at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
4. New Multi-Center Study Finds Clinical Practice Change with Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Reduces Severe Eye Damage More Than 50% in Premature Newborns
5. New Study Reveals Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment More Effective Than Hydrogel Dressing for Pressure Ulcer Debridement
6. Largest Study of Melanoma in US Hispanics Reveals California Population in Need of Targeted Prevention Efforts
7. Data Monitoring Committee Unanimously Recommends Continuation of Celsions Phase III ThermoDox® HEAT Study to Treat Primary Liver Cancer
8. New Mask Study Supports CDCs Updated Guidance for Seasonal Flu Prevention Strategies
9. Lexiscan® (Regadenoson) Injection Study in Subjects With Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Presented as Late-Breaker at American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2010
10. Patient Enrollment Completed in First Randomized Clinical Study of OrbusNeichs Combo™ Bio-engineered Sirolimus Eluting Stent
11. Results From Argos Therapeutics Arcelis™ Immunotherapy Phase 2 Study for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) Accepted for Poster Presentation at Ninth International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the ... ), Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX ), ... Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA ), and Merrimack ... companies can be accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register . ... ended at 4,419.48, up 2.40%, the Dow Jones Industrial ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... RIDGE, N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... (RMANJ), a world-renowned leader in the field of ... rapid approach to embryonic screening. The research abstract, ... Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in ... screening (CCS) and single gene defect (SGD) pre-implantation ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN ... clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This ... the Internet for: the temporary relief of joint ... and sprains . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513 ... is a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 firmware ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 2Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 3Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 4Market Momentum on Biotech Stocks - Amicus Therapeutics, Progenics Pharma, Threshold Pharma, Idera Pharma, and Merrimack Pharma 5New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2
... Presented in Spine, Lung, Liver and Prostate Treatment Emphasized the Benefits of ... , ... ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today ... Radiotherapy Workshop, held in Brussels, Belgium on May 28 ...
... July 6 Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:  QCOR) announced today ... Board of Directors. Dr. Blutt, 53, is the Founder and Chief Executive ... that is a shareholder of Questcor. Dr. Blutt is also board-certified in ... Medical College. , , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Presentations at the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop Highlight Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Trends 2Presentations at the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop Highlight Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Trends 3Presentations at the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop Highlight Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Trends 4Presentations at the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop Highlight Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Trends 5Mitchell J. Blutt, M.D. Appointed to Questcor Board of Directors 2Mitchell J. Blutt, M.D. Appointed to Questcor Board of Directors 3Mitchell J. Blutt, M.D. Appointed to Questcor Board of Directors 4Mitchell J. Blutt, M.D. Appointed to Questcor Board of Directors 5
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The Louis ... is dedicated to distribute health information technology innovation ... worldwide announced the development of six key guiding ... when receiving healthcare. These are an expansion of ... “providing care that is respectful of and responsive ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 With the Affordable Care Act ... by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that three ... use health insurance, but 42 percent say they are not ... before signing up for coverage. , The AIR survey found ... percent able to calculate correctly how much they owe for ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Cheap Hosting USA is among the most distinguished review ... that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is the best cheap ... , “iPower is one of the most reliable hosting ... of useful products for new and old clients. What’s ... and a number of features which will appeal to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Your Body’s Way , In a world where a multi-billion-dollar ... can be difficult to choose the right weight loss method. ... it the healthy way? Set aside the fads and resist ... regularly, and choose foods with the most nutritional benefits. ... exercise more and eat less. Despite the number of advertisements ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Lintelus, Inc., an event software provider, announced ... will be speaking on the subject of “Event Technology ... 28, at the Holiday Inn in New York City. ... as a Tech Demo at 12:45pm, to educate event ... engaging event experience. , The Annual Meetings Technology Expo ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:ReductionGuruMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Weight Loss Results 2Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2
... Cancer Center is teaming up with ENT and Allergy ... between Mount Sinai and ENT and Allergy Associates, the ... in the tri-state area, together will provide patients with ... and advanced surgical options for patients diagnosed with cancer ...
... 12 A new, free white paper,details how ... has,substantially reduced lift injuries while boosting staff satisfaction ... that provides patient transfer,and mobility assistance. Available ... is provided by the Safe Lifting Portal, (http://www.safeliftingportal.com ...
... Integrated, Inc., a,pioneer in health and condition (disease) ... ground-breaking Synergy Personal Health,Management program at DMAA,s Disease ... 16th at Caesar,s Palace in Las,Vegas. With ... need to stay,informed of the best practices, latest ...
... treatment for breast cancer, dramatically reduces symptoms of the ... standard medications for the mental illness, a new study ... National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) who conducted the ... called protein kinase C (PKC) that regulates activities in ...
... Routine helps teens make better food choices as adults, study ... eat dinner with their families on a regular basis are ... adults, a new study shows. , These teens also go ... found. , Reporting in the Journal of the American ...
... NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 12 iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq:,ICAD), ... the early identification of cancer, today announced that ... will be presenting at,the America,s Growth Capital 4th ... 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) at the,Sheraton Boston. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mount Sinai & ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP affiliate to fight cancer 2Health News:New Case Study Details How an Illinois Hospital Created a Safe Lifting Team that Dramatically Reduced Injuries, Increased Staff Satisfaction 2Health News:Health Integrated to Showcase Synergy Personal Health Management(R) at DMAA Conference 2Health News:Manic phase of bipolar disorder benefits from breast cancer medication 2Health News:Manic phase of bipolar disorder benefits from breast cancer medication 3Health News:iCAD to Present at America's Growth Capital 4th Annual Emerging Growth Conference 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: