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Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology ; 23(2):101-104, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1786167


Lower serum concentration of the drug was observed in younger patients than in older patients for the same mg/kg dose level due to a faster clearance, per kilogram weight in smaller patients. Of the total patients, 54% of patients participated in the teledermatology project, and 5.3% of whom received a diagnosis of AD. It is important to note that patients with poor photographs of the lesion were sent directly for an in-person consultation stressing the fact that a good-quality photograph is important for a fruitful session of teleconsultation for a dermatological patient. Evaluating the Efficacy of Telemedicine in Atopic Dermatitis We hereby review a retrospective cohort study conducted at Sao Paolo, Brazil, where 57,832 patients were waiting for an appointment with a dermatologist.[[1]] The primary objective of this study was threefold;to assess what extent is it possible to manage patients of atopic dermatitis (AD) with primary care setting, avoiding undue pressure on specialists, to assess the diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine, and to determine the frequency of AD in the study population. [Extracted from the article] Copyright of Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology is the property of Wolters Kluwer India Pvt Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

Dermatol Ther ; 34(4): e15022, 2021 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1276625


BACKGROUND: Teledermatology has evolved as a valuable option to outpatient visits during the current pandemic. We set up a smartphone-based hybrid model of teledermatology services providing direct care to patients at our center. To analyse patient and physician-experience and acceptability for teledermatology over a 6-month-period, along with clinicodemographic profile of patients. METHODOLOGY: Single-center, retrospective study conducted from May 20, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Patient satisfaction level for teledermatology was assessed on a 4-point scale and compared with the satisfaction level during their previous physical visits prior to COVID-19 pandemic. A physician assessment form was utilised to record the experience of dermatologists while providing teledermatology services. RESULTS: Of 7530 patients registered, a successful consult was provided to 6125 patients (81.34%). Average number of teleconsultations/day rose from 23.60 in May 2020 to 77.96 in October 2020. Mean age of patients availing teledermatology services was 33.60 ± 16.99 years. Average distance to care and travel time were 100.90 ± 171.77 km and 135 ± 222.32 min, respectively. A definitive diagnosis could be ascertained in 5724 patients (93.45%) and in-person visit was recommended to 133 patients (2.2%). Out of 6125 patients, 5229 could be contacted for feedback, 935 (18.18%), 2230 (42.65%), 1749 (33.45%), and 300 patients (5.70%) reported being very satisfied, satisfied, partially satisfied, and unsatisfied, respectively. Of 1914 patients, who had availed in-person OPD facilities prior to the pandemic, 914 patients (49.62%) preferred in-person visits. Of 34 dermatologists surveyed, 88.2% felt comfortable providing teleconsultations and 82.4% felt the need to continue teledermatology services in the upcoming months. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, teledermatology is a valid alternative for in-person dermatology visits during the current crisis; helping with initial triage and further patient management. Further refinement of the process could lead to even more acceptability.

COVID-19 , Dermatology , Skin Diseases , Telemedicine , Adolescent , Adult , Humans , India/epidemiology , Middle Aged , Pandemics , Retrospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2 , Tertiary Care Centers , Young Adult