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Covid-19: the rise of telemedicine The global coronavirus pandemic has forced non-frontline medical professionals to seek alternative ways to treat their patients. Telemedicine and eHealth have been heralded as key methods for making healthcare more accessible to individuals, especially during the pandemic, with many facing travel... search all news

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Mapping the role of digital health technologies in the case detection, management, and treatment outcomes of neglected tropical diseases: a scoping review. Background: Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that principally impact the world's poorest people. The use of digital health technologies is an emerging and promising way to improve disease prevention, diagnosis, case detection, treatment delivery, and...

Tele-sleep medicine: an opportunity in a crisis. The countrywide lockdown in India has necessitated healthcare providers consider alternate options for providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there has been a tremendous focus in coping with emergency and inpatient care for COVID-19 related illness, there is also an increasing need to...

Telemedicine pre and post COVID-19: lessons for commercialisation based on previous use cases. Telemedicine used to be slow, difficult, expensive and widely neglected by doctors and patients. COVID-19 changed everything; telemedicine is entering a period of rapid economic and business growth. This paper discusses the reasons for change in telemedicine over the last 20 years, through...

A mixed-methods survey to explore issues with virtual consultations for musculoskeletal care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective: To explore orthopaedic and musculoskeletal clinicians' views and experiences of legal, safety, safeguarding and security issues regarding the use of virtual consultations (VC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. A secondary objective was to suggest ways to overcome these issues. Methods: A...

Global diffusion of eHealth - making universal health coverage achievable: report of the third global survey on eHealth. This WHO Global Observatory for eHealth's third, global survey, of which 125 countries participated in, investigates how eHealth can support universal health coverage in Member States. The report considers eHealth foundations built through policy development, funding approaches, and capacity...

Profile and motivation of women enrolled in the Brazilian telemedicine and telehealth postgraduate distance education programme. Purpose: Women's participation in Telehealth is increasing around the world and they should be prepared to work in this new job market. The aim of this study was to evaluate the profile and motivation of women enrolled in the Brazilian Postgraduate Programme on Telemedicine and Telehealth. Methods:...


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Preparedness and response to pandemics and other infectious disease emergencies. This chapter discusses the principles and practice of emergency preparedness and response as applied to infectious disease emergencies, using influenza as an example. It describes the epidemiology and spread of pandemic influenza, the detection and tracking of influenza viruses, principles of...

The animal connection. This chapter reviews the animal origins of some of the most serious infectious diseases of humans, which include human immunodeficiency virus infections, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It also discusses the role of bats as a reservoir host for other...

A holistic view to managing the inevitable in high-tech and resource-poor settings. This book chapter provides an introduction into disaster medicine and disaster management in both resource-rich and resource-poor setting. It provides a summary of the specific sections in the book, which specifically discusses the following: mitigation, training and medical preparedness; the...


CAB Reviews – CABI’s e-Journal

Human African trypanosomiasis: current status and eradication efforts. Epidemics of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the twentieth century led to millions of deaths. However, since the start of the twenty-first century, there has been a continued decline in the number of reported cases, due to increased investment and prioritisation of control efforts....

Onchocerciasis: status and progress towards elimination. Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

Buruli ulcer: currents status and options for future prevention. Buruli ulcer (BU) is a serious skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. Over the last 10 years, the understanding of the epidemiology, ecology, aetiology and physiopathology of BU has progressed considerably. This paper reviews the current knowledge of BU and the options for future...

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