Resultados: 4

Telehealth: clinical guidelines and technical standards for telepsychiatry: summary

INTRODUCTION: Telepsychiatry is one of the oldest applications of telemedicine. Although the first experiences date back to the 1950s, telepsychiatry really began to develop in the 1990s with the implementation of a number of projects. Since these were almost exclusively initiatives in clinical settings,...

Mid-wheel drive powered wheelchairs

CONTEXT: For decades now, wheelchairs have been powered by either a rear-wheel or a front-wheel drive system. In 1996, however, a new drive configuration appeared on the scene, giving us mid -wheel drive powered wheelchairs (MWDs). The main drive wheels of these chairs are positioned in line with or near...

Low-intensity ultrasound (ExogenTM) for the treatment of fractures

Low-intensity ultrasound (Exogen™) is a home-based treatment for certain fractures and frac-ture complications. The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) asked the Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé (AETMIS) to assess the efficacy and safety of t...

Evaluation of photodynamic ther-apy for the treatment of exudative age-related macular degenerati on (ARMD) with subfoveal neovascularization

OBJECTIVES: Over the past few decades, most industrialized countries have experienced an increase in their elderly populations. This inversion of the age pyramid is leading to an increased incidence of many diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). ARMD is characterized by degenerative...