Telemedicine in vascular surgery: feasibility of digital imaging for remote management of wounds.

@article{Wirthlin1998TelemedicineIV,
  title={Telemedicine in vascular surgery: feasibility of digital imaging for remote management of wounds.},
  author={Douglas J Wirthlin and S Buradagunta and Roger A. Edwards and David C. Brewster and Richard Paul Cambria and Jonathan P Gertler and Glenn M. Lamuraglia and Dr. E. G. Jordan and Joseph C Kvedar and William M. Abbott},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1089-99; discussion 1099-100}
}
PURPOSE Telemedicine coupled with digital photography could potentially improve the quality of outpatient wound care and decrease medical cost by allowing home care nurses to electronically transmit images of patients' wounds to treating surgeons. To determine the feasibility of this technology, we compared bedside wound examination by onsite surgeons with viewing digital images of wounds by remote surgeons. METHODS Over 6 weeks, 38 wounds in 24 inpatients were photographed with a Kodak DC50… CONTINUE READING

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