Randomized and controlled pilot study of the pragmatic use of mobile phone based follow up of actinic keratoses treated with topical 5-fluorouracil

Suzana S. Bosanac, Victoria Nguyen, Donna Bosanac, Daniel B Eisen, Raja K Sivamani

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Abstract

Storeand-forward teledermatology involves transmission of a patient's images to a healthcare provider and subsequent response from the provider about the diagnosis or management. Furthermore, teledermatology in which mobile phones (e.g. smartphones) are utilized for communication between the patient and their provider is referred to as mobile-teledermatology. In this study, we investigate the use of mobile-teledermatology in the management of actinic keratoses. We demonstrate that mobile-teledermatology may enhance communication between the patient and their provider when managing cutaneous disease and that even individuals in older age groups are highly satisfied with this type of follow up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Dermatology
  • Fluorouracil
  • Mobile phone
  • Prevention
  • Skin cancer
  • Teledermatology
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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