Congratulations to Dr. Christian Dameff, current chief resident, on his recent publication entitled Teletoxicology: Patient Assessment Using Wearable Audiovisual Streaming Technology. Dr. Dameff collaborated with several toxicologists at the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Medical Toxicology Fellowship. Quoting from the conclusion in the abstract, "Remote evaluation of poisoned patients via Google Glass® is possible with a high degree of agreement on examination findings and ECG interpretation. Evaluation of pupil size and response to light is limited, likely by the quality of streaming video. Users of Google Glass® for teletoxicology reported high levels of comfort with the technology and found it reliable, though as reported reliability decreased, remote users were most affected. Further study should compare patient-centered outcomes when using HMDs for consultation to those resulting from telephone consultation" (Link).
Listen to Dr. Dameff describe the paper in his own words below!
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