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Thermology Health Care Applications and Medical Thermography

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 3030

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Neurology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo University Medicine School Clinical Hospital, São Paulo 01246-903, SP, Brazil
Interests: health care sciences & services; traumas; medical termography; pain; breast cancer; cardiovascular disease; surgery; artificial intelligence; healthtech; remote sensing; brain sciences
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Dear Colleagues,

Over the last decade, infrared and multi-spectral medical thermography have undoubtedly exhibited breakthroughs in the medical field of clinical thermology. In addition to the expansion of established imaging instrumentation and software for broader applications in diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular and infectious diseases, cardiology, public health, surgery, sports, psyquiatry and oncological diseases, artificial intelligence and machine learning protocols that have advanced diagnostic capabilities in thermography have resulted in significant changes in method accuracy. Technological advancements are driving novel techniques for diagnosis and assessment, as well as thermoguided procedures and treatment outcome monitoring. The capacity to communicate innovation with investigators outside the presumably confined field in which it originated sometimes limits the translation of improvements in thermal imaging technology, methodologies, and procedures to broader applications. It is consequently critical to simplify the transfer of developments in infrared thermal imaging from one field to another. Exploiting the full potential of innovation frequently necessitates the inclusion of a new, sometimes external, perspective. This special issue of IJERPH seeks to act as a platform for such cross-disciplinary interchange and to drive the spread of innovative applications, possibly by promoting new partnerships between different sectors and researchers. The next great breakthrough in medical thermographic imaging might result from numerous minds suggesting innovative ideas. The project seeks contributions on thermology health care applications and medical thermography (environmental sciences and engineering), public health, environmental health, occupational hygiene, health economic and global health research, mental health, digital health, women’s health, health care sciences and services, health communication and informatics, toxicology, and public health, public health statistics and risk assessment, oral health, exercise and health, traumas, nursing, adolescents, skin health, disabilities, sport and health, aging, disease prevention, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

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Prof. Dr. Marcos Leal Brioschi
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  • public health
  • medical termography
  • pain
  • breast cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • surgery
  • artificial intelligence
  • HealthTech
  • diabetes

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Diabetic Foot Assessment and Care: Barriers and Facilitators in a Cross-Sectional Study in Bangalore, India
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(11), 5929; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20115929 - 23 May 2023
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(1) Background: This cross-sectional study aims to highlight the assessment and foot care practices in an advanced clinical setting, the clinical characteristics of the patients, and to understand the barriers and facilitators for effective foot care from the perspectives of healthcare practices, resources, [...] Read more.
(1) Background: This cross-sectional study aims to highlight the assessment and foot care practices in an advanced clinical setting, the clinical characteristics of the patients, and to understand the barriers and facilitators for effective foot care from the perspectives of healthcare practices, resources, and patients’ socioeconomic and cultural practices, and other aspects in terms of new technologies for effective foot care such as infrared thermography. (2) Methods: Clinical test data from 158 diabetic patients and a questionnaire to assess the foot care education retention rate were collected at the Karnataka Institute of Endocrinology and Research (KIER) facility. (3) Results: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) were found in 6% of the examined individuals. Male patients were more likely to have diabetes complications, with an odds ratio (OR) of 1.18 (CI = 0.49–2.84). Other diabetes problems raised the likelihood of DFUs by OR 5 (CI = 1.40–17.77). The constraints include socioeconomic position, employment conditions, religious customs, time and cost, and medication non-adherence. The attitude of podiatrists and nurses, diabetic foot education, and awareness protocols and amenities at the facility were all facilitators. (4) Conclusions: Most diabetic foot complications might be avoided with foot care education, regular foot assessments as the standard of treatment, and self-care as a preventive/therapeutic strategy. Full article
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