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Tele-dermatology. A Randomised Controlled Study Using Polaroid Photography to Diagnose Skin Conditions P.Leggett 1 ,D.Gilliland 1 ,M.Cupples 1 ,K.McGlade 1 , R.Corbett 2 , M.Stevenson 3 ,K.Steele 1
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Tele-dermatology A Randomized Controlled Study Using Polaroid Photography to Diagnose Skin Conditions P.Leggett 1 ,D.Gilliland 1 ,M.Cupples 1 ,K.McGlade 1 , R.Corbett 2 , M.Stevenson 3 ,K.Steele 1 Dept General Practice Queens University 1 Dept Dermatology Belfast City Hospital 2 Dept Epidemiology Queens University 3 Background: Of all GP interviews, 15% are for dermatological conditions-4% of these oblige referral to a dermatologist . In this review we evaluate the estimation of polaroid photography in helping a dermatologist oversee patients alluded from GPs. Our goal was to figure out if a polaroid photograph(s), with a clinical history, empowers a last conclusion & administration plan to be made without the patient seeing the dermatologist up close and personal. Approach Randomized controlled trial 136 patients (5months-94 years; 55male,81 female) Recruited from 5 urban general practices Polaroid photograph(s) taken by alluding GP Standard clinical history sent with photograph(s) Outcomes 136 Patients 65 Control 71 Study Cases Seen by dermatologist 45 26 in the typical way photograph conclusion photograph finding conceivable unrealistic 18 27 did not require expected to Seen in normal to be seen be seen method for the 27 photograph analysis patients who should have been seen, 20 went to their out-patient arrangement and in 19 (95%) of these the up close and personal determination was indistinguishable to the photograph diagnosis.In one case the conclusion was changed from skin inflammation to psoriasis. Conclusions Polaroid photos can be utilized by dermatologists to help the finding of different dermatological conditions Polaroid photography offers the possibility to diminish the quantity of attendances at dermatology out-patient facilities Polaroid photography speaks to a basic, simple to utilize and cheap technique for transferring significant data to a dermatologist Table compressing the determinations in the review and control bunches

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