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|Title:||Telepaediatrics and diabetic retinopathy screening of young people with diabetes in Queensland||Authors:||Stillman, J K
Gole, G A
Van der Westhuyzen, J
|Issue Date:||2004||Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD||Source:||Stillman, K., Gole, G., Wootton, R., Woolfield, N., Price, D., Van der Westhuyzen, J., Williams, M., & Williams, J. (2004). Telepaediatrics and diabetic retinopathy screening of young people with diabetes in Queensland. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 10, S92–S94.||Journal:||Journal of telemedicine and telecare||Abstract:||We have examined the feasibility of a telemedicine-enabled screening service for children and adolescents with diabetes in Queensland. There are approximately 1400 young people with diabetes in Queensland and only about two-thirds of them are screened in accordance with international guidelines. A regional retinal screening service was established using a nonmydriatic digital retinal camera. Seven centres volunteered to participate in the study. During a five-month pilot trial, 83 of the young people with diabetes who attend these centres underwent digital retinal screening (3.7%). Retinal images were sent via email to a paediatric ophthalmologist for review and results were returned via email. A copy of each participant's results was forwarded by mail to the referring diabetes doctor and the participant and family. The majority of the image files (96%) were rated as excellent or good. Only one participant was identified as having an abnormal result. Participants and their families expressed satisfaction with the digital retinal screening process.||DOI:||10.1258/1357633042614203||Keywords:||telemedicine;diabetes;diabetic retinopathy;nonmydriatic digital retinal camera||Type:||Article|
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