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Teledermatology protocol for screening of Skin Cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, April 2015
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Teledermatology protocol for screening of Skin Cancer
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, April 2015
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153163
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Maria Fernanda Piccoli, Bruna Dücker Bastos Amorim, Harley Miguel Wagner, Daniel Holthausen Nunes


Telemedicine refers to the use of technology as improvement of healthcare delivery to places where distance becomes an obstacle. Its use represents a great potential for dermatology, a specialty whose visual analysis phase is essential in diagnosis. To analyze the compatibility index of skin cancer diagnoses between primary care and teledermatology, and to validate a protocol for standardization of digital imaging to obtain the reports in teledermatology. An observational cross-sectional study developed through the census of 333 examination requests, received between January/2012 and July/2012, in the Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth of SES-SC. We used a protocol for photographic lesion standardization, consisting of three steps (panoramic photo, close-up with ruler and dermoscopy). After collection, the data were sent to a virtual site on the Internet, and recorded with the use of an electronic health record containing the images, the skin phototype and demographic characteristics. The level of compatibility between the diagnosis of skin cancer in Santa Catarina's primary care and the diagnosis proposed by teledermatology was 19.02%. Proportionally, it was 21.21% for BCC, 44.44% for SCC and 6.98% for MM. The protocol was statistically significant (p <0.05), with an OR of 38.77. The rate of diagnostic compatibility of skin cancer was low and the use of the protocol optimized the chance of validating requests for examination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 110 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 16%
Researcher 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 12%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 22 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 24 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 June 2018.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 758 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
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