Friday, December 12, 2008

Eponyms for the iPhone


The classic database of
medical eponyms by Andrew Yee is available on the iPhone with the Eponyms application marketed by Pascal Pfiffner.

Eponyms has definitions of 1,600 medical eponyms, making it a wonderful tool for students and educators (I used the PalmOS version of this database when I was a medical student - quite helpful!)


Eponyms is free for students, for everyone else it is $1.99.




Eponyms is released under the Apache 2.0 opensource license. Source code can be found on Google Code.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

iPhone Medical Calculator Throwdown

Which is the best iPhone Medical Calculator?

What criteria do you use to choose?

Price?

Appearance?

Features?

What calculations are included?

Free calculators are great, but if they do not have the calculations you use - not very helpful.

To help everyone sort this out, we created our Great iPhone Medical Calculator Comparison Table!


The Great iPhone Medical Calculator Comparison Table, Version 2, 12/11/2008


iDocTools Medical Calculator MediMath Mediquations
Version1.1
2.011

iPhone Appstore
$4.95
iPhone Appstore
$0.99
iPhone Appstore
$4.99
iPhone Appstore
$4.99
A-a O2 gradient X X X X
Absolute Neutrophil Count X X X X
Anion Gap (Serum) X X X X
Apgar Score X X X X
Basal Energy Expenditure X X X X
Body Mass Index (BMI) X X X X
Body Surface Area (DuBois) X X X X
Cardiac output (Fick) X X X X
Child-Pugh score X X X X
Corrected QT for HR (QTc) X X X X
Corrected Serum Calcium X X X X
Corrected Serum Sodium X X X X
Creatinine Clearance (Cockcroft Gault) X X X X
Fraction Excretion of Sodium (FeNA) X X X X
Framingham Cardiac Risk X X X X
GFR (MDRD) X X X X
Glasgow Coma Scale X X X X
Ideal body weight X X X X
LDL Cholesterol X X X X
Mean arterial pressure X X X X
MELD Score X X X X
Opiates X X X X
Oxygenation index (PaO2 / FiO2) X X X X
Parkland Formula X X X X
Pregnancy calculator X X X X
Ranson Criteria X X X X
Steroid Conversion X X X X
Weight Conversions X X X X
Wells Criteria for PE X X X X
Winter's Formula X X X X
Age
X X X
Alcoholic Hepatitis Discriminant
X X X
Apache II (ICU Scoring)
X X X
Bishop Score (Labor Induction) X
X X
Body Surface Area (Mosteller) X
X X
CHADS Score (AFib Stroke Risk)
X X X
Corrected Serum Phenytoin X
X X
Creatinine Clearance (Measured) X
X X
Delta Gap
X X X
Endotracheal Tube Size X
X X
Goldman Cardiac Risk Index X
X X
Henderson-Hasselbalch equation X
X X
Iron deficit X
X X
IV Infusion Rate
X X X
Maintenance Fluids
X X X
Number Needed to Treat (NNT) X
X X
Osmotic gap (stool) X
X X
PELD Score X
X X
Pneumonia Severity Index (PORT Score)
X X X
Pressure gradient (Bernoulli) X
X X
Pulmonary vascular resistance X
X X
Reticulocyte index X
X X
Systemic vascular resistance X
X X
TIMI Score (STEMI)
X X X
ITIMIScore (Unstable Angina/NSTEMI)
X X X
Transtubular K gradient X
X X
Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTS)

X X
ABCD score

X X
ABCD^2 (Restroke Risk)

X X
Alvarado Appendicitis Score

X X
Anion Gap (Urine)

X X
Aortic Valve Area (Continuity)

X X
Aortic Valve Area (Gorlin) X
X
Arterial Oxygen Content

X X
Arterial Oxygen Delivery

X X
Barthel's ADL Index

X X
Berg Balance Scale

X X
Bicarbonate Deficit
X X
Body Surface Area (Haycock) X
X
Body Surface Area (No Height)

X X
Boston Heart Failure Criteria

X X
Carboplatin Dosing

X X
Cardiac Output (CO) X
X
Cardiac Output (Echo) X

X
Change In Serum Sodium (IV Fluids)

X X
Charlson Comborbidity Index

X X
Conception date
X X
Corrected calcium (proteinemia) X
X
Corrected phenytoin (renal) X
X
Creatinine clearance Children (Schwartz) X

X
CURB-65 Pneumonia Mortality

X X
Dermatome Map

X X
Duke Treadmill CAD Stress Score

X X
Fluid requirements for first 24 hours
X X
Fluid requirements for first 8 hours
X X
Fractional Excretion of Urea (FEUrea)
X
X
Free Sodium Deficit for Hyponatremia

X X
Free Water Deficit for Hypernatremia
X
X
Heart Rate from EKG

X X
IV Dose
X X
Kt/V (Daugirdas formula)

X X
Lean Body Weight
X X
Light's Criteria

X X
Maximum Allowable Blood Loss

X X
Mini Mental Status Exam

X X
NIH Stroke Scale

X X
Osmolality (Serum)

X X
Oxygen tank remaining time X
X
Peak Flow (Predicted)

X X
Pediatric Dosing

X X
Pediatric maintenance IV fluids X
X
PERC Rule (PE Rule-out Criteria)
X
X
Salazar-Corcoran CrCl for obese patients

X X
Sensitivity and Specificity (Bayesian)

X X
SIRS Criteria

X X
SOFA score X

X
Spirometric Values (ERS and Crapo) X

X
Temperature Conversion

X X
Umbilical Catheter Insertion Depth

X X
Unit Conversion (Volume) X
X
Urine Output

X X
Valve area by PISA X

X
Water deficit X
X
Wells Criteria for DVT

X X
Wright GFR

X X





Version History

Version 2 - 12/11/08
  • Calculations present in just one calculator are no longer included (to make the list more manageable)
  • Added calculator version numbers
  • Added Appstore links
  • Added prices
  • The version number links go to the full, official calculation listings of the calculators
  • We would also like to thank Evan Schoenberg of MediMath fame for his comments on how to improve this table

Version 1 - Initial publication

Friday, October 3, 2008

Glasgow Coma Score tool for iPhone and iPod Touch


HandheldCare
has released a $0.99 Glascow Coma Scoring tool for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

This is a very easy to use tool when assessing the degree of neurologic injury to a patient.

The GCS tool from HandheldCare is available from the iPhone App Store.

BMI calculator for iPhone and iPod Touch


HandheldCare has released a $0.99 Body mass index calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

This straightforward calculator allows the use of SI or traditional units (kilograms/centimeters or pounds/inches).

The BMI calculator is available through the iPhone App Store.

MediMath medical calculator for iPhone


Medimath is a medical calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch that has 60 calculations that include a discussion on how to use the results of the calculations and primary source citations.

Medimath also includes a "Favorites" section so you can quickly find the calculations you use most often.

Medimath is available from the iPhone App Store


MediMath is developed by Evan Schoenberg, a 4th year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Video - StyleTap prototype on iPhone

The StyleTap platform currently allows users of Windows Mobile devices to run PalmOS software. StyleTap has announced development of an iPhone based platform, but a release date has not been set.

If released, StyleTap for the iPhone will make thousands of PalmOS applications available for iPhone and iPod Touch users.


Video - ePocrates on the iPhone

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MedFile for the iPhone

MedFile is a web based personal health record compatible with the iPhone. MedFile stores basic health information such as
  • Name
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Vaccinations
  • Contact information
  • Insurance information
MedFile costs $11.95 per year for the first family member, and $4.95 per year for each additional family member.

The major concern with this type of personal health record is access when wireless service is not available. View the AT&T coverage map here>

Thursday, July 17, 2008

ePocrates for the iPhone


ePocrates can be downloaded for free to your iPhone, bringing one of the most popular PDA based medical references to the iPhone. The larger screen, compared to most PDAs, makes reading the information more comfortable.

ePocrates for the iPhone also introduces the first mobile pill identifier on the market.

ePocrates can be downloaded via the AppStore in iTunes.

Key Features
  • Drug database
  • Drug interaction check
  • Formularies (New Feature)
  • Pill identifier
ePocrates for the iPhone lacks MobileCME and MedTools, which are components of ePocrates Rx Free for PalmOS and WindowsMobile.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ePocrates for the iPhone - First look

Healthcare iPod has published a first look at ePocrates for the iPhone and iPod touch. The article can be found here >

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The iPhone in Dentistry

The iPhone in Dentistry

by William Jackson, DDS

The next-generation of communication and collaboration tools has finally reached dentistry in a meaningful way via the iPhone. Through the use of the iPhone and web-based clinical and practice management software, dentists can manage electronic communications, share and publish information, and stay connected while on the go.

Planet DDS, the industry leader for web-based dental software, has recently created an interface with the iPhone. From the iPhone, a dentist can remotely:

  • View basic patient demographic information
  • View health history and treatment history
  • View and send any stored digitized images, like x-rays
  • Review prescription history
  • Send e-prescriptions
  • See appointment schedules
  • See any dental insurance information
  • View billing status and patient balances
  • Run and view thousands of reports

Planet DDS customers have found these capabilities especially useful when receiving away-from-the-office emergency calls. Dental x-rays, as opposed to most medical x-rays, are typically small enough to be seen easily on the iPhone. Also, the common result of an emergency call is the prescribing of medication. With the iPhone, this is made much safer and because of the access to health and prescription history, and it is much easier because of the immediate communication capabilities of sending an e-prescription.

One can only imagine how mobile communications will improve healthcare delivery as information storage moves beyond paper, becomes more standardized and available, and as bandwidth issues get less and less. As we move toward that inevitable future, companies like Planet DDS will help speed the transitions by offering services that deliver immediate value to both doctor and patient.

Friday, March 7, 2008

ePocrates on the iPhone - Update


ePocrates announced that work has began on a non-browser based version of their award winning software for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

ePocrates is collecting email addresses for notification when the iPhone version is available.

A video of ePocrates on an iPhone can be found here.

When complete, the iPhone native version of ePocrates will make the iPhone a much more viable medical smartphone option.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

LifeRecord EMR on iPhone Video

This YouTube video illustrates iPhone access to the LifeRecord EMR.


HeartIT for iPhone

Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) announced July 16, 2007 that WebPax images can viewed on an iPhone.

WebPax is a DICOM compliant, scalable medical image management system developed by HeartIT.

Mobile access to medical images can facilitate consultation with other medical professionals or be useful in discussion with patients. However, the small image size (due to the nature of a mobile device) limits the utility of these images.

No free demo is available.

High quality example videos of medical images on an iPhone can be found on the HeartIT site.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

ePocrates for iPhone

The content of ePocrates Online is available in an iPhone optimized format at m.epocrates.com.

This free, high quality medical resource gives iPhone users access to drug dosing, drug interaction, drug price, and other useful information in the easy to use ePocrates style through wireless internet access.

ePocrates for PDAs is well known to health care professionals, with over 500,000 active users, including one in four physicians, in the United States.

The only drawback of ePocrates Online is that wireless web access is required to access the content on an iPhone.

ePocrates has announced plans for a version that can be downloaded to your iPhone for 2008.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Skyscape Applications

Skyscape has announced the availability of many of their titles in an iPhone optimized format.

We have not had a chance to review any Skyscape titles on an iPhone.




Clinical Guides
Skyscape's 5-Minute Clinical Consult
Harrison's Manual of Medicine
The Washington Manual® of Medical Therapeutics
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Drug Guides
British National Formulary
DrDrugs®: Drug Guide for Physicians
A to Z Drug Facts
Intravenous Medications

Laboratory Guide
Labs 360°

Treatment Guidelines
Life Support 360°

Nursing-Specific Titles
Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses
RNotes - Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide
Nurse's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Nursing I.V. Drug Handbook
Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

Anesthesiology
Sota Omoigui's Anesthesia Drugs Handbook
Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia

Emergency Medicine
Rosen and Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult

Infectious Diseases
HIV Guide

Ophthalmology
Drugs in Ophthalmology
Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes
The Wills Eye Manual

Pediatrics
The Harriet Lane Handbook
The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult

Psychiatry
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Veterinary Medicine
5 Minute Veterinary Consult - Canine and Feline

GenericMedList for iPhone


GenericMedList features medication discount programs that do not have complex eligibility requirements, applications to fill out, additional costs. GenericMedList allows iPhone users to search and compare drug discount programs such as the Walmart $4 generic drug program to find the most affordable medications.

GenericMedList is a valuable resource for physicians, nurses, health care providers, case managers, social workers, and health care consumers when researching affordable medications.

GenericMedList.com uses the iWPhone WordPress Plugin to deliver content optimized for the screen size and Safari browser of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The only drawback to GenericMedList for the iPhone is the need for a wireless internet connection to access the content.