Friday, December 12, 2008
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
What criteria do you use to choose?
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
|A-a O2 gradient||X||X||X||X|
|Absolute Neutrophil Count||X||X||X||X|
|Anion Gap (Serum)||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|
|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|
|Glasgow Coma Scale||X||X||X||X|
|Ideal body weight||X||X||X||X|
|Mean arterial pressure||X||X||X||X|
|Oxygenation index (PaO2 / FiO2)||X||X||X||X|
|Wells Criteria for PE||X||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|
|Endotracheal Tube Size||X||X||X|
|Goldman Cardiac Risk Index||X||X||X|
|IV Infusion Rate||X||X||X|
|Number Needed to Treat (NNT)||X||X||X|
|Osmotic gap (stool)||X||X||X|
|Pneumonia Severity Index (PORT Score)||X||X||X|
|Pressure gradient (Bernoulli)||X||X||X|
|Pulmonary vascular resistance||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^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|
|Body Surface Area (Haycock)||X||X|
|Body Surface Area (No Height)||X||X|
|Boston Heart Failure Criteria||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|
|Corrected calcium (proteinemia)||X||X|
|Corrected phenytoin (renal)||X||X|
|Creatinine clearance Children (Schwartz)||X||X|
|CURB-65 Pneumonia Mortality||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|
|Kt/V (Daugirdas formula)||X||X|
|Lean Body Weight||X||X|
|Maximum Allowable Blood Loss||X||X|
|Mini Mental Status Exam||X||X|
|NIH Stroke Scale||X||X|
|Oxygen tank remaining time||X||X|
|Peak Flow (Predicted)||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|
|Spirometric Values (ERS and Crapo)||X||X|
|Umbilical Catheter Insertion Depth||X||X|
|Unit Conversion (Volume)||X||X|
|Valve area by PISA||X||X|
|Wells Criteria for DVT||X||X|
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
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.
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 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.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
If released, StyleTap for the iPhone will make thousands of PalmOS applications available for iPhone and iPod Touch users.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
- Contact information
- Insurance information
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 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.
- Drug database
- Drug interaction check
- Formularies (New Feature)
- Pill identifier
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The iPhone in Dentistry
by William Jackson,
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.
- 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
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
Friday, March 7, 2008
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
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
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
We have not had a chance to review any Skyscape titles on an iPhone.
Life Support 360°
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
Rosen and Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult
5 Minute Veterinary Consult - Canine and Feline
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.