Thursday, December 16, 2010

PediaCents for iOS review

PediaCents is an iOS medical app that quickly and easily calculates the blood pressure percentile for pediatric patients using the method outlined in the NHLBI tables.

This saves time, and takes the guesswork out of assessing the blood pressure readings of children.  This is critical because the "normal" ranges for blood pressure in children

In addition to blood pressure percentiles, PedaCents also calculates normal ranges for vital signs, height, weight, body surface area (BSA), and body mass index (BMI).

PediaCents has a colorful and easy to use interface, and will be an asset to anyone who provides medical care for children.

PediaCents is free through 1/1/2011 in the iTunes AppStore

PediaCents - Exsilico Consulting

Prognosis: Your Diagnosis Review

Prognosis: Your Diagnosis is a free medical case review application available for iOS.  This app presents medical cases in a fun and engaging manner, and provides you with additional information in the traditional "med school way" of history, examination, diagnostic tests and management.
Feedback on diagnosis and management and a detailed discussion of the patient case (complete with references) are provided.

This app is a fun way to challenge your brain while on call, and is suitable for anyone with an interest in medicine.   If you could only get CME credit with this app.....

Prognosis:  Your Diagnosis is available from the iTunes app store.

Prognosis : Your Diagnosis - a clinical case simulation game for Doctors, Medical Students and Nurses - Medical Joyworks

Thursday, August 26, 2010

LaboratoryGear Medical - iPhone App Review

LaboratoryGear Medical, by Med Gears, is a fast and easy to use iPhone app that includes detailed information on over 250 common laboratory tests.

Lab tests can be found by search, browsing by organ system, and specimen source (blood, urine, CSF, etc.).  A favorites list can also be created for commonly reviewed lab tests.

Each lab test entry includes information on the reference range (sometimes known as the "normal" range) for the test, a differential diagnosis for test abnormalities, and a description of the utility of the test.  Switching from US to SI units is quick and easy.

As an internal medicine hospitalist, I found myself using LaboratoryGear Medical 1-2 times per day, and I was able to answer my questions very quickly.  It is a great asset on teaching rounds with the students and residents.

LaboratoryGear Medical is an easy to use application that will be useful for medical students, residents, and attending physicians.

LaboratoryGear Medical is available in the iTunes App Store and costs $1.99.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

STAT Cardiac Clearance

STAT Cardiac Clearance is a free medical app developed by Austin Physician Productivity, LLC  to assist in perioperative cardiac risk assessment using the 2007 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines.

This application is straightforward and easy to use, providing a very useful point of care patient assessment tool.

This app accurately recreates the 2007 ACC/AHA risk assessment algorithm, and this reviewer tested STAT Cardiac Clearance while performing several preoperative risk assessments.