Thursday, November 29, 2012

FH Diagnosis | Medical App Review

FH Diagnosis screen shot on an Apple iPhoneFH Diagnosis is a free iPhone app designed to assist in the diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) using the Dutch Lipid, MEDPED, and Simon Broome criteria for FH.

These complex diagnostic criteria are rarely used, except in lipid-specialty clinics, for the diagnosis of potential FH.  This easy to use app provides a tool that any healthcare professional can use to establish a diagnosis of FH and start appropriate treatment for this disorder that can lead to premature cardiovascular death.

The user interface of FH Diagnosis is straight forward, nothing is complicated or difficult to use.

FH Diagnosis is strongly recommended for primary care providers and specialist physicians who manage patients with lipid disorders.  

The medical content adviser for FH Diagnosis is Gregory Thomas, MD, MPH, FACC, FASNC.

Dr Thomas is known for co-leading the interdisciplinary team that found atherosclerosis in ancient Egyptian mummies.  (JAMA 2009;302(19):2091-2094.)

This app was created by KKIT Creations LLC using support from Genzyme, a pharmaceutical company.  There appears to be no promotional bias in this app.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ward Round Picture Quiz | Medical App Review

Ward Round Picture Quiz Screen shot on Apple iPhone
Ward Round Picture Quiz is a medical gamification project by Guerilla Tea

Ward Round Picture Quiz a visual diagnosis quiz app that is packaged in an easy to use UI with good quality clinical images.   This app is great for medical students, residents, and anyone else interested in how healthcare professionals diagnose patients. 

The quizzes are clearly something a medical student or resident could use while waiting for a conference or clinic to start!

Ward Round Picture Quiz Screen shot showing gouty arthritis of elbow

The clinical content was developed by Adrian Raudaschl, MBChB from Glasgow University in Scotland.

Key points
  • Great user interface
  • Good clinical content
  • Challenge your diagnostic skills in a fun way.

Ward Round: Picture Quiz - Guerilla Tea