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Calculate risk of stroke on Apple Watch

Read a review of our stroke app on iMedicalApps! via iMedicalApps.

New version of MedCalc for Apple Watch

We just released a new version of our Medical for Apple Watch application!

Version 2.2 introduces new scores and tools:

  • Ideal body weight calculation is now included with BMI and BSA
  • Corticosteroid equivalence calculator
  • CAGE questionnaire (screening of alcoholism)
  • Centor Score (probability of strep pharyngitis)

Medical for Apple Watch is a great tool for physicians and medical students. Previous versions already contained several tools including:

  • BMI, BSA calculation
  • eGFR
  • Cardiovascular scores:
    ABCD2, CHA2DS2 VASc, corrected QT, HEART Score, PE probability

It is fully optimized for Watch OS2!

The price ($0.99) remains unchanged! So don’t hesitate to take a look and try by yourself by clicking here

 

 

Emergency medicine and internal medicine trainees’ smartphone use in clinical settings in the United States

Purpose:
Smartphone technology offers a multitude of applications (apps) that provide a wide range of functions for healthcare professionals. Medical trainees are early adopters of this technology, but how they use smartphones in clinical care remains unclear. Our objective was to further characterize smartphone use by medical trainees at two US academic institutions, as well as their prior training in the clinical use of smartphones.
Methods:
In 2014, we surveyed 347 internal medicine and emergency medicine resident physicians at the University of Utah and Brigham and Women’s Hospital about their smartphone use and prior training experiences. Scores (0%–100%) were calculated to assess the frequency of their use of general features (email, text) and patient-specific apps, and the results were compared according to resident level and program using the Mann-Whitney U test.
Results:
A total of 184 residents responded (response rate, 53.0%). The average score for using general features, 14.4/20 (72.2%) was significantly higher than the average score for using patient-specific features and apps, 14.1/44(33.0%; P < 0.001). The average scores for the use of general features, were significantly higher for year 3–4 residents, 15.0/20 (75.1%) than year 1–2 residents, 14.1/20 (70.5%; P=0.035), and for internal medicine residents, 14.9/20 (74.6%) in comparison to emergency medicine residents, 12.9/20 (64.3%; P = 0.001). The average score reflecting the use of patient-specific apps was significantly higher for year 3–4 residents, 16.1/44 (36.5%) than for year 1–2 residents, 13.7/44 (31.1%; P = 0.044). Only 21.7% of respondents had received prior training in clinical smartphone use.
Conclusions:
Residents used smartphones for general features more frequently than for patient-specific features, but patient-specific use increased with training. Few residents have received prior training in the clinical use of smartphones.

via J Educ Eval Health Prof

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Review of “Brain MRI Atlas” App for the iPad

Review of the app published in the Journal of Digital Imaging

Quick Review

(1 star: lowest / 5 stars: highest)

Overall rating (1–5): 4

Content (1–5): 4
Usability (1–5): 4

Pros Extremely clear and detailed delineation of complex neuroanatomy. Ability to select for specific neuroanatomical categories (e.g., nerves, ventricles).

Cons Axial FLAIR sequence only. Cannot search by label. At a Glance A great overview of detailed neuroanatomical

structures as seen on MRI, in the axial plane only.

via Online First – Springer.

Major upcoming update for our stroke app!

We are preparing a major update for our stroke application for iOS and Apple Watch!

Here is a first screenshot of the brand new dashboard. More news to come soon!

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You can get the current version of the app on the AppStore here!