App Reviews

Smartphones and tablets are playing an evergrowing role not only in our personal, but also in our professional lives.  Developers are bringing new medical apps into the marketplace on a nearly daily bases.  This section of UrologyMatch.com will help you keep track of Urology-related apps.

• The Urology App Review Corner has been compiled and will be managed by Matthew Sterling, MD.  Matt received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He recently started his residency in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania.

• Click on each column's header to re-sort the list of apps.  Don't see an app you think should be included? Email us at collectingsystem @ urologymatch .com

Submitted on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:59
This application contains comprehensive information regarding erectile dysfunction in order for a practicing urologist or internist to better educate their patients on the disorder. The app is organized into 3 main chapters: male genital anatomy and physiology, erectile dysfunction, and diagnosis and treatment. Inside these chapters there are numerous images along with a paragraphs-worth of text explaining a specific area of erectile dysfunction (i.e. male anatomy, spermatogenesis, genital ducts, semen production, causes of ED, diagnosis, and treatment options). The app allows for images and text to be emailed to patients or colleagues, which definitely adds to the usefulness of this app. Finally, there is a feature for easily searching through the different sections of the app via keywords.
Platforms
Overall Rating
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Price
$6.99
Submitted on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:55
This application is based on the Partin and Han Tables originally produced based on research from the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Partin tables use PSA level, Gleason score, and estimated clinical stage to help physicians predict the definitive pathologic stage of prostate cancer and use this information to help decide the best course of treatment. Han tables use PSA level, Gleason score, and clinical stage to predict the probability of the first evidence of recurrence (detectable PSA level) 3, 5, 7, and 10 years following surgery. The Han table can be used both pre-operatively (based on clinical grade) and post-operatively (based on pathological stage). This app allows physicians to enter data for the variables above and immediately calculate the predicated pathologic stage (Partin) and percentage of biochemical recurrence-free survival probability at 3, 5, 7, and 10 years (Han).
Platforms
iPhone
Overall Rating
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Price
$2.99
Submitted on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:48
This application contains close to 100 videos from the ‘surgery in motion’ section of the European Urology journal. The videos are organized based on either date of upload or category of video (i.e. cystectomy, endoscopic, incontinence, prostatectomy, robotic, etc. videos). The videos are short pieces highlighting a specific surgeons/institutions technique for a certain procedure. The videos show highlights of the procedure being performed along with commentary describing the techniques instituted by the specific surgeon and how to perform them. Several videos discuss patient outcomes of the various techniques/surgeries presented.
Platforms
iPhone
Overall Rating
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Price
Free
Submitted on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:44
This app is intended for use by residents, urologists, and nephrologists as a simple workup tool for urolithiasis. The application takes into account gender, age, weight, height, race, blood creatinine, calcium, uric acid, glucose, 24h urine creatinine, calcium, urate, urea, sodium, and first urine density, pH, and whether urine culture is positive or negative. From this data the app can tell the user if the results entered are valid and reports information about the patient’s dietary habits and concluding diagnoses (i.e. normal kidney function, hypercalcemia, hyperglycemia, etc.). Finally, the app makes an automated list of differentials to be worked up by the physician.
Platforms
Overall Rating
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Price
Free
Submitted on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 14:44
This application is intended for male patients with urinary medical complaints to track their bladder function on a day-to-day basis. Patients can add inputs and outputs throughout the day and then review a summary page that includes total inputs/outputs along with leaks and pads used. There is also a section where patients can track their AUA score. Patients can obtain a new AUA score by performing the survey within the app and can compare it with older ones to see how he is progressing. Patients can also track their PSA. All of this information can then be emailed to the patient’s healthcare provider or to a home computer.
Platforms
iPhone
Overall Rating
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Price
Free