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 Sat, 02/04/2012 - 14:37
This application is intended for male and female 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/she is progressing. 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
Submitted on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 14:30
This application includes short and absolutely beautiful animations to describe several different diseases and procedures of the kidney. Diseases covered include various types of kidney and ureteral stones. Procedures covered include ESWL, PCNL, pyelolithotomy for staghorn stones, and rigid and flexible ureteroscopy. Additionally, the app includes a video on how the kidney works, explaining in detail glomerular filtration and urine production. Finally, there is a section where the user can draw directly on animated images of the kidney and urinary system, with the option of emailing the drawing to others. The new update (v1.3) contains minor video changes videos and increased app stability.
Platforms
Overall Rating
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Price
$2.99
Submitted on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 14:25
This application, intended mostly for medical students interested in urology and urology residents includes the following sections: forums, videos, and news. Most of the forums are open forums where medical students interested in urology and urology residents can post questions and in turn responses to all things urology, especially urology residency and fellowship matches. This includes information on current residency programs from both chairman/residency directors and students/residents perspectives. There is ample information about the current match, including interview offers and dates, interview switches/cancellations, and basic information about life on the trail. The website truly takes an applicant from first having thoughts of applying through matching. There are also archived forums from the previous few years if one wants to look up more information out there about programs, step1 scores in urology, importance of research, etc. Additionally, there are forums for each urology fellowship, job search discussions/postings, and general announcements in the urologic community. The app also includes links to excellent videos covering most urologic procedures as well as a section with links to articles in the current issue of several urologic journals.
Platforms
iPhone
Overall Rating
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Price
Free
Submitted on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 14:20
This application is a basic dictionary for terminology used in the field of urology. It consists of 1 to 2 sentence definitions for common terms (i.e. benign, topical, tissue, etc.), anatomy (i.e. penis, scrotum, prostate, etc.), and procedures used within urology. All definitions are in text format with no photos or videos included in the application. They are organized in alphabetical order. Within each definition, there is the option to add an audio or a text note as well as the ability to email the definition to others. It is intended for patient use only.
Platforms
Overall Rating
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Price
$0.99
Submitted on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 14:15
This application consists of short animations (mostly between 25 and 60 seconds) defining everything from basic urologic terms (hematuria, anuria, BPH, etc.) to complex urologic procedures (nephroureterectomy, neobladder, colposuspension, etc.). It includes more than 95 3-Dimensional animations, each with audio commentary and basic written definitions for various urologic topics. It is intended for patient use. The new updated version (v1.2) has several new terms and allows users to share the app with others on twitter and facebook.
Platforms
Overall Rating
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Price
$6.99