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Submitted by Uroturo on Sun, 2012-02-05 16:44
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.
Sexiness of Interface/Ease of Use:
This app offers a simple user interface that could easily be used by any resident or physician. Interface is pleasant to look at without much cluster, making the app easy to follow and navigate. Additionally, weights are offered in kg or pounds and height is offered in cm or inches depending on what metric system the physician uses.
The information contained within this application is limited and would be best for residents in my opinion. I believe it provides a good screening tool for urologists or residents to use to determine if the patient requires further metabolic workup for stone disease. The differentials are limited and there is little information on the exact tests that should be performed to work the patients up. Thus, it would serve as the first steps if the physician did not know normal serum or urine values to help decide the necessary workup or if referral was necessary.
‘Ok’ app for quick work-up of patients with urolithiasis to determine potential differential diagnoses based on patient demographics/lab data and what further workup the patient may require.