Jose Mauricio Barrientos M
This is a robust application containing a large amount of information on the entire urinary system. There are 21 different topics covered, including (urinary system, kidney, kidney layers, afferent circulation, renal tubule, efferent circulation, juxtaglomerular apparatus, filtration, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, urology, urinary system development, urologic procedures, urologic disease, symptoms, congenital malformations, renal physiology, renal failure, dialysis, nephropathy). Each section goes into great detail, describing all major components of the chapter topic, including anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, etc. Information is delivered mostly in text format, with images that in my opinion do more to fill space than support the text presented.
Sexiness of Interface/Ease of Use:
The app is very easy to use with chapters accessible with just the touch of the screen. Scrolling and zooming within each chapter is simple as well and returning back to the main menu is a breeze. The user interface is very clean and easy to follow, and I enjoyed working with the app.
This app is most useful for medical students interested in urology. Being on an iPad, it could be brought to the hospital for quick reference between cases or while on rounds. There may be some use for urology residents looking to quickly freshen-up on a specific topic; however, for the most part I do not believe residents should use this source. This app is of little use to patients or practicing urologists.
This app features a lot of information across most urologic topics, but does so without providing useful images to complement the text and without providing appropriate references. Due to this, one must be skeptical of the information contained within this app and in my opinion should take the time to read a known textbook rather than this application.