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Mobile apps for detecting and managing cancer

The iMedicalApps blog has two great posts on medical apps for the detection and management of cancer. Detection At Michigan State University, civil engineering professor Syed Hashsham is developing a device that performs genetic analysis on microRNAs and various other genetic markers, and can be operated by an iPod touch or Android-based tablet. Professor Hashsham […]

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Prescribing under pressure using a mobile app: a study

In a recently published article in the journal Resuscitation, 28 doctors and seven medical students in the pediatric department of a British hospital “were asked to prescribe both a dopamine infusion and an adrenaline infusion for a hypotensive child. For one calculation they used the BNFC as their reference source and for the other they […]

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Hospital IT headache: doctors using iPads?

In a recent post, the Krafty Librarian blog thoughtfully delves into the control issues faced by hospital IT departments when doctors make their rounds with iPads or other tablets, iPhones or other smartphones, etc. It has forced a paradigm shift for these departments: previously, security was focused on department or institution-owned equipment. They must now […]

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First step to health literacy: ask questions

As noted in a previous post, health literacy includes everything from the ability to get care in our complex healthcare system down to being able to understand the instructions on your prescription medicine bottle. A basic foundation to being literate about healthcare is the ability to ask questions. But if your primary language is not […]

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An app for tracking blood glucose levels?

According to the Technology Review website published by MIT, using a nanosensor “tattoo” and a modified iPhone, cyclists could closely monitor sodium levels to prevent dehydration, and anemic patients could track their blood oxygen levels. A team at Northeastern University’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is working to make this possible. They have created a specialized, […]

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New mobile app from Johns Hopkins

As noted in the iMedicalApps blog: Statistics from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (link here) show that the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. is 8.3% or 25.8 million people. In 2007, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. alone reached $174 billion. It is clear that diabetes is a major healthcare […]

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Using mobile app in simulations

As noted in the iMedicalApps blog, researchers in the UK wanted to test whether a mobile app designed to educate health care providers on advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) protocols would improve performance in simulated emergencies. Low, Clark, Soar, et al (2011) performed a randomized control trial using the iResus app, and recently published their […]

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University of Minnesota medical students using iPads

Per the iMedicalApps blog: The medical students at the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus have all been given iPads to help with medical education — adding to the growing list of medical schools implementing “iPad medical curriculums”. Why the iPad? The University of Minnesota’s Duluth medical school had received a $2.3 million Health Resources and […]

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Medical app contest announced

From the “idea lab” at the American Medical Association comes the “AMA App Challenge,” a contest “asking U.S.-licensed physicians, residents/fellows and medical students for their ideas for medical apps. These App Ideas should be designed for use by physicians, residents/fellows and/or medical students in their daily careers.” Two grand prizes will be awarded that include: […]

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Mobile medical translation tool

Today the iMedicalApps blog reviewed MediBabble Translator, “a free, professional-grade medical translation tool” by NiteFloat, Inc. Obtaining an accurate medical history and examination of non-English speaking patients can be expensive when utilizing translation services, and can significantly lengthen the time of the appointment. Until the universal translator conceived of in the Star Trek television series […]

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