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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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Now on iPhone: UpToDate… sort of

As reported on the company website, UpToDate is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Features include mobile-optimized clinical calculators, Physician Topics, Drug Topics, What’s New, Patient Information, CME/CE/CPD credit accrual, abstracts, graphics, tables, images, figures, basic search, search filters (adult, pediatric, patient), auto-complete search terms, topic-centric navigation, persistent login, bookmarks, […]

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Who’s paying for my “free” medical app?

Developing a mobile application (“app” for short) for any use requires time, programming skills, and, if you want to sell your app, a potential audience. Creating medical mobile apps also requires finding content that is scientifically supported and evidence based, which means a developer has to pay for expert medical searching and advice. So where […]

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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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Mobile medical apps helping kids

Undergoing surgery can be frightening at the best of times. But for children, surgery can be terrifying. At the Shriners Hospital in Chicago, child-life specialist Kia Ferrer has developed an iPad app that will provide a kid-friendly virtual walk-through of their treatment. As noted in Medill Reports, Ferrer explains that: “With Keynote, an iPad application […]

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Embryo mobile app

In April 2011, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released its Embryo mobile app. Using images from the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Carnegie Embryo Collection, this free app shows images of early stage human embryos for mobile devices. Features include human fertilization videos, photo micrographs of early-stage embryo development, 2D and 3D digital […]

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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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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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Disaster medicine resources

Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunami and hurricanes all take their physical and emotional toll on the victims of these acts of nature. In such crises, anyone with some medical training can be pressed into service to provide care and comfort for the injured. Yet providing this kind of care involves different elements than other kinds of emergency […]

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