Tag Archives: mobile medical apps

USMLE Step 1 lectures app

As recently reviewed on the iMedicalApps blog, thirty hours of lectures at the USMLE Step 1 level have been made available in a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: Dr. Najeeb Lectures. Dr. Najeeb has created over 400 hours of medical lectures, and the selections available with this app come from a broad …Read More »

Low Cost Mobile Medicine

Oxford University along with a group of South African researchers have developed a kit to turn a low-cost mobile phone into a stethoscope that allows patients “to record and analyse their own heart sounds using a mobile phone microphone. Patients then send the recordings to medics who can remotely monitor their condition” (from the University …Read More »

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 …Read More »

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 …Read More »

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, …Read More »