App Review

Colorectal Cancer Miniatlas is a great tool for improving patient-physician communication

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Miniatlas Colon Cancer aims to enhance communication with patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer and allows them to better understand the nature of their condition. Empowering patients with knowledge of their diagnosis, through a collaborative doctor patient relationship is essential when managing a patient with colorectal cancer. It can be very difficult dealing with a diagnosis of cancer and patients who understand their conditions are more likely to make decisions and deal with them effectively. Ultimately Miniatlas Colon Cancer facilitates a better doctor patient relationship, which has been shown to increase patient satisfaction and lead to better overall health outcomes.

The British Medical Journal is successfully converted from print to electronic format with the BMJ App

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If you are a BMA member and read the BMJ, then the BMJ app is well worth downloading. With an impressive interface and library management, this app sets a standard which other journals should attempt to follow.

Review of Epocrates new Electronic Health Record, iMedicalApps exclusive

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We share the details of our tour through Epocrates EHR, the latest addition to a crowded field. We were impressed and look forward to seeing the additions to come.

Surgical Intern Survival Guide app gives the new residents a simple, but limited starting point

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The Surgical Intern Survival Guide attempts to ease the learning curve for surgical interns, a goal it does accomplish despite some unfortunate flaws.

First Aid Q&A iPhone app for USMLE Step 1 is a great resource, but not for everyone

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Part of the popular First Aid series, this app is a great resource for medical students preparing for Step 1. However, certain deficits mean it is not for everyone.

Surgichart allows logging and sharing of case files in a HIPPA compliant manner

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SurgiChart is a secure, private, HIPAA-compliant web based surgical case log app, developed by surgeons, that allows them to post, plan, and share their cases.

Great medical app for oncologists, Pocket Guide to Hematologic Cancer Chemotherapy Protocols

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Review of the Pocket Guide to Hematologic Cancer Chemotherapy Protocols by Edward Chu, MD. A great app for oncologists and others that work in oncology.

USMLE Step 2 Secrets is a flashcard based quiz app for board exams

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This version of USMLE Step 2 Secrets is clearly a significant advancement over the second edition available from Skyscape. Whilst it is a useful resource for revision, the high cost means that it is probably too expensive for most of its intended audience.

iCXR Develops Essential Understanding of Chest X-rays

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iCXR is an app covering the basics of chest x-ray interpretation and is ideal for healthcare providers/medical student interested in developing their skills.

The Clinical Cases Uncovered Series Comes to the iPhone & iPad

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The Clinical Cases Uncovered (CCU) series from Wiley-Blackwell was designed to help medical students prepare for the wards by featuring realistic case presentations followed by queries and discussions.

A venerated resource, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, comes to Blackberry

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This time-tested resource makes the leap to the Blackberry world. While its content is still valuable, the app design and price remain key issues.

CURRENT Obstetrics & Gynecology medical app is a comprehensive guide to OB/GYN

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Overall this is a thorough app with a comprehensive full overview of the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The evidence based treatment information including basic pathophysiology is very useful and the clinical points are useful to healthcare professionals of any level. It is expensive, although it may be worth it for those regularly involved or interested in OB/GYN, many students may find this out of their price range.