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CliniCalc medical calculator is a good app but is it worth the cost?

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We review the CliniCalc medical calculator and compare it to the similar MedCalc app to determine which is a better buy.

Basis B1 Band review, a wearable sensor that tracks many metrics, but not for everyone

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Review of the Basis B1 Band, which is an outstanding activity tracker, and clearly one of the best on the market.

Diagnose app can help you make evidence based clinical decisions

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Diagnose is a medical app available for both Android and iOS that attempts to aid physicians in the difficult task of providing evidence based diagnosis through the use of pre- and post-test probabilities and likelihood ratios.

Review of the CDC’s STD treatment guideline medical app

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CDC STD Tx app is great for providing information about treatments and you can certainly trust its contents.

Should Mobile Medical Apps be ‘regulated’ by individual hospitals

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An editorial opinion on whether Medical Apps should be ‘regulated’ by individual hospitals

Pfizer to evaluate app designed to detect cognitive deficits in patients at risk for Alzheimer’s

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Pfizer announces plans to test Akili Lab’s Project:EVO app in clinical trials; the app is designed to detect deficits in executive functioning.

The best Ultrasound apps for Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Ultrasonography is an important part of an Ob/Gyn’s.This is a review of 5 ultrasound applications that include obstetric and/or gynecologic ultrasounds

Epocrates Cardio Tool asks a lot of the user without giving enough in return

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A seemingly random selection of calculators that includes some unusual tools but while excluding more common ones, this app still needs some work.

Using an iPhone app to calculate the risk of death in the operating room

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A number of studies have shown that medical calculators are extremely popular tools on mobile devices. The ability to quickly access and accurately calculate a useful result at the point of care is highly attractive to many healthcare professionals. However, many of these calculators omit the formula to calculate surgical risk of morbidity and mortality. Surgical Risk Calculator, an app from Cardiff Medical Apps, is designed to allow surgeons to calculate just that using the P-POSSUM operative mortality score system.

AcademyQ app is a great self assessment tool for ENT surgeons

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The AcademyQ Otolaryngology Knowledge Self Assessment Tool app is a great question bank resource for physicians and residents in the field of otolaryngology.

SPARX aims to use gamification to help kids manage diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions

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We spoke with Frank about SPARX, their future plans for addressing co-morbid medical conditions, and how a behavioral science-based video game works not just from the medical perspective, but also from a business and financial perspective.

The ABSITE Slayer app is one of the best resources for surgery training exams

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Review of ABSITE Slayer, the app version of the main resource used to review for the American Board of Surgery examination.