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The following is our weekly list of notable iPhone & iPad medical apps released during the past week–week 16. For each app mentioned I have added my personal thoughts. One of the reasons we make this list is because many medical apps start out as free when first launched, and then developers tend to charge for them later.
The key thing to note is that these are not all of the medical apps released in the past week. Rather, these are the medical apps that stood out to me as having potential use for medical professionals and patients.
Lifeline of Ohio
My take: I wrote an article earlier in the week about this app — great potential to increase registered donors but flawed right now.
iTunes Description: Get Lifeline of Ohio’s latest news and stay connected in one click of a button. Learn about saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation and how to sign up in the Ohio Donor Registry.
My take: One of our writers did a story on this app earlier in the week and the potential for doing mobile urinalysis.
iTunes Description: Without the kit , you will not be able to perform an automated urinalysis with the app. You may still use the app to perform a manual urinalysis test using conventional urine strips. For availability, pricing and local restriction on kit, please refer here.The uChekTM urine analyzer is a semi-automated, bench top system used to perform semi-quantitative detection of the following analytes in urine: leukocytes, ketone, nitrite, urobilinogen, bilirubin, protein, glucose, specific gravity, blood and pH. Test results may provide information regarding the status of carbohydrate metabolism, kidney and liver function, acid-base balance and bacteruria.
My take: Hypo and hypernatremia can be life threatening complications. This app is designed to help you navigate various etiologies and treatments of “dysnatremia”.
iTunes Description: Dysnatremia is a tool that allows doctors to perform a differential diagnosis by decision algorithms of patients with hyponatremia and hypernatremia.