CRN Pocket Guide

Developed to support the 5th edition of the Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment of the Patient with Kidney Disease this medical app readily provides information that health professionals rely on daily when treating ESRD patients. After entering in basic information about their patient which includes gender, age, height and weight for nutrient calculations the user can then access the additional features within the medical app. Health professionals can get a nutrition assessment, nutrition prescription information as well as take a look at a subjective global assessment of their patient. The CRN Pocket guide is a nice on the go tool because it provides valuable shortcuts to calculations for commonly used formulas, saving both the doctor and patient valuable time. The convenient CKD nutrition information included within the medical app provides quick access to needed information which could help health providers provide a better and more personalized healthcare experience.

Price: Free

Apple: iTunes
Google: Unavailable

Managing Gout

This patient oriented medical app strives to help them understand how to control their gout as well as safeguard their kidneys. Users can enter their patient profile including their doctor’s or caregiver’s email information. Within the medical app users can find a breakdown of gout including what it is, causes, diagnosis, gout flare triggers, treatment options and even lifestyle tips for preventing flare ups. The built-in health tracker allows users to keep up with their gout flare ups in addition to tracking their blood pressure, weight and other health info. Another helpful area has a place to keep doctor appointments, current medications, supplements, and list resources where patients can get additional information.

Managing Gout is not designed to take the place of the doctor but it does help the patient to understand what they are going through and possibly why. More importantly the Managing Gout medical app gives helpful tools to help prevent flare ups. This patient and user friendly medical app can help patients to be more involved in their treatment plan and work alongside their healthcare provider to map out the best treatment plan for their specific needs.

Price: Free

Apple: iTunes
Android: Google Play