Amongst the plethora of mobile applications, there are some essential applications for practising urologists, urologists in training and allied healthcare professionals. In this month’s digital review, we highlight some essential applications. Mobile office apps Maintaining a virtual office is key to keeping up with the demands of practising Urology in modern times. The Microsoft […]Read more "Urology Smartphone Apps 2016"
Figure 1 is an app that aids in the sharing of medical images to aid learning. In essence, Figure 1 is as an Instagram for healthcare. It was launched in 2013 and now connects a network of up to one million healthcare professionals. The aim of Figure 1 is to allow medical professionals to discuss, […]Read more "Figure 1"
The European Association of Urology has consistently led on the latest guidelines and advanced the care of urology since its inception. The EAU Pocket Guidelines app provides pocket guideline summaries of the full EAU Guidelines collection. The app is available from the Google Play Store or iTunes. The app makes you aware that there are […]Read more "EAU Pocket Guidelines App"
BJUI Knowledge is a new online educational platform for urologists. It combines online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through e-learning, with a platform for recording CPD activity. It was released in February 2016 and is free to access and use for BAUS members for a trial period until the end of June 2016. The main page […]Read more "BJUI Knowledge"
Urology News and BrainyDoc Ltd have produced a brand new educational app aimed as a teaching and revision aid for urology trainees, nurses and consultants. The app is called ‘Urology News’ and is available as a free download on iOS (iTunes) and android (GooglePlay) mobiles and tablets. The Urology News app is designed as a […]Read more "Urology News App"
We live in an interconnected world that is constantly striving for a share of our attention. With smartphones, tablets and wearable computers becoming ever more ubiquitous, distractions are only ever one touch away. Without a considerable degree of self-control you can find yourself procrastinating. A survey by TecMark in 2014 reported that the average user […]Read more "Personal productivity tools"
Keeping up to date with a variety of urology and medical journals can be an onerous task. Each year there is an ever-expanding number of medical journals and finding a way to sift through relevant information in medical journals and keep up to date is becoming increasingly difficult. In mainstream news, tablet computers have enabled […]Read more "Medical Journal Readers"
The widespread use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing has led to diagnostic difficulties for patients and urologists. The sensitivity and specificity characteristics of PSA are far from optimal. To try and improve the predictive accuracy of PSA measurements, nomograms and artificial neural networks have been created by many groups across the world1. By combining […]Read more "Rotterdam Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator app"
Anatomy has been a cornerstone of medical and surgical education for hundreds of years. As an adjunct to traditional dissection based teaching and textbooks, this month’s digital review guides you through some internet based anatomy resources. 3D models Anatomy for urology, is available on anatomy.tv (http://www.anatomy.tv) or as a separate DVD produced by Primal Pictures. […]Read more "Digital anatomy"
The prediction of any future event is fascinating and yet fraught with difficulty. Clinicians have always struggled with being able to accurately predict outcomes for patients and to balance the risks of any intervention. Traditionally, doctors relied on clinical judgment to predict outcomes but this has been shown to be error prone and highly variable […]Read more "Online cancer prediction tools"