Reference management and Zotero.org

Reference management software is an indispensable tool for academic or professional writing. Yet many trainees and consultants seem never to have used any such software and are still diligently typing references in articles. Reference management software such as EndNote or RefWorks has traditionally been available as a separate application which can integrate with word processing […]

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European Urology App

I was always one of those people that ‘didn’t see the point in the iPad’, until I bought one that is.  With so many digital versions of textbooks, it is now possible to carry around a whole library at work, and now many journals are publishing via digital apps, making accessing the latest articles simple, […]

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BJUI App

Everyone has one…from my 7 year old nephew to the 74 year old lady I saw two weeks ago in the admissions lounge calmly awaiting her cystoscopy and biopsy. The iPad has become a ubiquitous accessory and is testimony to the huge popularity of mobile technology. Fortunately for the medical community, numerous journals are starting […]

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Cloud-based presentation software

Microsoft’s Powerpoint and Apple’s Keynote have long dominated the presentation software market.  Their colour schemes and animated bullet points have become second nature to us all.  However, there is a new breed of presentation applications that are aiming to compete for a share of this market. This new breed of presentation applications mean that you […]

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Cloud computing for urologists

For anyone scared by the title you can be reassured that you are in all likelihood a seasoned cloud computing veteran. Most internet users have used web portals for e-mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail and I bet everyone has emailed themselves an attachment so that they have a backup of an important file […]

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Online cancer prediction tools

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 […]

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Operative video websites

Traditionally, operations have been learnt through an apprenticeship method. Operative textbooks such as the classic Hinman’s Operative Atlas provide an excellent basis for urological practice and are a good adjunct to traditional teaching. However, increasingly textbooks cannot keep pace with operative advancements and surgeons have increasingly turned to the internet for further operative information to […]

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RSS readers for the urologist

What is an RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. The internet is essentially information scattered over millions of virtual addresses. RSS allows users to keep up to date with frequently updated information in the form of feeds.  In practice this means that you can use RSS feeds to read multiple journals, newspapers, blogs or […]

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