It has been a few years since my post on “Twitter for urologists” was published in Urology News 1. Given the continued rise of the platform, I thought it was time to revisit and expand on the Twitter’s functionality. In this review, I will attempt to expand your use of Twitter and explain how to make […]Read more "Advanced Twitter"
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"
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"
In May 2012, the Department of Health published its information strategy ‘Power of information’ which aims to put us all in control of the health and care information we need1. As a part of its information strategy a key role for patient information portals was outlined. Similar plans are already in place with NHS Scotland […]Read more "Patient portals"
With smartphones having already overtaken PC sales and tablets due to overtake PCs by the end of the year, the market for medical apps is ever expanding. In this edition of web review, I have tried to bring together some essential apps for practicing urologists. General apps The NICE BNF app is free for users […]Read more "Apps for urologists"
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, […]Read more "European Urology App"