Archive for August, 2013

Below is a List of Top 10  Free Android Medical Applications for Doctors and Medical Students.

1. Medscape

Download From Google Play Store

Medscape is the leading medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.
Used by over 2 million registered users.

APP FEATURES:


MEDICAL NEWS FROM MEDSCAPE NEWS
– Medical news and critical alerts available in 34 specialty areas (updated daily). Select the specialties you want to follow. 
– Search our entire Medscape News and MEDLINE databases right in app. 
– Ability to save and email articles, share articles on Facebook, and read offline. No Internet connection required.
CLINICAL REFERENCE FROM MEDSCAPE REFERENCE
Drugs:
– Prescribing & safety information for 8,000+ brand & generic drugs, OTC drugs, and herbals & supplements 
– Drug interaction checker (input up to 30 drugs, herbals and/or supplements at once) 
– Save commonly searched drugs to a personalized ‘saved’ list for easy access 
– Special features include pill images, detailed drug pricing, pregnancy & lactation guidelines, and more

2. Epocrates

Download From Google Play Store

More than 1 million active members, including 50% of U.S. physicians, rely on Epocrates to enable better patient care by delivering the right information, right when it’s needed.
Healthcare professionals worldwide use Epocrates routinely to:
-Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs
-Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time
-Select national and regional healthcare insurance formularies for drug coverage information
-Identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics
-Perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR
-Access timely medical news and research information
Disease information, alternative medications, lab guides and more clinical tools and content are available by upgrading to an Epocrates Essentials subscription.

3. Skyscape

Download From Google Play Store

The Skyscape Medical Resources app is used by more than 2.5 million healthcare professionals (HCPs) to access the medical resources they know and trust at the point of care. This valuable decision-support tool helps physicians, nurses, students and other HCPs find the right answers, right away.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE APP
• The free Skyscape app comes loaded with a valuable package of medical resources, including drug information, medical calculators and clinical information on over 850 topics.
• You can purchase any of more than 600 premium resources in 35 medical specialties and access all of them from within this one convenient app. 
• Robust features include SmartLink™, Skyscape’s proprietary cross-reference functionality; medical calculators; algorithms; interactive images; flowcharts; and frequent content updates.
INCLUDED FOR FREE
• RxDrugs: Comprehensive information on thousands of brands and generics, with interactions (including multi-drug analyzer tool), pill images and over 400 integrated dosing calculators. This resource also includes formulary information covering 5,000 health plans in all 50 US states.
• Archimedes: Medical calculator with more than 200 interactive tools, organized by specialty.
• Outlines in Clinical Medicine: Evidence-based clinical information on hundreds of diseases and symptom-related topics, presented in convenient outline format.
• MedAlert™: In-context and specialty-focused journal summaries, trial results, breaking clinical news, drug alerts and other information, fully integrated with the app’s global search and SmartLink.

4.Quick LabRef

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Quick LabRef for Android (Quick Clinical Laboratory Values Reference) provides quick look at the up-to-date information on the most commonly used clinical laboratory values and other useful relevant information such as lab data in Microbiology, Physiology / Pathophysiology, Toxicology and etc. Normal values reference are provided in both Conventional Units (CU) and, whenever available, in units of the “Sistème International” (SI).

5. Calculate by QxMD

Download From Google Play Store

Essential tools in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery, Obstetrics, Nephrology, Hematology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Respirology, and more.

“We recommend medical users try the free Calculate by QxMD first…”
-from iMedicalApps review “The best free Medical Calculator apps for the iPhone”
‘Calculate’ is focused on highlighting tools which are actually useful in clinical practice and serve to impact diagnosis, treatment or determining prognosis.
Helping you make decisions, not just calculate numbers…
Features
• Developed by a collaboration of clinician experts from diverse backgrounds
• Converts recent research publications into practical handheld tools – knowledge translation at its best
• Automatically adapts to your self-described clinical practice
• Unique ‘Question Flow’ technology gets you answers, fast
• Detailed references with Pubmed integration
• Comprehensive and insightful results
• Elegant design and intuitive interface
• SI and Conventional units
More than 150 Unique calculators and Decision Support tools
While too extensive to list them all, here is a small sampling of included content:
Reduce and predict perioperative complications
• WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
• Predictive models for cardiac surgery and coronary angiography
Guide treatment
• Determine cardiovascular risk and guide lipid treatment using the Framingham and Reynolds Risk Scores
• Use the CHADS2 score to guide treatment in atrial fibrillation
• Better understand the risk of bleeding from anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation
• ACS using the TIMI risk score
• Burns with rule of 9s and Parkland formula
• Hypernatremia (calculate water deficit)
Determine Prognosis
• Heart failure
• Lymphoma
• Myelodysplastic Syndrome
• Myeloma
• Glomerulonephritis
• Hemodialysis
• COPD
• TIA
• Pancreatitis
Dose
• Chemotherapy based on Body Surface Area
• Carboplatin based on AUC
• tPA in acute stroke
• Phenytoin in renal failure and hypoalbuminemia
Calculate
• Ideal body weight, BMI and BSA
• Due date and gestational age
• Extensive formula used in echocardiogropathy and invasive hemodynamic monitoring
• Kt/V in dialysis patients
• eGFR with CKD-Epi, Cockcroft-Gault, and MDRD
• A-a gradient
Classify
• Angina (CCS)
• Congestive heart failure (NYHA)
Manage
• Head, neck, ankle and knee injuries
• DVT and PE
• Pulmonary nodules
Stage
• Lung cancer
• Renal cell carcinoma
Understand
• TTKG (transtubular potassium gradient) in hypokalemia and hyperkalemia
• Dermatomes
Diagnose
• Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
• Infective Endocarditis
• ARDS
• Autoimmune Hepatitis

6.Speed Anatomy Quiz Free

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How fast can you point to your liver, gall bladder or incisor? Do you know the difference between the auricle and the utricle? Speed Anatomy is an addictive game that tests your speed and challenges your knowledge of human anatomy! It is the most fun anatomy quiz out there. Don’t use boring flashcards when you could use Speed Anatomy!

-Contains close to 300 labeled parts from all the main regions of the body.
-Earn points for precision and speed.
-A magnifying glass appears when holding your finger on an image allowing you to achieve more precision and higher scores.
This games is fun for everyone plus it makes life easy for those tackling anatomy for high school, university or even medical school. Practice mode allows you to learn specific regions without doing all the previous levels.
Contains 28 levels including an overview of bones, muscles, arteries, veins, respiratory system and digestive system also more detailed levels covering bones, lungs, pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity,oral cavity, dentition, liver, pancreas, brain, auditory system and visual system.
Also try Speed Bones MD, Speed Muscles MD and Speed Angiology MD for more in depth levels of bones, muscles and the circulatory system in the best anatomy quiz format!

7.Prognosis : Your Diagnosis

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– Top medical app with over 1,500,000 downloads ! 
– Featured in Discover Magazine as ‘Dr House for Doctors’ 
– Winner of the prize for the Best Health App at the World Summit Awards for Mobile Apps, 2012 
– Selected as “One of the five best apps for Doctors” by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE)
Want to get the gist of a clinical case study in 2-3 minutes? Try Prognosis : Your Diagnosis – The first and only free Android game that lets you investigate, deduce and diagnose complex clinical cases within minutes with our fun, interactive cartoon-style narrative.
Prognosis is specially designed for Doctors, Medical students and Nurses and each case helps to learn or recall two or three key clinical points that can be applied in your practice.
The cases also provide excellent preparation for the USMLE Step 2 CS, COMLEX, NCLEX, CCRN and MCAT exams, as well as other board examinations and professional licensure tests.
You can use it while waiting for coffee or on the bus, quickly complete a case, learn something new and make the maximum use of your time.
The content is modeled on real life patients, has been checked by a panel of expert medical specialists and is based on current management guidelines.
A new case is added each week. The app will let you know as new cases are added

8.Visual Anatomy Free

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OVERVIEW: 
Visual Anatomy Free is an interactive reference, and education tool. Now it include a rotational organ 3D overview model!! It contains 58 high-resolution images and more than 300 feature points which can be interactively selected. Each feature has its own label and short description. The app also has search function which can be used as searching the labels of all feature points. 8 overview images from Gray’s anatomy. Full version has all 1247 images.
In additional, a quiz with 23 multi-choice questions also is included.
USES: 
This app’s primary use is as a learning tool but can also be used for any professional who needs the occasional reminder. Additionally, this app is ideal for physicians, educators or professionals, allowing them to visually show detailed areas to their patients or students – helping to educate or explain conditions, ailments and injuries.

FEATURES: 
•Support English and French (Français) languages.
•muscle description (ORIGIN, INSERTION, NERVE, ACTIONS).
•Tap and Zoom – Pinch zoom into and identify any region, bone or other feature by tapping on the screen. 
•Quiz mode – test yourself with an option to switch off the label of the feature point. 
•Quick Navigation – jump to a different system or organ by selecting the thumbnail. 
•Multi-choice quiz. 
•High-resolution images.
•Free periodic updates.
CONTENTS:
Organ 3D, Muscular System (anterior, posterior and lateral views), Skeletal System (anterior, posterior and lateral views), Circulation System,Body Region,Heart, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Nervous System, Female and male Reproductive Systems, Ear Structure, Nasal Cavity, Eye.
HOW TO USE:
The user is presented with a high-quality anatomy images. The user can zoom in to any area by tapping on the zoom in button and using the single finger panning function. The feature point (cross) can be selected by tapping on it. Detail button allows you to switch on/off the short description. For muscle section, detail button only show the description. Quiz mode button allows you to switch on/off the label and short description.

9. PubMed Mobile

Download From Google Play Store

Search PubMed database with over 21 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals
Features
Keyword search with options
Save search query
Save citations
Email citations
View abstract
link to full article if available
Post a comment for an article to public
Write a note to yourself
View public comments for an article
search by PubMed ID, just enter the id in the search box
Pro version has more feature. Please give a try


10. Ob (Pregnancy) Wheel

Download From Google Play Store

Calculate dates of pregnancy:

-Last menstrual period (LMP)
-Estimated date of conception
-Weeks gestational age (WGA)
-WGA obtained by ultrasound
-Estimated due date (EDC)
-Adjust length of cycle and luteal phase
-Store multiple patients for easy retrieval

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Rescuing an SD card with an Arduino

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A few days ago, one of [Severin]’s SD cards died on him, Instead of trashing the card, he decided to investigate what was actually wrong with the card and ended up recovering most of the data using an Arduino and an immense amount of cleverness.

SD cards can be accessed with two modes. The first is the SDIO mode, which is what cameras, laptops, and other card readers use. The second mode is SPI mode. SPI is slower, but much, much simpler. It turned out the SDIO mode on [Severin]’s card was broken, but accessing it with an Arduino and SPI mode worked. There was finally hope to get files off this damaged card.

[Severin] used a few sketches to dump the data on the SD card to his computer. The first looked at the file system and grabbed a list of files contained on the card. The second iterated…

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Some of you out there may be shocked and dismayed that the NSA and the FBI as well as other “customers” in the IC world have been collecting vast amounts of data from sources like Verizon (telco) and Google (internet) sources. Others already knew this but perhaps did not understand the sheer scope of the hoovering that has been going on. Myself, well I have had an inkling since I read the manuals for the NARUS STA-6400 system back in 2003 I think it was. That system was the progenitor of what we are seeing…

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