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If you're not a doctor, medical student, health care professional or even doctor-turned-blogger, then you can probably skip this post.

Mediquations Medical Calculator [$4.99, App Store] provides a set of frequently used medical equations from your iPhone. Over 40 common equations are supported, including the MDRD, Free Water Deficit, and Fractional Excretion of Sodium.

The launch of the iPhone app store has opened the market up to medical applications which have flourished on the Palm platform for years. The free Epocrates Rx [App Store] was the highest profile and perhaps most requested medical application that launched with the App Store. Other potentially useful apps for medical professionals include:

• Eponyms ($1.99)
• Netter's Musculoskeletal Flash Cards ($39.99)
• Medical Calculator (Free)
• OB Patient Tracker ($14.99)
• OBWheel (Free)



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Cubert

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Hmmmmmm.....wonder why you chose those examples, Arn?

(I'm a Med-Peds physician)
 
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happydude

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i know several doctors who are just loving the new medical apps for the iphone and can finally ditch their palms. opening this us to the market for apps was genious and is helping the iphone break into areas traditionally dominated by other handhelds for too long.
 
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I wonder if a mnemonics app will spring up - with so much to learn it seems a very useful app to have.
 
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downingp

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I am waiting for Epocrates Essentials and/or 5 Minute Clinical Consult. Anybody have news as to when these apps will show up?
 
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Cubert said:
Hmmmmmm.....wonder why you chose those examples, Arn?

(I'm a Med-Peds physician)

I picked them just by looking through the app store. No particular preferences. If you have any recs, post em.

edit: You were probably talking about the equation examples... in which case, of course! :) What else are you going to use it for...

arn
 
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kanaka

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Nice roundup. I submitted version 1.1 of Medical Calculator (one of the apps mentioned) to Apple a few days ago, so it should appear in the App Store soon. Version 1.1 has the following improvements:

  • Added Ranson's Criteria for pancreatitis mortality.
  • Added Cockcroft-Gault GFR.
  • Added Alcoholic Hepatitis Discriminant Function.
  • Added Free Water Deficit.
  • Added Well's Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism (PE).
  • Pregnancy Wheel lets you enter EDC (due date) or LMP.
  • Shows equation for each formula on info screen.

If there's a particular equation anybody wants to see, let me know. I'm keeping a list and will work on adding the most popular requests first. Also, Medical Calculator is only free for a limited time while I finish adding more of the equations and features on my to-do list, so grab it now if you're interested.
 
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zkmusa

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Mediquations Developer

Thanks Arn for posting about my app, Mediquations! I didn't even realize you mentioned it until I checked my web logs. :)

I am a medical student and former Apple software engineer, so if anyone has any questions regarding Mediquations, feel free to PM me or post to this thread.

Thanks!
 
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Jacquesass

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I have yet to pay for an app on my iPhone - but the starving medical student cum software engineer (or as the post above states, vice versa) may just push me over the edge.

Between the Palm standbys of MedCalc, MedMath, ICUMath, MedRules and ABG Pro, you should have no shortage of new calculations to add in. That said - a big list of calculations gets unwieldy quick (maybe sort by specialty?).

As soon as ePocrates rolls out the Dx/Sx/ID tabs and iSilo finally gets approved by Apple - well, this and Eponyms may be enough for me to toss my Treo...

...against a wall. Into a lake. Maybe off a bridge.
 
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.Andy

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This looks really nice after a quick play around. I've been really happy with the Netters Apps (although noticed a few too many mistakes in them given the price). Epocrates is nice but I can't wait until extra functionality to bring it up to par with the treo.

The proliferation of Med apps just goes to show how strong the market for them is. We're suckers for this stuff.
 
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I picked them just by looking through the app store. No particular preferences. If you have any recs, post em.

edit: You were probably talking about the equation examples... in which case, of course! :) What else are you going to use it for...

arn

It was your choice of example equations I was talking about.
:)
 
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mlharris

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This application would be a lot more useful if it included an area for drips calculation for common ICU drips: mcg/kg/min, mcg/min, units/min, etc. Chemo calc's based on BSA would also be useful.
 
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nephron

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I trained at Indiana University

I was a longtime treo sufferer but I couldn't throw away my Palm until the iPhone had third party developers.

I couldn't beleive that it took a whole month for the first medical calculator to come out. I had all these websites bookmarked to do the calculations and started doing some by hand (gasp).

Nice to let those equations out of my mind.


joel
 
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jdavtz

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I have to say that, although Medical Calculator wasn't available (as far as I could see) when I paid for Mediquations, Mediquations definitely trumps it both in data-entry and the number of equations available.

Also, Mediquations programmer has been really responsive to email queries - I'm looking forward to the next two versions (fix issue with QTc calc (confirmed fixed in next version) and hopefully maybe implement a few of my suggestions (optionally enter ECG stuff in "boxes" rather than working out msec/HR in your head, BSA when height unknown, weight conversion kg<>lb+oz instead of e.g. "30.18 lb", fluids with %dehydration and 'correct over xx hours' options, 'clear' option on data entry screen).

The soon-to-come 'favourites' thing will be v. useful too.

I'm still waiting to see if MedCalc (from the Palm) gets ported - the author replied to my email (in July) saying "I'm thinking very hard about an iPhone version."
 
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nephron

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1.02 rocks

love the implementation of favorites. This program is coming right along and getting a lot better fast.

Keep it up and he will own this market. Until some makes something sweet and free and kills the market.

joel
 
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wackymacky

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Nice roundup. I submitted version 1.1 of Medical Calculator (one of the apps mentioned) to Apple a few days ago, so it should appear in the App Store soon. Version 1.1 has the following improvements:

  • Added Ranson's Criteria for pancreatitis mortality.
  • Added Cockcroft-Gault GFR.
  • Added Alcoholic Hepatitis Discriminant Function.
  • Added Free Water Deficit.
  • Added Well's Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism (PE).
  • Pregnancy Wheel lets you enter EDC (due date) or LMP.
  • Shows equation for each formula on info screen.

If there's a particular equation anybody wants to see, let me know. I'm keeping a list and will work on adding the most popular requests first. Also, Medical Calculator is only free for a limited time while I finish adding more of the equations and features on my to-do list, so grab it now if you're interested.


The problem I have with Medical Calculator compared to Mediquations is that Medical Calculator does not appear to have a setting to change to using SI units. Somthing that may need addressing if you want more non-US users.
 
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wackymacky

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I was a longtime treo sufferer but I couldn't throw away my Palm until the iPhone had third party developers.

I couldn't beleive that it took a whole month for the first medical calculator to come out. I had all these websites bookmarked to do the calculations and started doing some by hand (gasp).

Nice to let those equations out of my mind.


joel


I was thinking the same thing. I was even contemplating going to cohorts with a programmer I know to write one. (I thought that at aprox $5 just selling a few tens of thousand copies around the world would have been a nice little earner.) Oh well.
 
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