|Disease Diagnosis Applications|
|Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide URL1[11,39,46,47]||1.10.4 ($39.95)||iOS, Android, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry||An application to help clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.||Includes information on anti-microbial agents, infectious diseases, and commonly- encountered pathogens; provides expert recommendations, evidence-based recommendations, drug lists, and drug-drug interactions.|
|5MCCURL2[43,46]||2011 ($99.95 – 1 year)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile||The handheld version of the 5-Minute Clinical Consult (5MCC) guide.||Includes information about diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated conditions for 900-common medical conditions; treatment algorithms such as Acromegaly, Swine Flu (H1N1), etc.; flowcharts of related algorithms and protocols; drug therapy section in each topic; ICD-9-CM code index.|
|5-Minute Infectious Diseases ConsultURL3[39,46]||($89.95 – 1 year)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile||An application for clinical diagnosis, laboratory testing, and appropriate therapy of infectious diseases.||Includes more than 500 topics; topics are arranged alphabetically.|
|Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy URL4[11,16,46,47]||2011 ($29.99)||Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry.||The pocket edition of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy.||Home, back and search buttons; four rapid reference categories; diseases and clinical conditions are organized by site of infection and organism; drug information is organized by type; activity spectra comparison table (color coded) for bacteria, fungi and viruses; internal links for efficient navigation.|
|ePocrates ID URL5[39,46,47]||Rx Pro ($99.00 – 1 year)||Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry, Android||An infectious-disease application for smartphones; part of ePocrates Rx Pro.||Provides information on more than 300 infections, 350 pathogens and 250 drugs; alphabetical list or search of anatomic location, infection, bug or drug; information on pathogen specific drug therapy, history and diagnosis of infection, drug interactions, adverse reactions, basic pharmacological information, and drug cost; references to review articles; ability to record personal notes.|
|Infectious Diseases Notes URL6||($39.99)||Palm OS||An application to help clinicians in infectious disease treatment.||Includes organisms and treatments, prophylactic therapy, antimicrobial spectra index, and normal flora index.|
|UpToDate URL7[11,16,17,40,45]||($495 – 1 Year)||iOS, web-enabled smartphone||An online tool providing evidence-based clinical information (e.g. answering clinical questions, making treatment recommendations)||Includes more than 9,000 physicians topics, about 5,000 drug topics, patient information, “what’s new” alerts, practice-changing updates, abstracts, CMEa credit accrual, search filters (adult, pediatric, patient), auto-completion of search terms.|
|Pocket Medicine Infectious Diseases URL8||3.0 ($50.00)||Palm OS, Windows Mobile||An application that answers questions about disease diagnosis.||Suggestions for therapy; subjects are categorized as history and physical, tests, differential diagnosis, management, specific therapy, follow-up, complications, and prognosis; “what to do first” guidance.|
|Palm LabDX ||Prototype||Palm OS, Windows CE||An application containing information on 193 common laboratory tests.||Displays alphabetical listing of tests; search by test name; display test information such as reference range; causes for increased and decreased values, descriptions of tests, and notes on interpretation and related tests.|
|Normal Lab Values URL9||1.4 ($1.99)||iOS||An application to help interpret laboratory test results.||Shows reference values both in traditional and SIb units, visualizes labs by categories or alphabetical list, search field.|
|Lab Unit Converter URL10||1.2 ($4.99)||iOS||An application to convert lab values between conventional and SIb units.||250 common lab tests; quick access to frequently used conversions; search lab tests.|
|Labs 360URL11||($49.95 – 1 year standard subscription)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile.||A laboratory guide edited by a practicing clinician.||Includes all common laboratory tests, providing high and low values; cross-reference all skyscape resources; updates every 4–6 weeks.|
|Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests URL12||($49.95)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile.||A nursing-focused laboratory and diagnostic test reference.||Provides test procedure information on over 400 labs; patient care before, during, and after the test; RSS feeds of clinical lab-product news; list of drug-test interactions; sub-specialty information.|
|Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests URL13[17,26]||($39.95 – 1 year standard subscription)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile.||A diagnostic and laboratory test reference designed for medical, nursing and other health professional students.||Includes laboratory procedures in clinical settings; laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging tests, costs and risks of various procedure; flowcharts of complex algorithms; color images; cross-reference to all other Skyscape applications.|
|IDdx URL14||1.10 ($1.99)||iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry||A decision support software tool to help medical practitioners to diagnose infectious diseases.||Explores 275 diseases in 15 categories; search by disease name or disease criteria (includes 119 signs and symptoms, 39 epidemiological factors, 16 regions of the world); examples of epidemiological factors; access diseases worldwide; drill down to the infections associated with compromised hosts or bioterrorism.|
|eRoentgen Radiology Dx URL15||($19.99)||iOS||A smartphone application that helps radiologists to identify the most appropriate radiology exam for a patient.||Identifies most appropriate radiology exam for a patient; informs choice of the best test the first time around; searches by diagnosis and symptoms.|
|iSeismometer URL16||1.3 (free)||iOS, Windows Phone||A tool for rapid measurement of tremor frequency using the iPhone accelerometer.||Measure and display of movement in X, Y, Z axis and their predominant frequency band.|
|Video Laser Level URL17||1.0 ($1.99)||iOS||Positions virtual red horizontal lines over the live video.||Allows oculoplastic surgeons to evaluate alignment and misalignment of canthal position during surgical planning, execution, and follow-up.|
|EyeChart URL18||1.1 (free)||iOS||An application for visual acuity tests.||Includes the Snellen eye chart that is used by eye care professionals to measure visual acuity.|
|EyePhone URL19||1.0 ($25.00)||iOS||An application for visual acuity test.||Distance E-test, near visual acuity test, fixating, flash light, color test, Amsler grid, and pupil diameter test.|
|DizzyFIX URL20||1.3 ($14.99)||iOS||Assists clinicians in correctly diagnosing and treating vertigo due to BPPVc.||Assists in doing Epley Maneuver, which is recognized as the primary treatment of BPPVc, assists clinicians in guiding patient through the correct series of precise head and body positions; video tutorial is available at http://www.youtube.com/v/nDTDRocgFKQ&hl=en_US&fs=1 webcite|
This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the 21 disease diagnosis applications for healthcare professionals.
aCME: Continuing Medical Education, bSI: International System of Units, cBPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
URL2: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=2711 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL3: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/productdetail.aspx?productid=265 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL5: http://www.epocrates.com/products/rxpro/index.html webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL7: http://www.uptodate.com/home/about/mobile-access.html webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL11: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=2044 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL12: http://www.unboundmedicine.com/products/davis_labs_diagnostic_tests webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL13: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=2502 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL17: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/video-laser-level/id331550022?mt=8 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL20: http://www.dizzyfix.com/professionals/dizzyfix-iphone webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
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