Urology continues to be a technology‐driven specialty. Mobile technology, particularly mobile apps, provide an opportunity for urologists to engage with patients and offer a variety of clinical tools that can be accessed anywhere at any time on smartphones and tablets computers.
Urological apps available to download for Android and iOS devices have a wide variety of uses, including the use as reference tools to aid diagnosis of a variety of urological conditions, anatomy tools, risk calculators, and more.
There are many patient apps as well, mostly trackers and diaries designed for patients to help them track their symptoms and condition, communicate with their providers, and more, in order to improve their health.
Here, we listed some of the most popular urology apps for healthcare professionals, students, and patients.
AUA Guidelines at a Glance App
The American Urological Association (AUA), founded in 1902, is the leading professional association providing the latest research and practices in Urology.
One of the most important roles of the AUA is providing urology professionals with evidence-based clinical guidelines and peer-reviewed treatment recommendations.
These guidelines are also available as a free app for Android and iOS called AUA Guidelines at a Glance.
Oxford Handbook of Urology
Oxford Handbook of Urology app enables urology professionals, trainees, students, and a range of other professionals involved in urology patient care to quickly access the latest 3rd edition of the Oxford Handbook of Urology on their mobile devices.
The app covers a wide spectrum of diseases and their treatment in the field of urology, including urological emergencies, cancers, infections, children's disorders, kidney stone disease, and surgical aspects of kidney, bladder, prostate and scrotal disorders.
The app covers is based on the recent guidelines and criteria in the field of urology, nephrology, neurourology, and more.
Oxford Handbook of Urology app allows users to download it for free on Android and iOS devices with the opportunity to review a sample chapter before subscribing to the latest version of the Handbook.
iURO Kidney App
iURO Kidney is the app for urology and nephrology healthcare professionals and medical students providing narrated simulation videos make it easy to understand and explain the different kidney functions and pathologies, as well as different treatment options.
Users can draw on 3D images, leave notes, and send such customized images to their patients, which makes iEURO Kidney app a great solution to enhance communication between doctors and nurses and their patients.
The app was available as a paid Pro version and free Lite version, which is currently the only one available on both iOS and Android markets.
Urological Emergencies app is intended for the use by medical students and healthcare providers involved in the management of patients presented with urological emergencies.
The app provides users with a structured approach to the initial management, investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of common urological emergencies, including acute urinary retention, testicular torsion, Fournier's gangrene, and more.
This app is supposed to be used as an educational guide to clinical practice only, not to support making clinical decisions.
Urological Emergencies app is available for iOS and Android for free.
Urology Flashcards App
Urology Flashcards app is an excellent up-to-date question and answer urology resource for medical students containing more than 1500 flashcards.
These flashcards cover a wide range of urologic topics, including basic urology, congenital, testicular, erectile dysfunction, radiology, infections, infertility, and more.
The app has been developed by three urology specialists. It is available for free on Android and iOS.
Rotterdam Prostate Cancer Risk App
The Rotterdam Prostate Cancer Risk is a free app for Android and iOS which provides a general risk calculation based on patient's PSA level and other information.
It is based on ERSPC (The European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer), the world’s largest randomized prostate cancer screening study.
The Risk Calculator app cannot be 100% accurate at predicting the presence or absence of prostate cancer. It is possible that patients with an elevated PSA don't have prostate cancer, and vice versa, the prostate cancer may be present even if the PSA level is low.
The Rotterdam Prostate Cancer Risk app is, therefore, designed to help medical providers calculate the risk, not give a definitive diagnosis.
Prostate PRO-Tracker App
Prostate PRO (Patient-Reported Outcomes) Tracker app is an easy-to-use tracker for prostate cancer patients enabling them to record and track their symptoms.
The app provides a validated clinical questionnaire (EPIC-CP) about patient's prostate cancer symptoms and determines how and if these symptoms have changed over time.
The app also includes reminders which make recording symptoms more convenient.
Prostate PRO-Tracker app is part of a clinical study run by Yale University researchers. With patients' permission, the data they input in the app would help doctors better understand how they feel during their prostate cancer treatment.
The app is available for free only on iOS devices.
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Bladder Pal 2 App
Bladder Pal is another tracker for patients helping them track their bladder health and common conditions that can impact bladder, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis, prostate cancer, or elevated PSA.
Bladder Pal app is supposed to be used by patients in conjunction with their healthcare providers.
The main app features include Bladder Diary used to track fluid intake and urinary output, and AUA Symptom Score, a questionnaire designed to help men assess their urinary symptoms and response to therapy.
Bladder Pal app is available for free on iOS only.
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