This is a simple application geared towards urology patients who have had or are experiencing symptoms of kidney stones. It provides basic information on kidney stone disease, including the following sections: types of stones, anatomy, symptoms, complications, labs, diagnostic studies, surgery, and risks/preventions. All information is provided in text format with few pictures scattered within.
Sexiness of Interface/Ease of Use:
This app has a very simple but sleek user interface, making it easy to move back and forth between the different sections as well as scroll the information contained within. It would be easy to operate for even the most novice iPhone user.
This app is useful for kidney stone patients as well as 3rd year medical students beginning a urology elective. The ‘symptoms’, ‘risks & prevention’, and ‘surgery’ sections are especially useful for patients. It is not intended or useful for advanced medical students, residents, or urologists.
Good app for patients to learn about the common symptoms of kidney stones and ways by which the patient can make lifestyle changes to prevent stones in the future, but not detailed enough to be used by more expert medical students or physicians.