A research revolution

“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” Erenesto ‘Che’ Guevara There was a time, not so long ago, when you actually had to go to a library to read...

Medium: yet another social media platform?

A new social media platform seems to be announced on a weekly basis and it can be difficult to work out which are here to stay, and which will quickly fade. Medium is a free and open social media writing...

Advanced Twitter

It has been a few years since my post on ‘Twitter for urologists’ was published in Urology News [1]. Given the continued rise of the platform, I thought it was time to revisit and expand on Twitter’s functionality. In this...

An update on mobile apps in urology

Amongst the plethora of mobile applications, there are some essential applications for practising urologists, urologists in training and patients. In this month’s digital review, we highlight some essential applications. Mobile office apps Maintaining a virtual office is key to keeping...

Figure 1 app

Figure 1 is an app that enables the sharing of medical images to aid learning. In essence, Figure 1 is an Instagram for healthcare. It was launched in 2013 and now connects a network of up to one million healthcare...

EAU Pocket Guidelines App

The European Association of Urology (EAU) has consistently led on the latest guidelines and advanced the care of urology since its inception. The EAU Pocket Guidelines app provides pocket guideline summaries of the full EAU Guidelines collection. The app is...

Urological emergencies app

BrainyDoc Ltd is back with another brand new educational app called ‘Urological Emergencies’. It is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad (iTunes) and Android mobile devices (Google Play). The Urological Emergencies app provides a series of topics...

MOOCs

Technology has always been intimately linked to new educational methods. This has included distance learning, learning through multimedia and finally computer-based learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are so called because they can be taken by an unlimited number of...

Urology News app

Urology News and BrainyDoc.co.uk have produced a brand new educational app aimed as a teaching and revision aid for urology trainees, nurses and consultants. The app is called the ‘Urology News app’ and is available as a free download on...

Personal productivity tools

We live in an interconnected world that is constantly striving for a share of our attention. Smartphones, tablets and wearable computers are always by our sides, with procrastination and distractions only ever one touch away. A survey by TecMark in...

Medical journal readers

Keeping up to date with a variety of urology and medical journals can be an onerous task. Each year there is an ever-expanding number of medical journals and finding a way to sift through relevant information in medical journals and...

Mobile e-logbook app

Maintaining a record of operations in a surgical logbook has long been part of surgical training and governance. For trainees, it is an essential part of assessments. For consultants, maintaining a logbook is not essential, however, a review of clinical...