Cloud storage revisited

Cloud storage simply refers to digital files that are uploaded by users and stored remotely in the ‘cloud’ (usually these files are physically stored on servers owned by large companies e.g. Amazon, Microsoft, Dropbox and accessed via the web). In...

Conference apps

With conference season soon starting I thought I would run through some of the apps I think would be useful for delegates attending a urology conference in the coming year. The conference app It is often useful to download the...

Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be accessed using a virtual reality headset, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in this virtual world. Augmented reality (AR) systems layer virtual information over a live camera feed into...

Surgical risk prediction

Patients presenting for urological surgery range from the young and fit to the elderly with multiple, and often significant, coexistent diseases. This latter cohort can present a significant challenge in the perioperative period, sometimes irrespective of the type of surgery....

EAU Guidelines App

The European Association of Urology (EAU) continues to lead on the latest guidelines within urology. The all new EAU guidelines app brings together the pocket version of the EAU guidelines with a much improved user interface. Both the cancer and...

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...

BJUI Knowledge

BJUI Knowledge is a new online educational platform for urologists. It combines online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through e-learning, with a platform for recording CPD activity. It was released in February 2016 and is free to access and use for...

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...