It is no exaggeration to say our lives revolve around apps. These handy devices bring knowledge to our fingertips at the tap of the finger, or the click of a mouse . They promise easy access to a world of information, often digested to size. Some offer tools to simplify our practice. Neurology is, or should be, no exception.
So what are the tools out there making neurological practice easier and handier? What are these practical shortcuts making clinical work more efficient? I browsed the web and found some useful neurology applications, and have grouped them as follows:
Clinical management apps
Apps that aid the clinical examination
- Neuro Toolkit. This is only available for the iphone or ipad. A review on Neurology Times says it is ‘an up-to-date, simple and straightforward app’ that contains medical calculators and clinical scoring scales. It also received a favourable review in Neurology journal.
- 5-minute Neurology Consult. The blurb on google play says Neurology Consult ‘provides instant access to comprehensive, clinically-oriented, must-have information on all disorders of the nervous system’.
- Neurology a-pocket cards.
- Neurology Exam Tools promises a flashlight and tuning fork which should lighten the neurologists tool case but it is not clear how efficiently.
- Neuro Localizer sounds self-explanatory and is developed by neurologists.
- Neurology pocket app with explanatory video below:
Apps oriented towards clinical scoring
- Glasgow Coma Scale
- Neuro Scores app promises many of the above in one place
- Neurology Mnemonics promises to be handy for students facing exams
Patient self-management apps
- Epilepsy Self Monitor (EpSMon). This comes highly recommended (with good authority behind it) and has the backing of SUDEP Action.
- Epilepsy Tool Kit from the Epilepsy Society. This also has an and android version and is free
- MS diagnosis and management. This app was developed in association with the Multiple Sclerosis Society
- My Cluster Headache
- Stroke Riskometer
- EpiWatch for epilepsy patients to keep track of their seizures
- Easy EDSS for disability scoring in MS
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Annals of Neurology
- Neurology Clinical Practice
- Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
- Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Allied neurological specialties apps
- Radiopaedia for imaging
- NeuroMind for neurosurgery
Neurochecklists, our own comprehensive neurology information source, is still web-based, but an app will follow soon so watch out!
Want to explore further? You may check these links out:
- Neurology, neuroscience and neurosurgery apps
- Extensive lists of Neurology-related apps
- Android neurology apps
- Top 8 neurology apps
- 13 Apple watch medical apps
- Top 9 best medical apps
10 thoughts on “Which are the most useful neurological applications?”
Great article! Thank you so much for citing my EDSS app!
You can also take a look at my neurological scores bundle including Glasgow Coma Scale and Stroke tools on iPhone and Apple Watch.
Glad to be of help Mike. Will check these out.
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The MyMG app is a useful tool for patients to track their myasthenia Gravis.
Thanks for this suggestion Paul
There is an app for generating differential diagnosis in neurology…
I’m sure most neurologists are now aware of these conditions and can, at worst, refer on to subspecialists
Neurology trainees/residents will surely find Neurology Dx useful. It provides more than 600 signs/symptoms with MRI features. For a training neurology resident or a practicing general physician, it gives quick differentials for any combination of symptoms. Moreover it gives references and option of machine learning. It mixes clinical experience of the makers with artificial intelligence.
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