Acute appendicitis

The Alvarado score is a clinical scoring system used in the diagnosis of appendicitis. The score has 6 clinical items and 2 laboratory measurements with a total 10 points. It is a noninvasive, safe, diagnostic method, which is simple, reliable and repeatable, and able to guide the clinician in the management of the case. Select from the list the conditions actually present and the app will tell you the probablity of an acute appendicitis and the approach to undertake.

Acute chest pain This app is a guided procedure tu rule in or out myocardial etiology of acute chest pain. Answer the questions and you will be told if recent myocardial infarction or angina should be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis.
Anxiety disorder The app provides a guided question & answer procedure that patients should undertake for clinical assessment of suspected generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). A final score ranging from 0 to 18 is calculated. Diagnosis of clinically relevant GAD is made on the basis of that score.
Blood pressure in DM The app suggests the physician the therapy for hypertension in patients affected by diabetes mellitus on the basis of systolic blood pressure. Suggestions are elaborated according to principles defined in Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes developed by American Diabetes Association.
Blood transfusion This app calculates how much blood to transfuse to a patient suffering of anemia to obtain a specific target hemoglobin concentration. Just insert his/her height, weight and current hemoglobin concentration. Patient has to be hemodynamically stable.
MELD Calc The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is used to evaluate short term survival in adult patients affected by liver disease. The score is based on serum creatinine, serum total bilirubin and INR. It is more accurate than Child Pugh score in the assessment of advanced disease and is often used to stratify candidates for liver transpantation. It is useful for internal medicine specialists, hepatologists and hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgeons. This app calculates MELD score and provides 3-months survival rate.
Pain evaluation in children This app helps physicians and relatives to objectively assess pain in infants and young children observing their facial expression, cry and movements. Pain score is calculated on a scale ranging from 0 (no pain) to 8 (most severe pain). A short description explains pain score (mild, moderate, severe pain).
Pathological gambling exam The app guides the physician in the assessment of pathological gambling according to DSM-IV criteria. Final score ranges from 0 to 10 and is calculated on the basis of the answers given by patients.