Emerging Mobile Platforms to Aid in Stone Management

Alexander C. Small, Samantha L. Thorogood, Ojas Shah, Kelly A. Healy

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Abstract

Nephrolithiasis is an increasingly common condition worldwide and mobile technology is revolutionizing how patients with kidney stone are being diagnosed and managed. Emerging platforms include software applications to increase adherence to stone prevention, mobile compatible hardware, online social media communities, and telemedicine. Applications and hardware specifically relevant to increasing hydration, diet modification, medication adherence, and rapid diagnosis (ie, mobile ultrasound and endoscopy) have the greatest potential to reduce stone recurrence and expedite treatment. Social media and online communities have also been rapidly adopted by patients and providers to promote education and support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-301
Number of pages15
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mobile applications
  • Mobile health
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Social media
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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