Macon, GA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
KalcuLytes, an app created by nephrologist Azmi Kabbani, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., officially launched in the iTunes store this week. KalcuLytes is a practical electrolyte replacement calculator for medical professionals. Intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists to properly treat patients with low potassium, magnesium and phosphorus levels, KalcuLytes is based on unique, copyright formulae developed to calculate the recommended accurate and safe dosing and administration of electrolytes by intravenous and oral/enteral routes. It is the first app ever to perform calculations based on each individual patient’s age, gender, weight, electrolyte levels and renal function, including patients requiring dialysis. KalcuLytes has unique features of dose adjustment in the elderly and the morbidly obese patient.
“I decided to develop this app due to the simple fact that there was no scientific method to accurately calculate the proper replacement and administration of electrolytes in patients with Hypokalemia, Hypomagnesemia and Hypophosphatemia," said Azmi Kabbani, founder of Kalculytes. "These deficiencies are commonly encountered in everyday practice especially in hospitalized patients with higher incidence in patients in an intensive care setting."
By entering the patient’s data and lab values, KalcuLytes will display the recommended replacement dose and administration of the specific electrolyte. Before the creation of this app, methods of estimating electrolyte replacement amounts were limited to guessing, or other inaccurate methods that were based on individual medical professional’s experience. KalcuLytes estimates the exact electrolyte amounts needed for patients suffering from hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia or hypophosphatemia and provides recommended replacement product choices, dose intervals and rate of administration.
Given that it is the first app of its kind, KalcuLytes is considered a medical and technological breakthrough app. With KalcuLytes, guesswork will become a thing of the past, and healthcare professionals will now be able to further provide their patients a more accurate and safer therapy.
“Kalculytes has now made it easier than ever to treat patients with these deficiencies, and I feel it will be of great use to many,” said Kabbani.
KalcuLytes is available for the iPhone and iPad now in the iTunes store. An Android version is coming soon.
Azmi Kabbani is an independent developer from Macon, Georgia. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Nephrology and Hypertension, and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology.
Since Medical school and during his training in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension, Dr. Kabbani has had great interest in Fluids and Electrolytes and Intensive Care Nephrology. The idea of developing formulae to calculate the doses of electrolyte replacement started over 20 years ago, early in his Internal Medicine training. After several years of work, he was able to create formulae to calculate the doses of electrolyte replacement in patients with Hypoklemia, Hypomagnesemia and Hypophosphatemia which were based on each individual patient’s age, gender, weight, electrolyte levels and renal function, including patients requiring dialysis with dose adjustment in the elderly and the morbidly obese. He subsequently engaged a mobile app firm to assist him with the design and creation of the app.