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Clinical Information Resources

Resource Center on Aging, University of California, Berkeley
AIDS Library (Philadelphia)
CA: a cancer journal for physicians - Site includes the full text of the annual issue on statistics.
Cancer.gov - fact sheets, publications, and NCI news covering cancer treatment, detection, screening, prevention, rehabilitation, and quality of life issues, information about ongoing clinical trials, selected information from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, links to other NCI, government, and organization sites.
Cancertrack - links to more than 2,000 authoritative sites and news updates every 15 minutes.
Oncolink - from the University of Pennsylvania, a extensive multi-media site for professionals and patients.
PDQ - part of cancer.gov, contains PDQ, peer-reviewed statements on treatment, supportive care, prevention, and screening, as well as anti-cancer drugs; a registry of clinical trials; information on research and research funding; and directories of physicians and organizations that provide cancer care.
CDC Reports (see also Statistics)
CDC WONDER on the Web - a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and public health data. Includes prevention guidelines, STD reports, injury mortality data, etc.

WISQARS -Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System - is an interactive system that provides customized injury-related mortality data.
Clinical Cases/Simulated Patients
Interactive Patient Home Page
Clinical Information Services
MD Consult: Clinical Information For Physicians - an extremely rich resource of electronic textbooks, journals, databases, drug information, and patient education information. Strong current awareness tools. The news page offers the latest medical headlines, as well as recent articles grouped by subject. The site also features secure discussion rooms for chatting, clinical content resources such as medical education materials and  a WebGuide linking to medical associations, research institutions and professional resource centers. PCOM is a licensed institutional user. User Account Application Form P

Medscape - free registration is required before using most of the site's features. The Medscape site offers full-text articles from a number of medical journals, all of which are searchable. The "Patient Info" section groups information for consumers by category; the articles within each category are linked to related information elsewhere on the site. For practitioners, the"Exam Room" is an interactive diagnostic challenge which evaluates user responses to the condition presented (Scout Report Review). This robust clinical site organized by medical specialty provides access to MEDLINE, full text journals, CME, practice (business, financial) information. Offers free e-mail.

WebMD - free registration required. Information products include Scientific American Medicine, core clinical and health-business journals, and Medline in addition to practice management data (fees, practice enhancement). Also offers templates for pratice web site development.

Consumer Health Information
(see also specific subjects, i.e., Cancer, and Medical Search Engines/Meta-sites)

AMA Health Insight: On-Line

MedlinePlus - a free version of MEDLINE. More than 3,800 journals from over 70 countries are indexed and the 8,000,000 references go back to 1966. Also contains extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish
and other languages, and clinical trials.

Patient Education Handouts - over 3,000 customizable topics -MD Consult P


DermIS - a compendium of hundreds of browsable and searchable photographs of skin conditions from Abrikossoff's Tumor to Zoster Varicellosus. Image groups may be accompanied by synonyms for the condition, Unified Medical LanguageSystem (UMLS) terms, and a definition. Each image includes an assessment of its quality for teaching, and may be accompanied by brief descriptive information.
DXplain - a diagnostic decision support program designed at MGH/Harvard Medical School to provide quick, easy access to a large database of signs and symptoms of different diagnoses, and to supply plausible explanations for a given set of signs and symptoms.
disAbility.gov - provides a single portal through which users can access federal government services, programs, and information relating to disabilities. The site offers annotated listings of  resources organized into a wide variety of categories ranging from Recreation and Travel, to Tax Credits and Deductions, to Choice and Self-Determination.

Antibiotic Utilization Guidelines-1995, Medical College of Wisconsin - intended to promote selective, cost effective use of antimicrobials, and to serve as Drug Use Evaluation criteria for antibiotic audits.

Antibiotic Guide  Free registration required. PDA format available.
LEXI-COMP drug information system, a robust licensed resource. PDA format available.

MD Consult - contains Mosby's GenRx drug reference featuring information on over 30,000 medications. Searchable by generic or product name, disease or condition.  P

RxList: The Internet Drug Index - listings of brand name, generic name, and category;  the 200 most frequently prescribed drugs in America; interactions database, and more.
Stat-Ref collection of drug texts

U. S. Pharmacopeia (USP) - contains Standard Elements, a searchable and browsable database of descriptions, precautions, and side effects of over 750 generic drugs; medication counseling behavior guidelines; Quality Review, a bimonthly case studies review; and Just Ask! , a set of consumer brochures on proper medicine use.
Emergency Medicine
Association of Emergency Physicians - provides information about AEP, membership, policy statements, CME and links

CDC Injuries and Violence - organization information, firearm injuries facts, suicide facts, etc.

Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Home Page by EMBBS - EKG Cases, Academic Emergency Medicine pearls, Challenging Clinical Cases, Physician E-Mail addresses, Best Picks of the Medical Web, Orthopedics.
Bioethics Resources on the Web - National Institutes of Health - "contains a broad collage of annotated web links . . . for  those with an interest in bioethics including research involving human participants, medical and healthcare ethics, and the implications of genetics and biotechnology."

bioethics.net - news, articles, commentary on current issues in bioethics

National Reference Center for BioEthics Literature -  holdings represent the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. This collection functions both as a reference library for the public and as an in depth research resource for scholars from the U.S. and abroad.
Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & Primary Care
American Board of Internal Medicine - dates and fees for certifying exams, verification of  certification, policies and procedures, publications and statistics

North American Primary Care Research Group - multi-disciplinary organisation to foster primary care research

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine - information for residency directors and other family medicine faculty

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National Center for Biotechnology Information - access to Entrez, the NLM genetic sequencing database

OMIM Home Page - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

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National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

OBGYN.net: The Universe of Women's Health

Women's Health - from the New York Times - an in-depth, searchable resource covering 29 topics of health concern, from nutrition to cancer to menopause. Includes several original features, archival New York Times content, licensed material from The Harvard Guide to Women's Health and The New Our Bodies Ourselves

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American Hospital Association - Home Page- AHA news, legislation, public policy, reimbursement, insurance

Hospital Administration

HospitalWeb - directory of hospital web sites

U.S. News Online: America's Best Hospitals 2006


ICD-9-CM Coding Ref.(UCD Med Informatics) 2007  

Medical Search Engines/Meta-sites
Search engines are the powerful Internet tools used to identify Web sites on particular topics.  In addition to general search services such as Yahoo and Alta Vista, a variety of search engines available free of charge are specifically geared to the medical field.

Hardin MD - Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources - a massive but well organized site  from the University of Iowa is catalogued by specialty

HealthWeb - provided by the health sciences librarians and information professionals from the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago

Martindale's Health Science Guide

MedWeb: Biomedical Internet Resources - an extensive listing of evaluated sites from the Emory University Medical Library.

Medical World Search - this search engine's strongest feature is its indexing.  When a keyword is entered, the engine also retrieves any synonyms for  the search terms.  Medical World Search uses the medical thesaurus developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as part of their Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project. The UMLS thesaurus combines different medical  vocabularies, such as the NLM's own Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM), the Systematic Nomenclature for Medicine (SNOMED), and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).
WWW VL: Biosciences: Medicine: Other Medical Indices

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HealthWeb : Neurology

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American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Internet Ophthalmology

Karolinska Disease Categorization - Eye Diseases - a systematic disease classification of Internet resources for laymen, healthcare professionals and scientists. Presented by a medical librarian team at Sweden's Karolinska Institute (MM).

Review of Ophthalmology - clinical, patient care, and practice management topics that include ophthalmic surgical techniques and managed care issues (MM).

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American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Musculoskeletal Diseases (Diseases and Disorders)

OWL - Orthopedic Web Links

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Association for Research in Otolaryngology News

Baylor Otorhinolaryngology Grand Rounds Archive

ENTnet - American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surger - information for both physicians (Members Only section for physicians requires membership in the Academy and registration to obtain online password) and patients. Physicians can obtain information on clinical indicators, practice management, various discussion boards, legislative alerts, and job classifieds. Consumers information on smell and taste disorders, snoring treatments, sinusitis, tinnitus, detecting hearing problems in infants, etc. A virtual museum offers displays of their museum's collections.The site has an excellent Web Links page to other internet sites for otolaryngology (BS).

Otolaryngology Statements and Practice Guidelines

Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases National Guideline Clearinghouse - structured summaries of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

Otolaryngology Resources on the Internet - from the Baylor College of Medicine Dept of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences. Contains information on organizations, outcomes, educational resources, etc.

Smell Database- database of information on chemicals with interesting/important odors, many of which are components of food and beverages or are produced by biological organisms

Textbooks: Quinn's Electronic ENT Textbook

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Pathology Atlas at Connecticut

Pathology Case Database at Pittsburgh

Virtual Autopsy - a virtual tour of seven autopsies. Each case contains nearly a dozen detailed color images of  key parts (including tissues) of the human anatomy with hyperlinks to further information. Cause of Death is a self-assessment quiz students may take after "performing" each autopsy

WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory- this electronic resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, and laboratory exercises that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions

Textbooks: Laboratory Handbook Test Guide UT-HMS
Handbook of Clinical Tests University of Michigan
Robbins: Pathologic Basis of Disease

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Ambulatory Pediatric Association - teaching, research and patient care in general pediatrics. Includes a Resource Manual for the General Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum (BS)

Children's Health Topics - the American Academy of Pediatrics

Harriet Lane Handbook - MD Consult

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - includes a Rare Case Registry, an Evidence Based Journal Club, a Pediatric Critical Care Textbook, a Mechanical Ventilator Simulator (BS).

PedsCCM: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Virtual Paediatric Hospital

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Practice Guidelines
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)- AHCPR's Clinical Practice Guidelines Online; click on "Clinical Information."

CDC Recommends - a compendium of all of the official guidelines and recommendations
published by the CDC for the prevention of diseases, injuries, and disabilities.

MD Consult 

National Guideline Clearinghouse

PubMed click on limit, then publication type "practice guideline" in MEDLINE

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Psychiatry Matters

Psychiatry Online

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BrighamRAD Home Page - From the Brigham and Women's Hospital radiology department, in affiliation with the Harvard Medical School.  Teaching Cases: 125 cases. Finding-the-path: 50 ED patient presentations with an interactive format to select the appropriate diagnostic workup for the patient. Surgical Planning Lab Case of the Month: neurosurgical cases with 3D images. Atlases.

Martindale's Radiology Center 

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American College of Rheumatology Home Page- member services, patient info, news releases, research, links, discussion groups

Ankylosing Spondyloarthropathy -provides information about ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease and undifferentiated spondylarthropathy.
Arthritis Foundation- frequently asked questions about arthritis, ordering information for free literature about various arthritis-related topics, as well as pointers to other internet resources
Arthritis Society - current and practical information to help those with arthritis and improve their quality of life


Statistics (see also CDC Reports)
Bureau of Labor Statistics - job-related injuries and illnesses

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - data on healthcare trends, utilization, expenditures, Medicare & Medicaid statistics

Community Health Status Indicators health data for all 3,082 US counties includes Population Characteristics, Leading Causes ofDeath, Vulnerable Populations, Environmental Health, and Access to Care

Eastcentral Pennsylvania AHEC Health Resources [counties of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill]

National Center for Health Statistics - the primary federal organization responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics

Statistical Resources on the Web - University of Michigan Documents Center

US Census Bureau - links to socioeconomic information, such as age data, characteristics of at-home workers, population characteristics by zip code, etc.

March 16, 2007