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By Patologian Laboratorio Nickels Ltd.. An online expert system for analyzing and interpreting the bronchoalveolar lavage specimen.
By Patologian Laboratorio Nickels Ltd.. BAL2000 is an expert system for analyzing and interpreting the bronchoalveolar lavage specimen.
Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided. CoCASA replaces all previous versions of CASA, VFC-CASA and Adult CASA (ACASA). CoCASA can be used for immunization assessments across the lifespan.
Decision Guide: Breast and Ovarian Cancer InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. An interactive illustration to help understand breast and ovarian cancer.
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. This tool is based on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD). The questions are easy to answer and cover most of the areas included in the diagnostic criteria for depression.
By The Doctors Lounge. Test your skills in this DOS based simulation. Try saving your patients life from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Harvard Medical School Symptom Scout
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. This interactive symptom checker provides guidance about your family's symptoms and includes possible causes, home remedies and when to call your doctor. Its questions and answers were developed by doctors at Harvard Medical School.
MayoClinic Breast Cancer Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on breast cancer from breast cancer symptoms to breast cancer treatment.
MayoClinic Childrens Middle Ear Infections Health Decision Guide
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This guide can help you weigh the pros and cons of various treatment options for middle ear infections to help you choose which approach is best for your child.
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Facts about cholesterol � from understanding how high cholesterol affects your health to medication and lifestyle changes to help achieve lower cholesterol.
MayoClinic Colorectal Cancer Screening Health Decision Guide
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This guide can help you weigh the pros and cons of various screening options for colorectal cancer to help you choose which approach is best for you.
MayoClinic Herniated Disks Health Decision Guide
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This guide can help you weigh the pros and cons of various treatment options for herniated disks to help you choose which approach is best for you.
MayoClinic Hormone Replacement Therapy Health Decision Guide
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This guide can help you weigh the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy to help you choose if this approach is best for you.
MayoClinic Knee Injuries (ACL) Health Decision Guide
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This guide can help you weigh the pros and cons of treatment options for knee/anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries to help you choose which approach is best for you.
Medical Algorithms: Decisional Analysis
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in decisional analysis. In MS Excel.
OSCAR (Open Source Clinical Application Resource)
By McMaster University. Oscar is a set of Clinic Applications, Clinic Resources, and electronic patient records, developed using Open Source Tools. Modules include: Office Automation (Appointment Scheduling, Billing, Referral, Messaging); Electronic Patient Record (Patient Profile, Encounter Record, Forms, Clinical Resource Database, Electronic Document Management); and Decision Support Tools (Evidence-based Antenatal Planner, Evidence-based Assessment Records for Long-Term Care, Link with Web Search Engines).
By Ecole Nationale Veteranaire de Lyon. Parasitic diagnostic information for animals. In French.
Pesticide Poisoning Diagnostic Tool
By Pesticide Action Network North America. An online resource to help physicians identify
and report pesticide-related illnesses. Visitors select from an extensive list of symptoms and the Tool generates a list of pesticides which are consistent with those symptoms, as well as information on any other symptoms that may be associated with poisoning by that pesticide. Once a case of pesticide poisoning has been confirmed by the physician, the Tool provides information on how to report the incident to the appropriate authorities. Reporting information is currently available for the US only, organized by state.
POC-IT (Point of Care Information Technology) Antibiotic (ABX) Guide
By Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Search for information by diagnosis, pathogen, antibiotic, or other. A handheld-ready adaptation of the online ABX Guide. Requires registration.
Prostate Symptoms Self-Assessment
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This questionnaire is designed to help determine the severity of urinary symptoms if you've already been diagnosed with enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).
Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Provides health care personnel with a ready reference resource to help them properly evaluate different responses to vaccination and indications for treatment of patients with certain rare but sometimes serious complications. It also provides guidance regarding the vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine, contraindications to vaccination, and the vaccination method. Continuing education credit available.
By UCLA Environment, Health & Safety. Provides employees with ergo-friendly solutions to a variety of work-related problems.
VFC/AFIX Evaluation Software Training
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The VFC/AFIX Evaluation module training will prepare you to use this software on your computer for inputting data for 2005 site visits.
Virtual Hospital Patient Simulations
By The University of Iowa. Patient simulations that combine clinical information with images obtained during diagnostic evaluations or therapeutic interventions. Simulations include Adult Critical Care Core Curriculum; Adult Pulmonary Core Curriculum; ATS Radiology for Chest Physicians Conference: Continuing Medical Education Testing Modules; Carvedilol in Heart Failure Patients: Case Studies; Case-Based Learning in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Correlapaedia: A Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology; Gastrointestinal Nuclear Medicine Case Studies; Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: Spirometry; Lung Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Database; Midwest Midwinter Lung Conference: CPC Session
Pediatric Airway Case Studies; Pulmonary Embolus Case Studies; and Virtual Pediatric Patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
WebMD Symptom Checker
By WebMD. Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions.