MEDLIB-L Archives

June 2008, Week 1


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"Shaffer, Christopher J" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Shaffer, Christopher J
Wed, 4 Jun 2008 10:07:43 -0500
text/plain (41 lines)
We also use VisualDx.

Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP, Assistant Director, Technology and Outreach
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa

-----Original Message-----
From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of PAUL HOWARD
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 3:54 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Electronic resources for differential diagnosis

Hi everyone,
Does anyone know of any electronic resources that can perform
differential diagnosis on multiple symptoms?  Say a provider has a
tricky case with an unusual constellation of symptoms.  Most resources
I've looked at (like MD Consult, for instance) seem to allow just
searching on one symptom and return results for different possible
diagnoses for that one symptom.  What I'm looking for is something that
will allow entry of multiple search terms and a cross-matching of
results.  I'm guessing there has to be something out there that does
this, but I've not been in the profession long enough to have heard
about it.  If I'm missing something obvious, don't hesitate to point
that out!

Many thanks,
Paul Howard, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian
Salem Hospital
phone: 503-561-5377
fax: 503-561-4777
[log in to unmask]