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Medical Directories:

The sites listed below record links by categories of their choosing. We commend these sites for their tremendous investment of time in building these indexes so that the hard work that has gone into putting content on the many medical Web sites around the world can be found, accessed, and utilized.

MedWeb- Emory University , WWW Virtual Library , Medical Matrix, RSNA Launch Pad, Mi. Electronic Library

Other Services:

Medline, from the National Library of Medicine.

Reuters Health Information Services features medical news stories every day.

EMBBS Best Picks of the Medical Web

Consider using our 'links.html' page as your opening 'home page'. We've listed the best search engines and our favorite medical sites, plus reference sites that will give you encyclopedic medical links. Go to the 'preference' or 'configuration' section of your web browser and enter the URL listed above.

If you find a great site that we have not included below, please contact Glenn Fink, MD.

EMBBS: Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Home Page

Journals: American Family Physician has free, searchable articles with images.


Emedicine Online Textbook of Emergency Medicine has hundreds of chapters in a searchable format.

Common Simple Emergencies Textbook has EM procedures and treatments.

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Electronic Textbook of Dermatology

Clinical Calculators:

National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics has many useful calculators,charts, and algorithms.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Bayesian analysis models, A-a oxygen gradient, and anion gap calculations.

Trauma scoring systems with calculators.

Evidence-Based Medicine:

Evidence-based medicine "(EBM) is an approach to practicing medicine in which the clinician is aware of the evidence in support of her clinical practice, and the strength of that evidence. Evidence based health care (EBC) promotes the collection, interpretation, and integration of valid important and applicable patient-reported, clinician-observed, and research-derived evidence. The best available evidence, moderated by patient circumstances and preferences, is applied to improve the quality of clinical judgements and facilitate cost-effective health care." From McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Cochrane Collaboration a subscription fee is required for access to the full text collection of EBM clinical reviews by topic. A searchable database of the abstracts is also available.

Weekly Web Review in Emergency Medicine summarizes and reviews recent articles.

Journal Club on the Web commentary on recent articles.

Pharmacology: : The Physicians' Desk Reference on-line. Free, searchable database of prescription drugs. Features an excellent multiple drug interaction checker.

RxList : Contains data on 4,000 pharmacy products and 300 detailed monographs for frequently prescribed medications.

Toxikon Multimedia Project Contains tox cases and reviews of toxicology topics.

Practice Guidelines:

Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines : An excellent compilation of recommendations from the medical literature for alphabetically organized conditions.

AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: Quick Reference for Clinicians.


American College of Cardiology : Clinical practice guidelines, including Acute MI,

Cardiovascular disease reviews for primary care providers : Reviews of important articles.

Guide to Cardiac Pacemakers : Lists more than 1,000 pacemakers and displays the radiographic appearance plus specific advice, closed in 1997. Very useful up to that point.

Cardiax is a computer aided instructional package of 20 planned cases in basic cardiology. "The overriding objective being to demonstrate that the effective selection of expensive, hi-tech medical technology is firmly based on observations made at the bedside and in the examining room."

Pediatric Cardiology-Tulane Hospital for Children. Includes pediatric ECG interpretation, echocardiography, and angiographic image library.

Primary Care Baseline Project EKG Interpretation Algorithms : From the University of Florida.

Cardiac Arrhythmia Advisory System: Electrocardiographic rhythms Text-based. Includes phone numbers for twenty four hour cardiologist consultation.

EMBBS EKG Library : Interesting emergency electrocardiogram images with analysis.

Trauma: Dozens of articles on trauma care, with images.

European Trauma Care Course:


Ultrasound BrighamRad: More than 40 high quality images.

Creighton University Medical Center Basic image lectures including ultrasoound findings in the first trimester of pregnancy has a table of gestational sac diameter, predicted age of pregnancy in weeks and hcg levels.

Finding-the-Path : "a problem based guide to diagnostic imaging strategies in the Emergency Room" 50 cases. "You, the ER physician, have to choose from a complex set of imaging modalities in evaluating your patients."

Infectious Disease:

Outbreak :Previously the Ebola page, which showed the world the power of the web by assembling pertinent articles concerning the Ebola virus outbreak from diverse sources all over the world. They have decided to take the big leap and are attempting to use the Ebola page as a template/model for reporting on other emerging diseases.

MCW& FMLH Antibiotic Guide 1997: Presents an abbrevieated overview of selected antibiotic information in several useful formats.

Stanford Travel Medicine :Useful as a patient information resource. Includes patient information on 12 immunizations, and in its 'Patient Information' Area includes information regarding: General Travel Advice, Diarrhea and GI Problems, Traveling with Children, Medical kits, Acute Mountain Sickness, Travel Insurance, Malaria, Insect Repellants, and HIV.


Dermatologic Image Database- Department of Dermatology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Dermatology Online Atlas (DOIA) contains over 2,000 quality images of more than 500 diagnoses.


Oncolink This site has received well deserved recognition. Institutional buy-in is the key to their current and future success. In many ways Oncolink reflects the leadership role oncologists have played in challenging old physician-patient dynamics. Patient education and pain management are two areas where oncologists have established themselves in the vanguard of todays medical community. Oncolink is composed of the following areas: Disease Oriented Menus, Medical Specialy Oriented Menus, Psychosocial Support and Personal Experiences, Cancer Causes, Screening, and Prevention, Clinical Trials, Global Resources for Cancer Information, Cancer Frequently Asked Questions, and Financial Issues for Patients.

Other useful sites:

Signs and Symptoms Web Resources Page: Bibliography for several emergency medicine signs and symptoms.

NetMedicine: a large educational site with radiograph, CT scan and medical photograph libaries.

Physicians' Choice This site reviews medical web sites. Emphasis is on the quality and quantity of original medical content. Site features are listed and the appropriate audience is identified.

Global Emergency Medicine Archives , contains abstracts of the SAEM (Society of Academic Emergency Medicine) meetings, original contributions and archives EMED-L.

MMWR The full text of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It is necessary to download the 'Adobe Acrobat Reader (TM)' from the site before you can use MMWR. It also contains a searchable index of MMWR from 1993 to the present.

Telemedicine Information Exchange The premier telemedicine resource with substantial content, with sections including: Cutting Edge- with the latest example of actual use of telemedicine, Bibliographic Citations- over 2,000 searchable references on telemedicine, Active Telemedicine Programs-with descriptions of over 100 programs in 12 countries in use today, Upcoming Meetings, Sources of Funding, Current Business News-featuring telemedicine in the news, Products and Services 'A Yellow Pages of companies providing telemedicne products, product reviews and technology descriptions.' Telemedicine Journals-'abstracts from current issues of telemedicine journals and newsletters', Legal and ethical Issues-'abstracts of peer-reviewed articles, plus pointers to other issues of law', TIE Forum-'the experts talk:answers to key questions people ask when setting up a telemedicine system', Links to other telemedicine resources, History of Telemedicine.

Physicians Guide to the Internet A well rounded site for the medical professional. The Physician Lifestyle area includes: Professional Opportunities, Personal Finance, Physician Health and Well-being, Family Life. The Clinical Practice area includes: Medline, Medical Specialties, Pharmaceuticals, MMWR, Practice Enhancements and Reviews, Patient Education. The Postgraduate Education area includes: Upcoming Medical Meetings, CME, Professional Books (order on-line), Medical Libraries, Boards Review. The New Physician area includes: Professional adjustment, Employment, Repaying Med School Loans, Buying a Home.

Multimedia Medical Reference Library - Categorizes links to other sites. The 'Comprehensive Info' area has 50 categories from AIDS, Allergy, Alzheimer's Disease, Anatomy, and Anesthesiology to Virology. Other areas include 'Medical Audio Clips, Images and Movies, Medical Curriculum, and Medical Schools.

Medscape Medscape leads the way in offering full text articles from its 'Publishers Group'. Journals on-line include: The AIDS Reader, Complications in Surgery, Drug Benefit Trends, Emerging Infectious Diseases, European Menopause Journal, Infections in Medicine, Infections in Urology, and the Medical Tribune. It has a CME credit program. MMWR is posted. The 'Topics' section is organized into the following sections: AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Managed Care, Menopause, Oncology, Surgery, Urology, and Women's Health. The 'Exam Room' section includes: 'PicTours'- case studies with photos, and 'Bug of the Month'. Medline access is free.

Virtual Hospital Information is available 'for patients' which includes: Information is also available 'for Healthcare Providers' and includes: Information by Organ System- Breast/ Cardiovascular/ Endocrine/ Metabolic/ Gastrointestinal/ Genitourinary/ Hematologic/ Immunologic/ Musculoskeletal/ Neurologic/Psychiatric/ Pulmonary/ Skin. Information by Type- Multimedia Textbooks/ Multimedia Teaching Files/ Patient Simulations/ Journals and Publications/ Grand Rounds, Lectures, and Conferences/ Clinical Practice Guidelines/ Clinical References. Information by Department- Anatomy through Urology.

The Webster: Nursing and Telephone Triage. by Kathi Webster, BSN RN. The "articles and books" section has many references. She also has an extensive list of nursing links, including- American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Jocularity, Nursing and the NCLEX,Computer in Nursing Interactive and Nurse Practitioner Support Services.

AMIA -American Medical Informatics Association The home of medical informatics. Interesting areas include: AMIA's strategic plan, and the Working Group program- which has groups for Anesthesiology/Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Automated Encoding/Electronic Patient Records, Clinical Computing, Computerized Medical Records, Dental Informatics, Education, Family Practice/Primary Care, Hospital/Medical Information Systems, Internet, Medical Imaging Systems, Nursing Informatics, Prevention & Health Evaluation Informatics, Student.

Hospitalweb A directory of hospital web sites.

Dr. Eskin's Legislative page Dr. Eskin's personal report on legislative matters.

Global Health Network (GHNET) The GHNet sees itself as being a backbone for future information and data transfer of international medical information. "It is the mission of the program to use the existing and developing telecommunication among public health workers and to transfer knowledge to policy makers in the community as well as the individuals themselves in the community."

National Library of Medicine 'The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts.

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