FluChip shows promise in diagnosing A(H5N1) avian flu, and others including pandemic flu
The New York Times reports on a new test for A(H5N1) avian influenza (commonly called bird flu) which is undergoing further research. The FluChip was designed by Robert D. Kuchta and Kathy L. Rowlen, a University of Colorado chemistry professor w...
Best Tech Medicine Posts of 2008 (Part 2)
Image by satosphere via FlickrHappy New Year. The following is part 2 of a collection of the best posts from Tech Medicine in 2008.The New 3G iPhone, Doctors, The App Store, and MedicineWhat follows is the result of a brief brainstorming session a...
Grand Rounds is up at Urostream
Urostream is written by Keagirl, a urologist. She writes well, and her stories are often provocative and humorous. Her Grand Rounds is here. (She included my post on "The Use and Misuse of Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors.")
Feed Reading, Three Ways
Here's a simple version of the story of feeds.First, the Internet had too much information. Then, RSS feeds came along, which were designed to reduce the torrent of information from the Internet into something more manageable. RSS feeds (or just "...
Evernote for Doctors Revisited: Privacy Issues and Yet More Uses
I'm an unapologetic fan of Evernote, a new searchable, friendly, available-anywhere, online personal database. As I've written previously (See "How Doctors Can Use Evernote As a Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere"), Evernote is a near-perfect...
Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 9 is available
Dr. Anonymous welcomes all readers to this week's Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 9, highlighting 9 of the best of 27 excellent health care stories, and 18 other submissions, including mine (thanks!). The most touching of the bunch is fellow Healthl...
Aquapheresis: A New Treatment for Heart Failure (Part 2)
In Part 1, I introduced the problem of heart failure and the use of intravenous diuretics, the standard therapy to treat fluid overload in hospitalized patients.Recently, the UNLOAD trial was published in the Journal of the American College of Car...
A Visual Medical Dictionary and the CureHunter Engine
Curehunter.com offers a free "visual medical dictionary" at https://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do. The idea is similar to Healthlines' HealthMaps -- an interrelated web of complex terms is displayed as a simple map or diagram to enhance ...
Searching for Health Information Online (Part 4)
The last three parts of this series reviewed searching for online health information designed for patients. In part 1, I discussed Healthline's approach and the use of HealthMaps. In part 2, I discussed MedlinePlus and the individual web pages of ...
Thanks to Musings of a Dinosaur for Grand Rounds!
Grand rounds is here. Thanks for including my post on Creating a Medical Wiki.