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...
Case Study of a Physician's Use of the iPhone 3GS (Part 1)
I recently upgraded my original iPhone, which I purchased two years ago, to the iPhone 3GS. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting much of a change. Sure, I read the marketing hype — faster processor! 3G speed! GPS! voice control! better camera! — but I d...
My Picks for This Week's Best of Healthline Blogs
You know, I'm one of a bunch of great bloggers here at Healthline, and I wanted to point you to my highlights of this last week:Paul Auerbach reports on the latest stingray attack in "Another Stingray Attack". Attacks are so rare, it's strangely ...
HEALTHmap Maps Epidemic Text Alerts to a Graphical Map of the World
HEALTHmap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.It "brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified an...
Electronic Stethoscope Oddities
Happy New Year!If acoustic stethoscopes — the kind physicians have used for over two hundred years — are the equivalent of typewriters, then electronic stethoscopes are like word processors. Okay, this analogy is non-intuitive, but hear me out. El...
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...
Thanks to The Happy Hospitalist for Grand Rounds
Thanks to The Happy Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds and for including my post on Doctors on Twitter.
A Comparison of "Mediquations," "MediMath," and "Medical Calculator," Three Medical Calculators for the iPhone
Image by Roberto_Garcia via FlickrRemember when there weren't any medical calculators for the iPhone? Now there are at least three — Mediquations for $1.99, Medimath, which is free until 10/12 (and will be $4.99 thereafter), and Medical Calculator...
Bioartificial Kidney Reduces Risk of Death from Acute Kidney Failure
Most patients with acute kidney failure receive hemodialysis -- a cleansing of the blood using a dialysis machine, a "man-made" kidney. However, acute kidney failure is associated with a high mortality rate, and researchers have been interested in...