Thursday, May 03, 2018

Acid-Base Disturbance Cases on AccessMedicine

Are you struggling with a complicated acid-base disturbance case?

AccessMedicine now includes 58 new Acid-Base Disturbance Cases to help both students and practicing providers hone their skills and master these difficult concepts. These cases are progressive, complex cases appropriate for the advanced medical student and resident level physician covering double and triple acid-base disturbances. The questions are multiple choice and build on each other so they must be answered before moving on to the next page. Each question provides the user with a rationale for the correct answer to maximize learning. Navigate to the Hospital Corner or Cases tab in the main navigation bar to access  the cases.

Also the AccessMedicine core textbooks provide in-depth information on acid-base disturbances to help students and practicing providers take a deeper dive into the physiology of each type of disturbance. Here are a few examples of applicable chapters within a few AccessMedicine core textbooks:
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2018, Chapter 21: Electrolyte & Acid-Base Disorders
Critical Care, Chapter 28: Acid-Base Disorders
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e, Chapter 66: Acidosis and Alkalosis
Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e, Chapter 238: Acid-Base Disorders

As with all the other AM cases, users must be logged into their MyAccess personal account to answer the questions. Contact the library if you need help with your personal MyAccess logins for AccessMedicine.

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Monday, January 07, 2013

BioMed Central Launches Searchable Database of Medical Case Reports

The BMC Cases Database is a freely-accessible and up-to-date data base of over 11,000 medical case reports from publishers such as Springer, BMJ and PubMed Central. Bio-Med Central has aggregated these case reports together into one searchable database to facilitating comparison and provide clinicians, researchers, regulators and patients a simple resource to explore content, and identify emerging trends. An advanced search and alerts feature is also provided.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Cancer Network Presents: Stump the Professor

Brandon Smaglo, MD, and Sameh E. Mikhail, MD from the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University attempt to stump John L. Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, with this unique case study:

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Friday, November 14, 2008

PEARLS – Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations

"PEARLS are succinct summaries of Cochrane Systematic Reviews for primary care practitioners – developed by the Cochrane Primary Care Field, New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre at the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland and funded by the New Zealand Guidelines Group.

PEARLS provide guidance on whether a treatment is effective or ineffective. PEARLS are prepared as an educational resource and do not replace clinician judgment in the management of individual cases."

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Diabetes Simulator

"A freeware educational simulator program of glucose-insulin interaction and insulin dosage & dietary adjustment in diabetes mellitus. AIDA contains a simple model of glucose-insulin interaction in the human body. It is intended for simulating the effects on the blood glucose profile of changes in insulin and diet for a typical insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetic patient (IDDM).
AIDA is only intended to be used for educational / teaching / demonstration purposes."
AIDA comes with 40 case scenarios which can be simulated and further case scenarios can be added by users.
Additonal resources include an Insulin Tutorial.

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