Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Diagnosaurus in AccessMedicine.com

If you are seeking a database that provides symptom-based searching for differential diagnoses of symptoms, signs, and diseases check out Diagnosaurus in AccessMedicine. This McGraw-Hill database is accessible by license to the Tulane University community.

In Diagnosaurus users have a pulldown menu, with entries by organ system, or users select to view the list of symptoms only, the list of diseases only, or all of the entries. For example, if you wish to review the causes of a patient’s chief complaint, simply select the symptom or sign from the alphabetical listing. If you have made a diagnosis and wonder what other disorders to consider, select your diagnosis from the list to see its DDx.

Diagnosaurus is also available as a download for your PDA.