HotSpots

HotSpots: The NAME

April 17, 2008
HotSpots: The NAME

Welcome to HotSpots. In this series, we intend to highlight unique websites of interest to the medical profession. Feel free to make suggestions for sites that should be featured in this series by clicking the comment field or sending us an email.

Commentary by Shrujal Baxi MD, NYU Chief Resident

www.thename.org 

Completing death certificates sounds like an easy task, but anyone who has been hounded by the medical records partment knows just how hard it can be. After you fill in all the…

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HotSpots: Promed

March 7, 2008
HotSpots: Promed

Welcome to HotSpots, a new feature of Clinical Correlations. In this series, we intend to highlight unique websites of interest to the medical profession. Feel free to make suggestions for sites that should be featured in this series by clicking the comment field or sending us an email.

Commentary by Shrujal Baxi MD, NYU Chief Resident

http://www.healthmap.org/promed 

If you don’t know what the Chikungunya virus is or you want to know where the Plague is killing people in the world today, then this…

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Evolution of a Blog-Clinical Correlations 2.0

February 20, 2007
Evolution of a Blog-Clinical Correlations 2.0

You may have noticed a few changes here at Clinical Correlations. First if you look at the top of the page we have a great new logo created by a professional graphics arts designer. Second, if you look just below the logo, there is now a link to a page entitled The Essential Reading Lists. This link takes you to a bibliography listing the essential articles as picked by our faculty members of the NYU Internal Medicine Curriculum Committee. The lists do not yet include…

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Links: Dermis.net-An Online Dermatology Atlas

January 5, 2007
Links: Dermis.net-An Online Dermatology Atlas

The best online dermatology atlas I have come across is dermIS.net.  The site originates from Germany and includes an excellent, easily searchable database with terrific pictures and clinical information. The most useful feature of the site however is the differential diagnosis list which appears next to the pictures that are displayed.  So if you have an educated guess what the rash you're looking at is, then you can easily review similar rashes and quickly compare and contrast them to your original diagnosis. Then you can make the fancy diagnosis, sound smart…

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Links: An Example of a Prolific Medical Blogger

December 1, 2006
Links: An Example of a Prolific Medical Blogger

If you want to get a look at what else is going on in the medical blogosphere you should spend some time at this site.  This blog Kevin M.D. is created by a practicing internal medicine physician.  It's updated several times a day mostly with stories from the media regarding malpractice, politics and the pharamceutical industry.  It's a bit less clinically oriented than other medical blogs, but always makes for an interesting read. 

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Welcome to Clinical Correlations

November 27, 2006
Welcome to Clinical Correlations

Welcome to the official launch of the NYU Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Blog- Clinical Correlations.  We hope this site becomes a part of your daily routine.  Each weekday we will be posting compelling medical content including:

1. clinical cases with difficult management questions answered by faculty members

2. breaking news that should be on everyone’s radar

3. quick journal article reviews with commentary from housestaff/expert faculty

4. morning report teaching points from all 3 hospitals

5. reviews of national meetings by attendees

6. links to…

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Medical Links: MedpageToday

November 21, 2006
Medical Links: MedpageToday

If you notice on the right side of our home page on the sidebar is a scroll of updating news items from Medpage Today.  Everytime you log into clinical correlations the sidebar is updated with the latest news.  This site, originating from the University of Pennsylvania is one of the best ways to keep on top of breaking medical news.  Everyday you can receive an email from the site which lists headlines from major media outlets, including major medical journals and international meetings.  The summaries are well written and…

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Google to Replace Physicians?

November 13, 2006
Google to Replace Physicians?

So someone has finally done an official “study” of what most of us were already aware of.  Online at the BMJ is a study proving Google’s diagnostic ability.  The researchers took 3-5 terms from case reports from the NEJM, fed them into google and then looked at the links that were referenced.  58% (15/26)  of the time the correct diagnosis was found in the links retrieved by google (CI 38-77%).  You can debate whether this is truly research, however we’re getting closer and closer to…

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Getting Published

November 10, 2006
Getting Published

I knew I should have patented my idea for The Journal of Anecdotal Medicine…I certainly joked enough about it for the last several years. Now here comes The Journal of Medical Case Reports. From their website: Journal of Medical Case Reports is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal soon to be launched by BioMed Central. Journal of Medical Case Reports will consider any original case report that expands the field of general medical knowledge. Reports should show one of the following: …

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Palm Pilot Software

November 6, 2006
Palm Pilot Software

For those of you with palmpilots or treos this site Ectopic Brain is an excelent resource for all medical software written for the pda. Updated almost daily it features palm specific software with full well written reviews. We’ll be highlighting useful pda software over the next several weeks so stay tuned…

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Podcasts

October 30, 2006
Podcasts

Great board review possibilities…exercise your mind while you work out with the Cleveland Clinic Board Review podcasts

Podcasts are downloadable mp3 files that you can subscribe to on itunes. Everytime a new podcast is available, it will automatically download into itunes and then sync with your ipod. These are free review sessions from their 18th annual intensive review of internal medicine.


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Hello world!

October 27, 2006
Hello world!

Welcome to day 1 of the NYU Internal Medicine Residency Program Blog. Our vision is that this site will become your primary source for education and news of the world of internal medicine. We will be blogging several times a week posting interesting cases, clinical questions (with answers), links to outstanding web sites, journal club discussions, important noteworthy news items and more. Feel free to explore the site and definitely give us feedback. If you are interested in helping develop Clinical Correlations email us…Thanks.

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