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Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Clinical Anesthesiology 1.1
Clinical Anesthesiology is a succinct overview of the basic concepts and clinical considerations essential to the modern practice of anesthesia. The ideal reference for any anesthesiologist or trainee in this area of specialty, Clinical Anesthesiology is now available in handheld form for your Palm or Pocket PC device
Thompson's Rheumatology 1.1
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Saturday, May 27, 2006
Schwartz Principles of Surgery 1.1 has been released in Palmgear.
With its extensive content and custom-designed user interface, Schwartz Principles of Surgery, PDA Edition enables you quick access to the answers you need to make the right diagnosis or initiate a treatment. Interlinked content, a notes feature, and custom bookmarks make this more than a reference application. Schwartz Principles of Surgery has developed into the ultimate PDA tool for anyone enrolled in a surgical clerkship or surgical residency.
Schwartz's textbook of surgery is one of the world's most well known references in general surgery. This reference is considered a must for anyone studying or training in the field of surgery.
Posted 2:56 PM by Palmdoc | |
ICD Browser v0.2 is a free application for PPC users.
This program is an easy to use browser with search capability for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes, as they are published from the W.H.O.
- Two ways for displaying codes, Grouped all together into a treebox, or separeted into chapters, sections and subsections.
- Search codes.
- Easy to use interface.
Posted 5:42 AM by Palmdoc | |
Friday, May 26, 2006
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility 1.1 has been released in Palmgear
Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility has been a trusted reference for 10 years and is now more complete than ever. For the first time, this valuable reference now contains information on the subspecialties of maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, and gyn-oncology, as well as a broad base of general medicine information which reflects the changing emphasis of Ob/Gyn as it expands to include primary care for women.
Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility PDA Edition is a necessity for clinicians, Ob/Gyn residents, medical students, and other medical professionals. The reference contains an abundance of information and is now available from the convenience of your Palm or Pocket PC device. Take a look at these features:
* Utilize over 200 tables, flowcharts and figures
* Quickly search comprehensive index
* Conveniently jot down notes within program content
* Easily access frequently viewed information using bookmarks
* Examine several operative reports for support information
* Reference new “Spanish Primer” chapter
* Utilize full list of lab values
Posted 2:38 PM by Palmdoc | |
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Author, Sara J. Cuccurullo, and developer, USBMIS, team up to bring the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review to your PDA device. Now available for the Palm and Pocket PC platforms, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review is a necessary tool for rehabilitation specialists doing clinical work and physical medicine & rehabilitation students studying for clinical rounds and for licensure examinations.
Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review features all of the same trusted content of the text version as well as additional features useful to your PDA device:
Exclusive PDA Features
Posted 9:25 AM by Palmdoc | |
Mobile eMC: UK electronic Medicines Compendium 8.0.1
The UK electronic Medicines Compendium is the most authoritative, up-to-date and trustworthy source of information about medicines licensed for use in the UK - providing Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) on over 3,000 UK prescription-only and OTC licensed medicines.
Dx/Rx: Lung Cancer 9.0.4
Tightly organized into a super-condensed outline format, this reference details precise, up-to-date information for diagnosis and treatment of Lung Cancer. Throughout the reference, tables and figures summarize important clinical data and current professional society recommendations, while salient references direct readers to additional information.
The Little Black Book of Sports Medicine, 2nd Ed. 9.0.4
Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this reference provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosing and treating sports medicine injuries and illness. The Little Black Book of Sports Medicine is a convenient resource offering quick access to vital information and makes a great reference for solving pressing problems on the ward, in the clinic, or on the playing field.
Posted 6:34 AM by Palmdoc | |
Saturday, May 20, 2006
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Friday, May 19, 2006
This database requires Supermemo
Posted 11:57 PM by Palmdoc | |
via MobileRead: There's a new repository of free Palm software called Freeware Palm. There's a Medical section currently with 293 titles. Worth checking out. Nice design.
Posted 7:32 PM by Palmdoc | |
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Completely revised and updated for 2006, this practical reference is an up-to-date guide to all aspects of cancer chemotherapy. The reference provides a comprehensive, easy to use catalogue of over 100 drugs-both on- and off-label-commonly used in cancer treatment, including several new agents (recently or about to be FDA approved). A section on Common Chemotherapy Regimens provides a quick reference to management of specific cancers, arranged alphabetically. A comprehensively revised introductory section on Principles of Chemotherapy offers a concise, current overview of the field.
Posted 8:19 PM by Palmdoc | |
Monday, May 15, 2006
It's made it's way into freewarepalm
Posted 10:24 PM by Palmdoc | |
Treo 700p is finally here though there have been rumours going on about this for months now.
The Official Specs sound quite impressive.
For the medical user, the much improved Ram (128 MB - 60 MB available to the user) is welcome news indeed. I eagerly await this since I have had to shelve the memory hog, Epocrates, and also forgo Avantgo on my Treo650 simply because I don't have enough Ram.
Right now, there's only the CDMA version for North America. I hope Palm will release the GSM version for the rest of us (the majority in fact) round the world. I can't wait!
Posted 8:55 PM by Palmdoc | |
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thompson’s Rheumatology 2006 PDA edition is now available for your Palm or Pocket PC device. With all of the same trusted information as the 2005 edition, the new version brings rheumatologists, internists, and primary care physicians 5 new chapters which makes it the most complete, convenient, and comprehensive rheumatology reference available today.
• Pauciarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis • Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Chapters are new for 2006 as part of our commitment to creating the most comprehensive rheumatologic reference. These chapters highlight valuable information about juvenile idiopathic arthritis in its three common presentations as well as provide management strategies for such cases.
Posted 9:48 PM by Palmdoc | |
Yesterday, I decided to join Sammy & Crew over at PalmAddicts and give them a hand as an Associate Writer. The PalmAddicts crew has been serving the Palm community well for quite some years now and it's high time I helped out as well especially as yes, I confess, I am a PalmAddict too! I intend to post non-medical (or medical Palm computing topics more geared towards the general public rather than doctors) topics there.
I'll keep track of my postings in PA in this page:
This site will continue to serve as a place to post news on Palm/PDA Medical topics for doctors and health-care workers and like Sammy I invite anyone out there interested to be a Co-Editor on the Palmdoc Chronicles. Just send me an email and I'll send you the details and blogging invitation.
Posted 7:58 AM by Palmdoc | |
Thursday, May 11, 2006
You get to gain an exciting insider’s look at how these technologies are being deployed in a physician-friendly way that overcomes many of the barriers to adoption of traditional EMR software, while allowing physicians to still benefit from the ease and detail of narrative dictation.
When: Two dates to choose from:
Click Here to Register Now FREE, with no obligation
I notice Dictaphone also have a mobile/PDA dictating solution but PPC only. They should realise that Palm PDAs like the Treo650, Lifedrive have microphones!
Posted 2:44 PM by Palmdoc | |
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
KidneyNotes reports that UpToDate for Palm is being beta tested and may be released in 3-4 months. Well that would be welcome news as the prices of SD cards plummet and fat32 drivers for PalmOS become available in the newer PalmOS handhelds and smartphones.
From the UpToDate website:
Will UpToDate run on my Palm device?
Not yet, but we are developing a version of UpToDate that can be installed and used on Palm handhelds (will require a 1GB or 2GB memory card) and expect this version to be available sometime in 2006.
Posted 10:40 PM by Palmdoc | |
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Skyscape and Therapeutic Research Center announce the release of Ident-A-Drug Reference 2006 for your mobile device.
Ident-A-Drug gives you quick accurate identification of oral tablets and capsules used in North America by the identification code imprinted on all medications, and includes NDC numbers, manufacturers, use, doses, etc.
Posted 12:41 PM by Palmdoc | |
CDW-G Provides Tools to Help University Medical Schools Meet Patient Care Regulations and Improve Student Service
Indiana University School of Medicine and Ohio State University Select CDW-G to Deploy Personal Digital Assistant Programs for Medical Students
CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDWC) and leading source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators, today announced that Indiana University School of Medicine and Ohio State University have established personal digital assistant (PDA) programs with CDW-G for students, faculty and staff. The technology enables the schools to comply with industry standards, improve efficiency and enhance their students' learning environment.
"University medical schools face a variety of challenges - from engaging their students and providing superior patient care, to complying with regulatory body mandates," said Chris Rother, group vice president, CDW-G. "The technology solutions that CDW-G provided enable some of the nation's finest healthcare teaching institutions to train the next generation of physicians in improved patient care."read more from Biowire
Posted 11:52 AM by Palmdoc | |
Version 0.9.126 has just been released which includes support for the Treo700w.
Of course the better way to run PalmOS apps is to use Palm OS PDAs or smartphones :P
Posted 9:54 AM by Palmdoc | |
Saturday, May 06, 2006
The Northstar Stroke Recovery System in MedGadget.
The theory is that "cortical stimulation of the healthy brain tissue adjacent to the “stroke,” in combination with rehabilitation, enhances motor recovery and suggests that cortical stimulation for stroke patients may facilitate neuroplasticity"
Don't know how true this is, but I was interested to read that the system uses a PDA (PocketPC)
-- Programming system - a handheld computer attached to a programming device which allows communication with the implanted IPG device. This system allows the clinician to turn the device on/off and to set/modify stimulation parameters
Posted 4:53 PM by Palmdoc | |
Former PalmSource CEO David Nagel Joins Epocrates Board. From the Epocrates news room:
“The enthusiasm of Epocrates’ customer base is contagious. At PalmSource, I saw the ‘Epocrates phenomenon’ firsthand – clinicians purchasing mobile devices primarily to use Epocrates’ products. I am honored to be affiliated with a company that develops such valuable and reliable clinical solutions for healthcare professionals,” said Nagel.
Well David, first thing you gotta do at Epocrates is to tell them to support that SD card!! My "enthusiasm for Epocrates" will jump up many times more if the good folk at Epocrates realise the problems we Treo650 users face with the paltry memory Palm has given us...
Posted 4:18 PM by Palmdoc | |
mentions The Medical Database (aka Doctor DB) - a great utility for patients to help recall their medical history on the next visit to the doctor's office.
It's a great free utility by a young programmer and you can download it from freewarepalm.com
Something for me to keep in my Palm and Beam to patients with Palm PDAs!
Posted 7:42 AM by Palmdoc | |
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Anion Gap Calculator for Palm v1.0 in Freewarepalm.com
A bit hefty for just performing a single function - 370 Kb.
I notice that Medcalc also calculates Anion Gap and much more. I would recommend the latter.
Posted 3:32 PM by Palmdoc | |
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Take advantage of the USBMIS Sale of the Week for May 1st - May 7th and save 15% on your purchase of McGraw-Hill's Clinical Anesthesiology for your Palm or Pocket PC device.
A succinct overview of the basic concepts and clinical considerations essential to the modern practice of anesthesia, Clinical Anesthesiology is the ideal reference for any anesthesiologist or trainee in this area of specialty.
USBMIS and McGraw-Hill have gone to great lengths to produce a well-informed, consistently organized, and user-friendly application for the convenience of your handheld device. For a limited time only, purchase your copy of Clinical Anesthesiology and save 15%.
Posted 9:30 AM by Palmdoc | |
MPC forums sought feedback from those of use who are truly "Road Warriors".
Well, I reproduce my recent reliance on my Treo650 as a notebook replacement and do I qualify as one? ;)
Posted 7:24 AM by Palmdoc | |
Monday, May 01, 2006
Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine Handbook, 5th Ed.
Written by a team of experts from a renowned emergency department and Level 1 Trauma Center, the Detroit Receiving Hospital, this reference provides the clinical information most frequently used in emergency care.
Posted 2:24 PM by Palmdoc | |
Well later on I found out that he also has a Treo650 and obviously, Dr. O, you don't use it to it's maximum potential! This is indeed something I find quite in common with other doctors who use PDAs and smartphones. They treat them like little electronic diaries.
People, it's like using only 5% of your brain's potential!!
Anyway, as Dr. O had not heard of Haemoncrules, I offered to email him a copy - so it's been sent off to you, Dr. O. Hope you like it!
Posted 2:16 PM by Palmdoc | |