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Homepage of JCAHO. Provides information about Joint Commission’s accreditation certification for hospital to nursing homes, hospital accreditation standards, and hospital measurements, and annual hospital’s performance reports.
Provides lists of drugs known to prolong the Q-T interval and/or induce Torsades de Pointes. Drugs are stratified into one of four risk categories based on risk. The list is frequently updated and contains comments as to the severity of the effect.
A service of the National Institutes of Health that contains information on current publicly and privately run clinical trials for multiple disease states. Site has information on how to find a clinical trial and information for submitting clinical trial.
Organization that represents many biopharmaceutical research companies. Site contains information on drugs in development and the drug development and approval process as well as information and resources on current public policy, patient medication support resources, and ongoing clinical trials.
Site contains the on-line version of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Emerging Infectious Disease journal, information on traveler’s health, emergency preparedness, CDC prevention guidelines, and workplace safety.
Contains consumer drug information, information on the MedWatch reporting program, orphan drug news, the electronic orange book of therapeutic equivalence, drug shortages, and information on foods, human drugs, animal drugs, biologics, and cosmetics.
ECRI Guidelines Trust is an interactive guideline portal, puts current, evidence-based clinical practice guideline summaries directly into the hands of clinicians, researchers, medical librarians, and patients.
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to find high quality research evidence to support clinical practice and care. It simultaneously searches evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, MEDLINE's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information.
Current answers to clinical medicine questions at the point of care. Can be downloaded to a hand-held device.
Note: to have your email address added to the daily POEMs mailing list, contact your librarian.
Essential Evidence Plus allows physicians to help keep current and answer clinical medicine questions at the point of care with the right information. A PDA version is available which includes Five Minute Clinical Consult. Podcasts of weekly InfoPOEMs are also available.
DynaMed is an evidence-based information resource used by physicians around the world to answer clinical questions quickly and easily. DynaMed includes thousands of topics covering emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and much more.
Contains statements and position papers in reference to microbiology, tuberculosis, and other pulmonary infections; also contains information on adult and pediatric respiratory diseases and links to ATS practice guidelines.
Site contains links to websites with information on latex allergies. Latexdrugs.com database itself requires a subscription (UIC DIG has a subscription) though a limited access to the site can be utilized via the “Guest Entry.”
Site provides practice guidelines for different disease states as well as disease-state charts, patient education, medication guides, and formulary/drug comparisons. On-line version of Pharmacist’s Letter; available to all subscribers via personal login and ID.
Objective, peer-reviewed evaluations of new FDA-approved drugs, and new information on previously approved drugs.
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and more...(New Rochelle, NY) provides critical evaluations of drugs for physicians and other members of the health professions. Also online are Adverse Drug Interactions, a browser-based program for selecting up to 12 drugs and generating a report about potential adverse interactions; and the Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy, regularly updated and now in e-book (PDF) format.
It is a "monthly journal dedicated to providing the nation's pharmacists with up-to-date, authoritative, peer-reviewed clinical articles relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice in a variety of settings."
A WebMD product that offers integrated medical information and educational tools. Site provides top medical news, drug and disease resources such as drug interaction checker, disease state information, and more.
Site contains patient information consisting of chemotherapy drug monographs, recommendations on managing chemotherapy side effects, nutrition, and more. Site is available in many languages through Google translation.
“The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.” Site provides NCCN guidelines, patient resources, and more.
The AAP site contains useful information on pediatric issues including news releases, guidelines, and policy statements (e.g. circumcision, ADHD, urinary tract infections, acute otitis media, febrile seizures, Lyme disease, and vaccines).
This website replaces the Pocket Book of Extemporaneous Formulations last published in 2006. The site contains compounding recipes and resources; site information has been developed specifically for the IWK Health Centre.
“A non-profit health service that provides those who live and work in Illinois with access to comprehensive and trusted information and treatment advice on potentially harmful substances by confidential 24-hour hotline.”
Site contains a search tool for researching drug products by brand name, generics, commercial and household products, chemicals, active ingredients, plant or animal substances, or slang terms. Also can search by product NDC or product ID.
Site contains information and resources on “diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.” Also contains a registry for reporting cases of liver injury.