Easy Access to the Latest Drug Approvals and Patent Expirations The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orange Book is now in its 39th edition. The information in the book stems from the requirement of the FDA to provide states information regarding pharmaceutical therapeutic equivalence. States were creating formularies and looking for options to keep costs […]
These “not so obvious” medical apps range from orthopedic apps to toxicology apps to ultrasound apps.
European VTE Guidelines Now Mobile The care of perioperative patients is likely out of the scope of practice for many of us in primary care except for those who perform hospitalist work and/or C-sections/completed advanced fellowship training. Nonetheless, the danger of venous thromboembolism is especially great in the perioperative period. Typically VTE prophylaxis is prescribed […]
This list shows all the Apple ResearchKit apps you can enroll in. Physicians can recommend these apps to their patients.
The CDC has nearly 30 apps available for smartphones. These are the ones you should download.
Rheumatology Guidelines on Your Mobile Device The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) represents rheumatologists and their patients here in the United States. Founded in 1934, their stated mission is “to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty.” Their website is filled with information for their members as well as non-members including clinical practice guidelines, […]
After Going MIA for 2018 the GOLD COPD App Returns for 2019 COPD is defined as a “common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases. Exacerbations and comorbidities contribute to the […]
Not a clinic day goes by without a patient (or parent) complaining of constipation. Although seemingly “mundane” to some, the topic is of immense importance to our patients with a diverse variety of etiologies. Unfortunately, education on constipation is frequently overlooked, yet can be a significant cause of morbidity in the elderly, hospitalized patient and […]
A Free Reference on Menopause for Primary Care Since the 2002 publication of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study which demonstrated reduced fractures but increased incidence of coronary artery disease, breast cancer, and thrombosis with use of combination estrogen/progesterone replacement, the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) dropped dramatically. In the years since, several studies […]
Remarkable Update of the Original Rx Pediatric Dehydration App As a full-scope family medicine physician, severely ill infants and children can be some of the most stressful situations in our practice. Although norovirus and rotavirus infections are common, they can make children extremely ill — as can other more severe forms of gastroenteritis such as […]
Few medical conditions create more anxiety for parents and providers than a sick infant or child. Two of the top reasons for parents to bring their children to the ER or an urgent care center are fever and asthma. According to the CDC, one in 13 people in the United States has asthma, and fever […]
Excellent Patient Education App for Common Dermatology Conditions The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) has updated and released their dermatology database app. Dermatology DB is based on their newly revised online dermatology database that includes the ability to print and/or email patient handouts. AOCD brings that information to the point-of-care in a handy patient-oriented […]
A Simulation Tools and Resources for Pediatrics Medical simulation has been gaining momentum for the last 10-15 years. In the United States, simulation grew from the anesthesia programs and was based on crew resource management from the airline industry. Since then, nearly every medical specialty now requires simulation in residency training as well as medical […]
In a busy primary care practice, providers often encounter adolescents and young adults. Frequently, these visits are “only” for sports physicals and acute/minor illness visits. Many times providers will fail to dive into personal issues with these patients. Whether this is simply due to a lack of time and/or a lack of knowledge of how […]
One of the Original and Best OB Patient Tracker Apps Is Back But Comes at a Premium Many of us in family medicine practice full-scope, including obstetrics. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of the specialty, but also one of the most challenging with very unpredictable hours and significant medical legal risk. Many […]