July 1999, Volume 49, Issue 7

Student's Corner

Web Review<sup>TM</sup> Net Links http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/

Syed Mahmood Ali Shah  ( The Aga Khan University, Karachi. )

Clinical Information from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/
Contains links to clinical information from AHCPR including full text versions of their Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd Edition.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Online
http://www.hcn.net.au/cochrane/intro.htm
Database of systematic reviews of medical literature. Reviews summarize randomized controlled trials and meta­analyses. Abstracts now available online. (Full text requires paid subscription.)
MedEc Interactive
http://www.medecinteractive.com
Online access to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, the PDR, an online drug interaction program, Medical Economics and other journals by the publisher. (Free to physicians with DEA number.)
Pharminfo Net
http://www.pharminfo.com/
Pharmaceutical reference including news, informational articles, an alphabetical drug database and other information.
University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook http://indy.radiology.uiowa.ed u/Providers/CIinRef/FPH andbook/FPContents.html
Full-text online handbook about common problems encountered in family practice.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/
Health information, the CDC Trave! Page (http://www.cdc.gov/travel/trave!.html) on travelers’ health, publications, statistics and finding information from the CDC.
Journal of the American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/pu blic/jou rnals/j ama! jamahome.htm
JAMA, the AMA’s most famous journal, publishes primary research on medicine and public policy for health professionals.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) http://www.cdc.gov!epo!m mwr!m mwr.html
Data in the weekly journal is based on reports to the CDC by state health departments. (Issues are available as .pdf (portable document format) files which require Adobe@ Acrobat@ Reader (available free from Adobe) to be viewed.
New England Journal of Medicine
http://www.nejm.org/content/index.asp
Weekly journal reporting the results of important medical research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/
Health information, the CDC Travel Page (http://www.cdc.gov/travel/travel.html) on travelers’ health, publications, statistics and funding information from the CDC.
http://www.fda.gov/
Food and Drug Administration
Information on foods, human drugs, biologies, medical devices, animal drugs, cosmetics, toxicology and FDA news.
National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/
NIH events, funding opportunities and scientific resources. Health information such as Cancer Net, AIDS information, Clinical Alerts, Women’s Health Initiative and NIH Information Index (a list of diseases under investigation at NIH).

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