Medical Information Searches
Clincal Trials Information
John D. FurberMaster of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz.[John D. Furber home page]
From time to time, people find themselves, or a loved one, stricken with a serious disease. By learning more about the disease and about the functioning of the human body:
You can educate yourself by questioning your doctors and visiting your local public library and medical school library. And you can learn about medical research results and current scientific thinking in the field by searching the online databases for relevant biomedical journal articles:
- You are better able to communicate with your doctors and health care providers.
- You can make better choices in selecting specialists and treatment centers.
- You can learn how to participate in appropriate clinical trials of newly developed procedures and experimental drugs.
- MEDLINEplus is set up to provide easy access for lay people to Medline information on health topics of greatest interest to the general public. It also has links to medical dictionaries. It is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
- The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
- The Mayo Clinic Health Oasis provides information on cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, heart disease, and many other topics.
- Columbia University Medical Guide
- Southern California Birth Providers -- Certified Nurse Midwives for Homebirth.
- Understanding Genetic Testing by the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Human Genome Research provides basic information about gene testing and key genetic concepts.
- Med Help International - The Virtual Medical Center for Patients.
- Prescription 2000 and Clinical Pearls
- Outlines in Clinical Medicine
- BestDoctors.com Worldwide Healthcare Services
- Dr. Dean Edell - Health Central
- RxList the internet drug index, is useful despite all the ads.
- American Family Physician
- FDA - US Food and Drug Administration
- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a lot of information on diseases and Public Health statistics.
- The Medscape DrugInfo database combines the National Drug Data File from FirstDataBank, and the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information reference from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Find information on drug-drug and drug-foodinteractions, uses and dosage, preparations, adverse effects, and four other categories for every drug. Patient education handouts are also available for printing and distributing at the time of prescription.
- dmoz index of medical libraries
- PubMed provides complete access to the Medline database of Biomedical journal articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, at the National Institutes of Health.
More Links:However, if you need help with the literature search, or personalized explanations of the research papers and what they mean, you can call on me for assistance. My rate is $60 per hour, and you can decide how much of my time you wish to use, and how much research you want to do on your own.
Please call or email to discuss your needs.John D. Furber
E-mail: johnfurber at aol.com
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