|The screenshots on the left shows |
how nicely organized and classified is
the approach to infectious diseases
whereby we can look up information by
system affected, microorganism, or
antimicrobial. Even classes of drugs
and bugs can be looked up.
Looking at the right screenshot we see
two examples of ID topics in children
osteomyelitis and bacterial meningitis
Each topic divided into empiric Rx
(extremely useful), specific Rx, other
info and also a note that we can write
about a specific infectious disease.
References are given at the end and
they seem to be carefully selected.
|On the left we see another excellent |
feature which further confirms that
Epocrates is designed by physicians is
the ability to which antibiotics cover a
certain bug. This is usually missing
from pharma books and we always
wish to have our old microbiology
lecture notes again!
On the right we included few examples
of missing pediatric topics in Epocrates
ID such as no UTI coverage or no
chlamydia pneumonia or chlamydia
conjunctivitis or no indications of
amoxicillin in children's UTI! We really
wish that they'll expand their pediatric
|Last Reviewed on August 2, 2007|
More Pediatric PDA
- Just another gift from Epocrates, the Epocrates ID.
- The application comes free within the Epocrates bundle such as Epocrates
Essentials and Epocrates Essentials Deluxe.
- This is one of the most useful infectious disease reference that we may ever
have on our PDAs.
- Hundreds of topics organized by systems, bugs, and drugs. All presented in a
short succinct format designed for quick and easy look up at the bedside.
- Ever wondered what empiric therapy is appropriate for infective endocarditis
or have you ever been questioned which specific antimicrobials are effective
against Klebsiella or even adenovirus! Voilà, they are there.
- Missing features include less pediatric content than we wished and the
absence of linking to Epocrates Dx, so for example you will see something
about bronchiolitis here but it is unlinked to the more detailed bronchiolitis
topic found in Dx.
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