Did you know ... a keyword search in Roger will help you find books that might have your term in the chapter headings?
So if you need information on something like hiatal hernia - which may return very few results if set for a title search - you will find some great books just by using it as a keyword search. Look in the Roger record to get more details about the book and look at the chapter headings.
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The point-or-care clinical resources (eMedicine and Up to Date) might be very helpful with this case.
Resources for this case include:
Textbook Suggestions (look left)
GI Motility Online -- a free resource from Nature
National or State Organizations -- GI Focused
Try this instead of Google for good evidence -- Trip Database
GI Motility Online
A comprehensive resource on the motility of the GI tract that is edited by a couple of doctors with contributions from subject experts. It is hosted by Nature publishing and for now is freely available. It provides summaries on key aspects like the physiology of motility of the oral, pharyngeal and esophageal areas as well as possible disorders based on symptoms. It also has reviews of the anatomy of these areas. The reviews also cover specific diseases affecting the esophagus. Pretty nice & with good images.
National Organizations - GI Focused
Symptoms and differential diagnositic information is often buried in a number of our resources. However, a few tools (both online and for your smart phone/PDA) have special tools to help with this process.
The books we have include one that helps explain the thinking process (Symptom to Diagnosis) with topics that include a variety of non-specific complaints from low back pain to weight loss to GI bleeding, to abdominal pain. One book has a list of mnemonics (Collins' book) as well as the symptom info. Another book (Syed & Rasul's book) is organized by body areas and the last one (DDX of Common Complaints) focuses on the most common symptions and presents the way a doctor might pursue to diagnosis (images & tests).
Also listed below are some of the interactive DDX tools and their advantages.
Online Look-up Tools
These two resources are available to everyone without a subscription - however we have partnered with both to expand your options for getting to full-text. These are meta-search engines for clinical resources - it searches through a variety of other search tools to bring you the best clinical resources - many EBM focuses. In addition to finding systematic reviews and textbooks, you may find images or videos that will help as well as patient information resources. Check it out.
MedlinePlus is a great place to find consumer-friendly materials along with directories, a dictionary & encyclopedia, and more. You can also get a sense of the national organizations with an interest in your topic of interest. Take a look and see what you find.