The following are textbooks of possible interest and are available either in print or online.
To find more books of interest, use the Roger search box below.
An information searching tip from Dr. John Curington:
Dr. C's recommended texts are listed below.
Don't forget that some of the basic questions can best be answered by some of the textbook resources. Since you may not always know what is the best one to use (and if the ones I've highlighted on the side don't look appropriate), the collection of textbooks in Access Medicine & StatRef offer the best, quickest way to find resources.
In this case, things like; what is APGAR? how is it used? what is Stevens-Johnson? why does it occur? Or, what to do when medication errors occur. So many questions but also so many answers.
Don't forget the drug databases as resource to understand more about Stevens-Johnson and questions about drugs.
Clinical Reasoning Tool
If you have this look up this week, here's your link as well as the links below that will help you work with this tool. Remember, it will ask you to login, but once done will take you to the tool.
Perhaps your questions this week deal with understanding the different symptoms the patient mentioned. What do they indicate? Without some good hunches it is hard to move forward. There are a number of differential diagnositc tools to help with the process.
Online Tools: Usually just a list, some have brief descriptions
A few tools do a great deal of the work for you to gather information and re-package it into a nice synthesized statement on a disease or condition. However, they all have some work to do as not all topics are as fully covered as they could be. That is the case with Up to Date this week (says a derm specialist) as it does not cover dermatology as well as it should. The derm specialist recommends Medscape.
The following resources are available to everyone without a subscription and for the most part have been developed with government funding. These tools will be available to you even when you graduate and move on from UCSD.