Friday, May 11, 2012

Medical references 2012 

Medical References

Last modified by John Faughnan on 2012 May 11 09:44
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References to answer QM related questions. The cost of medical references seems to be rising.
  • ePocrates for iOS: free for clinicians. Topical but limited therapeutic information, almost no pharmacology.
  • MPR: Concise prescription and OTC drug information. Ad supported. I'm fond of this one for quick lookups. (iOS app as well). The form of the search URL works well with Chrome (http://www.empr.com/search/%s/type-Drug)
Online Reference: General IM
Infectious Disease
  • Sanford antimicrobial therapy (self-published, I think it's only available as a booklet or an App). I have the iOS version ($30)
UMN references (requires UMN login)

Monday, March 15, 2004

Orton-Gillingham approach to learning to read 

Sensational Strategies for Teaching Beginning Readers
The costs of professional tutoring in Orton-Gillingham (used in leading centers across the country) range from $30.00 to $55.00 for a 50 minute hour. Normally, children are seen multiple times each week. As you can see, the cost of 'Sensational Strategies for Teaching Beginning Readers' is quite small in comparison.

Despite its roots in teaching rather well off children this approach is gaining favor in special education circles and among clinical neuropsychologists.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Orthopedics: add to my low back pain notes 


For acute severe low back pain (torn muscle, etc):

1. Tru-Fit "one size back/shoulder polar-preene wrap": It's a neoprene belt with a mesh poush. You put a gel pack in the pouch. Roughly $16 with a gel pack.

2. Gott Blue Block "ice" for cooler. Flat, about 6"x3"x1". Contains antifreeze, so is colder than ice. Risk of cold injury if poor circulation. I liked the hard brick pressure. An Ace reusable cold compress is safer and softer.

3. Canes. Lightweight cane is a fantastic aid to early ambulation.

4. Motrin, optional additional vicodin for day 1-2.

5. encourage ambulation.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - July 15, 2003 - American Family Physician



Nerve Conduction Studies

NCS findings have only a loose association with symptoms. In one popn study
(below) having symptoms tripled the probability of a positive study, but the
half of studies in symptomatic patients are negative. Would be very good to know
what happened over time to the asymptomatic group with a positive NCS.


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