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I'm looking for either a program (for pda) or website where you can plug in multiple symptoms a patient is complaining of and it will pop out a list of the most likely differentials. Very simily to how GeneClinics works, where you put in a list of all the abnormalities in a patient and it pops out likely Genetic conditions for you to persue. I have Diagnosaurus, but as far as I know, you only select one complaint to general the DDX. I would like to be able to cross check several if that's possible. Any suggestions?
 

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rjhtamu said:
I'm looking for either a program (for pda) or website where you can plug in multiple symptoms a patient is complaining of and it will pop out a list of the most likely differentials. Very simily to how GeneClinics works, where you put in a list of all the abnormalities in a patient and it pops out likely Genetic conditions for you to persue. I have Diagnosaurus, but as far as I know, you only select one complaint to general the DDX. I would like to be able to cross check several if that's possible. Any suggestions?
While interviewing at OSU-COM they showed us several point of care databases that handle a lot of what your talking about. I'm sure that other schools also have access to these. This link shows an informational page on them http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/medlibrary/index.html
 

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rjhtamu said:
I'm looking for either a program (for pda) or website where you can plug in multiple symptoms a patient is complaining of and it will pop out a list of the most likely differentials. Very simily to how GeneClinics works, where you put in a list of all the abnormalities in a patient and it pops out likely Genetic conditions for you to persue. I have Diagnosaurus, but as far as I know, you only select one complaint to general the DDX. I would like to be able to cross check several if that's possible. Any suggestions?
wow what a stupid idea. one of the intellectual challenges in medicine is making a diagnosis despite a confusing history/physical. there's no way you'll learn medicine if you have a computer do everything for you.
 
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Hey doc05, get off your highhorse, I'm not asking for something to do the job for me. I like figuring out things for myself. I'm just asking to see if something is available for the occasional reference and self checking. You can't learn anything if you don't have things to guide you.
 

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you can get the free diagnosaurus for your palm. you click on the symptoms and it gives you a differential. it's free too!! But very cool.
 

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rjhtamu said:
I'm looking for either a program (for pda) or website where you can plug in multiple symptoms a patient is complaining of and it will pop out a list of the most likely differentials. Very simily to how GeneClinics works, where you put in a list of all the abnormalities in a patient and it pops out likely Genetic conditions for you to persue. I have Diagnosaurus, but as far as I know, you only select one complaint to general the DDX. I would like to be able to cross check several if that's possible. Any suggestions?
Its not for pda, but emedicine has one. I believe registration for the site is free. Its good for in-depth reading on specific topics in the differential.

http://www.emedicine.com/diagnosis.shtml

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