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Unbound Medicine Releases Comprehensive Pediatrics Suite for PDAs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October 10, 2003 — Unbound Medicine today announced that it has introduced six new PDA references on its mobile knowledge management platform, CogniQ™. The CogniQ Pediatrics Series includes leading pediatrics publications from PocketMedicine combined with Unbound Medicine’s unique literature management service, Unbound MEDLINE.

Available for both Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices, these products provide crucial information for clinicians caring for pediatric patients, including physicians, nurses, residents and students. “The CogniQ Pediatric Series delivers a tremendous breadth and depth of information about pediatrics to generalists, specialists and trainees alike,” said William Detmer, MD, president of Unbound Medicine. “These products will help answer important questions when and where they arise and keep users abreast of the latest literature while on the go.”

Each product in the CogniQ Pediatrics Series contains Unbound Medicine’s unique literature management service, Unbound MEDLINE, together with one or more reference works:

Medical Literature in your Hand
The Unbound MEDLINE service allows users to track leading medical journals in their field and also to capture questions on the handheld that are answered with in-depth searches on the Web. Derived from data in the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed® database, Unbound MEDLINE delivers table of contents and abstracts from the latest journal issues directly to your handheld on synchronization. If you encounter an article of interest and want to read full text online, simply tap "More online", sync, and link to the full text provided by the journal publisher. In addition, you can capture questions on the handheld when they arise and perform powerful searches of MEDLINE later while online.

CogniQ Pediatrics Titles
In addition to the Unbound MEDLINE service, each CogniQ Pediatrics title contains one or more leading references:

  • CogniQ Pediatrics – Silver contains the outstanding disease management reference Pocket Pediatrics. Produced by PocketMedicine and edited by outstanding educators and practitioners, Pocket Pediatrics covers a complete range of diseases and disorders in pediatrics and provides authoritative guidance on diagnosis and treatment. Topics are designed to answer common questions that arise at the point of care and are written for both trainees and for the seasoned practitioner.
  • CogniQ Pediatrics - Gold contains Pocket Pediatrics plus a leading drug database, A to Z Drug Facts. Produced by Facts and Comparisons, A to Z Drug Facts provides detailed information on more than 900 generics and 3900 trade names. Information includes dosing, indications, contraindications, side effect, drug interactions, patient information and more. A to Z Drug Facts is updated monthly — new or changed medications are sent by synchronization the moment they become available.
  • CogniQ Pediatrics - Platinum contains Pocket Pediatrics, A to Z Drug Facts and a superb drug interaction module, Drug Interaction Facts. Produced by Facts and Comparisons, Drug Interaction Facts allows you to check drug-drug and drug-food interactions for thousands of brand and generic drugs. Select any number of medications, including combination drugs and foods, and quickly retrieve all the 1-1 interactions ranked by severity, then review a detailed monograph for each interaction. Drug Interaction Facts is updated monthly and new or changed interactions are sent to the handheld automatically during synchronization.
  • CogniQ Pediatrics - Neonatology contains the leading neonatal reference for PDA, Pocket Neonatology. Produced by PocketMedicine and edited by experts from Columbia University, Pocket Neonatology provides comprehensive coverage under the following Sections: Presenting Signs; Neonatal Conditions and Diseases; Maternal Conditions and Diseases; Emergencies; Procedures; and Supportive Care. This program covers all those topics likely to be encountered in the NICU and contains clinical pearls and hints throughout the topics.
  • CogniQ Pediatrics – Treatment Strategies contains the reference Treatment Strategies in Pediatrics, which focuses specifically on management of pediatric diseases. Produced by PocketMedicine, Treatment Strategies in Pediatrics helps clinicians who have made the diagnosis and wish to clarify the goals of treatment, identify treatment options, and to choose a therapy. The user is reminded of the likely outcome, what to expect and when to consider an alternative treatment. Diagnoses include not only those typically managed by primary care pediatricians, FPs, EM physicians, and nurse practioners in these areas, but also includes diagnoses that would most likely be referred to subspecialists.
  • CogniQ Pediatrics – Chief Complaints contains the reference Chief Complaints in Pediatrics, which provides authoritative guidance on the differential diagnosis of a full range of signs and symptoms in pediatrics. Produced by PocketMedicine, Chief Complaints in Pediatrics includes topics that are organized under the following headings: Chief Complaint (Description & Definition); History of the Present Illness; Past Medical History and Family History & Physical Examination; Differential Diagnosis (Most Common); Differential Diagnosis (Expanded); Next Steps in the Work-Up.

More details on these and other Unbound Medicine PDA products can be found at the Unbound Medicine Online Store.

About PocketMedicine.com
PocketMedicine.com was founded in August of 2000 by Lewis Reines, a medical publisher with long experience in editorial and executive positions in the medical publishing business. It was his view that the increasing use of handheld devices by healthcare professionals created a tremendous new growth area for medical publishing, but that content written expressly for the handheld platform would be required to capture the opportunity. Additional information is available at www.pocketmedicine.com.

About Unbound Medicine, Inc.
Unbound Medicine, Inc. develops next-generation knowledge management systems for health care. The company’s handheld and Web-based technology platform and information architecture services help partners provide health care professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing, and sharing knowledge. Additional information is available at www.unboundmedicine.com.


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