NEW YORK , September 22, 2003 — The most challenging questions that medical professionals and students rely on for diagnosing a patient can now be accessed on Palm OS® and Pocket PC devices through the new PDA tool Diagnosaurus, offered by McGraw-Hill Professional and powered by Unbound Medicine. Diagnosaurus makes important medical differential diagnosis (DDx) information available free of charge for the PDA at Diagnosaurus.com.
Through the Diagnosaurus quick access format, medical professionals and students can make more informed decisions by instantly receiving a list of alternative diagnoses after selecting a diagnosis or patient symptom from an index on the PDA. Diagnosaurus provides medical professionals and students with an invaluable tool that is especially useful for rounds and case conferences.
With differential diagnoses adapted from the best-selling CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Diagnosaurus provides immediate access to more than 1,000 differential diagnoses, covering more than 500 symptoms and signs, and 700 diseases. Information is alphabetically categorized and searchable by disease, symptom and organ system. The symptom selections are all hyperlinked with cross-references to related diagnoses within the program.
"McGraw-Hill Professional has incorporated the latest technology and industry leading content to deliver an on-the-spot reference tool that gives medical professionals the flexibility they are looking for," said Michael Hays, vice president and group publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional’s Scientific, Technical and Medical division. "This DDx tool puts a searchable medical reference database that includes hundreds of diseases, symptoms, signs and their corresponding differential diagnoses at their fingertips."
Diagnosaurus is the latest medical reference tool offered by McGraw-Hill Professional. Other highly-acclaimed medical references resources include: AccessMedicine.com, Harrison’s Online, Harrison’s On Hand, and AccessLange.com. .
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