The University of Washington has a good page on Back Pain.
Docnotes is moving to a new server and a new format.
1) Searching will be added (phew!) ..
2) New Auto-e-mail feature. Your docnotes will come to you dailiy if you request …
Now we get our medical news from yahoo ..Saliva Test Predicts Labor Onset
See the Cox-2 roundup In this month's Bandolier, for a good review of this relatively new class of medications.
Drkoop.com, one of the best known consumer health portals, is in financial trouble. This is likely the beginning of a consolidation of health related internet sites. We can expect to see DrKoop.com be acquired soon by someone else .. (medscape? Medsite?) …
JAMA this week: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Imipramine, or Their Combination for Panic Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. A trial of an inexpensive drug for panic. We've seen lots of marketing recently for SSRI's and their cousins for anxiety .. now here's a reason to use less expensive alternatives with similar benefit — especially in combination with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Trouble in paradise: Neoforma is pulling out of eclypsis takeover.
This one has nothing to do with medicine, but I thought you would find it funny … I certainly do: web economy bullshit generator.
I've mentioned the CiteTrack Feature before: "CiteTrack will alert you by email whenever new content in a participating journal is published that matches criteria based on the topics, authors and articles you want to track. The list of participating journals is quite long, and this service remains free. This is obviously a good deal, as we get a very similar service as that offered by Medsite for a fee. Medsite remains a bit of a klunky site, with medbookstore being the most prominent (and well designed) component. Nonetheless .. they are agressive folks, and they are working very hard on displacing Medscape from the #1 Medical portal position.
This week in The Lancet: Relation between house-dust endotoxin exposure, type 1 T-cell development, and allergen sensitisation in infants at high risk of asthma. Registration to The Lancet is required, but remains free. Though now access to some full text articles is restricted to subscribers only. The study is interesting because it suggests that dusty homes may prevent allergies. I'll run upstairs and tell my kids to stop cleaning their rooms!